The Apothic Man series
Weordan is a world with too much carbon and not enough oxygen. The people of Weordan have deep black skin to protect them from the unblocked ultraviolet radiation that emits from their star, Agnos. Their lives are devoid of breath and fire, and the chemistry of their glowing yellow blood drives their technology, which they call apothos.
Apothos is a personal technology practiced by apothynom, talented men and women who train to build their metabolic capacity and hone their skill at directing that energy in novel ways. They construct apothic machines called emetanisms, used as tools to enhance their personal apothic capacity and also to perform simple tasks in place of apothic effort.
The Apothic Man series consists of two threads that follow different sets of characters. The Apothic Man thread starts with the first book, Model Species and continues in book three, Fuel Eaters. The Apothic woMan thread starts with the second book, Divine Fire, and continues in book four, Fallen Star.
Maps Related to the Current Releases
Model Species, Apothic Man I
In the apothocratic city of Kenos, Alcander, an old man with a decrepit body and shattered sense of self, has a murderous plan to seize power and regain youth to replace a life he can't remember. Investigating a body with bizarre wounds fished from the bay are a middling apothynom, Inspector Paulos Gaent, and a religious objector to apothynom rule, Clerk Teria Bellaphaerenous. At cross-purposes, a private detective, Laros Nero, is hired by an anonymous client to track down Alcander for reasons other than justice. However, it will take more than keen investigative skills to stop Alcander. It will require the unearthing of dark apothic knowledge that has been buried for an age.
Cast of Characters:
- Alcander: An old man with a decrepit body and shattered sense of self has a ruthless plan to seize power and replace the life he doesn't remember.
- Inspector Paulos Gaent: A mediocre apothynom with a stalled career in the Kenos constabulary.
- Clerk Teria Bellaphaerneous: An intelligent religious objector to apothynom rule who is struggling to make it in the Kenos constabulary.
- Laros Nero: A former member of the Kenos constabulary and one time partner of Gaent who is a private investigator.
- Professor Anetol Torret: One of Weordan's foremost authorities on Apothic transformation.
- Ionun Morintopealos: One of Weordan's oldest and most knowledgeable apothynomi.
The Apothic Edition includes:
- Exclusive short story, "A Game of Moths: A Tale by Gieter R. R. Morgan".
- Exclusive map of Goeteria.
- Glossary of terms.
- Cleaner, slightly better formatted version of Model Species.
Model Species is avialable at Amazon.
Divine Fire, Apothic Man II
Divine Fire is raining down on the prosperous men of Florey. The Ecclesians say that it is the retribution of Agnos. Some few might wonder if it's an ancient evil set loose. Neltiar Silva and Marie Lemieux intend to find out the truth. Then they will mete out some retribution of their own.
Cast of Characters:
- Marie Lemieux: A woman altered by "profane" apothos from the frontier near the ruined capitol of a dead empire. She lives with having committed destructive acts she can't remember.
- Neltiar Silva: An apothynom, business man and Weordan adventurer with diplomatic ties to the Goeterian Polities.
- Balito Germand: A low level operative in Florey organized crime.
- Ricard Emandson: The chief of security for one of Florey's foremost bankers.
The Apothic Edition Includes:
- Exclusive short story, "The Blunder Games" in which Marie and Neltiar first meet.
(Parody in name only.)
- Exclusive map of the Radiant Agnosian Empire.
- Expanded glossary.
Divine Fire is available at Amazon.
Other works by Eric and Katherine can be found at Entangled Continua.
- Luck for Hire
- Lucinda at the Window
- And more!
Photo of Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man contributed by Luc Viatour(Lviatour) to Wikimedia Commons. View more of Luc Viatour's work.
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