The Galactic Map has received a small update, allowing visitors to now see the route that Simon Dodds took through the galaxy, during THE HONOUR OF THE KNIGHTS. This addition should possibly be considered as a very minor spoiler, since it shows where events in the book took place.
Posted on 27th February 2010, 08:49 AM | Permalink
Chapter 6 - An Admiral's Confession is now online. After having to make a tough decision, Elliott Parks meets with Admiral David Turner for a celebratory glass of whiskey, only to receive some startling news.
Posted on 26th February 2010, 08:13 AM | Permalink
Posted on 21st February 2010, 05:56 PM | Permalink
More signed copies of THE HONOUR OF THE KNIGHTS are available in Waterstone's in Brighton. They can be found in the first floor, in the science fiction section (currently in the over-spill shelf rack, since Waterstone's are drowning in stock!).
Those living in the area should make this their first stop, if they are after a copy. Remember that you can also read the online serialization on the novel's page, as well as download the already posted chapters for offline reading (in plain text, HTML and PDF format).
Posted on 20th February 2010, 02:21 PM | Permalink
Chapter 5 - The One That Got Away is now online. In this chapter, Estelle attempts to come to terms with the reality of her situation, whilst someone in a far worse off position fights for their survival.
Posted on 19th February 2010, 08:14 AM | Permalink
Chapter 4 - May The Best Man Win is now available for reading. After the revelations of the morning, Simon Dodds and the White Knights attend the ATAF briefing, only to be left with a great deal more questions than answers.
Posted on 12th February 2010, 08:08 AM | Permalink
Chapter 3 - Reunion is now available to read. In this chapter, Simon Dodds is be reunited with his own team mates and discovers that all has not been so quiet during his six month absence.
Additionally, the Galactic Map has been updated to both better fit the website and also make it somewhat interactive.
Posted on 5th February 2010, 12:00 AM | Permalink
Today, on 1st February 2010, I am pleased to announce
THE THIRD SIDE, the second book in the BATTLE FOR THE SOLAR SYSTEM trilogy and the follow-up to THE HONOUR OF THE KNIGHTS.
The story takes places six months after the events of HOTK and focuses on a 24-hour period in which the White Knights fight for their survival, whilst unravelling the secrets that the Confederation and the Independent Worlds have sought to keep from the galaxy. Currently, it is anticipated that the novel will arrive in late 2010 (however, this may be subject to change). The book is complete at 146,000 words, making it around 20,000 words longer than HOTK. This is currently the pre-edited version, so it's possible the word count could decrease or increase substantially.
The content update is also now live and you can now find a number of new profiles for characters, events, places and some updates on the technology. Some new downloads, in the form of desktop wallpapers, have been created for visitors' consumption, too. There will likely be a few teething problems at first, such as functional issues and others things, such as typos. If you encounter any, please let me know.
But this is not all - Starting from the 5th February, THE HONOUR OF THE KNIGHTS will be serialized online for reading on this website. A new chapter will be added every Friday (5th, 12th, 19th, etc.), and the text of the novel will be made available under Creative Commons (by-nc-nd). The chapters will be posted in sequence and available to read on the novel's dedicated page. You will also be able to download the regular updates from the downloads page, in HTML, plain text and PDF formats. Paperback copies, of course, will still be available to purchase online at Amazon, Book Depository, Waterstone's, etc., as well as in store at a select number of branches of Waterstone's in the UK.
So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring!
Posted on 1st February 2010, 12:00 AM | Permalink