Ideas and suggestions for the title for book #2

Hi,

Has anyone got any suggestions for the title for book #2? The theme is Aztec Elements. The second word has to be ‘water’ and the first word needs to be an adjective. The current working title is ‘Bad Water’, but my friend John says it’s not a great idea to have the word ‘bad’ in the title. I’ve got to admit that his suggestion, ‘Dark Water’ works well, especially as one of the scenes takes place in a flooded cavern.

Thanks,
Philip

The novel gets a second map

Some people have asked whether I’d include another map or two. You see, I do listen!

Map of Tenochtitlan and the Temple Complex

Map of Tenochtitlan and the Temple Complex

Why is a map not always a good thing? Because it stifles the imagination and interrupts the narrative as the reader flicks back to the find it and orient the action in the tale.

Warning! This map is based very loosely on fact.

This is likely to be the last post before the 1st of October, the closing date for the headline competition to win a free, signed copy of the book. I’ll announce the winners no later than Tuesday the 2nd of October. By then, I should also have received the second half of the manuscript back with all the proof-reading corrections and checked them all for incorporation. The time is drawing near!

Whole of chapter one

Two new things posted tonight…

Firstly, the third and final scene of chapter one is online. Read it here >> or get the PDF version here.

Secondly, thanks to the lovely Michelle Glithero, I have a Spanish translation of the first scene of chapter one.

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