WIP

WIP - Works in Progress
This is my works in progress page.  Here is where you'll find out about what I'm writing now and what to expect from me in the future.  I currently have a poll running to help decide what to write after my current work in progress. If you want to participate, click here.  Also you can always drop me a line at michael.sullivan.dc@gmail.com.

Riyria Chronicles Book #3: Untitled


Status: Waiting on feedback from readership as to whether more chronicles should be written.

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Hollow World

Status: 100% complete, Kickstarter people have their ebooks, and print versions are going out every day. Official release to non-Kickstarter people will be in April 2014.

The future is coming…for some, sooner than others.
Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing but faced with a terminal illness he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. He could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began…but only if he can survive Hollow World.



Rhune: Book One of The First Empire Series


What does it mean if the gods can be killed?

In the land of the Rhune, trees can tell the future. Roaw can’t sleep before adding more human bones to their bed. Crimbels steal children through secret doors in the forest, and the gods are beyond reporach. But when Raithe’s father is slain, he fights back and does the unthinkable—he kills a god. From this act rises the legend of the God-killer, the seeds of a rebellion, and the question of whether the gods are really gods at all.

Before the Dark Ages, there was the age of Myth and Legend. Before kings and castles, there were mystics and heroes. Before two thieves, there was an empire. And before there was an empire, there was Nyphron.

Everything you think you know is a myth. Learn the truth behind the legend. Discover the world of Rhune.

Status: Second draft written. Sent to Alpha reader
  • First draft: 2/2/2013 - 7/24/2013
  • Incubation stage where I let it sit 7/25/2013 - 9/1/2013
  • Second draft complete:  9/2/2013 - 10/11/2013


Dherg: Book Two of The First Empire Series

Status: Outline done. Writing began 10/14/2013. Anticipated completion of first draft, end of the year.
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Fhrey: Book Three of The First Empire Series

Status: Outline done. Due to start writing in January 2014 and first draft to be completed around April 2014.
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Fall of Percepliquis 

Status: Gathering feedback from readers who would like to read this.

In The Riyria Revelations, references are made to the fall of the original Empire when Percepliquis was destroyed and the Heir of Novron went into hiding. This book would take place 1,000 years prior to the incidents of The Riyria Revelations and would feature the Wizard Esrahaddon and Jerish, the first Guardian of the Heir. If you are interested and want to be notified when it is coming out use the button below:


A Burden to the Earth

Status: 100% Written; Currently on hold until other projects under development are completed.
He learned values from Gunsmoke, ethics from Father Knows Best, and his
place in the world from Ozzie & Harriet, but his life turned out much different.
A child of the fifties, Elliot Myers believed his parents, his teachers, his priest, and television when they promised him the American dream. Now at forty, and still living in his mother’s tiny condominium, he knows they all lied. Embittered by a world that moved ahead and left him behind, Elliot finds one last chance to free himself of forty years of waiting and makes his first, and final, grasp at life. Set in the early 1990’s A Burden to the Earth explores regret over lost innocence, nostalgia for the past, and the costs of dwelling on both.




Antithesis

Status: 100% Written. Major re-write needed.

This is a book from my past (I wrote 13 novels before starting The Riyria Revelations), which has been stripped down to its foundation and rebuilt. Early feedback indicated this book needed substantially more work,  than I'm willing to do right now, so it is on hold. The thirty word description of the book goes like this:
Two opposing individuals possess limitless magic, providing the universe balance. An unexpected death transfers this power to an unsuspecting bystander who is clueless of the consequences of his newfound abilities.
As many people judge a book by the marketing copy on the back, I'm providing this below. If the book sounds interesting to you, please use the button to be notified when it is available.
Have you ever wondered how the world will end?

No? Well don’t sweat it. Most people don’t, and the few that do expect the cause will be a dramatic change in climate, a pandemic, or mostly likely war. That’s what we’ve all been taught to believe, and we’re comfortable with rational explanations. But people weren’t always so quick to accept the facts provided by the so-called experts. There used to be a time when we believed in myth and magic. Our minds were open to the idea of believing in what can’t be seen…the fantastical.

I had been like you until I met Winston Stewart; the day I learned to believe that there are other forces at work—not the least of which is fate. Fate is an amazing thing. It put Gandhi in South Africa, Nelson at Gibraltar, and Winston Stewart on that train in Alexandria Virginia.

You say you don’t know who Winston Stewart is? Don't worry...You will.