Today’s synopsis is about Fighting the Great Plan, Part I: Episode III in the Neo Skyehawk Series and the fourth book overall in the series if one counts the prequel Eurean Kingdom, which can be downloaded here as a reward for joining my ever-growing email list.
In this novelette, an outside threat prompts Neo and Seneca lead a troupe of Ddraigoch Knights into the wilderness, toward the border of the Southlandic Kingdom which has been overrun by a wild coalition of clansmen called the Tuathas, who are native to Southland’s neighbor of Northland.
Suspecting Tamurian interference in the ruse, the duo employ Santo ap Leuan and his brigade of Knights to build a defense force at the border to protect Ddraigoch from yet another case of foreign invasion.
Over the course of the journey, Seneca experiences vision after vision, leading to fainting spells in the process. With Neo, Santo, and the others fearing her overall health is on the line, Seneca receives a visit from the Mysterious Visitor prior to experiencing a powerful vision of retrieving a Sword from a boulder.
After she relays such information to Santo, he concludes that Seneca, who is gifted in controlling the wind element, is a Spirit-bender with mastery in the four lower Stoicheion elements, which is beyond rare as those with natural Spirit control tend to focus only on Spirit due to the element’s complexity. In his conclusion, Santo states the urgency on Seneca possessing arguably the most powerful object in Gaia, the legendary Sword of Spirit, before it falls in the wrong hands.
Connection with Lord of Columbia
Fighting the Great Plan, Part I is the first book in Neo Skyehawk with blatant connections with Lord of Columbia, and is the gateway book to the entwinement with its parent series. The Sword of Spirit, the Senecarora people, and the soon-to-be increasing role of David ap Santos, son of Santo ap Leuan, kick off in this book.
A special prophecy introduced in Lord of Columbia is also mentioned in Fighting the Great Plan, Part I, as well as the connection shared by the Swords of Destiny is also revealed in an epic climax featuring a duel for the Gaian Ages, which will be brought up in Lord of Columbia.
A Word on Missing in Columbia
Okay, in earlier articles I stated Missing in Columbia: Episode III in the Lord of Columbia Series would see a March release. Unfortunately, I have to put a delay on the release. Not for a bad reason, though, as the editing process has gone smoothly. To err on the side of caution, I’m giving the work one final proofread to be sure the plot and grammar fits the way it needs to. I’m rather anal about this kind of stuff, but I’d much rather be safe than sorry.
I’m hoping to have the book out by Sunday, April 7th, as a final proofread won’t take me long. Again, it’s just to ensure everything within the context, and within the series, fits. I’d much rather have a delay than come across a massive series plot hole which would take a lot of explaining.
Previous Books in Neo Skyehawk
If this is your first time visiting the site, feel free to take a look at the previous books in the Neo Skyehawk Series, Fighting Tyranny, and Fighting Treason, Episodes I and II in the series. These books are free to download and are available on Profilic Works, Kobo, Scribd, Nook, Playster, Tolino, and Overdrive, among others.
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