Alphius Prime - Of Beasts and Monsters Released



It has been quite some time since I released a new book and this may come as a surprise as it is an entirely new series with a whole new cast of characters. Perhaps even more of a surprise is the book while based in my well established scifi universe, is actually more medieval fantasy.
Say hello to Alphius Prime, the story of the end of the world through very different eyes.

Available from:
Smashwords
Rakuten Kobo
Apple iTunes
Barnes & Noble
Amazon Kindle

Also available at other afflicated retailers priced at $4.99 for the Ebook
The book is suitable for Teens upwards.


Here is the Blurb:


"Meylon City was known to have been a jewel, home of the enlightened Vu'kno, yet it was not the only great city on Alphius Prime. There was another city, a city where life was not so idyllic. High in the Northern Mountains, in the cold wastelands of the Horik range of volcanoes stood the city of Eralon. It was a cold brutal place where nearly two million Usha lived, scraping a meagre existence from the soils, a place ruled over by the sadistic Warlord Thrax.
For Echo Sana, this was her home and a place she hated almost as much as she hated her father. Holding the bitter title of Daughter of the Warlord, Echo's goal in life was to cause him as much pain and suffering as she could. The truth was she was not Thrax's daughter, the Warlord having killed her real father and taken her mother as his prized possession. After seeing Thrax kill her mother in front of her, she vowed to see this psychopath pay for his heinous crimes.
Perhaps it was childish innocence to think that Thrax would tolerate her forever and after being caught red handed Echo finds herself sentenced to death by Thrax. Taken out of the city in to the mountains, Echo finds she has more friends than she realised, the young warrior charged with her execution letting her go in the hope she could finally break free of Thrax's brutality and start a new life far away from Eralon.
The path before her is fraught as she tries to find her way through the impossible snow storms, but there are far more dangerous things in the mountains. There are Kinar Beasts, monstrous killers that prey on the unsuspecting. The truth is Echo never reaches the far side of the mountains to start her new life.
Adopted by a pack of Kinars, Echo is about to start an adventure of a lifetime which will see her change the world even if she is utterly innocent of what the future holds for her as she gains a new name finds her, one that will bring hope to her people. She will become the legend only known as the Whisperer."

Set over three hundred years in the past, on the familiar world of Alphius Prime, the origin world of the Vu'kno from the Symbiotica and Proteus series, this new series takes you on an epic journey from a very different point of view. Alphius Prime's Whisperer's Saga is more a fantasy style series set in a medieval world where technology and big science have no part as you follow Echo as she learns not only about who she is, but about the unique family of Kinar Beasts that have taken in this lost girl in the snow.
Set in the final years of this unique world before their star collapsed the story is a very personal and touching journey as Echo tries and fails to escape her past but in the process learns of the legacy that is thrust upon her. With dragon like beasts, warlords, oracles and legends, Of Beasts and Monsters will throw you head first in to a strange and facinating world seen through the eyes of a girl as she become a woman, the legend known over the face of Alphius Prime as the Whisperer.

Alphius Prime "Of Beasts and Monsters" is by far the longest novel I have written to date at 130,000 words. It also includes a Proteus Unhinged Mini Story set in the present day entitled "How to Train your Kinar" as Norcee, one of the Proteus ships tries to learn how to care for and bond with her two wilful and naughty Kinar pups. This is the first of three books in the Alphius Prime series as you follow Echo in her youth in the first book, to her maturing in the second and her twilight years in the third as she takes you on a journey that is beyond imagination.
 

Proteus Technical Art - The ships of Unbound

Okay - I am going through all the new ships that I have recently created and doing my usual tech sheets on them... However due to the fact these are all part of a series that is still being created, I decided to leave out any info on them... so you are just getting renders.

ASTERIA






IMPERFECTA






OSIRIS






There you have it... there are a few more none Proteus ships coming although still a long way from completing the meshwork.
Enjoy

Proteus Art - God Hunters


The Thousand Year was on the verge of its climax, one that would see the Apeyron wiped from the Universe.
Shortly before the end came a new family of Proteus. They became known only as the God Hunters.
It is said that they saved everyone from Death, but they paid the ultimate price for their heroism.

(The final family of Proteus arrive and they are quite different from everything that came before. Really happy with the models of Anubis, Ammit, Neith and Selqet.)

(Edit... Okay, I decided to rehack Ammit and Selqet and then do a new version of the image... can't help it if I am a perfectionist... got to agree this image really does hit home more though)

Proteus Art - Polaris and Sirius

 
 
Polaris and Sirius are brother and sister (Sirius on the left and Polaris on the right). They are genetically very similiar and are almost the same size, sharing many features although it is not hard to tell them apart. They are also naturally born Proteus ships, much like Saya was.
They are typical kids, learning, playing and fighting a bit too.

These two are set to make their debute in Proteus Unbound Book 7, the first book of the Legacy Saga and to say readers will have a rollercoaster ride is an understatement when you meet these two.

Proteus Art - Death







It is said in the final moments of the Thousand Year War, a darkness emerged. Nobody really knows what this thing was as nobody lived to tell the tale.

It simply became known to all the Proteus family as Death as that was what it was.

(I lied... I said there would be 45 ships in Proteus Unbound... revised that a little up to 51 although technically the last six ships really don't feature in Unbound. I'm a stinker...)

Proteus Unbound Artwork - Meet the family






(Updated)
It seems so long ago I was sitting here working out exactly what each of the ships in Proteus looked like. Back then all I had was Koli, Terrik, Lunar, Miras and Saya to deal with. Things change though and as you can see from this, I have created a full size comparison guide to all of the Proteus ships that will be in the Proteus Unbound Series.
As you can also see, they are separated in to families.

Genesis were the original Proteus Ships although they would in time become Proteus Valkyria with their upgrades.
Obviously the new Valkryia ships join the first batch too including the Hyper Titan Servey, a ship that dwarfs every other ship by a long way.

On the far side you see the Hellions, Proteus ships born of hate and anger, designed to stop an endless war.

You have the Hyperions - nuff said.

Then you have the Asteria, the strange and a little alien family, familiar yet different.

New to the line up is Osiris. Technically this 5th family is not going to be in Proteus Unbound although they need to be included. Their story relates to the Imperfecta ship Kek who is also new.

Finally you have Imperfecta. It is not a slight against them, but more where do they really fit. I have updates this with both Sirius and Polaris and also the dark ship called Kek.

If you want the full size, simple click on the image, then right click on that and select "View Image".

So, there you have it. 50 ships which is a far cry from the 12 that were in Proteus... I'm looking forward to introducing you to them all.

Proteus Art - Asteria



The Legends of Proteus tell of the four great families, children of the stars.
It is said, the Valkryia family was born of the hope of a world for a future.
The Hellions were born of hate and violence to stop an endless war.
The Hyperions were born of dominance and the thirst for dominion.
It is said though, the Asteria were born of kindness and empathy, yet they
are not fully Proteus, deep within their DNA, they have the hearts of gods.

The Asteria will make their secretive appearance in Proteus Unbound - Legacy Saga.
They are Proteus, but they are also very different from any of the other families. They are hybrids of a race that really shouldn't have Proteus ships at all.

(Update... Okay, artists are never happy and considering everything, I decided to go back to Asteria and look at them again. They are actually almost the same, but a few tweeks makes them far more impressive and strange. Much happier with this version)