Update: "The Unfinished World" ("The Armor of God", Book 2)


Hello folks!

Time goes by like a bastard, and it’s now been almost half a year since I released The Armor of God. I had a plan to release another unrelated novel which I already finished between books one and two, but I was convinced otherwise. I began work on The Unfinished World early this year, so I wanted to give you all a short update.

First, the big reveal!

This is the official cover art for The Unfinished World!


Out of all three covers (yes, I have all three already), I think #2 is my favorite. What do you think?

Now, on to the book itself. I’m about 40% done with it. Writing book two is far more challenging because I’ve given myself very little elbow room. I have this vision of avoiding something that is very common in Young Adult books, and it’s how the sequels tend to re-start from a scratch, needing to build momentum. My idea for The Unfinished World, and the whole trilogy, is that they could almost work if they were put together as one big giant book.

What does this mean? It means I don’t want book two to lose any momentum. Considering the ending of the first book, I want new readers to be able to pick up the sequel and don’t feel like the story slowed down at all. This sequel begins where the first one left off, and it will keep pushing forward with some strategic breathers. I’m very glad that alpha readers are telling me that this is working. I keep needing to go back for some tweaks but I’m convinced this book will be in every way better than book one.

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About The Damn Beast

Pre-op trans-minotaur, sci-fi/fantasy/horror author, metal singer, videogame journalist, pop culture blogger. I also lift heavy things and put them down again repeatedly to occupy more space.
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