May you walk unbound.
After more than a year of hard work, Son of Man is finally out!
Set decades before Awakening, Son of Man tells the tale of the Freedman Rebellion, in which re-mechs (intelligent machines) fought for their freedom. Isaac, a young father who loses everything to violence, finds his path intertwined with those of the re-mechs. Together, they will attempt to change the world.
Will they succeed? Or will the rebellion crumble into ashes?
Read Son of Man to find out!
Son of Man is available for free at Smashwords.com and their affiliates (Apple iBooks, Kobo, etc)
It is also be available for $0.99 at Amazon!
After finishing the first draft a week ago, I have now completed the initial round of editing and formatting, in addition to finalizing the cover design.
The book will be published on the 24th of June, and like all of my other works, it will be completely free!
For those of you who don’t know, Son of Man is a prequel story in The Chronicles of New Eden. Set decades before Awakening, it follows a man named Isaac who loses everything to war. Witness his struggle as he fights to protect his son, Alvin, whilst finding himself inserted into a larger conflict that will grow to shape the future of the world!
Son of Man will be initially available via Smashwords and Amazon, with their affiliate links becoming active soon afterwards (iBooks, Kobo etc).
I know, this has been a long time coming. I started working on Son of Man in early 2019, and at the time I thought that I could hop between it, The Beggar Knight, and The Godhand. My plan at the time was to work on all three books simultaneously, and thereafter release them one after the other. After a while, I realized that my approach wasn’t working.
So, switching tracks, I decided to focus on a single book at a time. My decision was also partly based on the fact that of the three, The Beggar Knight was the most fun to write, followed by The Godhand. Son of Man, by comparison, was a bit of a pain.
It was the first time I had ever attempted to write a prequel. This alone was fairly daunting, as I struggled to adapt themes from the Chronicles of New Eden and fit them into a shorter format with a heavier focus on war and loss.
Son of Man is also the darkest book I have ever written, featuring multiple deaths, depressing scenes and my first truly unhappy ending.
This was difficult for me to get used to, hence the long delays as I found other projects to occupy my time. But finally, after months of hard work, Son of Man is finally approaching completion.
The first draft is now complete, which means that editing, formatting and cover design is next. Once those items have been checked off, I will release Son of Man to the world.
Just like every other book I’ve written, Son of Man will be completely free to obtain when it is released.
Stay tuned for more info…
Hello all! As you can see, reports of my demise at the hands of an enraged hermit crab were mercifully untrue!
I am alive and well, and I’ve been working hard on several upcoming projects.
Son of Man is taking a bit longer than I had planned for due to the nature of its story. It is a very different book from anything I’ve written thus far in terms of setting and tone, so it has taken some time to get it right.
It should be released before the end of the year, with The Godhand following soon after. After that, I will begin working on The Chronicles of New Eden 3 and The Beggar Chronicles 2, due early to mid 2020.
That’s all for now!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, there is a very angry hermit crab asking for a rematch…
After dedicating all of my time and effort to finishing The Beggar Knight, I am pleased to announce that I have returned to writing Son of Man!
For those of you who don’t know, Son of Man is a prequel book to Awakening and Sunrise Sapling. It tells the story of Isaac Gordon, a police officer and later rebel who faces many trials and tribulations during the worldwide South Wars.
The book was originally conceived as a novella, so it will be substantially shorter than my previously released books (not including my poetry collections).
I will keep you all updated on my progress, and hope to have Son of Man published in June or July. After that, I will go back to writing The Godhand, which should be out before the end of the year.
So stay tuned, and look forward to another fantastic book from yours truly!
Hello there! (General Kenobi)
Yes, I know it’s been a while, but I haven’t been spending all my time lazing about and not writing, I promise.
Instead, I’ve been recovering from surgery (Umbilical Hernia Repair), which has taken a little over two weeks. Thankfully, with all that free time, I was able to make some progress with The Beggar Knight!
As it stands, I have written 10 of the 15 chapters of the first draft. If I stay on track, the final word count should be a little over 60k words (roughly in line with Be Good).
I am very happy with what I have written so far, which will hopefully translate into minimal editing time. Factoring in the read-through, cover design and final mark-up, The Beggar Knight will hopefully be ready for publication in April.
Of course, if this estimate changes, I will update this post.
With regards to Son of Man and The Godhand, I’ve placed them on the back-burner until The Beggar Knight is completed, in order to deliver the best book I am capable of writing.
Finally, I have also been doing some much needed work on my website. I am entirely self-taught when it comes to all of this, including website design, so it is definitely an ongoing project.
If you would like to check it out, head over to www.haydenpearton.com
Until next time,
Before Barsch, before Alza, the world was ravaged by war. However, in the midst of this chaos there was a group which only desired one thing: to be slaves no more.
This is their story.
The Chronicles of New Eden: Ascendant Path One
Son of Man
Release Date: TBD