It’s a quiet day here. Or at least, as quiet as a household of seven can be. Kids are busy on schoolwork, toddler is busy cutting up confetti, husband is hard at work and I…well, I am here, writing a blog post. Why? Because Antiquity’s Gate: Through a Mirror, Darkly released today, and it felt like the right thing to do.

The poem that starts book two holds a special place in my heart. It was the very first thing I wrote for the entire series. It’s got some important secrets in its depths, but then, I suppose they all do.

The children ran along the shore,

The sea rose up to greet them.

“Take care, beware, don’t linger there!”

Their elders did entreat them.


The sun shone down, the sand was warm,

Their words rang out, beguiling.

It seemed a dream, so right and clean,

What could the sea be hiding?


A step they took, into the surf

No fear found in their hearts.

So free, to be, upon the sea,

To never be apart.


Into the gentle froth they dove,

The sea rose up to meet them.

Too late, that’s that, no turning back,

The sea rose up to eat them.


A Pravacordian Nursery Rhyme


Yes, it’s another Pravacordian nursery rhyme. Hmm, I wonder who wrote them? I guess we’ll have to wait and see! Well, you will, anyway. I already know. Let’s just say I have connections. ^_^

book2hardcovermockupBut maybe you already knew that Through A Mirror, Darkly came out today. Maybe you were looking for more of an update on the series overall? Well, alright then. You shall have it!

The rapid release of the first four books is going smoothly so far. While the cover art for book 4 isn’t quite finished yet, it’s well underway. Book three, Antiquity’s Gate: Strands of Fate has been made available for preorder. You’re going to like this one, friends. A lot of questions that I’ve received from early readers (though not all of them!) have been answered in the pages of this third installment. I really had a great time writing it, and I hope you have a great time reading it. Book four is on deck and ready to go. Then it will be a short wait before the final four arrive in mid 2020. I don’t know how to express how excited I am for all of them to be out in the world, but trust me: they’re worth the wait.

I’m so, so thankful that I decided to go indie. It’s a lot of work, let no one tell you otherwise. But being able to get these out on my own schedule, and being in control of the process from start to finish (except the pesky business of waiting on Nushie for each beautiful new cover!) is absolutely worth it. Each time someone picks up one of my books, or lets me know they’re reading, or shares their excitement, or sends me a message…each one is a small victory and a huge source of warm fuzzy feelings. I love being an indie author. I hope you love reading my indie books!

Published by R. F. Hurteau

The point at which reality blurs with imagination is usually where I am to be found. I'm already on my fifth cup of coffee.

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