Greetings and welcome to Sword of the Nation’s first public preview.
This preview is comprised of the Prologue and the first eight chapters of this tale (out of a planned twelve), which I hope will give you a good first look at the life of Bastiel Isthal, the Nation of Vaifen, and the Gestalt Initiative, as they face the unrelenting wrath of the Ashen Reckoning and their leader, Dogma.
As this is still a draft—a very raw one while at it, it hasn’t been professionally edited yet, that is something that I need to figure out once I approach completion of the third draft. It is, however, polished to the best of my ability, which is far from perfect, so please excuse any mishaps, English isn’t my native language and all.
Sword is very much still a work in progress, and things are not set in stone—although I do not plan to make sweeping changes to the story beyond the much needed polish that this draft still requires.
This is also my first time ever writing something of this caliber, and I’m very neophyte at it, I only ask for one thing: Your opinion, comments, and criticisms, all of which will be highly valuable for the future of this project.
Please give it a good read at your earliest convenience. I hope that you enjoy what you’re about to read.
Christian Kaleb Caruzo.