Longtails: The Storms of Spring – Chapter One (READ FREE)

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The Future.

Humanity is Extinct.

Ruins of human civilization lay as the bedrock of a new world order governed by animals of all shapes and sizes.

Biological warfare and radiation during World War 4 have had surprising effects on the creatures of the world.  Some for the better.  Some for the worse.  Raccoons scour the countryside for motorbike parts.  Squirrels have taken to the sky aboard flying ships.  Danger lurks around every corner.

A large population of mice, small as they are, has migrated to the city of Verden.  There, they created a thriving society protected by a magic-casting, sword-wielding team of intrepid soldiers, adventurers and explorers—the Longtails.

This is their story.

CHAPTER ONE

The Not So Special Mouse

Del Hatherhorne was anything but a hero.  In fact, he was the epitome of a nobody as far as mice were concerned.  His short, coarse fur was the color of brown commonly referred to as mouse-brown.  Typical.  His whiskers were of perfectly average length.  Forgettable.  His tail was not too long—nor too short, and his belly was rounded in a way that suggested he didn’t get much exercise but also didn’t gorge himself on treats.  Ordinary.  Even his age was average.  He was six seasons old, making him no longer a youthful mouse, but also not elderly.  But it wasn’t just an amalgamation of his height, weight, age or appearance which made Del so unfathomably unmentionable.

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Del Fanart – Mean Green

Can you even believe that Longtails will be out in NINE DAYS??? I sure can’t.  I remember back in December when I was thinking that April would be here before we knew it and now it’s here!! How time flies.  Today we have a new piece of art from an artist I’ve worked with before on art for the site.  Mean Green did a Kando piece which I shared a while back.  Today we’ve got Del blasting away enemies in one of his favorite past times!  Enjoy!

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Longtails First Copy Deep Dive

Hello there friends!  I just realized that I hadn’t done a post since the release of the official cover last week!  And yet, that feels like only yesterday.  Can I just say that this week has been a whirlwind?  That being said, Longtails: The Storms of Spring will be in YOUR hands in less than 20 days.  It just so happens that as of yesterday, Longtails is now in MY hands.  Therefore, I thought it would be fun to share a close look at the book with all of you!

Front Cover

All Longtails exterior cover was created by Dexter Allagahrei.

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Denya Fanart – Alibi Cami

Hello all!  I am so excited to show you the amazing cover art for Longtails: The Storms of Srping this Sunday, but in the meantime, we have some more amazing fanart!  This one comes from Alibi Cami and I love it because it is just so friggin’ adorable!  Seriously, I would read an entire children’s book with this artwork.  You know what?  Scrap the book!  Let’s start over and this time it will be a bedtime story!  Just kidding, of course.  I also love seeing Denya read her recipe book.  So cute!

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