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Wolves and Dragons of the Blood Book 4 - True Beginnings - FINISHED after long hiatus!!!

Nightfall29

Mike Cropos is one of my all time favorite authors here on SOL. He got sixteen chapters into his fourth book and then .. nothing for a long long time. I did some digging and found out that he maintains his on private website, and he had continued to post chapters there...heck, he had the whole book finished (80+ HUGE chapters) and half of a book 5 that is ongoing!!!! After finding this out I contacted him to find out why SOL hadn't been updated and it turns out it was a snafu, but the mods here got it sorted out and posted.

If any of you are old fans of his or have never read his stuff, I highly recommend that you check him out. Everyone of his Wolves of the blood books are: not only huge, but they are great reads - real page turners. Each one of his books sits at 9.3+ ratings.

I just finished book 4 (it was amazing as usual) and I'm going to lobby him and the mods here to post the first 50+ chapters he has of book 5 if they can.

Ernest Bywater

@Nightfall29

first 50+ chapters he has of book 5 if they can.


they can, it's just someone doing the work needed.

John Demille

@Nightfall29

I wouldn't hold my breath.

Check out this thread on Mike Cropos site:

http://www.aspartanswarchronicles.com/forum/book-one/227-stories-on-line-net

Nightfall29

Yes, it turns out that was all my fault I think. I asked SOL to go grab and post book 4 from his site thinking that if it was posted there it must be complete.

I've since apologized to Mike Cropos and the SOL mod for jumping the gun and causing that mess.

Grant

@Nightfall29

Each one of his books sits at 9.3+ ratings.

They are good (I've read 1-3), but I don't reckon they're that good.
I rated them around 7-8 or so.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Grant

They are good (I've read 1-3), but I don't reckon they're that good.
I rated them around 7-8 or so.

Don't forget, after the first book, an author is writing for a dedicated audience (i.e. the score in a series rarely drops, whereas newer stories tend to attract lower scores.) It might also be that he's drawing a smaller readership (i.e. there's less of the 'wrong market' who won't appreciate his stories). That's the benefit for proper marketing (ex. a good blurb and story codes) in that it doesn't oversell the story to those who won't enjoy it.

Then again, I guess I need to read the stories to determine for myself whether they rate the scores they're receiving. 9.3 is exceptionally high.

Replies:   Hypechic
Hypechic

@Crumbly Writer

Did you eventually read the stories and are they worth the high scores? Enquiring minds want to know.

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