What Are the Chronicles of the Stag God?

The Chronicles of the Stag God are a series of multi-chapter short stories and one-shot pieces of fiction set in the world of Khernia, a fantasy setting. Though most of them have something to do with the great Stag God, Ashlan, in some fashion, not all do -- some are simply set in the same world.

Reader Warning
The Chronicles of the Stag God are unabashedly pornographic in tone and content. Though many of the elements within perhaps skirt the bounds of comfort for some, I believe that they do what fantasy and the imagination have always done: that is, they explore "what if" in a context that is completely safe, and in which no one can actually get hurt.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Print Edition of the Stag God Chronicles!

Hey, all.

So, I've decided that Ashlan deserves some space on my bookshelves. Though I originally thought about trying to find a publisher, I think the format is a little strange for most standard publishing venues - too short and choppy for novels, and too long for short story compilations.

Fortunately, we live in a time when those aren't our only options. :)

I'm in the process of putting together a Trade Paperback sized edition of the Stag God Chronicles. I'm also in contact with couple of artists, discussing how to get a cover and a couple of interior plates illustrating key scenes from each of the stories for the final book.

I'll keep you guys in the loop - you've been the best, sticking with me over the last four years and watching Ashlan and the world of Khernia grow in all of our minds (and sometimes, our pants ^_^ ). I'll let you folks know more as I have more info, including maybe posting one or two of the images here as I get them.

I'm also putting the proceeds from these sales toward a very good end; since this sort of endeavor will let me take time off from work occasionally without it impacting my finances, I'm going to occasionally take "Stag God Weekends," and spend time working on new tales for the Stag God Chronicles.

Right now, I'm working on a story called "The Archon," which is part of a new Stag God Chronicles trilogy called Light in the Forest:

"The Archon:" The assault and corruption of one of the Church's Patriarchs isn't something that its masters can take without answer. So, the hunt begins - the powers of the Lord of Light are out for blood...the blood of the Stag God, and they don't care who gets caught in the middle.

There's lots more on the horizon, including plans for a trilogy after Light in the Forest entitled The Smoke of War. :D Thanks for sticking with me, guys.

5 comments:

Lost Boy said...

I am just wondering if Chapter 9 in the Light in the Forest story is the end? I have seen or heard anything since July. Whatever happened to the print edition you were thinking of. I have all the stories saved in Word and was thinking of just printing it out as a double sided book, but some cover art and interior art would also be nice besides the Imbru art that has already been done.

The Stag God said...

Hey there, Lost Boy.

Sorry about the huge delay in time - it is not the end, but I've been really swamped with work lately. Additionally, the final chapter is proving to be really insanely difficult to write, so it's taking some extra time.

There are still plans to work up a print edition of the book, but some of my artists have had some difficulties come up recently, and life hasn't been treating them very kindly. Rest assured, however, that it is in the works, and I hope to have it all ready to go by the end of the year (Ashlan willing...).

Lost Boy said...

I understand totally. I would rather have you take the needed time and do it right rather than rush the story and come out with something you are not really happy with. It's better for us as well. I thank you for sharing your stories with us and look forward to the last chapter so I can finally print it out and read it. And don't worry, if you come out with a print edition I will get it as well.

3haremoon said...

Thank you for your amazing work! This is the hottest book I've read in a long time. My partner and I have been tossing quotes back and forth for a couple of days now (which usually leaves one of us feeling randy) and we can't wait for more!
May inspiration find you always. Please keep up the good work an blessed be!

The Stag God said...

3haremoon: Thank YOU for taking the time to drop by and write a note. :) I can't begin to tell you how insanely gratifying it is to not just have enthusiastic readers, but to know that there are two men out there using my work to get one another hot and bothered? SEXY.

Thanks so much, and Blessed Be. ;)