Watchers of the Dawn

A few years back, I had an idea for a novel. Using two NaNoWriMos (National Novel-Writing Months) and some meeting with students about some of my ideas, I fleshed out the narrative. I had originally hoped to create a graphic novel, but writing the actual novel made more sense at the time.

I had then made it into an ebook available on Smashwords, but I have been hankering for some time to make it a POD (Print on Demand) book on Amazon. Working on the project in bits and pieces, and getting Elaine Fisher’s photo of Jake Steele (who had provided the original concept art for the ebook, both seen below) for the cover, all allowed me to put it together.

To be honest, I am not sure why it’s formatted in the way it is on some pages (not under “Widow and Orphans Control” apparently), but it is now there. So, if you want to read a steampunk adventure novel about vampyres, discover the true origin of the first vampyre (hint: it has to do with Christ’s crucifixion), find out why big corporations are viewed as evil entities, and answer why there is evil in the world—this is the novel for you. Just click here:

I think my world-building worked well for this project, and would love to see others expand the stories of the characters with their own fan-fiction branches.

The cover on Amazon. Elaine Fisher Photography’s photo of Jake Steele as Vortiger in my production of The Birth of Merlin.
The original ebook cover, art by Jake Steele.

Published by stephenschrum

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts; interested in virtual worlds, playwrighting, and filmmaking. Now creating a podcast called "Audio Chimera."

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