Fan Art Contest!

Do you like being featured? Do you like amazing prizes? Then this is for you!

Starting May 1st I’ll be running a Fan Art Contest!

Winners will get:

  • A free Kindle Copy of The Rising (Extended)
  • Their work featured on all my pages
  • A shout out on YouTube

 

There will be three winners. That’s right Three winners!

Rules:

1. Has to be fan art from The Custodian Chronicles
2. Must be your own original work
3. Must be submitted by e-mail by May 31, 2017
4.. There are unlimited entries.

Everyone who sends a picture will have their work featured on the new website and shared on social media, but only the first three winners will get shout outs and a video explaining why I liked their art best.

So good luck, send this around, and may the best fan win!

Submit by e-mailing: RMDonaldson@outlook.com

Character Profiles for “The Rising”

There are a lot of new characters and new information about the old ones coming in the extended edition of The Rising. So soon, you’ll get to know them all ahead of time with our “Character Profiles”, coming soon. What kind of information would you like to learn? Comment you questions below! 

Here’s just a little hint of the fun that is to come. Characters you will get to know are.

  • Cedrick
  • Elphacena
  • Joel
  • Shota
  • Alburn
  • Portia
  • Rackwirth
  • Margorim
  • and so much more!

Each character will have a profile picture and a about them section as well as a small Q&A section. Here’s a teaser of what’s to come with Arylana’s Q&A:


Name: Arylana Elise Eldalane Custod

Battle Skills: Master of archery and swordsmanship

If you weren’t a rebel, what would you be? I wouldn’t be anything else.

Goals? Bring down Heklis. And prove I’m better at it than anyone else

What is your favorite memory: Crushing my brothers in practices over and over


And that’s just a taste of the fun to be had! So click subscribe to be notified when the new profiles are up for your viewing pleasure!

Shows You May Enjoy if you Like “The Rising”

Who doesn’t like a good weekend evening full of binge watching on Netflix? Cedrick has started to find the appeal. Nothing better than curling up with a loved one to watch hours and hours of the same show. If you love this and are looking for something new, here are some shows and movies you may enjoy binge watching if you liked “The Rising”

Kids Shows

  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • Dragons: Race to the Edge
  • Dragons: Riders of Berk
  • Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers
  • How to Train Your Dragon Legends
  • Trollhunters
  • Wizards vs. Aliens
  • Prince of Egypt
  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Adult

  • Robin Hood
  • Merlin
  • West Wing
  • Dinotopia
  • The Giver
  • Ender’s Game
  • Bones
  • Marvel Civil War
  • Arrow
  • Sword Art Online

I hope this is fun! Enjoy binge watching!

Cast Your Vote! Which Cover Will It Be?

The extended edition of The Rising. Is coming ever closer! There is a lot to get done before that. One part of it is deciding what the cover should look like.

But I am not planning on making this choice on my own. There will be two or three to choose from. But in order to be apart of the team you need to be signed up to get the e-mail with the voting link.

So please sign up, keep up to date, get the free stuff, join the votes and polls, get news before everyone else. Join the club! There are a lot of features and exclusives there. So please keep up to date with them!

Stay up to date. 

Arylana and the Rebels – Part 1 (The Rising Deleted Scene)

(Disclaimer: These scenes are not fully edited. They may make reference to events that no longer happened. These are for your viewing pleasure. Though most all happened in the background of the actual book.Such ‘real’ scenes will be noted as such.)

These scenes all pretty much happened in the background of the book. They were only excluded for time reasons. The book was getting too long with all this added detail.


Arylana lay on her back inside the tent. Her eyes lost in the canvas above her. Her mind was spinning. So much had happened. It was all a blur. When they’d at last found the camp, everyone was ecstatic. They’d been, almost literally, shoved into the general’s tent. The current general’s name was Mercutio. When he was told who they were he looked as if his birthday had come early.

He invited them in at once and had them sit down. Then began the longest briefing Arylana could have imagined. It seemed a lot had happened from the last time they’d been up to date on what was happening in the world.

When they’d left the king wasn’t for or against Heklis, only trying to keep his power. Now it seemed he was working for Heklis. He was still in power, but used his power to serve Heklis’s ends. His guards were his eyes and ears. The people were terrified of them. They gave out brutal and outrageous punishments.

