So the official word had come down… Rebellion Reborn will be released on JULY 24, 2018! That’s just a few weeks away. Stay tuned for more background and information about the third installment in the Metis Files.
Millennia ago beings we call angels were tasked with watching over humankind in its infancy. Rather than protect humans these Watchers decided to subjugate them instead, beginning a rebellion that would rock both the heavens and Earth. Defeated, the most powerful of the rebels were imprisoned for eternity while the weaker ones were condemned to live out their existence on Earth, relegated to the shadows that now occupy human myths and legends.
Until one of the Watchers somehow escapes.
Diomedes, immortal protector of humanity and one time hero of the Trojan War—better known as Steve Dore these days—is horrified to discover that what human authorities think is a mentally unstable cannibalistic murderer is actually a gateway to something ancient and apocalyptic. And he’s far from the beginning. Racing against a cosmic timetable, Diomedes is drawn into a dark and sinister underworld in a desperate attempt to stop another uprising.
But stopping this enemy will cost him far more than his life.
All because some grudges never die.
So for those of you in the San Diego area, I am going to host a scavenger hunt of a kind on Monday, July 31st. Nothing to buy, sign up for or even like. It open to anyone and everyone in San Diego. Just go to TheMetisFiles Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/themetisfiles/) and click on the video that I will upload by 10AM on that day. It will give you the instructions and rules, then you’re on your own! First person to reach the end gets signed copies of Havoc Rising, Chaos Unbound and two $50 gift cards, including one to Amazon. Second person to the end gets signed copies of both books and everyone after the first person will be eligible for a random drawing for a $25 Amazon digital gift card.
Remember, just go to the link above, click on the video and go where it sends you at 10AM July 31st! And have fun!
Brian S. Leon
So one of the things I try to do is keep as much of my books grounded in “real” things as I can. Almost all of the locations are real–except perhaps the caverns under Central Park, maybe. The modern weapons and tactics are real, too. But there are a host of plot elements in both Havoc Rising and Chaos Unbound that are also based in reality that you might not be aware of (yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition–get over it–I’m from the south).
In Havoc Rising, there is a real connection between the very real terrorist organization I mention, Jundullah, and Medea. Her son Medus was the founder of the Medes, whom Jundullah claim heritage to. Kinda cool, right? If you want to read the free pre-prologue which goes into more detail on Medea and Medus’s run into what is now Iran, just email me and I’ll forward it to you. There is far more based in reality in Chaos Unbound, however. For instance, the blackout at the beginning of the book actually happened in Southern California. Again the places are all real, including Dytlov Pass and Aoikigahara. And I did as much research as I could on North Korea and the presidential train. And Kim Jong Il did indeed die on his train in that area on the day I list. Again, I have a prologue for Chaos Unbound that I can send you if you want that includes a unique conversation, also based in reality–which is damn scary to think once you’ve read it. Anyway, I always figured that the more I can ground my stories in reality, the better they are even though they are fantasy. I didn’t want to create a fantasy version of this world. I wanted to drag fantasy into it. Lemme know if you like it. Be warned. Book three, Rebellion Reborn contains more of this than either of the previous two books, including a telling of the Axeman Murders in New Orleans in 1919. After all, what fun is fantasy if it doesn’t have at least some connection to reality?
With the recent release of Chaos Unbound, I am doing a massive 39 stop blog tour over the next month. Beginning March 20, you can find me at the following blogs, talking about everything related to Chaos Unbound, Havoc Rising and The Metis Files–maybe even some stuff not related to my books. You never know.
Just so you know where to go and when, here’s the schedule.
Oh, did I mention you can register to win a signed set of The Metis Files books and even a $25 Amazon electronic gift card!
Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
Just Another Bookaholic
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
I Smell Sheep
Share My Destiny
Urban Fantasy Investigations
Read Day and Night
The Authors Blog
Amidst the Pages
The Paperback Princess
Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
Lisa-Queen of Random
For Love of Books4
Ctrl, Alt, Books!
Reading From Dawn till Dusk
Another Book Hangover
Lisa’s World of Books
Chill and Read
Books and Tales
One Book Two
Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog
Lisa’s Loves(Books of Course)
Ramblings of a Book Nerd
Books, Dreams, Life
Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
Don’t Judge, Read
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
Books N Pearls
Infinite House of Books
The Book Junkie Reads
Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Here we go people… the trailer for Chaos Unbound… stay tuned for more as we get closer to release day!
Its official… Chaos Unbound will be released Tuesday, February 28, which also happens to be Mardi Gras, so…. laissez les bon temps roulez!!!!!!
Book 2 in the Metis Files series, Chaos Unbound, has reached an important milestone in the editing process. Line edits are DONE. Finished. Finite! That means that the manuscript is in the proofreading stages. Its roughly 115,000 words, which means its similar in length to Havoc Rising. The proofreading stage usually doesn’t take very long, but I still don’t have an exact release date beyond “Winter 2017.” That implies February, but I’ll keep you posted as soon as I know for sure.
Chaos Unbound picks up where Havoc Rising left off, but only in time frame. You don’t have to have read HR to follow CU, although there are many characters that appear in both. Once again we get a little backstory about Diomedes service with the Grey Musketeers under the command of D’Artagnan (yep, he was real) and we get into the world of the Fae. And apparently even the Fae have boogeymen…
Okay, so its not just about my books, but you might find it interesting anyway. You can listen to a short preview by clicking here or you can go to www.ThePrismaticLife.com and sign up to get the entire thing. Krissy Marie’s podcasts are insightful and interesting, so you’ll probably want to sign up anyway.
For those that like to listen to books while they drive, workout, do housework, whatever, I am pleased to announce that the Audio version of Havoc Rising is now available! You can pick up a copy herehttp://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Havoc-Rising-Audiobook/B01KN1JYO8/
I might also give away a few copies, so pop over to The Metis Files facebook page to check!