Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My my, time flies...

Yes, it's been a few months since I posted here. Jean-Louis of Monte Cristo pointed this out recently on the Emperor vs. Elector blog. In my defense I have been busy with my professional writing career, with two manuscripts underway and a newly published novel. Even so I think a review of events in the world of Hetzenberg wouldn't go amiss...


The Hetzenberg siege of the Dunkeldorf-Pfühlian town of Randstadt continues, with artillery Lieutenant Mary Amadeus serving in the lines. Mary feels miserable as the Grand Duke has forbidden his son Philip to marry her. Her friend Grafin Ursula has decided to take a hand in affairs, and to this end has contacted a former enemy secret agent, Paul Ehrgeiziger, to enlist his aid. Ehrgeiziger feels something is amiss in the death of the legal advisor who discounted the idea of Mary and Philip marrying. He suspects also the legal letter written explaining the ban on marriage is a forgery, and promises to make inquiries into the matter.

An audacious raid on the Hetzenberg gunboat base almost succeeds in destroying the flotilla. Ursula’s beau, the dashing Horatio Horngebläse defeats the raiders and saves the two existing gunboats Acheron, Cocytus and the newly completed Styx II, although he is wounded in the action.

Mary is contacted by an old friend who once lived in Randstadt. He tells her of a series of caves running throughout the plateau on which the town stands – one of which leads under the walls. Seeing an opportunity Mary takes him to see General Rauppen-Schlepper...

4 comments:

abdul666 said...

I fully understand -and know- how pressing the requirements of 'The Real World™'can be! Glad to see that Hetzenberg is alive and kicking nonetheless. You posted very intriguing and 'mouth watering' hints of what we'll enjoy to read.
Best regards,
Jean-Louis

Bluebear Jeff said...

I'm delighted to see the return of Mary Amadeus. Hopefully you will be able to post a little more frequently.


-- Jeff

Jiminho said...

Hi AJ,

Congratulations on your writing and publishing projects. By the look of your "trailer", Hetzenberg looks to be in for quite a lot of action.

Jim

David said...

How did I miss this? Welcome back! Good luck with all the projects - and splendid to hear about Ursula and Mary Amadeus again. :-)

Cheers,

David.