Tuesday, June 19, 2018

026 The New Aleph - Chapter Twenty

Aramis and Paul are both confronted with their own new paths to take...and Nathan finally meets Soma.


(And check out this chapter's plug, Glowing Like Gold, on Spotify!)

Monday, June 4, 2018

025 The New Aleph - Chapter Nineteen

Aramis returns from the Narthex, Paul returns to Prometheus, and we learn the consequences of Soma's arrest lists.


Monday, May 21, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

023 The New Aleph - Chapter Eighteen - Part 1

Aramis leads the group of refugees to the Narthex, heading for the hub world of Threshold, but getting through won't be a simple matter.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

022 Recap 2 w/Don't Panic Radio Show


My segment with the guys is in the second half of the episode, but don't be a jerk and fast-forward to that, hang out for the whole episode! It's all good, I guarantee it, guys.


Story recap, of everything since last recap! (Spoilers spoilers spoilers......SPOILERS!)
  • (ACT I ended in mid-May, as Soma decided to settle in to Pan, Nathan had to go back to Prometheus, and Aramis and Paul became friends at the Remnant study meetings.
ACT II (about a half a year later)

  • Early December: Soma pressures Ignacio to help her begin her vendetta against the Alephs (and to bond with her). Nathan goes on top of a hill to pressure Irse into appearing to answer some questions. Aramis has strong feelings for Paul, but he's still set on getting back to his girlfriend in Prometheus
  • Mid December: Irse tells Nathan that Mebar is no longer a computer simulation but instead a real, physical multiverse. Soma and Ignacio are captured when trying to get into Babel to gather evidence of Aleph corruption. 
  • Around Christmas: Nathan goes to Pan because Irse tells him something is about to happen, referring to the appeal hearing that Soma demanded upon her arrest. Nathan, impatient with Aramis' hesitant explanation of the preyvede bond, does his own detective work and meets Milton and Aubry, two older Preyvedes. 
  • APPEAL HEARING: The head Aleph of Pan, Negri, kills Ignacio after he killed many people at the hearing in an escape attempt. He then tells Soma he's going to wipe her memory and change nothing to help the soul space offender problem. Soma, now boosted by Ignacio's power (as per one of the conditions of their bond), loses control and explodes in fire, killing everyone in the room except Negri. Embarrassed by losing control of things, Negri passes on his Assembly seat to Soma, telling HER to try and fix the soul offender problem. 

ACT III (Three weeks later)

  • January 17th. Soma has handed down orders to all the head mayors in Pan, saying that all soul offenders on the Main Continent must be arrested. If they turn themselves in before the deadline (February 22nd), they'll be sent to prison. If they don't, and they're found guilty, they will be executed. Preyvedes are fleeing the Continent in droves, since almost all of them have at least incidental connections to soul offender activities. 
  • Late January: The Remnant study group's leader, Kamel, turns himself in as a soul offender. The aggressive response to this from the Hempstock police, plus the Preyvede exodus, motivates Aramis to put together a plan to smuggle frightened people off of Pan.
  • Early February: Nathan and Soma both seek out allies, the former with a smuggler syndicate called the Soyou Cult, the latter with a semi-anarchist group called the Kaze Cult. Aramis finds out that over two hundred people want to join the group leaving Pan. 
  • February 20: Soma attends a Assembly meeting, discussing major problems multi-verse-wide, and gains important perspective. Aramis and Paul and the group, now diminished down to about 90, begin their march to the Narthex. Viktoria, on probation since Soma's hearing, has joined them, partly because Aramis does not want to bond with Paul in order to get him strong enough to open the Narthex door. 
  • The Deadline (February 22): Soma travels from city to city, delivering arrest lists (first to her Kaze Cult contacts, then to the mayors). Aramis and Paul are nearly to the Narthex, but after an argument concerning Viktoria, their friendship is strained. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Unexpectedly Long Sabbatical

Sorry for the continued sabbatical, everybody (the main reason for it was a couple health scares I had in March). I confidently promise the break won't last forever.

However! In the interim I have been getting pages written for book 2, which means the wait after The New Aleph ends and the second book starts will be that much shorter!

Monday, March 19, 2018

021 The New Aleph - Chapter Seventeen - Part 2

Soma continues handing out lists, Nathan finds out that she's put a bounty on his head, and Aramis asserts her leadership decisions concerning her group of refugees.


Monday, March 5, 2018

020 The New Aleph - Chapter Seventeen - Part 1

Soma takes care of final business before her deadline and Aramis takes care of last second problems before hiking to the Narthex.


Monday, February 19, 2018

019 The New Aleph - Chapter Sixteen

Soma and Nathan have difficult conversations with their respective new friends. Aramis and Paul begin their journey.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

017 The New Aleph - Chapter Fourteen

Three weeks have passed since the Assembly hearing. All those living in Pan now deal with the aftermath.