Better Never Than Late

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Two months without an update?  We suck; sorry.

There is some good news:  I’ve completed the sequel to “The Fourth Law.”  I’m in the midst of editing and such right now.  A bit longer than the first book; understandable as the focus has gone from two main characters to…well… several more.

Besides putting in chapter breaks and other coding matters, I’ve the little issue of thinking up a name for the thing.  “The Fourther Law” sounds stupid, and I didn’t come up with a Fifth Law (although ‘remember to tip your bartenders and waitresses’ is a sensible one).  Maybe a free copy for whomever comes up with a good title?

My objective was to have at least a Kindle version released by Easter, two weeks from today.  I’m much older at formatting that I was back in December, so I just might make that.

I’ve put an excerpt below the fold.  No spoiler warnings, per se, but if you’ve not read my first book, there are a few things revealed.  Cheerio!

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PROJECT #1: STEAMPUNK REILLY

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To quote 007’s creator, British Secret Service alumnus and author Ian Fleming: “James Bond is just a piece of nonsense I dreamed up. He’s not a Sidney Reilly, you know.”

Sidney Reilly was the world’s first true secret agent and is regarded by the CIA, KGB, and MI-6 as the creator of the modern intelligence officer.

Building upon his genius, we at want to take you into a world where Sidney Reilly made his bold plans and direct actions, Set in a world of alternate history, called Steampunk,  with the computer age beginning 150 years before ours, and the subsequent technological fallout that results, you follow the stories of the man known as the ‘Ace of Spies’ as he travels the globe defending the interests of the British Empire.


Steampunk Reilly is the first graphic novel produced by 3-AR Studios’ artist Will Deonne and writer Clayton Barnett. It first debuted at the Wizard World Ohio Con in Columbus Ohio in 2013 with Volume One: Engine Trouble.

Expected completion of the 4 Part Visual Novel is January 2015.

Writer: Clatyon Barnett

Artist: Will Deonne