Alright, so my next book is The Binding Knife (in case the picture above is unclear), and it should be at a novel length. Longer than any of my other books, The Binding Knife (TBK) should also be more developed. Unlike the last story, The Tiger and the Star, it's main character is male and it is more of an adventure story.
The premise of the story is that there is a plague spreading rapidly throughout the land. The main character must go on a journey to the southern tip of the peninsula, where the plague began, and find was initially started it. At his side, he has his faithful and intelligent steed Mokni, a man with animal like features and an attitude, a minstrel and her sister -a bounty hunter- both with their own theories on how the plague originated and all with personal reasons to go there.
The "Binding" Disease
Again, a new world. This one is smaller, and there aren't various importantly distinct races like in The Tiger and the Star. Important people groups/places are the
Kleft: monk-like people. They dress in raven-feather cloaks and where beaked masks.
Grie: fierce, war-mongering people
Paragryne: just had a civil war and is devastated from it
Niedads: where the plague began
A few creatures are:
Kirin: A mythical creature of justice and power. In some legends it would be summoned to courts to judge whether the accused was lying and if he/she was, the kirin would breath fire and burn them to a crisp. In my story it has a similar nature and looks like a scaly, fierce, firery unicorn, if that helps.
Makhor: A real mountain goat that lives in the middle east and are strong and powerful. For story purposes, the specific herd of makhor were given telekinetic abilities by the kirin and are about as large as a horse.
Mokni (the makhor) depicted in a more plateau/desert background (the story is not in a desert or plateau):
So that's all for now. Thanks for your time! TBK should be coming out between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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