Ashael Rising

By Shona Kinsella

A tribal medicine woman must learn the truth of her past and the extent of her abilities to protect her people from invaders.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Ashael Has Fallen

Hello all! 

I have news of the most exciting sort. The first draft of Ashael Falling is now complete. It feels really good to be able to say that. Before it goes anywhere near Unbound and my editor, I'll go through at least two or three passes., during which I'll play with the structure, possibly move some chapters around. There'll will be some cuts and filling out of ideas and lots of tweaking of the language, but the story, the main point of the book, that is there, on the page. 

So, what are my writing plans for the moment? I'll be writing a short story for a charity anthology that I've been invited to contribute to. The anothology will be called Rise Above and will have themes of compasison and overcoming adversity. Those of you who have read Ashael Rising might see some commonalities there. 

I will of course, continue writing Miranya's Oath, my illustrated web serial which you can read here:

And then I'll begin work on KalaDene three, the book that will conclude Ashael's tale. 

All of this will sit alongside the editing that I'll be doing on Ashael Falling. 

As for when you can get your hands on a copy of Ashael Falling, well, that will happen around six months after the project has funded. So if you haven't pledged yet, now is the time! I'm putting together some fun prize draws for the course of the funding. There will be draws at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% with an additional prize for the person who pledges the most over the course of the campaign. More details will follow soon. 

I can't thank you enough for taking this journey with me but I hope you understand how much I appreciate it. 

Take care,


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Eric Ahnell
 Eric Ahnell says:

Nothing beats another set of eyes to find things that you may have overlooked. The story will be better as a result. Stay positive! The finish line is now within sight!

posted 6th February 2019

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