Thank you! That was the goal, I’m glad it came across as effective.I'm about halfway into this, into the 11th century of the alternate colonisation - really enjoying it, especially when the "history book" has to give up and cite old sagas and accounts with dubious background.
I’m glad you enjoyed it!I've just finished it and very much enjoyed it - it reminded me a lot of a more detailed look at a similar (if not the same) concept as the backstory to L Sprague de Camp's classic "The Wheels of If". Look forward to the continuation.
I'm aware I sound like a strawman version of my own LTTW thread commenters here, but I feel the only thing it would have benefited from was a map to help keep track of where all the different groups were in relation to one another.
Will do a review on Amazon shortly!
No problem. Including maps in Kindle books is a bit fraught with difficulty (I get @Alex Richards to make mine and even with his skill they're often only just legible on Kindle) so what I've started doing is asking him if I can link directly to his Deviantart (or mine for the ones I make) and providing links in the text or footnotes of the book.I’m glad you enjoyed it!
There were maps on the AH.com thread, but I’ll confess to not making as many as it probably needed
I’m looking forward to your review!
I've got to admit I've found them a lot easier to do since getting the hang of inkscape and vector graphics.I have found maps can take time to produce but can be satisfying. The one for 'Eve of the Globe's War' took almost as long as writing the book itself but I am very proud of it.
I have found the best way is to create them as a .bmp then convert them to .jpeg only at the very final stage. Then I put them into a 1x1 table on a page on their own. This reduces the chances of 'slippage' when the book goes into ebook format.