TLDR; This post will give a (mostly spoiler free) summary of what happens in each one of the first six episodes of THE CLEARSKY CHRONICLES
With ICEFALL (available in both ebook and print!) you’ll note the book is divided into six episodes.
As with most things having to do with ICEFALL, it didn’t start out this way. But as the book stretched out, we found that it divided up into episodes all by itself. (Yes, like the little elves who cobbled the shoes while the shoemaker slept, the paws of tiny cats danced across my keyboard and edited the thing into 20,000 word chunks. I leave out cream for them every morning.)
The cover of our ICEFALL (THE CLEARSKY CHRONICLES #1) Episodes 1-6
Cover design by Joey Hi Fi
Joey Hi Fi is an award winning artist and has done several other well known Sci Fi covers. We are extremely fortunate to have him design our cover.
Icefall premieres in ebook form Jan 31st at all major retailers, and in print form shortly thereafter.
What’s icefall about?
Here’s the short version
In this epic YA sci-fi adventure by Walt and Mica Stone, three trading post drivers save four MEDcadets trapped in a runaway long coach only to discover the two groups are on opposites sides of a plot to save Earth… and all mankind.
Would you like to know more?
Icefall: Book 1 of THE CLEARSKY CHRONICLES
A world frozen for two hundred years, now on the verge of dying. A centuries-old plan to deliver Earth from extinction. Will the deep-space maneuver actually save the planet? Or will it finish off what remains of mankind?
Odessa, a nineteen-year-old MEDcadet, witnesses the murder of her anatomy professor and finds herself in fear for her life. Fighting recurring panic attacks while sailing from her home on Rhone—the fortified ark created by Cerebus—across the Eastern Sea to Earthland, Odessa manages to keep what she’s seen to herself. To her horror, however, when the vessel docks, she and her podmates are arrested by the very security force who committed the crime.
Reynal Królik, an eighteen-year-old trading post sled driver on Earthland, longs for Clearsky, though he’s never known anything but the gray shroud that darkens the atmosphere. After he and his fellow messengers foil an assassin’s attempt to kill Odessa and her companions, he whisks them away, only to discover he and she are tangled up on opposite sides of the same secret mission to slam an asteroid into Earth—one for which Rey will be the asteroid driver.
Rey and Odessa—along with their friends and a dangerous outlaw—race against time to escape Earthland, but can they evade Cerebus’ flagship war zeppelin in order for Rey to complete the task for which he was destined? A destiny Odessa was taught to deny and will fight to prevent?
Many thanks to our early readers, some of whom have left kind reviews on Goodreads.
Yes kids, as it turns out a buddy of mine (one Ramon Gil) crafted a series of thoroughly entertaining comics entitled Scifies, then Ramon compiled those comics into a trade paperback, which is being published by Atlas Unleashed. Then (more importantly) he asked your humble narrarator to pen an intro for — which I did. (Truthfully, he also asked former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Tom DeFalco to write a forward, but that’s not important right now.)
Well, needless to say, Ramon is releasing the TBPB at New York Comic Con this coming weekend. However, prior to that, he is having a pre-release signing at the famed St. Marks Comics in NYC. This signing will be held on Monday, October 5th between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
If you show up, you will also be able to catch — in addition to Ramon, Atlas Unleashed publisher and all-around Nice Guy, Mark Mazz, but myself, as well as a host of other talented comicbook creators (including Tom DeFalco, Chris Torres, Michael Sarrao, and a number of others autographing some of their works.
Scifies, is a most amazing 72 page Trade Paperback, and if you want to get a personalized copy for yourself you will show up at St. Marks Comics in NYC on Monday night, October 5th between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Well, we are extremely pleased to announce that a couple of reviewers have weighed in on Owlgirls, and the response is overwhelmingly positive (three reviews, to of them loved it and we are discounting the third as being from the Russian Judge).
First up, is a review from Comics Bulletin where the Reviewer totally got what I as the writer was attempting to do in the comic’s first issue.
Then there is one from Fanboy Comics where the reviewer also understood what we were going for witht he book.
If you are a reviewer and would like a review copy, please reach out to us and let us know so that we can get you a copy.