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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:55 am 
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*Current chapter: 13. Premonition*

So, in not being any good AT ALL in designing my own ages for the game, I decided to paint one in the form of an amateur novel.

In going along with the previous theme, I decided to make my first Myst based novel.

The Book of Ziana. (I know, kind of sounds like Ti'Ana :? ) (Pronounced. Zee-ar-nah) is a story I am writing based loosely around the Myst Series of games and novels. It is an amateur fan based novel.
It revolves around a character who has found himself on a strange island with no knowledge of how he arrived there. With natives he cannot communicate with, and the key to escaping within the pages of a mysterious book, his path off the island is buried deep in time, and perhaps his own past.

I'm trying to make this 'non linking' as possible to the Myst series and games, whilst retaining some familiarity. I do not plan to use existing information provided by the already told stories, but instead build along side them, with references.

Feel free to comment and offer your thoughts, etc.

I hope you enjoy it :)

(As the novel is hosted on my blog site, the story is posted Chapters in reverse, so the intro begins at the bottom, with the newest chapter at the top.)

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Seems pretty good so far I look forward to reading more


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Cheers!

After re-reading myself, I found several mistakes which I have rectified.
How now created RevA versions which fix this for the final completion. (no changes just mistakes fixed)

I know where I'm heading with it all, just need to put it to text :D

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Chapter 2 is up 8)

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Another great chapter, it might have a spelling error or two, but still quite lovely.


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Chapter 3 is up :)

If you do notice any spelling errors please point them out so I can correct them.

Thanks! :D

Edit: I've decided to scrap the whole RevA bit and simply correct the errors, seems as though some RSS links are becoming broken after I'm altering the titles.

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Keep up the good work! This is developing into a soild story I can hardly wait for the story to unfold further!


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Thanks for the comment :)
I"m currently sitting on a few ideas, I feel I'm rushing a lot of what is needed for further insight down the track.
I've returned back to the true Myst books for insight as to how they gave such filling chapters.

Chapter 4 will be up soon just need to plan ahead.

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Have finally done the fourth chapter.
Been busy, and also spent some time sketching out the plot very roughly kept me from posting it sooner.
I am kind of winging it now, not putting to much thought to an exact course, but more letting it happen as I think it up.

In my own critisism, I actually hate this chapter as not enough is revealed nor makes you want to read on.
But I suppose there is always a flat chapter that despite not seeming like much, gives something much further down the track.

Enjoy :D

Please post spelling mistakes or comments as you wish.

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Chapter 5 is up.
Short, but paints a nice picture of things to come I believe.
I could have stretched it out, or possibly combined it with Chapter 4, but.... ehh, lol

Enjoy.

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Finally some answers! Your story is coming along nicely and I look forward to reading more as it comes

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Hehe, I think now is the time for some answers to come, as I filled it with so many questions already :P

Glad you're enjoying it.
Have received some great emails to from people, which have kept me going with it also. :D

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I love the story so far. Unfortunately I am such an avid reader, that I tend to devour books...your short and sweet chapters are a two minute read for me, but an enjoyable one at that. I'm always left with the insane need to scream "NOOoo, more PLEASE!?". Keep up the good work.

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Haha, yes my chapters have progressingly become shorter.
Next 2 chapters should be quite longer as they will give some good insight.
1 to come in about a week :)

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Just read Chapter 1 ... very well done! I am an avid Sci-fi & some fantasy reader as well. I like it so far! I look foward to more when I have a bit more time, Great work!

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