THE FIRST CHAPTER OF A CRIMSON DREAM LONG IN THE MAKING

//ABOUT:

Vaifen is under attack. Forces, both internal and external, actively conspire to bring an end to the peace of one of the last remaining nation-states in the planet Orbis.

The Ashen Reckoning, a terrorist organization hellbent on unraveling Vaifen and it’s ways, has unleashed a series of heinous and atrocious attacks upon the battered nation and its capital, the crown city of Ternion. Led by a man only known to the world as ‘Dogma’the Ashen Reckoning seeks to ‘free’ Vaifen’s people from what they profess is, the tyrannical rule of the Crown, the corruption of the Senate, and the blind indifference of the Tribunal.

In addition to that, the nation finds itself at the cusp of a political crisis. Senator Thomas Easton, of the New Vaifen Front, covets the position of Prime Minister; armed with a silver tongue and a message of revolution and change for Vaifen and its way of governance.

Vaifen’s security forces have been unsuccessful in putting an end to the Ashen Reckoning’s bloodshed, and corruption among these institutions is an ever-growing concern for the Nation’s regent, King Sulwyn Starsong. In light of that, Starsong has authorized the creation of Gestalt, a small elite group that can turn the tide against the Ashen Reckoning and any other extraordinary threats against the Nation.

Comprised of the finest sons and daughters of Vaifen, the small task force boasts bleeding edge technology unlike anything the nation has seen before. Gestalt is provided with exceptional operational liberties unlike the rest of the nation’s security apparatus. 

Bastiel Isthal, a young Nasivern orphan and the King’s protégé, dreams of one day becoming a hero worthy of those that preceded him. He heeds the call of duty conveyed by his regent and joins the Gestalt team, donning the crimson red GT-BS105MC Nightingale battle suit, and wielding the doctrine and legacy of his ancestors.

Sword of the Nation follows the journey and exploits of Bastiel Isthal and the Gestalt team as they work together to put an end to the Ashen Reckoning and Dogma, all whilst Bastiel carves his own heroic path in a world that may never fully embrace him.

This book is but the first entry in this universe—the first step towards this crimson dream of mine. Sword is the first of a trilogy, which, along with Sins of the Nation, and Soul of the Nation, will comprise the first arc of this saga. 

//UPDATES:

The latest posts and information regarding Sword of the Nation and it’s planned sequels.

//PROGRESS:

This universe and its journey towards completion is a life dream for me. It is also my first foray into writing something of this caliber, so I’m very thrilled to share this experience with you all—the good and the bad, the triumphs, and the obstacles.

As it stands, I have finished work on Sword of the Nation’s third draft. This third iteration is the one that I aspire will go through all the steps towards publishing. There are several aspects and goals to be achieved before it gets published, but this is a rough progress chart of where things stand at the moment.

THIRD DRAFT: REVIEWS AND REWRITES
PROLOGUE, CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 12, EPILOGUE 100%
FINAL DRAFT: FURTHER REVISIONS & GRAMMAR FIXES
75%
EDITING PROCESS
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COVER AND PUBLISHING PROCESS
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//PUBLIC.PREVIEW.TWO:

COMING SOON

STAY TUNED

//LORE.PREVIEWS:

There are many characters, factions, and elements that give form to this universe.

The following are a preview of some (but not all) of the factions, its members, and concepts featured on Sword of the Nation, which will grow and evolve throughout Sword, Sins, Soul, and beyond. 

Stay tuned for more!

Gestalt
The Royal House of Starsong
The Ashen Reckoning & Dogma
Heirs of Sin: The Nasivern
The Absolute Doctrine
The Nation of Vaifen
Citizens of Vaifen

//FEEDBACK:

Any feedback, suggestion, criticism, or otherwise, will be greatly welcome, as it will be instrumental to the completion of this dream—and if you just want to chat that’s fine too!

You may contact me through the following:

Kaleb#3680

@CKaleb

Sword of the Nation is a work in progress, things are not set in stone and can be subject to change

All images, logos, and other graphics are placeholders during this phase of the project

2020, by Christian Kaleb Caruzo.