Grave robbing requires a corpse, so at most, this was all just simple thievery.
Rhamuel and the last of his family, Abranyah, travel their barren world, shack to shack, selling tinctures to keep a full belly and evading the dogmatists to keep their throats safe. Time turned funny after The Whatever, an apocalyptic event that few remember and even fewer can explain, danger now as commonplace as the unrecognizable relics of war, and the madman Aphulan - along with an iron rule over his small township - may hold the answers. With a cure for The Sick and a duty to protect their family, Rhamuel and Abranyah set off on a journey to the "other place," the days before The Whatever, and ready themselves for a glimpse into what happened, and what was always meant to happen next.
Truth found little purchase in a barren sown with lies, and this went doubly so for the Devil.
After the climactic dust-up in the Shimmer Town at the end of Book 1, Abranyah and her family are left with more responsibility than she believes they can handle - both in her time, as it is, and in the "other place." As the rebuild continues, cryptic clues of a time before hers - a time before The Whatever - have started appearing in Abranyah's life. Truly the only thing certain, in times as they are, is uncertainty. A mysterious figure known as The Lazaran begins to influence events in the barren, The Warrant ushers more and more of the populace under their wing, and a wanted man known as "Devil" makes Abranyah an intriguing proposition. Will her decisions effect life before The Whatever? Will she discover the secret to the blackness? Or, will her choices lead to war?
"Careful, careful who you attract with this.
Do not trust the stranger, the stranger is the dogmatist."
11 - Those Who Hunt You
12 - There's No Road
14 - Reserves of Mercy
15 - Pray For The Devil
16 - The Thick of Things
17 - Preparing Buckets
18 - I'm Not Really Here
"Careful, careful who you attract with this. Do not trust the stranger, the stranger is the dogmatist."
The music for Tincture, has (to date) largely been acquired from the Free Music Archive. An amazing resource for podcasters and audio lovers, the Free Music Archive offers pod-safe commercial-works-free audio from a myriad of amazing talent. Much of the music for Tincture relies on this resource, and every track used from the FMA has been tagged with a commercial commons (commercial-free) pod-safe license.
The talents of musicians like Allen Masterton, Dexter Britain Jared C. Balogh, Lee Rosevere, Tom Fahy, and Genetic Engines are responsible for the ambience of Tincture. There are no "no-derivatives" tracks used here, and every song / artist is given proper attribution on each chapter page.
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Apocalypse? Really? Are there zombies?
Nope, no zombies, no vampires. They're cool, but they're not in Tincture.
Who's narrating Tincture?
Me, Matthew, the author. I don't add a lot of preamble to each chapter, as I don't want you imagining me reading it to you - I'd rather you enjoy the story as it unfolds on its own, without me "technically" being a part of it.
Can I get Tincture as an eBook?
You sure can! Go get Book 1 for Kindle right here.
I'm a creative-type person, and I made some Tincture art, wrote a song, made Tincture pancakes... what do you think?
I love it already. If you have Tincture thoughts, can make music, illustrations, or have performed a Tincture - themed interpretive dance, show me - I'd love to see it all!
How can I get in touch with you?
Will there be a third book?
I certainly hope so.
Want to get in touch?
message me on the Twitters: @TheIrregular