Finally, many moons after I first alerted you to its existence, The Lucius Chronicles is alive!!!
Igor, fetch me a clean shirt! This one is sodden with too much excitement!
“Yeth, marthter.” (Igor shuffles off stage left, accompanied by flashes of lightning and an ominous rumbling sound.)
Don’t worry about Igor, by the way. That’s only his stomach. It’s been a while since he last ate anything. Come to think of it, I can’t remember the last time I had a meal, either… I’ve been so busy of late. Now, where was I?
Final front cover for The Lucius Chronicles.
Oh, yes, that’s right. The Lucius Chronicles. The illegitimate love child of the DATS Trilogy and the creative genius that is James Stevens and Eugene Georgiades, has finally been compiled, edited, proofread, edited again, cast out, taken back, amended and cast out yet again into the electronic wasteland that is known as Amazon, to find fame and fortune among its ebook brethren.
Just think, all three books in the glorious DATS Trilogy, bound together in one place for the first time ever. And with lots of lovely illustrations, like the one below, gracing its glossy, virtual pages.
Early character sketches for The Lucius Chronicles.
That’s why I’m so excited. It’s like having your own little Roald Dahl book running around your feet, nibbling at your toes, before running off into the garden to play with the grandkids.
If you haven’t read it already, then I’m sure that you are going to love it. And, if you have, well this one’s the premium version, brought to your Kindle, or other proprietary ebook reader, using only the finest electrons, sourced exclusively from a cyclotron buried deep within the Swiss Alps, so why wouldn’t you want to grace your internal storage drive with another copy of it?
Set on Earth and in the mysterious land known only as Deathville, The Lucius Chronicles tells the story of Johnny Jenkinson and his best friend, Eddie, the Death of Children, as they battle Uncle Lucius, the eponymous villain of the book, who is hell-bent on destroying everything, including the entire universe, because he didn’t get enough love when he was a child. No, that’s not the reason… far from it. You’ll have to read the book if you want to find out, won’t you?
Oh, all right. I will give you something to go on…. It’s got mallets in it. Is that enough? No? Okay, well there’s a ghost train, unlike anything you’ve seen before. Oh, and the train station where the recently deceased go to, does something a bit unusual. Did I mention bogeymen? They’re in there too, but they don’t have a very big part. Well, I think that’s enough in the way of teasers for the time being and like I said, buy the book if you want to find out more!
Early sketch of Mr Death, Eddie’s father.
As for price and availability, The Lucius Chronicles is available on Amazon and Smashwords as a pre-order. This means that until March 8, you’ll be able to buy it for an almost 20% saving off the normal price. Surely that alone is incentive enough for what promises to be one of the best things that you’ll read all year long.
And before you ask, no, it isn’t available from Trotter’s Independent Traders!
So, that’s The Lucius Chronicles, out as an ebook on March 8, but available beforehand for only $5.99 USD. A bargain, I’m sure you’ll agree!
“Marthter, I’m back!”
Oh, Igor! You know that Vermillion makes me look chubby. Still, it will have to do, I guess. And, at least it won’t show the blood!
Oh… Are you still here? I thought you’d gone. Blood? Did I say blood out loud? No. Nothing for you to worry about. Just my idea of a little joke. Now, be off with you and go buy my book. Yes, just a joke, that’s all. A ha ha ha ha ha ha! (maniacal laugh fades into the distance, as the doors close behind the author).
Please do check out The Lucius Chronicles at one of the links below and spread the word. And remember, for every copy that is sold, I will do a little dance, make a little love and get down tonight (but, rest assured, I won’t put it on YouTube)!
AMAZON – The Lucius Chronicles
SMASHWORDS – The Lucius Chronicles