“You shall be a preparer to the people, a man given over to me, to show them my ways. You shall see that they hear my teachings, and shall stand for the weak and against all that is evil. You shall ready them for the day that they know the Name of my sacrifice, and the fullness of my mercy, and until that day, I will set you and your children after you upon the throne that I give you.”
-Aihay, Book of the Promise
This chapter is part of the in-progress serial web novel The Unbroken Blade, intended to be book one in The Shattered Empire trilogy, and features a mix of sci-fi and thematic elements reminiscent of near-future military fiction such as Gasaraki or Isaac Hooke’s Atlas series and sci-fi combat classics such as Mechwarrior/Battletech and Gundam. The story is rich with battle and conflicts of honor and conscience arising around a civil war on the forested world of Dankar, far from our own, but is primarily focused on how the main characters deal with the challenges they face, not their machines or their world. Follow this blog to receive each chapter as soon as it is released. Like and share to give me a shot of encouragement. Full chapter updates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.