First Light - Third Edition!
During 2018-2021 - we can tell, a lot of work and changes were going on with the volume of the fantasy novel. The story got bigger, brighter and, at the same time - faster! Reading was never a boring experience with the Globiuz series.
What did change?
The content and the style! While preparing the First Light for the audio-book production, we have noticed, that reading a book and listening to it, gives a completely different perception. So we have decided to make it literally sounding better, rather than just being a humming paper. Such audio narration had opened new sides of the work.
The First Light celebrates new chapters! The new material expands the plot, characters and more:
- Chapter 11 – Crix, Binglow and Legen
- Chapter 12 – The Feather
- Chapter 20 – That Talking Raven
- Chapter 19 – The Hut
- Chapter 23 – Binglow and Friends
- Chapter 24 – Commander Krag
- Chapter 29 – A Hangover Cult
- Chapter 30 – Crix, We Need Your Help!
- Chapter 32 – Madak Returns
- Chapter 35 – A Casual Thief
We have successfully converted the First Light into the rich, character-driven story, that migrates smoothly into the Golden Scallop.
That's it! Late in the proofreading, you'd never expect any new character to visit your finished work (especially, when it's been published for over 2 years!). However, the new races (species) of the Globiuz universe had kicked in - Cruxes and Hottons!
You’re dead wrong here too, idiots, the one you’ve sent out, is my little brother, who had been almost shot by some strange archers from down below
The best of the plot is expanded - the unwanted is curtailed. Along the notable mentions are:
- Chapter 4 - The Torry Alliance
- Chapter 5 - Go and Get It!
- Chapter 6 - Opules
- Chapter 20 - The New Ferania
As an example, a new traveler perspective was added:
I wonder, how “naturally” they react on any violence or pain, how sickly, it makes them happy, almost relishing on somebody’s missing soul. Those grey, empty faces tell you, that they suffer an unbearable, titanic injustice — but they don’t! They have created such unbearable existence voluntarily! I haven’t noticed anybody forcing them to be brutal, or confined...
Torry Alliance and more
We begin our story with Black Dwarfs and Binglow - more of their backgrounds is revealed.
Unlike the Paglots, their childhood was secluded, driven by the mechanics of the catacombs, duct-channels, spider layouts and even Krahter invasions. Black Dwarfs had a lot of time to learn their craft, stashing their tools in proper ways, delivering the finest art in masonry and mining.
Commander Krag tells more to the reader of his interest and a secret mission to the Frool Forest.
Madak of Tornak
We have abridged the siege of the Tin Fort and, at the same time, added more of the plot material. The legend of the Tree of Life is expanded, the explanation of Stratius, the Crustacean hero and the general history of Tornak - leaving all of the war theatre at minimum. The characters of Madak and Spruce are expanded.
New paper formats
As of 2021, First Light comes in three paperback versions: 6x9", 5.25x8" and the 5x8". We have revised the format, to meet the best print out. Old pictures were removed, instead - a separate, illustrated version will be introduced.
Third Edition - 5x8"
Third Edition - 5.25x8"