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First Edition eBook Released!

The first edition* to Yscariot: Sphere of Light has been released as an eBook via Amazon! You can follow the link here to make a purchase!

Meanwhile, it’s Gladys‘ birthday! For those who may not know, she is the illustrator who brings the concepts to life in color for the story. With your help, you can help us get closer to releasing a book with illustrations!

Note: For those who purchase a First Edition eBook, a printed personalized Thank You note will be sent to you on request! This will ensure that you have participated greatly in the campaign to help us grow into a successful company! We will also include your name on the wall of GLORIOUS contributors, but the reward is only for a limited time!

Remember, we are self-publishing at the moment, so please respect the price setting for the moment. It is currently set at the year in which the story was created (19.98), while the printed version will be set to $33.33 as they help cover certain fees necessary for the story’s success.

Happy birthday, from Yscariot and Friends! DOWNLOAD FREE and print for friends!
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SURPASSING 73,000!

The word count for Yscariot: Sphere of Light is now 73,137 before reaching the 23rd verse in the editing process. There are currently SEVEN verses left until the first editing process for Yscariot is complete.

Below is a preview of one of the later, and unreleased, verses featuring the sanctioned fight between Yscariot and the top bully in West Nazares High School, Dreas.

TRIVIA: The attack done by Yscariot to Dreas was a favorite move first demonstrated in Tekken 3 by the character, Hwoarang from around the time the move was inspired a year before the story’s conception.

New Character Added!

Maryam and Baby Yscariot in GA19. Art by Gladys Betiles July 2016
Maryam and Baby Yscariot in GA19. Art by Gladys Betiles July 2016

In appreciation for all that my mother, and grandmother especially, has done for me and my family, I dedicate this art, illustrated by fellow team member and artist, Gladys Betiles, to my mother. You can also spread the love, too! Whether it’s your mother’s birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day… send this image to your mother, or simply give her a hug.

I thank my mother for her support of my story! It is a long process, but I am getting there! To see the biography of Yscariot’s mother, Maryam, simply click here or visit the character glossary!

4090+ Zeta Preview Website Downloads!

Advertising the biggest preview to Yscariot: Sphere of Light was kind of slow with the big move to another city last year and the push to have the novel completed in early 2016. Other things like travel and writing breaks also prevented me from advertising. However, an attempt to advertise occurred for a 2-day only period, and about 1000 more downloads for the “Zeta Preview” of Yscariot™ were recorded through the website alone!

A major thank you to the people who took the time to visit the site and make 19/30 chapters a part of their digital library! If you haven’t yet done so, visit the DOWNLOADS page to get a free preview today!

~M~

Happy New Years, from X’el Studios! X’ELCAST #6

Hope you’re all enjoying the first moments of the new year. I will be speaking a little bit about statistical highlights surrounding this webpage and the downloads that you all so wonderfully had been a part of in 2015. With the statistical data disappearing after the passing of each month, I decided to document them before I never have the chance to do so again. Out of the last 3 years since the opening of this site, 2015 was the most successful by a long shot!

Once again, I want to thank you, the visitors and downloading readers who made this all possible 🙂
~M~

3234 Zeta Downloads!!!

Such an awesome Christmas gift for us by you, the readers and supporters of this story! Again, happy holidays to all of our supporters!

From April 28th (this year) to December 11th, I had only 995 downloads for the Zeta, and it was pretty slow due to moving, traveling, and not really campaigning much, since I figured most readers were likely reading the Continue reading 3234 Zeta Downloads!!!

28 down; 2 more to go

Yes, I am almost finished with the great journey of completing my first novel, Yscariot™!

With over 58,000 words and 28 verses (chapters), I can say that I am now closer than ever to finishing this project. Of course, I have a lot of extra content that was omitted from the previews and some adjustments big and small to do, but the good thing is that it will be finished before it is to be edited.

~M~

New Characters Revealed!

More characters have been revealed with illustrations in Yscariot: ZETA!
More characters have been revealed with illustrations in Yscariot: ZETA! All characters are created by Marcus Medina and illustrated by Rin.

Yscariot: The Zeta Verses revisits characters and introduces new ones in art and writing. Preview the first 19 chapters of the future in action-fantasy for FREE today! Visit the Downloads page to get started on the story now.