So I did a three sentence synopsis/mini-blurbs for each of the chosen Ichabod Brooks stories. Well, except for Ichabod Brooks and the Starwind Egg since that’s on the blog. Still wondering if I should delete it or leave it up even though it’ll kick off the collection. Anyway, I wanted to share and might end on a Bedlam note. I have a bit before I have to decide on that:
Ichabod Brooks & the Phantom Archer
Being an honored champion of the past, Ichabod is traveling to Yew Cove to judge an annual archery contest. Things go south when a ghostly assassin begins killing the other contestants. All it wants is a duel with Ichabod, but there might be more to this specter than anyone expects.
Ichabod Brooks & the King of Nowhere
A call from a friend leads Ichabod into the path of an emerging cult. They are determined to erase the kingdoms and boundaries of Ralian, uniting the lands under a single banner of lawlessness. His only ally is the strange King of Nowhere, the very man who started it all.
Ichabod Brooks & the Island of Mirrors
Waking up on an island covered in mirrors, Ichabod is trapped with an old enemy. They must work together to survive the local flora and fauna long enough to escape. Is this nothing more than Ichabod’s usual run of bad luck or is there another reason he has been brought to the uncharted island?
Ichabod Brooks & the Yellow Ogres
Ichabod is ready for a week to himself, but the arrival of a desperate orc throws his plans into the furnace. A tribe of yellow-hued ogres are kidnapping shamans for a mysterious ritual, which could throw all of nature into chaos. If Ichabod wants to get home and finish his chores before his wife returns from her mother’s, he may need an old monster hunting friend to lend a hand.
Ichabod Brooks & the Resurrection Bowl
This is a job that Ichabod wishes he could pass on, but the poison in his veins has him locked into the contract. The target is a legendary artifact that can revive the dead without failure. All one needs is a sacrifice and the ability to survive the abandoned prison that it has been hidden inside of.
Ichabod Brooks & Toy Tower
Long ago, a mad inventor created a tower full of traps and toys that the world has never seen before. Those who reach the top are rewarded with a unique gift, which has driven many parents to challenge the tower. Forced under contract, Ichabod will try his best or risk ruining his reputation as the man who finishes his jobs.
Ichabod Brooks & the Jester Flute
Ichabod has always had a shaky relationship with bards, but this job threatens to make him fear them. Following a trail of bizarre events, he cannot trust what he sees and hears as reality turns against him. All because a bard decided to steal a cursed flute and play a few innocent notes.
Ichabod Brooks & the Orphan’s Shadow
Hired to escort orphans to their new homes, Ichabod and the other hired warriors see this as an easy job with a a heartwarming payoff. As usual in his line of work, a wrinkle appears as the children begin suffering from a strange disease. Forced to stay in a roadside temple, Ichabod must uncover a secret before the source of the disease gets really mad.
Ichabod Brooks & Zaria’s Kiss
During the Great Cataclysm, the central temple of Zaria fell into the ocean. Rumor has it that the holiest of the Purity Goddess’s relics was trapped inside and has yet to be recovered. With feuding friends at his sides, Ichabod is ready to find out and finish the job that nearly got away.
Ichabod Brooks & the Vixen of Errenshar
Ichabod has made many enemies throughout his career, but none have been as tenacious as Olivia Thorne. Wanting to claim him for herself, she has tricked him into the wonderful city of Errenshar. This a dance they have done many times before, but Olivia always has a new twist that will give Ichabod nightmares for a month.
THERE YOU HAVE IT!
That’s what I have so far and I’m going to start working on main characters, his gear, and the events in a bit. As far as Bedlam goes, I’m editing Book 2, but also trying to think of what to do about Book 3. It’ll be a 2018 release, so I’m trying to decide between the Christmas adventure or one where they have to protect a railroad that is supposed to run across the country. Not sure where to have that last one travel from and to though. There was a third option, but I’m not sure I can do that any more without a lot of backlash. Shame since it would have been fun.