“True genius lies in making one enemy fight another for you, and eliminating both in the same stroke as they waste their energy on each other.”
-Tethkren Faragoss, greatest of the sorceror kings. Excerpt from his book, Kingship, circa 437 YL.
“Day after day their swords harvest blood,
And their tongues spread lies,
Until all the land they would rule is poisoned by it,
And trust is a forgotten thing.”
-The Teachings, Book of Orrent
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 usually on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.