I know the schedule of Metaverse Books until May of 2027.
But those books are not set in stone until written.
However, this doesn't mean that I cannot add more books to my schedule to go even further past that point.
I may even change the schedule to add more to the plans that I already have in development.
There may be additions to the four series already being written in the Metaverse.
But that is neither here nor there for now.
Nothing is set until publication.
Also, there are more books coming for the Odyssey * Star Universe as well. I have four to five series in various states of development. There are several episodic series that I am contemplating doing within this universe. Titles of these series include: Chronicles (first book is Into the Unknown), Sentinel Princess, Star Samurai, The Lycaran, and Phantom Star. The idea behind this saga was to write them in a trilogy or serial, not an interconnected, interweaving series of books like the Metaverse.
Furthermore, I may even have another Saga in the process of being created. Not sure where I want to go with it. I started the story sometime back but have yet to add anything to it in a while. I still have a placeholder image on the front page of this site. But we will see.
This is all for now.
Check out the newest release of the METAVERSE, Let the Games Begin (Mind Games #2).
Less than 1 week til you are introduced to Douglas Harley, Michelle Harley, Maal Khalin, Arias Cardinale, Emissary Khalin, Madetheira Shathaal, Vicon Raveneau, Querilla Opaaca, Zax Carthage, Livvie Austen, and more...
They all make their first appearance in the forthcoming novel, Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown. The true start to this saga. There may be stories written to be set before this one. But this is the first of a newer version of previous story ideas that I have from older manuscripts and written ideas. It is very likely that similar stories to ones written before show up but in different ways and how they affect the characters now than they had before.
To find where you can pick up your copy from your favorite ebook shop goto:
I bear down as the deadline nears for me to have everything into my distributors to publish the complete story.
Still a little over two weeks until publication of Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown.
My plan for the Odyssey Star books I am writing is for them to be in trilogies. As I write them, they could be anywhere in the Odyssey Star timeline. I will keep you apprised as to where they fit within the timeline. Every story will have an affect on the others directly or indirectly.
I cannot wait to introduce you to these new stories with the universe of Odyssey Star.
There is a lot to come.
The second trilogy, Star Samurai, will deal with a character who is Bengaali.
There may be a standalone story or two to fit within the overall narrative of Odyssey Star.
Some of the major characters are related in some fashion. We will see how it turns out.
I am reformatting and reworking the paperback books for the current titles of the METAVERSE.
I am making each series with a simplistic interior design that allows the reader to pick up their favorite books and know what series they belong to. (Also, says it on the cover)
These are some simple fixes.
May fix a few pieces of the grammar, too.
But the books will have a more congruent look through each series.
I am hoping to have all done by the end of this week so I can concentrate on Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown.
Well that is the plan for now.
Been thinking of how I can rework the covers to make them more exciting and more like movie posters.
Not sure how I will pull it off but I will figure out a way.
The book covers to me have no pizzazz.
Yes, I created the covers.
Yes, I drew the covers.
But to me they do not pop like I want them to.
Although, I hear that people like the cover to the Phoenix Hunter.
I happen to like the cover to Mind Games myself as well as the Grimoire of Darkness cover.
But I have not created the Odyssey Star: Into the Darkness cover because I am not satisfied with the cover itself.
I have the basic layout I want but not satisfied with how the artwork turned out. Not sure one of the characters on the cover needs to be there or I am missing a character on the cover. Not sure..
Oh well, I am thinking aloud.
The image shown here is just the penciled and inked drawing of what will be the front cover in the end. I may pull some elements apart to make the cover a bit better or may even rework the cover on better paper for a cleaner look. Who knows.
However, this is the basic idea for the cover. Not completely finished, but very close
A YOUNG REDHEADED MAN walks through a thick brush in a forest on a distant planet. In his hand he carries a pistol. He is wearing a dark blue uniform with gold trim. His shoulder length locks are pulled back into a ponytail.
“Alright, Macon, where are you?” He mutters to himself.
“Harley, shut up.” The young man hears in his ear. “I ain’t that far away. Just head straight about a couple hundred meters. You should come to a clearing where the shuttle it.”
“Gotcha, Macon.” Harley responds. Then, he hears a growling sound nearby. The brush shakes as well. Harley stops in his tracks and listens intently.
Something’s not right here. Harley wonders. His teke powers sense a big powerful creature nearby. Stay calm, my big friend.
The creature rises to its feet. Harley looks up at the large reptilian creature with a long neck. The scales shimmer as light strikes it. Harley gulps as he slowly backs up.
The creature lowers its head towards Harley. He stands very still. He takes a deep breath. The creature’s bulging red eyes stare at Harley. There is a single horn on its long snout. Three horns emerge from the back of the creature’s head.
“Harley, time is short.” Macon says through the ear piece. “You need to get your ass moving.”
“I have a situation here.” Harley mutters through gritted teeth.
“Turn your camera on the glasses on.” Macon says.
Harley taps a button on the right side of the frames. A display pulls up on the glasses. “You seeing this thing, Macon?”
“Yeah, kid, I see it.” Harley hears. “Hold your position. Do not alarm the dragor. I am on my way.”
“Dragor?” Harley mutters. He lowers his pistol slowly and holsters it. He spreads out his arms.
The dragor crooks its head. It studies Harley. Then, it snorts. Air blows past Harley. Mucus follows the initial snort. It covers Harley’s face and torso. Harley turns and removes the mucus covering him.
“Ugh.” Harley says as he shakes mucus from his hands onto the ground. Then, he hears the roar of the shuttle above him.
The dragor’s eyes open wide. He roars and raises his head towards the shuttle. Anger comes from the dragor.
“Macon, get out of here!” Harley shouts as an energy begins to form inside the dragor’s mouth.
To be continued in ODYSSEY STAR: INTO THE UNKNOWN, published by Galaxia Press, out April 20, 2018!
I still have the April 20, 2018 date for publishing a book.
However, the original book in that slot for METAVERSE, Order of the Blue Moon: A Moontripper Novel, has been pushed back to the June slot. This pushes back all the other METAVERSE books too by 2 months. In its spot, Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown will be published by Galaxia Press and Rising Dragons Publishing.
Odyssey Star: Into the Unknown is on the way to being finished. I am 14 chapters into the story. I feel it being near the conclusion within the month of March, it will be done.
The plan for ODYSSEY STAR is to write standalone stories and trilogies. These stories will make the overall narrative of the series. Not sure how the saga will be setup timeline wise but they will all fit together somehow.
Already 3 books are set in the series based off three separate main characters: Douglas Harley, Starragaar, and Fiona Harley. The three books are also set in three different time periods decades apart.
The three books in progress are:
I am working hard on these books for Galaxia Press / Rising Dragons Publishing along with other projects. I have many tales in the works. Now to get them out.
INTO THE UNKNOWN is scheduled for release this September.
The UNTITLED FIONA HARLEY BOOK now has a title. It will be called SENTINEL PRINCESS. Not sure when it or STAR SAMURAI will be published. Likely to come out in 2019. But we will see how things go.
Bryan Rainey is the author of the METAVERSE and Odyssey Star sagas. He is also the publisher and cover artist of the books.