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October Doings   Leave a comment

A happy October to you all! It’s fall time, and it’s a season I always get excited about. Everything is colorful and the scent of Christmas seems to fill the air. It’s like magic comes to life in this world. This month, I thought I’d go ahead and leave an early post instead of leaving this blog unattended for months on end. Due to being almost ridiculously busy, I never got to leave a post here on Crown of Ravens being finally published. Below is the cover I made for the book, as well as the link if you wish to check the book out.

Crown of Ravens Full Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Crown-Ravens-Heart-Light-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00VS6KRX0/ref=sr_1_1?tag=geolinker-20&s=digital-text

Gorgeous, isn’t it? It’s almost hard to believe that there’s only more book left to write in the series before the adventure is finished. I get misty-eyed just thinking about it! But all good things must come to an end, sad though it is to admit. One adventure ends, and another begins.

Currently, I’m almost a quarter of the way through the first draft of the third book, and things are looking good. The story is really shaping up into what I think is the most epic of The Heart of Light Trilogy, with a lot of surprises and twists that even caught me unawares. As I mentioned a couple posts back, I wanted to get to work on a new series to get published for next year. Good news and bad news. Good news is, most of the kinks have been worked out and I’m currently polishing things up in the first draft. What’s the bad news? I had a little over 6000 words written up for it that will mostly get scrapped, leaving me back to almost square one. Still, with everything mostly all set and ready to go, I should be able to make it up quick. I have also started two other projects, which I am super-excited about. Both are fairy tales and one of them I’m writing for this contest here.

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The other is inspired a lot by the movie Maleficent and a fantasy book from the ’90s called Children of the Night by Harold Mrya. This one I’ve probably made the most headway in. Over fifteen thousand words and growing. Not too sure where it will finish at, but I’m hoping for something over the twenty-five thousand mark.
Anyway, that’s about it for now. Feel free to like or comment. Next Friday, I will be giving a sneak preview of one of my fairy tale novels, so make sure to tune in then. 😉

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Man of Steel Soundtrack Review   Leave a comment

It’s kind of funny that the movie itself was what I wanted to see the most, and I ended up getting the soundtrack instead, but hey, it’s better than nothing. Anyway, on to the review. The soundtrack is composed by Hans Zimmer, the guy who did the music for the Dark Knight Trilogy, which is a masterpiece to say the very least. I heard some of his music for Man of Steel on one of the trailers, so when the album was available, I decided to give it a shot.
It’s certainly not the Dark Knight, but it’s still pretty good, and much better than the score by John Williams, composer for the first Superman movie starring Christopher Reeves.
Some parts are little slow, and the climax feels like it gets cut off abruptly in a few places, Still, I enjoyed it a lot and give the album 4.8 out of 5 stars, and definitely recommend it to those who enjoyed Hans Zimmer’s work on the Dark Knight Trilogy. The soundtrack has its flaws, but overall, it is a great piece of work.

Posted July 26, 2013 by J.M. Christian in Random Thoughts

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