Sages of Darkness

Amazing Art from Ally K – HowlSage and The Quest for Truth come together

I got this awesome artwork from Ally Ko. The Wikks from The Quest for Truth are meeting Taylor and Ike from Sages of Darkness. How cool is that, seeing these two groups interact? Ally is spot on with what I always imagined the characters to look like. Let me see your awesome fan artwork, please send it to info (a) BrockEastman.com

Ally Ko - Fan Art - The Wikks meet Taylor and Ike - 7-29-2013_Page_1

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BlizzardSage Teaser

Are you ready? BlizzardSage is coming soon.

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Like, Rate, Review

Thankful for good books, or just bored? Do me a super quick favor. Head here: www.amazon.com/author/brockeastman Click on my books and click the like button on each title, then if you really want to help me and make me happy leave me a rating and review. Won’t take a more then a minute per book.

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Future of BlizzardSage

It is with disappointment that I write this post. The Sages of Darkness trilogy with Destiny Image has been cancelled.

Destiny Image has recently decided to end their fiction lines. The short of the story is that this effects the release of BlizzardSage and CrimsonSage. Don’t entirely fret yet, there is hope if you are a fan of HowlSage and want more from the series. Here we go!

The good news, BlizzardSage is written. The bad news is it needs an editor. The complicated news is I want to make the series more interactive.

So what can we do?

I am hoping to launch a KickStarter campaign in the next week to raise funds for editing and creation of the rest of the Sages of Darkness trilogy, as well as a revamp of HowlSage. My plan is to not only continue the story through BlizzardSage and CrimsonSage, but to write a prequel of SandSage and several other adventures from other characters we have met or you will meet in BlizzardSage. In other words I have met them, but you haven’t. But I think you will like them.

I really need your help to raise the money in advance to pay for the editing of these books. Also I want to make these versions better. I plan on adding photography of the characters through out each book and hopefully some Video Logs from the characters to make it more interactive. Won’t that be cool? Check out some photography samples below. Hopefully this gives you an idea of where we are going.

I want the Sages of Darkness reading experience to go from text on a page, to a full color media experience. I want you to feel immersed in the world of HowlSage, BlizzarSage, CrimsonSage and beyond. I want you to feel a personal connection to the characters. Does that sound cool? If so I need you to join me. Any amount is helpful, but my goal is a $1000 a book to cover the cost of editing, props for the photos shoots, website development, travel to locations, and more.

 

Please share this post and this need with anyone you know who might be interested in the series, or may have read it. I am excited about this series and where it may go.

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Australia Day – TimTam – TimTam Slam – Books for Life Contest!



Apparently today is Australia Day!

I ate a TimTam which is apparently Australia’s favorite cookie (at least according to Pepperidge Farms.) This said I want to shout out to my favorite Australian family the Wilmots, and contributor to The Quest for Truth blog Michael Wilmot. Next up the TimTam Slam! The what?

So here is a challenge for those of you who are in the Win Books For Life Contest! Run to your local store and buy some TimTams then do the Timtam Slam; which is biting off both ends and sucking cocoa up through the TimTam like a straw! Then of course email your pictures to me! 500 points to those of you who send them in!

Email:
QuestForTruthContest (at) gmail (dot) com. Of course, when you email, replace the above (at) with the @ symbol and the word (dot) with an actual (.)

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HowlSage – Jinn attacks Taylor -Stop motion Lego

Ryan Matlock created another awesome video for Sages of Darkness. Check out this battle between Taylor and the jinn in HowlSage. Send me your awesome videos, fan art, and other cool stuff.

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Was a BlizzardSage sighted in New Mexico?

You be the judge was a BlizzardSage actually spotted in New Mexico?

Coming soon to a store near you or online….

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What does this have to do with the BlizzardSage book?

