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 first drafted and Jessica is working on the second draft, which will be sent to beta readers when finished. 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, and the third book, Rivals and Relations, are 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 art by Ruth of characters from Orphaned Gods, along with snippets from the books.

(Last updated January 22, 2017)

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