Today it begins: Unfated, a serial epic I’ve been constructing for the better part of thirteen years. It tells the story of a world riven by the battle over human will. (One much like our own, at that.) Are we driven by Fate? Or are we free to make our own decisions?
In the world of Unfated, Fate is no abstraction; it’s a supernatural entity that guides most people from the moment of birth. A small faction of humanity, however, rejected this pact with Fate, choosing exile over submission. But are the Unfated any freer than those who consider themselves Blessed by Fate? As the stench of musket smoke fills the battlefields of this world, four characters, two from each side of this ancient divide, find themselves forced together to seek the answer to a timeless question:
Who plays god in a godless world? Man? Or Fate?
How can you know whether you’ll enjoy reading Unfated? Well, here’s a quick list for your perusal. (Because everyone loves lists, right?) If you like any of the following:
- Game of Thrones
- Murder mysteries
- ’90s Britpop
- Romances in which two people initially can’t stand each other but inevitably fall in love
- H.P. Lovecraft
- Post-apocalyptic wastelands
- Friendly monsters
- Women on top
- Thomas Dolby
- Indiana Jones-style romps through ancient ruins
- Dragon meat
- Frontier justice
- Arguments over Fate vs. free will
- Extreme body modification
- Moral ambiguity
- Tales of unlikely companions thrown together to undertake incredible journeys
. . . Chances are you’ll dig Unfated.
And to find out what exactly I’m talking about when I call Unfated a “serial epic,” read on.