The nation was starving. Anyone who wasn’t in one of the upper classes were poor and starving. Food was almost impossible to come by. Steeling food was a common crime.  On the first offence was punished by thirty whip lashings, second a hundred whippings and four months to ten years in prison and the third death. If you were in the upper class and committed such an offence you just paid a heavy fine and went home. However if you couldn’t pay the fine, you were punished.

Taxes were high, so high no one could pay them, but the upper classes were exempt from these taxes. If you didn’t pay you had to sell one of your family members in to slavery or be killed. There were more women than men left because they were killed if they tried to defend themselves. The body count was high. At last count the general reported that at least five thousand had been killed in the last two years alone.

“Not including those who have died fighting for their freedoms,” General Mercutio said, “These are just executions and those beaten to death for displeasing a guard or one of the upper class.”

The resistance was suffering to. Their numbers were small but not because they couldn’t convince people to help them, they were just being picked off so easily.

“We don’t even risk open battle anymore.” Gen. Mercutio said. “All the battles for the last year or so have been only in defense when they attack us. We’ve tried to recover so we can rescue those who need it. We used to free whole prisons. Now if we did that we’d all be dead in a few months. We’re powerless and they know it. We need help of someone who can show us how to regroup and use what we have to get us back on our feet. Something to convince people, we can come together and fight again. We haven’t had anyone join us for a year, because they’re all afraid that we can’t protect anyone.”

“That’s why you want us.” Roxorim said.

The general nodded, “So much as a rumor that you’re on our side gathers men to us. We have a village that says they will join once they have assurance we have a Custod with us and we didn’t contact them, they contacted us. They’d heard a rumor you were alive and at once swore, if they knew this was true, they’d help. Several more villages followed; with your help we might be able to rebuild this army.” He nodded at Margorim. “We might have a real chance of starting to win this war again.”

Margorim looked at the young general. He was between Roxorim and Arylana’s age. He had deep shadows under his eyes, but an earnest glint in his eyes. This was a man born for this task, but unable to do it without the means. He really did care and was desperate for help. Arylana had a feeling that if he was told the only way to win this was to give up his post he’d do it in a heartbeat. Might even slit his own throat if he was sure it would save the people.

They agreed to help him. The general looked as if a large weight had been lifted off his young shoulders. He’d stood up at once and offered a hand.

“Thank the Father for your earnestness.” He smiled. “Come, I’ll show you our camp.”

It was small, almost piteous. There were a total of two thousand men, and this was the main army. The general said they had smaller gatherings in different places throughout the country, the largest of these being about six hundred men. Their whole resistances, all together, were only six thousand.

Six thousand, against the strongest army in the world, at least a hundred thousand strong, it didn’t seem possible. That would mean if both armies had all their men fighting in one battle it would be fifteen to one. Arylana knew that at one time the resistance was at least five times the size it was now. Not as large as the main army, but large enough to manage to be a threat. Now they were a joke.

The tents were small and shabby. They were a perfect match for the grass they stood on. You’d have to be close enough for the army to see you in order for you to know they were there. It was impressive. They were perfectly hidden. Would explain how they’d survived so long.

“How to do block against Heklis’s magic?” Margorim asked.

“Oh that’s not hard. We have a whole division of enchanters.” The general said. “You can meet their commander once we reach them. They are around the edges. They use magic to change the tents’ color so they blend in wherever we are.”

“How large is this group?” Margorim asked.

“We have only a twenty five left.” The general said. “We had almost three hundred, but most of them were killed in the last attack. We started with nearly a thousand.”

First Giveaway! The Rising

You read that right! “The Rising”‘s first giveaway has just opened! I’m excited about it. Follow the link to see if you will win your own free, signed copy!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29862614-the-rising

 

Free E-Book!

Things are heating up! “The Custodian Chronicles: The Rising”‘s E-Book is up for pre-order on amazon.com! I’m really excited about that. If you want to take a look here is the link.

E-Book Pre-order

The paperback should be soon to follow. I’m really getting excited. But here is the exciting news!

Free E-Book Download

We now are offering a free preview of the book for everyone to enjoy. Clink on this link to get started.

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Just give us your e-mail and we’ll send you the link and the password to access the page with the download links.

I hope you all enjoy it and stay tuned for more exclusives, links to new treats, and more writing tips.

 

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