...And here we are, at the end of Chapter V. There will be a break of several weeks now (We're about to get some very complex scenes and my computer is... in need of some serious repairs. Or, more likely, a replacement.) But I am planning to launch Chapter 6 no later than November 14, 2022. Maybe even sooner, depending on how those repairs go.
Until then, I'll be posting some worldbuilding and character notes on the uncharred.com blog, so feel free to check that out meanwhile.
Unknown assassins hound the steps of Marshal Areghyr Deguisay, the supreme commander of the Halcian Republic. As the attack gets blamed on the neighbouring kingdom of Bereg and the senate cries for vengeance, Deguisay's surviving adjutants struggle to uncover the real enemy. Wish them luck, because nothing in Halcian high politics is what it seems - including, perhaps, Deguisay himself.
Meanwhile in Bereg, a court seer needs no magic to foresee a war her people can't possibly win…