The Alarna Affair on Wattpad

The first book of Ruth Lampi's Blackfeather Chronicles, The Alarna Affair, is now posting on Wattpad! New chapters are going up weekly. Of course you can also read this fantasy adventure story right here on The Five Wits Press's website, but if Wattpad is your reading platform of choice, head on over there and check it out. And if you like it, don't forget to vote.

The Genesis Sword updates

The Genesis Sword is a manga-style high fantasy webcomic, set in the Legendarium setting, created by S.A. Hannon. Inspired by RPGs- both western and eastern, video game and tabletop- the story explores heroism and sacrifice, the bonds of family, hope versus despair, and the effects of time.

The comic updates on Thursdays, and can be read on the Press or on its own site. It is suitable for ages 15 and up, and will be 24 chapters long.

(Last updated April 22, 2017)

Orphaned Gods updates

temporary coverThe Orphaned Gods epic fantasy novel series is written by Jessica Van Oort, with contributions by Ruth Lampi.

Once there were twelve animakhe, the reincarnating avatars of the Ancestors, eternally reborn in the mortal world to bring wisdom, courage, justice, and compassion. But centuries ago Dragon and Naga, the mother and father of all, were lost and the remaining ten animakhe split between two warring nations. Now, when demons once again walk the world and humans are forsaking the spirits, this handful of orphaned gods must find a way to save their people and themselves.

The first book in the series, Beasts and Hunters, is completely second drafted and getting feedback from beta readers. After feedback from those readers and a final copy-editing draft, Beasts and Hunters will be ready for publication.

The second book, Seals and Cages, is being second drafted. Rivals and Relations, the third book, is fully first drafted. Jessica worked on drafting the fourth book, Sons and Houses, during NaNoWriMo 2016 and is currently continuing with that first draft. The series will have a projected six books.

In addition to paperback and ebook publications, we'd like to publish the books in light novel style: the same story, but divided into smaller bundles of chapters with illustrations by S.A. Hannon. All versions will be suitable for ages 15 and up.

We're currently posting short stories by Jessica with art by Ruth of viewpoint characters from Orphaned Gods, set before the main books. We're also looking for beta readers for book one- you can find out more here! (Last updated September 24, 2017)