In just under a week we're thrilled to release this companion series to Daughters of Time. Apocrypha Enigmatis presents, in story form, the lesser-known histories, and delves into uncommon perspectives of the colorful characters who inhabit the Faerworld Omniverse.
In i001, its debut issue, the ebook series grapples with the young life of one of Daughters of Time's chief players: Summer Avatar, and Crown Princess of the Kingdom of Caderas, Gwendolyn Duprée. Absconded and sold to slavery by traffickers at a young age, Gwen's life takes an unexpected turn, from being a beloved member of a privileged family to having to fight each and every day for survival.
While her smarts and creativity help her to muster the very basics of a working family, war looms, and with it, colossal strains upon friendships, and the threat of having undermined the interpersonal trust she has taken years, and at no small cost, to build. The story of "Eight Years" is one of courage, compassion, love, inspiration, and finding the magic within you when you least expect it.
Featuring the song: "I Will Be the Light" (aka "Gwen's Theme")
"I will be the light that can guide you
Daughters of Time closes out the year with five books released and more on the way. It’s been an absolute thrill to put these tales together for everyone, and I still marvel at what options we possess at our disposal to communicate these stories to you all. I can’t help but be transported back to my time growing up, learning the basics of “Krell Logo” on an Apple II. If you had told me then that there’d be the ability to interact with, to share with, and to impact people halfway around the world with real-time ease, well, I may not have grasped the significance of that as an eight-year-old, but if I had, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have believed you, at least not at first.
Even to be told ten years ago that any, if not all, of the technological, communication, and software advances that presuppose the publishing of our ebook collection—Vellum software, 99Designs.com, Wordfortheweb, Zoom—would have widespread ubiquitous use would likely elicit a snortle of irony rather than immediate belief (“Sure, I’ll keep my myspace page running just in case!”)
We continue to be amazed and grateful for these opportunities to participate in the world song, and we hope we can have a positive impact on the people we come across along the way!
“I will to love and protect this fair world
- Daughters of Time Oath of Fealty (excerpt) from Istoricus Marinicus, Thomas Easton
Faerworld ebooks are available for sale at the BlueDorian Store: shop.bluedorian.com
This theme was sketched out in late 2018, with composition being completed in December 2019. An uplifting, anthemic feel was desired, to complement the darker, more gritty main title theme (in development). I repurposed one of my favorite chord progressions from the world of popular song (ten points to Ravenclaw if you can spot what it is) to serve as the piece's harmonic underpinning, then constructed an undulating melody to connote the changing fortunes of the characters as they progressed along their journey, but ultimately ending with a triumphant fanfare. In production, Tim Bongiovanni's keen eye was invaluable in helping craft the piece's arrangement, beginning with the ascending french horns and string arpeggiating obligato, and expanding all the way to the fortissimo brass and woodwinds. Finally, contemporary sampled percussion was mixed with traditional elements such as timpani and triangle, for an integrated sound which blends old and new into what we hope is a well balanced sonic experience. -AF
We're really excited to be working on our latest project—a minute-long, fully-orchestrated, symphonic theme from our very own “Faerworld: Daughters of Time”—with Tim Bongiovanni, at Northgate Studios. Tim combines a resume you’d expect to find deep in the heart of an industrial hub such as Nashville or Los Angeles, with the kind of personal touch and attention to detail that is the hallmark of New England’s privately owned, privately run studios. The piece, created and scored by Adam Farouk, used Sibelius Ultimate software for notation, and was produced using MOTU Digital Performer, with top-quality audio samples overlaid with acoustic symphonic instruments: violin; french horn; and trumpet; specifically. The first ebook in the Faerworld: Daughters of Time series is available for purchase at the BlueDorian store.
Hello friends! As the days grow darker it may become all too easy to slip into modes of despair. But nay, don't let the seasonal affectives get the better of you. Instead, make a date with your eReader of choice, and curl up on the couch in front of the 'ole firetube with a good eBook. And while we're on the subject, why not check out "Daughters of Time: Princess"--the first volume in the breathtaking new series "Faerworld: Daughters of Time" from Nawherman Publishing in conjunction with BlueDorian Media Entertainment. An epic fantasy adventure, filled with equal parts magic, moxie, and mystery, "Faerworld: Daughters of Time" is sure to capture your imagination, awaken your sense of wonder, and chase all the blues away. Available this December 12th, at bluedorian.com.
First week stuck into BDW3 and all is starting to feel like home. Have more or less stopped shrieking when we don’t see the “borrowed” pictured of whatshername masquerading as one of ours upon clicking to “bluedorian.wpengine.com”. But there are still a couple of kinks to iron out, specifically Ray Davies, ‘cause, as we all know, if your going to iron out a kink, might as well all have it be a well respected man. While where at it, we should really reengage our apostrophix—did we mention we have a robot helping us determine weather to write whether or wether and otherwise aide in other common spelling misnomers? She’s on loan from Elon Musk.
Seems like just yesterday that we unveiled BlueDorianWeb2013. Indeed, we’ve now not only checked out but have found ourselves a new and happy home in BDW3. Welcome! We’re in the process of creating a comprehensive BDW3 portal for all fellow creators out there, yes, with the latest skinny on current projects along the pipeline, but also with an eye towards a true-blue built-in BDW3 store so that your independent media experience can be both robust and gainful. We want to express our continued gratitute for you, our growing community, with whom, very little of this would have meaning. Thank you.
For any of you stalwarts that are checking this out while still in beta: you are obviously the sort of type-A, borderline-obsessed, possibly over-caffeinated, never-takes-no-for-an-answer, get-it-done self-starter that this company was built on (and by, for that matter). Please send resumé information forthwith, and check one of the following: I am the team member you i) _ deserve, ii) _ need right now. And as always, thara mer thoul (and if you don’t know what that means, you may consider all offers rescinded). Holy crap we need sleep… Promise this site will be up soon.