 From Fox News – Link Here

Drought Doomed Ancient City of Angkor

By Charles Choi
Published January 04, 2012
| LiveScience
The ancient city of Angkor — the most famous monument of which is the breathtaking ruined temple of Angkor Wat — might have collapsed due to valiant but ultimately failed efforts to battle drought, scientists find.
The great city of Angkor in Cambodia, first established in the ninth century, was the capital of the Khmer Empire, the major player in southeast Asia for nearly five centuries. It stretched over more than 385 square miles (1,000 square kilometers), making it the most extensive urban complex of the preindustrial world. In comparison, Philadelphia covers 135 square miles (350 sq. km), while Phoenix sprawls across more than 500 square miles (1,300 sq. km), not including the huge suburbs.
Suggested causes for the fall of the Khmer Empire in the late 14th to early 15th centuries have included war and land overexploitation. However, recent evidence suggests that prolonged droughts might have been linked to the decline of Angkor — for instance, tree rings from Vietnam suggest the region experienced long spans of drought interspersed with unusually heavy rainfall.
Angkor possessed a complex network of channels, moats, and embankments and reservoirs known as barays to collect and store water from the summer monsoons for use in rice paddy fields in case of drought. To learn more about how the Khmer managed their water, scientists analyzed a 6-foot (2-meter)-long core sample of sediment taken from the southwest corner of the largest Khmer reservoir, the West Baray, which could hold 1.87 billion cubic feet (53 million cubic meters) of water, more than 20 times the amount of stone making up the Great Pyramid at Giza.
Also, to collect samples from across the greater Angkor region, researcher Mary Beth Day, a paleolimnologist at the University of Cambridge in England, hired a “tuk-tuk” (motorized rickshaw) driver, and was able to convince him to drive her around the countryside, “often on tracks that tuk-tuks probably aren’t designed to travel on,” she recalled. “We nearly got stuck in the sand a couple of times, but my driver was remarkably accommodating given that he probably thought I was crazy.”
The researchers deduced a 1,000-year-long climate history of Angkor from the baray. They found at around the time Angkor collapsed the rate at which sediment was deposited in the baray dropped to one-tenth of what it was before, suggesting that water levels fell dramatically as well. The discovery “really emphasizes how significant the events during this period must have been,” Day said.
As both water levels and sediment deposits ebbed, the ecology of the baray changed as well, with more bottom-dwelling algae and floating plants coming into existence.
“The ecological shift primarily serves to underline how environmental conditions in the West Baray have been fundamentally different since the 17th century, post-collapse, as compared to what the baray was like during Angkorian times,” Day said.
In the end, the water management systems of the Khmer might have been insufficient to cope with sudden and intense variations in climate. [10 Ways Weather Changed History]
“Angkor can be an example of how technology isn’t always sufficient to prevent major collapse during times of severe instability,” Day told LiveScience. “Angkor had a highly sophisticated water management infrastructure, but this technologic advantage was not enough to prevent its collapse in the face of extreme environmental conditions.”
“It’s important to understand, however, that failure of the water management network was not the sole reason for the downfall of the Khmer Empire,” Day added. “The collapse of Angkor was a complex process brought about by several different factors — social, political and environmental.”
The scientists detailed their findings online Jan. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/04/drought-led-to-demise-ancient-city-angkor/?test=faces#ixzz1iWD43Fqv

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J.R.R. Tolkien and I don’t see eye to eye? Or do we?

Check out this engaging article at Speculative Faith by Rebecca LuElla Miller, and then check back to read my response. Hit me with your comments below, I’d love to hear your thoughts and discuss with you.


Thanks to Rebecca for sharing this and for bringing up such an interesting discussion. It’s one that I am sure will cause for lots of differing, but honest opinions. 

What started my quest to write a series without death (or if it occurred I would include a useful lesson and explanation to kids on death)? I was having a conversation with my friend, and he mentioned having read an article in Reader’s Digest (that was indeed a true story) about a spy. The spy killed someone, and when my friend had finished reading he realized, ‘wow I just read about someone dying and it came across as entertainment to me.’ He hadn’t stopped to consider that this person actually died, they had a soul, and they were either sent to Heaven or Hell. This shocked him to realize that even in a written article, death could come across to him as a vessel for entertainment. The conversation made me consider the fact that many indeed are becoming desensitized to death (along with many other things, language, sex, drugs, etc.) We look past what happens to one whence upon they die. Where will you go? Where do they go? 

I’d been reading and recently finished Harry Potter, as well as Eldest (Inheritance Cycle). Not only did death often occur, but sometimes language, and protagonists who often lied, cheated, broke rules, or even stole to get where they needed to be to be victorious. What does this say to readers, fans, kids? 

*I have and continue to enjoy the Harry Potter franchise (Books & Movies), and I am currently reading Inheritance of the Inheritance Cycle. So I’m not mentioning the above to degrade either author or series.

Now within the article, the discussion goes to say that authors might separate what children experience and when they should learn or ‘come of age’ perhaps. This is not my intention, instead I wish to provide Truth and depth to the kids who experience my books. To provide answers and solid Truths to them. So what is death (and not in a morbid way.) It’s not just a sword to the gut, a severed head, etc. It’s the end to physical life here on Earth and the fork in the road for the Soul. Something happens after one dies, and many are Lost and will not experience Everlasting Life with the Father above. 

I am so excited to have been included in this discussion and had the opportunity to speak out on why I am writing, or at least why I wrote The Quest for Truth.

In my other series Sages of Darkness, my protagonist is a demon hunter, and before him many demons will fall and be slain. Killing other human (or human like) characters is one thing, but demons? Well we all know where they belong, so banish them! In this series the action, intensity, and killing occurs more often. My goal for this series, was to portray vampires, werewolves, and other demonic-supernatural-creatures in their rightful place as nothing short of evil. I don’t subscribe to vampire boyfriends or werewolf heroes, these creatures if a reality would be nothing short of demonic. My goal was to place them where they belong. What’s your thoughts on Twilight? Vladmir Tod?

Last I’ll mention my work on Adventures in Odyssey’s Imagination Station series, I was able to write the David and Goliath story with an AIO twist. This was fun and imaginative adventure.

That said I hope you finds that my writing and my reasons for writing always have purpose and cause. I hope that I never write a book, just to be putting out the next thing and that each work is indeed God inspired. 
I also want to add that the world we live in, especially media wise, is much different then the one that J.R.R. Tolkien lived in.

Thanks again to Rebecca LuElla Miller for challenging us (me) to think:

Check out the article she recently did on me at one of her other blogs:


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Taken and HowlSage are on SUPER SALE!

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