I am pleased to report that I started writing GHOST IN THE MASK on August 9th, and am now on Chapter 4 of 29. Let’s have a short excerpt from Chapter 1!:
“You will see his glory,” said Jorius. “Whether you will it or not. For his power is certain, and his prophet has spoken! The Empire shall fall, and a new power will supplant it. The Kingdom of the Rising Sun shall rise anew!”
And that made Caina sit bolt upright, her hand flying to the curved ghostsilver dagger at her belt.
She knew what the Kingdom of the Rising Sun was, or at least what it had been. The empire of the Maatish nation had been ruled by its god-pharaohs and necromancer-priests, sorcerers without equal. The Kingdom of the Rising Sun had fallen long ago, but its relics remained.
The necromantic knowledge contained in one scroll of ancient Maat, just one, had cost her father his life…and had almost killed every last man, woman, and child in Malarae.