…for the long-awaited, fan-chosen, under-the-sea bonus chapter! The rough draft is finished, and the final product will be posted next Monday. It’s a rather fitting post for Halloween since Thalia spends the story more or less in costume. Well, not in costume so much as shapeshifted. You’ll see.
To my readers who celebrate it, Happy Halloween! To my readers who don’t, have some end-of-October candy for no reason whatsoever.
Need a new webseries to check out while you wait so patiently for me to finish my alleged bonus chapter and alleged sequel? Look no further! You guys know Seireina, right? Photographer of Delphi? Blogger of modern Greece? Reviewer of Japanese pop culture? Well, Seireina has written her own webseries that draws on her knowledge of all of the above. Readers, I present to you…
Seireina describes Greek Ninja as “An epic adventure packed with action, some mythology, heavily features the theme of friendship, occasional humor, topped up with a hint of romance.”
Sasha Hunter is a young talented ninja, however, she has no purpose to fight for. She spends her days training and attending Ariadnio, a Greek martial arts school. Her life is peaceful and uneventful, even boring, until one day, everything changes.
Her sensei is killed during the invation of Ariadnio and leaves Sasha alone and confused. His last words to her are to go to Delphi and discover her real self. She wants revenge more than anything, but how can she make things right when she doesn’t even know who’s responsible?
So, she sets out on a fateful journey, along with her team mate Dawson, a mysterious British warrior. On the way they meet Eleonora and Menelaos, two Greek wandering youths who insist on joining them. Together, they reach Delphi where Sasha can finally fulfill her teacher’s dying wish. Just when she thought everyhing was over, she soon realizes nothing has even started…
The polls are closed and the votes are in. The next Thalia’s Musings bonus chapter will be set in…drumroll…
…Poseidon’s court! Any hot crustacean bands or Muses who want to be a part of someone’s world will be entirely coincidental.
Now, as you can see, the voting was really close. Poseidon just barely pulled ahead of Hades in the end. That’s why I’ve also outlined a Hades bonus chapter which will be posted after the Poseidon story. It will be set in the Underworld and will feature a lot of Hades himself.
Check back next week for some canon mythological background about Poseidon and Amphitrite, their kingdom, and their family. The Poseidon bonus chapter will be posted some Monday in October, though I can’t say which one. Thanks for voting!
So, as you’ve noticed, Volume One is complete and we’re on season break. Last week I published a light, fluffy one-shot prequel story that can be found under Bonus Chapters in the table of contents. I’m planning to publish at least one of those a month while the break lasts; maybe more frequently if I’m particularly inspired and have a miraculous amount of free time.
For my next bonus chapter, I’m going to let the readers pick the setting. Do you want to see another Olympus story, maybe with a focus on some characters who didn’t get much (or any) screen time in the first volume? Eris and her sisters, Dionysus, Hestia, Helios and Selene, etc.? What about Hades? We’ve only seen one tiny part of that realm, and Hades himself got, what, a handful of lines? And then there’s Poseidon’s realm. All we know about that is that it’s underwater and its king has an enchanted queen with a mysterious past.
The poll will be open until 12:00 pm CDT on Monday, October 3. Vote as many times as you want and feel free to elaborate in the comments.