Character Profile: Ellarna Rayshon

Name: Ellarna Snr Imperial Officer 01aEllarna Rayshon
Date of Birth: 125th day in the year 4,805 FC*
Place Of Birth: Stellant City, Mabraant, Mabra System.
Height: 165 cm / 5 ft 5 in
Weight: 57 K / 126 lbs
Eyes: Deep Blue.
Hair: Auburn.
Parents: Blaith Rayshon; Elloissa Delvana.
Siblings: Helen (bn 4807); Debaara (bn 4809).
Education: Stellant Junior Education Facility (4809-4821); Stellant Advanced Education Facility (4821-4825); Stellant University (4825-4830)
Profession: Senatorial Aide/Junior Senatorial Representative (4827-4830).
Relationships: Grogaan Learman (4830-?), engaged & married 4831.
Favourite Colours: Green, Yellow.

Image: Ellarna wearing the uniform of a senior officer of the Belocian Imperial Army.

* FC: Fadaran Calendar, commenced the year the ability to travel at lightspeed was discovered. It later became known as the ‘Galactic Alliance Calendar’ (GAC) following the formation of the Galactic Alliance twenty seven years later.

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Character Profile: Grogaan Learman

Grogaan 01aName: Grogaan Learman.
Date of Birth: 87th day in the year 4,804 FC* / GAC*; 11,794 AC**
Place Of Birth: Herloan City, Mabraant, Mabra System.
Height: 185cm / 6ft 1in
Weight: 76K / 168lbs
Eyes: Slate Blue
Hair: Fair/Dark
Parents: Ruebern Learman (4777-4829); Kareana Pondeera (4780-?).
Siblings: Benjamin Ruebern (4802-4829).
Education: Herloan Junior Education Facility (4808-4820); Mabraant Engineering (4820-4823).
Profession: Apprentice Engineer (4820-4823); Aircraft & Starship Engineer (4823-4830); Fighter Pilot (4830-?)
Relationships: Miranda Talashon (4827-4829, engaged 4828); Ellarna Rayshon (4830-?, engaged & married 4831).
Favourite Colours: Blue, Green

Image: Grogaan in the uniform of a senior officer of the Belocian Imperial Navy.

* FC: Fadaran Calendar, commenced the year the ability to travel at lightspeed was discovered. It later became known as the ‘Galactic Alliance Calendar’ (GAC) following the formation of the Galactic Alliance twenty seven years later.
** AC: Argorilian Calendar, an ancient calendar originating from the the land of Argorilia on the planet  Ferantia.

The Guardians Book 4; Imperial Assault

A brief update on the position of Imperial Assault

The release of Imperial Assault is getting closer, but I’m afraid it will still require a few more months work before it is ready. Due to personal and family responsibilities in 2013, starting work on the revision and editing of this volume was delayed until this year.

Books four and five, Wizard’s tempest, have had the least amount of work and were only the second drafts. As a result, I am finding many areas require complete re-writing to bring the story in line with changes made to books 1 through 3, to ensure continuity in character and plot development. It is slow but rewarding work as I see it taking shape, and I am now two thirds through the book.

Current forecast for publishing is the end of July.

 

Quotes

These are quotes from authors that I particularly like, with thanks to the website 7quotes.webs.com and others for collating them.

A writer has to have some kind of compulsive drive to do his work. If you don’t have it, you’d better find another kind of work, because it’s the only compulsion that will drive you through the psychological nightmares of writing. John McPhee

I have never understood why “hard work” is supposed to be pitiable. True, some work is soul destroying when it is done against the grain, but when it is part of “making” how can you grudge it? You get tired, of course, but the struggle, the challenge, the feeling of being extended as you never thought you could be is fulfilling and deeply, deeply satisfying. Rumer Godden

Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten. It is one of the hardest things to accept, esp. after the seventh rewrite. Michael Crichton