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The Firstborn – the Fireborn

The Firstborn

In the shadowy area where myth and history collide…

A thin man with a very white complexion stepped out from behind a stack of boxes.  His red hair stood on end like a flame.  Elliot thought the man looked very familiar. 

“At last we meet in the flesh, Dr. Everett-Jones,” the flame of a man said.  “Impressive how you ran that gauntlet.  In just a few weeks you’ve turned into quite a soldier with a deadeye aim and nerves of steel.”  The banging on the door behind him increased its tempo.  The door surely couldn’t last much longer.  “Yes, impressive, but the lesser-born are inferior combatants, aren’t they?  The fireborn are much hardier.  My friends will be here momentarily and we’ll see how you fare!” 

Elliot suddenly recognized the man from his dreams.  He raised his gun and shot him, knowing he wasn’t a normal ‘regular’.  Elliot ran through the boxes and opened a door on the far side of the room.

“Did you think you could be rid of me that readily?” the flame asked.  “You look surprised.  Why do you think you can kill me so easily?  I died and was raised half a millennia before your god performed the same trick.  I’m not dead and I’m not alive.  I can’t be killed.  Oh, but I can kill you!  Perhaps I’ll play with you a little first.”

The door finally gave way.

“Play with this.”  Elliot said as he shot the man once again. Continue reading

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A few Notes on Genre

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I’ll admit that I’m a person who does not like to pigeonhole.  I don’t believe creative endeavors should have boundaries.  My favorite music often is in the cracks.  Yes, there are people who classify this same music with exactness, but if you actually listen to the music, or study it (which I have), you find that it just doesn’t fit.  I don’t think imagination should be boxed in.

And yet we do need those classifications.  Would you really buy music if you had zero idea what it was about?  The same, of course is true in fiction.  Genre is important.

As a reader, I have very eclectic tastes.  I’m sure you’re surprised ;)  I hate sticking to a single genre.  And truthfully, I very rarely pay attention to sub-genre.  I recently read a sci-fi book.  After reading it, I looked at reviews and was a little surprised that every review talked about the sub-genre and how well the book did, or didn’t fit that sub-genre.  Can’t you just freaking read the book for itself without pigeonholing it!?  I didn’t even know that sub-genre existed, and yet people were up in arms about it.  I thought it was a good book, so why argue that as a purple-western-star-bong sci-fi book the main character would never have said, “Hello”, she would have said, “Well, Howdy, fandango!”? Continue reading

Four Years – The Fireborn

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In the shadowy area where myth and history collide….

It was almost exactly four years ago that I wrote those two fateful words, “The End”, on the manuscript for the Fireborn.  There have been four major drafts, six minor revisions and over a dozen proofreads/edits (by me and others) between the 23rd of August, 2013 when I wrote those words, and the 20th of August, 2017 when I released the book to the public.  A lot of words written and changed!

Listen…. Continue reading

Preorder for Kindle – the Fireborn

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The Kindle version The Fireborn is available.  If you purchase it, it will be delivered to your device on Monday August 21.

For the US it is here.
For the UK it is here
For Canada it is here
For Australia it is here

It is available other places, so if you want to preorder from someplace else, you can search your Amazon for Trent McDonald The Fireborn.

I hope you enjoy!

The Sword – The Fireborn

 

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In the shadowy area where myth and history collide…

If you have been following along, you know that Elliot thinks that the cauldron that his brother, the noted archeologist William, has dug up is the Cauldron of Resurrection from Celtic myth and is used to make the dreaded fireborn.  I also stated that the fireborn are almost impossible to stop, but Elliot thinks he has the key.  And what can stop the unstoppable?

Some have called it “Caledfwlch”.  Any ideas yet? Continue reading