Friday, August 7, 2015
Another Story In Which Chris Played an Ancillary Role
Almost a year and a half ago, Jetfire returned to the fandom after a long semi-hiatus, and brought with him the first few chapters of what would turn out to be a 230,000 word, sprawling sequel to his best-known work It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door (which I reviewed back here)... and asked if anyone would be interested in looking over his stuff. I messaged him some notes on what he'd published so far, and since then, have been pre-reading for him. Yesterday, the last two chapters of that story were published, and Besides the Will of Evil was finally completed.
It's been an interesting journey, to say the least. Where Dangerous Business was primarily done in the style of Tolkien, Will draws on multiple sources for its literary inspiration. The result is a darker, earthier story--but one which nevertheless centers itself around the same morals and worldview as Dangerous Business did. It's epic fantasy in the traditional sense of the phrase, and if you've been reading my reviews for a while, you know that plays to my tastes.
If that sounds like your sort of thing, go ahead and give this now-officially-finished story a try! I know a lot of people like to wait for their fics to be completed before diving in, so consider this your notice that now's the time. And if you do decide to check it out, then when you get to some particularly powerful passage... well, odds are I didn't have anything to do with it, specifically. But hopefully you enjoy, anyway!
Posted by Chris at 12:00 AM