Pull up a chair and check out tag's progress on her novel (There Be Dragons, a science-fiction novel that incorporates one of my favourite mythical animals, dragons...) throughout the month of November 2017!
Summary: The world of Mephamtere is a xeno-archaelogical wonder; the ruins on that world belong to a species that preceded humanity to the stars by millennia, most traces of whom have vanished. For the last seventy years, archaeologists and xenologists have been working on accessing the secrets of what is believed to be the aliens' "sector capital".
However, no ancient world is without its ghost stories, and Mephamtere is no exception. Some of the writing that has been deciphered in the ruins warns not to approach the mountains that tower over the plain where the capital is found. In the last seventy years, several people have gone to explore them, and none have ever returned. Scanners directed either from the ruined city or from space have found no indications of what could cause that.
Sean Chiboshi is a student of xenolinguistics and an explorer-scout for the Interstellar Police, whose mentor believes that a number of translations from the ruins are incorrect or incomplete. When black market artifacts identified as coming from Mephamtere start showing up, he is part of a team sent to investigate. His curiosity and sense of duty lead him into the mountains, which is the most likely place for artifact thieves to be hiding. What he doesn't expect is to find out the answer to the "ghost stories" of Mephamtere, as well as a number of other secrets.
NaNoWriMo 2008: Search and Rescue: 104,343 words: WINNER
NaNoWriMo 2009: The Fox's Journey: A Fox's Fight: 87,500 words: WINNER
NaNoWriMo 2010: Lost and Found (v1): 100,053 words: WINNER
NaNoWriMo 2011: Wild Hunt: 32,745 words
NaNoWriMo 2012: One Foot Out the Door: 3,350 words
NaNoWriMo 2013: The Fox's Journey: The Trickster's Trade/The Pack: 50,026 words: WINNER
NaNoWriMo 2014: Here Be Dragons: 61,232 words: WINNER
NaNoWriMo 2015: Accidental Romance: 14,400 words
NaNoWriMo 2016: Grey Areas: 50,248 words: WINNER
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