Introducing Lux! #SirenSong

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Illustration by Hellyon White 2017

Lux

Age: 22
Height: 1’67 m
Weight: 54 kg

Siren Gift:
Alexandrite Blade

Likes: Novelty, exploring, Alba
Dislikes: Boredom, complexity, Sol and Luna

Those of you who have read the prologue and first chapter of SirenSong will be well acquainted with Lux. She’s a troublesome princess who questions the status quo and is never satisfied with bland, meaningless answers.

As a princess of Aurea, she has lived a very sheltered life. She is, however, open-minded and willing to learn; she was, after all, the only person who came to the rescue of Ilios when he was sentenced to death. This means, however, that she often holds views contrary to those of her family and the Aurean society, which make her seem unreliable in the eyes of those who surround her—except for her sister Alba, who admires and adores her above all things.

Lux will be the catalyst for the turmoil that threatens to flood the underwater kingdom of Aurea. Will she bring ruin upon her people, or will she lead them towards the surface…?

Only one way to find out: click that button and read the first chapters on Wattpad! And remember: this Friday I’ll upload chapter 2 of SirenSong, where Lux’s sister Alba is introduced…

 

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SirenSong Is Out!

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… kind of!

You may be very rightfully wondering where the heck I’ve been hiding for the past few months. The truth is, my life is incredibly busy on all fronts right now, and the scarce time off I ever get I spend on trying to relax a little bit—occasions so rare I barely get to enjoy them.

But today, I bring you good news! You may remember SirenSong (and if you don’t, you would be excused—the release has been pushed 3 months already because of the unexpected technicalities and bureaucracy of self-publishing). Its release has become ever so slightly complicated, so I have ended up going, for the time being, for a simpler, more immediate solution: I’m going to serialise it on Wattpad!

Let me tell you how it’s going to work.

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The Book of Dust

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Oh boy, I can’t believe I have been away for almost a month. Shameless behaviour! But life has a way of imposing itself on you… Hopefully I will now go back to updating more frequently, so look forward to that!

And what better way of coming back to my good old blog than to talk about Philip Pullman’s new title? I’m pretty sure all of you are excited about it—I sure am! So let’s take a look at what this Oxonian writer has in stock for us…

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I’m a Video Game Writer!

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Hello again, and sorry for the wait! There haven’t been a lot of posts here lately, I know. But I’ve been away for a good reason! You see, Hellyon White, the illustrator for my novel SirenSong, is also the concept artist for the video game studio Iter Games. So when an opening for a writing position came up, I jumped right at it! I have now fulfilled my childhood dream of working on video games professionally. This is so exciting!

Introducing Golden Arcana, a mobile RPG game played by using cards. I have played the beta, and I have to say, it’s a lot of fun and really addictive! I promise I’ll tell you more about it in due course!

SirenSong is also coming along quite nicely. Right now I’m implementing all the feedback I’m getting from the proofreaders and formatting the book in InDesign. It shouldn’t be long before it’s finally done! And to make things more interesting, I’ll have an update very soon showing you a little big more about the hidden depths of Aurea…

This is a very exciting moment for me right now! I’ll let you know all the updates about SirenSong and Golden Arcana as they come along. And I also promise I will try my hardest to write more often, even if they’re shorter posts. For now, wish me luck, and have a wonderful day! 😀

Book Review – Conclave

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My Robert Harris mania goes on! As if I hadn’t had enough of him after reading the Cicero trilogy, I have now read his latest title, Conclave. And it’s a pretty good one, y’all.

I find it funny that, coming from such a strongly Catholic country, I am so ignorant about most aspects of that faith. I had no idea what happened after a Pope died, or how a new one is elected. I’m not just talking about what we see in the news, but about all the nitty-gritty procedures that only the cardinals know about.

As always, Robert Harris proves to be a very elucidating man. Not only does he write novels that grip you and never let go, but he also lets his knowledge seep through his prose and inform his readers. Now I know much more about choosing a Pope than ever before!

But let’s discuss the novel itself, shall we?

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Book Review – Norwegian Wood

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I once had a girl or should I say she once had me…

Sorry, sorry, I’m getting carried away!

When 2017 started, a very important question popped into my head: what’s going to be my first book of the year? I looked at my shelves, and found a book that I bought a year ago and have since been meaning to read: Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. A Japanese book based on a Beatles song? I had to read it. Plus, I had heard many people saying it’s a great book, so I could not help but give it a try.

What do I think about it? It may very well be one of the finest books I have ever read.

But don’t stand there, just sit anywhere…

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1,000 Followers!!

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Today is a historical day. Today, I reached 1,000 followers! Can you believe that!? When I started this blog, half a year ago, I never though it would go this far! Thanks a lot to all of you, you’re all amazing people 🙂

It must be the year of landmarks, because I recently reached 5,000 followers on Twitter and am about to reach the same number on Instagram. Looks like The Life & Times of Miguel is taking off! :’D this could not come at a better time, since soon enough I will be publishing SirenSong for free, for all of you to read. That will be my way of saying thank you to all of you for being so amazing and supportive!

Thanks a lot, everyone. I could not have done it without you 🙂