The first series is now complete. After a couple of years of writing, plotting, world building, and setting up several different stories (even Swift Fox is one of those stories), the entire thing is available for download.
Rocket Fox: Flight of the Nighthawk
Vulpinia Prime. A utopian paradise on the edge of the Lupine Sector of Space. The third planet of the Vulpine Star System, her inhabitants take to heart their age old adage that they are meant to protect the sector from any and all threats. For many, it is an honour to be chosen at the many Academies of science, engineering, mathematics and even the famed military colleges that dot the planet. Rarely has there been a serious threat which the Royal Vulpine Armada has had need to deal with. But Article 16 of the Space Exploration Charter is there for a reason. And for many of the cadets at the Chattingham Academy, they are soon going to find out why.
The Full Series - Rocket Fox – Flight of the Nighthawk
The Final Chapter!
The crew has boarded.
The mission is clear.
The Nighthawk prepares to launch.
To be continued in Pau Theta II
One last gathering for family and friends in a sociable atmosphere before the newly formed crew of the Nighthawk must undertake their mission. Will this be the formation of a new, formidable force to help protect the Vulpine Star System, or is this just the calm before the storm?
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The senior staff of the Nighthawk has been chosen. Graduation is only two days away. Senia has surrounded herself with trusted peers and each has put together a good team of engineers, scientists, doctors, and pilots. She’s even found that there are some colourful characters, what with the two Felanus barbers in Simon and Hector Longfur, and the veteran galley cook with Angus Longear.
But most importantly, the crew has learned just what the plot was that affected the academy. Fillias Stigian reveals there is indeed a nefarious plot at work.
Download Chapter Fourteen of the Rocket Fox adventure, or catch up with the entire series to date with Rocket Fox – Flight of the Nighthawk.
When last we left our story, the cadets of Chattingham academy along with Colonel Tyrell and Captain Mallard were trying to track down Colonel Stigian. Stigian, it had been revealed was attempting to set a bomb at the faculty building, when discovered, he fainted and was taken to the academy medical facility. Meanwhile, Senia Felix has been informed by General Gerring she has been chosen to captain a new breed of starship in order to root out this conspiracy that could affect all of Vulpinia Prime. Why exactly did Stigian faint, and is he in dire medical need? And who will Senia recruit to join her as part of the crew of the latest ship in the fleet; the Nighthawk?
The latest chapter of Rocket Fox: Flight of the Nighthawk is now available. Download and read via pdf reader.
It’s taken a while, but I haven’t forgotten about Rocket Fox. Oh, trust me. It’s there in the back of my mind reminding me everyday.
So here it is, the chapter twelve download.
As the mystery becomes clearer that a real threat is rearing it’s head for the citizens of Vulpinia Prime, Lt. Senia Felix finds herself in a difficult situation as a new kind of command is thrust upon her.
This quote isn’t necessarily about writing, but it does relate. It’s from Henry Rollins, who many may recognize as the front man for the punk band Black Flag.
How do you show that you like your fans? You don’t ding’em for money every possible chance you get. You make CD’s long and add a lot of cool bonus cuts. You don’t charge $50 for a t-shirt. When kids download your stuff for free off of the… internet and tell you about it, you don’t get mad at them. My parting line is ” I’D RATHER BE HEARD THAN PAID.” Am I going to come after you like Lars Ulrich, demanding my 35 cents, nah man. If you can’t afford to listen to my music and you gotta get it off the internet, at least you’re rockin’. ~Henry Rollins
This is a philosophy I’m using with my writing. Yeah, I’ll get my stuff published and people will buy it, but I also have it available in different electronic formats so if people download it and read it, then I guess I’ve done my job.
The only payment I want is that people mention they’ve read it, that’s all. Download it or buy, I don’t care. Just read it and enjoy it.
Do the same in return.
It’s been eleven chapters now posted, it’s the midway point of the story. This first book in the Rocket Fox series. If you’ve just joined the adventure, you can download all eleven chapters in a handy pdf format right from the Rocket Fox/Swift Fox page, or just download all eleven chapters as put together in this handy pdf.
Only eleven (or so) chapters to go in this first book. Things have changed from the original write up and plot outline, and soon all of that will be revealed.
- Rocket Fox: the second half (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- Writing: Rocket Fox – the soundtrack (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- Writing: Rocket Fox and Gerring and Pitts (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- Rocket Fox: Let the games begin (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- Writing: Switching gears (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
It is later in the evening, so here it is!
Rocket Fox, Chapter Nine, and things start to get interesting as more is revealed about some of the secondary characters, a hero comes into focus and we find out something sinister.
I’m working on chapter ten, which will include more about our main characters and some of their background, also a lesson in teamwork, Captain Mallard begins to get more help from outside the Academy, Stigian makes his own progress and some rough ball!
I completely forgot to update Rocket Fox with Chapter Eight. I’d finished it quite a while ago and never posted it.
Here it is in all it’s glory.
Later this evening, look for Chapter Nine.
Yarrrrr! Just in time fer International Talk Like A Pirate Day, here’s a story dug up from the years (last year, actually) starrin’ Black Mask ‘n Pale Rider.
Now in handy pdf format for easy downloading and reading.
I’ll eventually collect all of the short stories written for the two elven gunslingers and collect them together in a Tales of Terra-Kal.
As I often do, there is now an easy to read pdf file to download which contains all of Chapter Eight in its entirety.
And don’t forget, the other chapters are handy to download too, just click the T.B.R. link above (or the one in this sentence).
A good Monday morning to everyone. Looks like rain outside. Again. Especially after we had a lot of rain this way on Saturday and Sunday. Some awesome news, yesterday I got a phone call from my father saying that I have a brand new camera waiting for me. Yay! Twice the megapixel size of my current camera, it’s a Nikon. I believe next weekend I shall make a trip into the city.
And now, even better news!
Here is the seventh chapter of Rocket Fox in an easy to read pdf made for downloading.
This is something I should have talked about a while ago, but I was quite immersed in getting more story and world building for Rocket Fox.
This is a book available for Amazon’s Kindle (and through Smashwords, as I have been informed, also Nook). It is by the very talented John Walker. I’ve read other prose from him and it’s very much in that film noir type of setting.
John and I first met (I use met loosely because we’ve never met face to face, only through the existence of 3D avatars) through City of Heroes. It was my first entry into the world of MMOs, having missed out on Everquest and WoW completely. The group we were involved in was (is, it’s still around really) a role play group. We made characters, played their parts, and wrote stories about them. That last part is probably the most important. It was also good interaction because people would often leave feedback about each other’s stories and give tips or offer corrections.
Anyway, buy his ebook (seriously, 4 bucks!).
Now, the entirety of chapter five of Rocket Fox is available for pdf download. Don’t forget, chapter six is also available. You can get both of the here.
Each week, there will be a new pdf file with a complete chapter in the adventure of Rocket Fox: Flight of the Nighthawk.
Last night I posted the final part of chapter four, and today I put it into a pdf file for easy download.
And for those who might want the previous chapters as well, here they are.
And finally, an all in one which contains each chapter and some bonus material (ie, pictures!).
The download of chapter three is here.
And, once again, here is a complete download containing all three chapters.
- Rocket Fox – Chapter One Complete (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
- Rocket Fox – Chapter One & Two download (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
With the writing of Chapters One and Two complete, I’ve put them together in a nice package for easy download and reading. The file is a pdf and should be easily viewed on any device that can handle such a format.
If readers have previously downloaded Chapter One, I’ve also made a Chapter Two download.
- Rocket Fox – Chapter One Complete (taholtorf.wordpress.com)
All three of the previous writings all together in one handy to download pdf file.
Click the link, download the file, and enjoy.
Another round of shameless self promotion. That’s fine, it’s for books, and especially the one I wrote.
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Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who’s curiosity gets the better of them. The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. Along the way they make enemies and friends and learn a little bit about this world, and about themselves. An adventure of six guns and sorcery.
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What happens when an old gun hand makes a decision to turn his life around and set a new course? In Canyons of Steel, Johnathon Tiberius Walker makes the choice of turning his back on the underground military of the Red Hand and try to make right his own sins. All because he wants his daughter to live in a better world than he does.
And for the next week, if anyone drops me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or an ask in my tumblr or comments here, give me your email address and I’ll shoot off a free digital copy. I will promise to keep all email addresses confidential and will not publish them.
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The complete series of The Adventures of Black Mask & Pale Rider is now available for digital download at http://www.obooko.com! Cover art is by Clarrisa R. Hummel, who has helped bring to life the visuals of Shani and Pania.
Elven magic meets gunslinger grit. What happens when two elven travellers find themselves in the United States in the middle of the Civil War? The Adventures of Black Mask and Pale Rider tells the story of two elven women who’s curiosity gets the better of them.
The wild ride takes them from the Union to the Confederacy and back again. Along the way they make enemies and friends and learn a little bit about this world, and about themselves. An adventure of six guns and sorcery.
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As Shani and Pania travel to Overbrook, Thomas Til’Avan and his workers get ready for an exposition. And Karl Alow gets a first peek.
The adventure begins! Political friction is seen between the nations of Brytilonia and Mysteria. And the coming of the industrial revolution.
It’s finally here! The first episode of Flight of the Skyhawks. We kick things off only minutes after Shani and Pania return to Terra-Kal from Earth. Join us now, for high flying adventure!