Free copies of ARMY of SOULS

If you’ve read SCAT and would like a free e-copy of ARMY of SOULS when it launches later this month, please get in touch. I’m handing out a dozen free copies in return for honest reviews. You can reach me via the contact form on my website: jimgrahamscifinovels.com Here’s the blurb: ARMY of SOULS

ARMY of SOULS is the sequel to SCAT, and takes up the story a few months after the big reveal.

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Jim

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And the Beta-reading begins …

Aside

So! Army of Souls is done. It has gone to the beta-readers, and I’m now just tinkering with elements of it, waiting on their comments. Publishing this one will be like giving away my daughter (which I must do at some point). I’ll be just as nervous. Army of Souls ventures into rarely chartered territory for Science Fiction. I only hope it isn’t damned for doing so.

Army of Souls starts a few months after Scat and continues the story.

Here’s the (draft) blurb:

Book Two in the Scat’s Universe saga

If flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders.”
Ancient text discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, December 1945. Believed to be the Gospel According to Thomas 24:1

Man’s soul is little more than collateral damage in a struggle between our daemons and demons. As Man succumbs to the soul-harvesting Haraan and the seven Vices pursue the four Virtues in a brutal and one-sided conflict, Scat must travel the Other-Worlds to free our souls from Purgatory.

But Man is allied against him. An army of souls is on the rampage. And the Demon Master is a single victory from reigning supreme

ImageDon’t forget, Scat is currently free from most of the popular ebook retailers.

Oh, and if you have already posted a review for Scat, I thank you. This is how scribblers like me get the word out to readers such as yourselves. Through other readers. It helps that the most recent batch of reviews have been very encouraging.

Best, Jim

St Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC

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St Patrick's Cathedral, NYC

St Patrick’s gets a whole chapter to itself in the upcoming science fiction, “Army of Souls”. It is the setting for a confession that will change everything; even how we view the After Life.

I took this photo during our Christmas visit 2009. I visit every other year at around the same time. I love New York, and although back home us Brits have buildings and monuments going back a thousand years and more, I find the city filled with interesting, often ignored, historical markers. Anyone with a real interest in New York should try reading: “The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America” by Russell Shorto.

Here’s a link to the book’s Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45000.The_Island_at_the_Center_of_the_World

The Tomb of Sir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

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The Tomb of Sir Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury

The  tomb of 1st Earl of Salisbury’s at St Etheldreda, Hatfield. St Ethelreda and the tomb get a mention in my upcoming novel, ARMY of SOULS. It has something to do with the four Virtues who bear the Earl’s likeness: Prudence, Temperance, Justice and Courage. 

Photo by chrisjohnbeckett.

A Book a Day Reviews: SCAT

A Book a Day Reviews has just posted their review of SCAT. I must say, I’m blown away, and was just the shot in the arm that I needed, given I was editing ARMY of SOULS at 2.30AM when it came through. Check it out at their blog then go grab yourself a copy. It’s still free.