Entries in The Chaos Pendulum (3)

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!

Friday
Sep302011

James LaFleur and Gordon Massie Interview

Despite their hectic schedule and the vast distance that separates these dynamic Sci-fi authors, 711 Press managed to wrangle its two promising debut authors for an eye-opening interview, which can be read below:

711 Press: So how did you two get into writing?

James LaFleur & Gordon Massie: We actually grew up together, spending our summers in Europe with each other. Our parents did the same growing up and just carried on the tradition. We were both junior explorers and loved movies like Indiana Jones, so we let our minds run wild. Most of this info is in our 711 Press author bio by the way, if anyone is interested.

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Friday
Sep302011

The Crisis Trilogy is complete with the release of the Catastrophe Scroll

And so the journey of Caesar Guevera comes to an end....The fallen archaeologist has risen from the ashes in the first book of the trilogy, "The Crisis Artifact" to find the key to saving our world from devastation. He traveled the world to conquer the tasks that would provide him with the knowledge to save the world in the second book, "The Chaos Pendulum". And now, in the third installment, "The Catastrophe Scroll," Caesar must complete his destined path in order to save his wife, Anna, the true bearer of the Scroll of knowledge, which has the ability to save-or-destroy the world. Will he succeed or will Anna Guevera destroy us forever?

Learn more about "The Catastrophe Scroll" HERE

 

Watch the official Crisis Artifact Book Trailer: