“The Breath of War” published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies


Pleased to announce my science fantasy story “The Breath of War” is now published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies‘s special Science Fantasy month. You can read it here.

As the first few paragraphs indicate, this is tangentially connected to the Xuya universe (it’s a great big large universe out there 🙂 ). Those with knowledge of Chinese/Vietnamese history will probably recognise the inspiration for this: it’s a mix of fairytales I read as a child, one about jade carvings (which are about whittling down the stone to the true shape it contains), and another about a painted dragon that came alive when the artist painted the eyes (the only missing part). Aka I continue to mine mythology for awesome SF. There are worse things :p


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