Award: Awesome Indies 'Rough Cuts'
Series: The Codex Lacrimæ
Author: A.J. Carlisle
ON THE FJORDS OF ASGARD, SERVIUS AURELIUS SANTINI CONFRONTS A HORROR FROM THE DEEPS… …But he lost the words as his mind filled with a blinding light cast by the aquamarine brilliance of the Codex Lacrimae, and a last, fleeting vision of Clarinda — no! It couldn’t be a real image, could it? Were nixies taking her from Skíðblaðnir and back to the battle? God, please. Where are you? He saw the faint aquamarine glow on his braces beneath the fjord’s surface. In that sinister tome were the words that he needed at this moment. Words apparently more immediate, more powerful, and more responsive than the silent God who had cast him to this fate! He wouldn’t die here. So be it: The Book of Revelations it is, God. Guide my arm, and let me throw down this dragon! Then the thinking was over, and Jormungand was upon him. Aurelius had an instant to register the shriek of Mjöllnir as he swung upward to make a last strike at the serpent. Then his vision filled with green scales, crimson eyes, and fanged maw as the leviathan became a blur before him — oblivion followed in a rushing gyre of flaming dragon’s breath, blue-green Codex Light, and black sea water… THE CONTINUATION OF AN EPIC FANTASY, WHERE NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS… ______________________________________
Assessed for Awesome Indies
Listed on the previous Awesome Indies Website in the “Rough Cuts” Category.
This was a special page for fiction in the rough and included uncut diamonds found during the assessment process. These books did not receive “Awesome Indies Approval” but were considered to have a spark of brilliance, perhaps in their ideas, world-building, or some new approach. The issues that kept them from the “Approved” list are things that most readers would not notice as the good qualities overshadow any inadequacies. Awesome Indies stated: (quote) “Rough Cuts are here because the author cannot afford the cost of the line editor needed to tidy it up, and we don’t want genius to be missed because the author hasn’t a huge budget.”