Proteus Art - Chronos Station



I'm teasing again...
Chronos Station is an Apeyron starbase in orbit of Venus having been there for over 8 million years.

It was briefly mentioned in Proteus New Horizons and will be making its full debut in Symbiotica Fallen Gods (Book 8)

I have not done any post work on this and I may well come back to this and do the heavy detailing work in Photoshop. By far this is one of the most complex models I have built yet taking me two days to build.
Yes, the little thing in front of it is a 700 feet long Apeyron Heavy Cruiser.... give you an idea of scale.

Pentalore The Forgotten Library and Darkseed Extended Editions


This almost seems a little unreal in a way but I have just completed the last two extended editions of my books. Both Pentalore The Forgotten Library and Darkseed have now been heavily written and extended.
The Forgotten Library has nearly 30,000 words of new material with four new short stories added, an extended and far more complete ending and a brand new Epilogue. This new edition introduces the world of Pentalore far more completely as well as rounding off the characters rough edges giving you a glimpse in to this strange world.
Darkseed really pushes the boat out with over 36,500 words of new material effectively doubling the book compared to its original edition as the first part of the Prophecies Saga kicks off.

I am pleased to say with these last two books I have now uploaded the entire Pentalore Series on to Amazon which now completes my collection on there too.
If you want to see the details and direct links, click on the relevant links on the right.

Now, I have to take a moment here.
Last September I sat down and started looking at my books. My stories were considered to be novellas and I wanted to move them to full blown novels which meant taking the books to 70,000 words or more.
Starting with 22 books I began what ended up being a mammoth task of extending, rewriting and cleaning up everything I had done before.
It has taken ten months, I have added 584,000 words of new content (in old book format that is 14 entire new books of material) and I ended up with 20 books in the end.
All of this is available to anyone who bought my books before through the various retailers for free.

Overall I am very proud of what I have achieved and I hope you as my readers and fans have a whole new perspective on the ideas, thoughts and stories transpiring.
This is however the end of this huge effort and I can finally sit down and be happy with what I have done.

At this moment I can finally return to creating new books and I have a lot of stories left to tell.

Expect the following books to arrive over the rest of the year

Symbiotica - Spectres of our Past
Pentalore - Legends
Dystopian Detective - The Kakoi Riddle
Proteus - Serendipity

Some of these books are already well underway writing wise but I will not say when to expect them.

Thank you to everyone who has been waiting patiently for me to finish this task. I hope you can appreciate the epic hard work that has gone in to creating these Extended and Ultimate Editions.
All of my new books from this point forward will be 70,000 words or more so they will take a longer to write and I will be sure to give them thorough cooling off time.

Thanks for all your support!
Alex

Proteus Art - The Delasian Star System



There was silence as they arrived, simply staring out of the window at the view. In all her life, she had never seen anything like it. She knew where she was in technical terms, the data Koli was imprinting on her mind clearly showing they were in human terms in roughly the same position as Jupiter was from Earth. She looked at her friends as she stood up, Koli releasing her as she dropped down to the floor, even her animated friend deathly silent as she reconfigured herself.
"I don't get what we are looking at," Jo commented in almost a whisper glancing to Joulik who shrugged her shoulders.
"It's an artificial structure," Lyphius commented finally breaking her gaze looking to the readings Koli was gathering. "It's two hundred and fifty million miles across, larger than the orbit of Earth around the sun. Although it's broken with sections exposed, it has an internal surface area over five hundred million times the size of the surface of Earth. There are cities, oceans and more clinging to its inner surface."
"It's a Dyson shell although different," Kat whispered in shock, "I remember a scifi show where there was an episode that featured one. It is a theoretical structure that can capture massive amounts of energy from the star it orbits, but the engineering alone is mind boggling. Samantha, my sister is a researcher in theoretical astrophysics. She was obsessed with the idea. It was put forward by a physicist called Freeman Dyson, although technically this is an incomplete structure."
"You're saying that thing is a world?" Jo stammered in disbelief.
"Not quite an accurate description, but in practice yes. There could have been hundreds of billions of these Avorans living there, but Koli's scans are showing no sign of life, not even primitive," Lyphius said in a dark tone, "Whatever future Koli warned us of killed their whole race."
"The promise of unlimited energy," she whispered as finally Koli broke her gaze, almost jumping.
"I am detecting life signs," she said nervously, "The system is reasonably clean so I can navigate us to them."
"Confirmed," Lyphius said as their mission started to sink back in, "I have five faint life signs in scanning range. They appear to be the Avoran ships."
She watched as a single tear left Koli's eye as she looked at her questioningly, Koli visibly upset.
"You are not seeing what I am seeing," Koli sighed mournfully, "There were tens of thousands of ships here. Their bodies are lifeless floating in space."
"Focus on the living ones," she replied comfortingly, "See if you can talk to them. Tell them that Aurora has sent us and we are about to set up some equipment to rescue them."
"What I said was true Phillipa," Koli whispered, "The Avoran system is a place of wonders and death. So much death."

Proteus Art - Revised Designs for Aurora and Eclipse




Aurora (including her three sistr ships Pulsar, Lumious and Nova, all explorer class Avoran ships) and little Eclipse play a big role in the Proteus Natural Selection Saga.
Considering I have been teasing Rogue and Soverus, I thought I would go back and take a fresh look at the design work I did. I have cleaned up both ships, adding the new side pod design on to each of them and adding more detail in bringing them in to the Avoran style of ship.
I hope you like!

Proteus Art - New Technical Specs

First up, a ship you already know from Proteus New Horizons - The Harbinger.



These are something of a spoiler, but I will try to keep these to a minimum and not give too much away about the stories that are coming.
You have already seen the teasers about the ghost ships... now, let me introduce you to them.






Finally, I teased these two some months back with the Children of the Empire Cross over due in 2019... now you can take a better look at them




Proteus Art - Ghost Ships



What more can I say... This story will develop later this year, but not quite in Proteus...
A teaser in a way for Soverus...

(This is an excuse for me to do some 3D work for an upcoming saga... the eagle eyed amongst you may vague recognise the design of this ghost ship...)


Bonus!
It could be said when it comes to ghost ships, they seem to come and go in the night.
Especially helpful when they have a cloaking device....
This is little Rogue... playful and curious...

Amazon Kindle is here!

I am surprised at how painless that was, but Symbiotica, Proteus and Dystopian Detective are now available to purchase on Amazon. I will be updating all of the links on the book pages shortly.

At this moment, with Pentalore still being rewritten and extended, I have decided to leave Awakening off the list. If things continue to go well Darkseed will be arriving soon.

I will also be creating Paperback versions of my book on Amazon too although that will come later as I have to do a full redesign of my covers to include the spine and back cover.

At this moment the only major store is Google Play which is not accepting new authors at this moment. When that becomes available I will finish off this work and my books will be available across virtually every platform.

Take a look at my books on Amazon by clicking here

Thanks for your continued support!

Alex