But now both countries are losing their grip. Will an Adjurian Royal Council offer up a solution, or will politics prevail? Can two ancient enemies bind their wounds, or is their hope for reconciliation, the Jongurian Mission, doomed from the start?
Join a motley group of war veterans tasked with opening up a reclusive country. But when their mission of peace suddenly turns deadly, all bets are off, and the Jongurian Mission takes on a whole new meaning: survival.
The Jongurian Mission sets you on a dazzling journey through mesmerizing lands filled with unforgettable characters that will thrill fantasy lovers young and old alike. A truly epic read that transcends the fantasy eBook genre!
Fantasy World Building
I love history. I have a degree in it and write books about it. It’s no wonder then that I also chose to create a historically-rich fantasy world.
My goal with The Jongurian Mission and the rest of the trilogy was to create a fantasy novel with political thriller characteristics. Think ‘popular TV show’ fantasy, but without all the getting down.
Instead there’d be lots of court intrigue, nobles stabbing each other in the back, and shifting alliances that could turn on a dime.
To create such a fantasy world I first had to create a history for that world. After all, my whole story revolved around events that happened in the past. It was the impetus that the people needed to get the action going in the story. And all of the characters had different motivations based on their past experiences.
To capture those past experiences I first had to define them in a detailed and historical outline. Really what it became was a short novella on this world I wanted to create. And when you think about it, a dozen or more pages wasn’t much compared to a trilogy of more than 400,000 words.
So what does this fantasy world look like? Well, you can check it out in these novels or read more on my website. Until then, enjoy these Jonguria timelines:
584 – Current Imperial family comes to power
690 – East-West War begins
700 – East-West War ends
704 – Earthquakes in Pudong and fires in Pu’lao
720 – Current year
Adjurian Civil War Timeline
694 – East-West war stalemate begins
695 – Regidia begins to hatch plans to put themselves on the throne
696 – Regidia forms an alliance with Equinia, Allidia, Hotham, and Oschem
699 – ‘Breakout’ of the stalemate plan put into action, armies defeated at Waigo
699 – Culdovian king assassinated
700 – Twelve-year old heir becomes king, appointed a regent
700 – Peace treaty signed with Jonguria at Nanbo Island
701 – Regidians forcibly remove young king in coup, take throne for themselves
702 – Montino makes an alliance with Mercentia and Shefflin
702 – Duldovia and Fadurk garrison join with Montino alliance
703 – Loyal armies move south into Culdovia
703 – Conspiring provinces raise army, move toward Culdovia
703 – Battle of Baden takes place for five days, conspirators defeated
704 – Royal Court of the Provinces takes over the task of governing
East-West War Timeline
685 – Sheffield resources dry-up, shipments to Jonguria lessen
686 – Trade goods sought by Adjuria drastically lessen in quantity
686 – Adjurians expel Jongurians from medical schools.
Jongurians expel Adjurians from military academies
687 – Jongurians accuse Adjurians of diplomatic espionage and execute diplomats Adjuria and Jonguria expel all foreigners from their countries
689 – Sinking of Adjurian and Jongurian fishing ships
690 – East-West War Begins
690 – Adjurian army lands at Baishur River
690 – Fadurk fortified
691 – Bindao falls to Adjurian army
...Continued on my website...
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