Entries in Raiders of the lost ark (2)

Thursday
Apr262012

The Crisis Trilogy - A Look Back

Some have said that the Crisis Artifact starts out a bit slow but once it picks up the adventure breaks open with cinemactic greatness. First off, Gordon and I intended to open the book with a slow, thoughtful character study centered around the protagonist, Caesar Guevara. Much as we love Indiana Jones, even Raiders of the Lost Ark didn't open with that ball chasing down Indy, though many don't remember that. We had to firmly establish our hero in the minds of the readers from the opening page; cause them to identify with him before we could take them on a wild journey filled with many unbelievable events.

The first book in the trilogy The Crisis Artifact, as many of you who have read it will know, is grounded in reality (well, compared to the other two books at any rate). While the other two books have been accused of being over the top. We warned folks that this would be the case. The second and third books don't let up on action, wild adventure, supernatural occurrences, or plot momentum. The story moves at lightning speed and carries you toward a bizarre but fitting climax that encapsulates the entire story arc while bringing closure for fans of the epic. And the main players' stories are wrapped up nicely. We explain things that puzzled readers from the first book and build on the trials Caesar had to undergo in book 2, The Chaos Pendulum. We explain the origin of the statues in the temple itself, who they represent as well as who they are, and the whole mythos is laid out plain as day for all who make it through the three books in the series.

But you have to read all three in sequence, because I've read the woes of some disappointed readers who skipped book two and barrelled through The Catastrophe Scroll without fully embracing the full story and were lost. Don't say I didn't warn you.

I look forward to hearing what the rest of you think about the books. Please send us your feedback. We welcome it!

Saturday
Jul162011

I nominate Indiana Jones for teacher....and father of the year

Growing up in Wales wasn't as fun as you'd think. Many of my American friends tend to believe that every place in Europe is a scenic adventure...Not the case. My dad was a great dad, but he was on the road a lot, so we didn't get to do a lot of the father/son things like exploring, fishing, etc. My mum did do what she could to keep my hyper-active mind, well, busy. Usually we'd spend time together reading books, watching movies, doing jigsaw puzzles, etc. I feel for my mum, because my mind required consant attention.

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