As many of you know, the Action/Heroic fantasy book project that I am writing, titled Yscariot, is a mighty old one that I have built over the course of 16 years. Since mid-January 2014, the story only had 3 written chapters as a graphic hybrid and grown slowly into a small series with three times as many chapters. The reason why I published a series of chapters at a time was because I couldn’t wait to tell the story to the world. Another reason for me starting long before publishing a full novel is because of the length of time to even publish, and with that happening, there are other stories (books and movies) that have been using the same ideas that I created over a decade ago for their own thing. I much rather be the first to showcase my ideas before anyone else for the sake of being original. I do have odes, allusions, and tributes to other stories, but I do it in an original way.
Moving on, I am simply announcing that Yscariot: The Zeta Verses will be releasing shortly on PDF. This means that readers will no longer be limited to previewing the 19 chapters on GooglePlay. The downside to this is that you won’t get that awesome page turning effect, nor will you get the automatic updates that comes with GooglePlay. Again, the story is still in a draft stage, so you as the reader are welcome to suggest changes to any mistake seen or offer critique and feedback.
Lastly, Yscariot: The Alpha Verses will be available in Japanese on May 15th, 2015 on both GooglePlay and PDF formats. Do not be alarmed when seeing news in Japanese, as X’el Studios continues to spread the story to readers of other languages.
During the Lunar New Year holiday, the Creator of X’el Studios and Yscariot™ visited Tokyo, and Yokohama to meet with friends old and new while revisiting sites that he either stepped foot on or was previously unable to visit years ago on his first trip to Japan. Most importantly was the meeting of the official Japanese-language translator of the upcoming Yscariot mini-series, “イスカリオット:α”. Continue reading The Author does Japan→
X’el Studios want to wish everyone a wonderful winter as the year 2014 comes to a close. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Oshougatsu (New Year), or just finishing the year off with a bang by sitting on the couch or doing day-to-day work, we hope you the best during these last days of Winter 2014! Thank you for making Yscariot a part of your life, and stay in touch with the site and the official pages for more info in the coming future!
The preview to Yscariot (subtitled Neo-Alpha) has been downloaded over Eleven-Thousand One-Hundered and Eleven times! Never in life has anything this great happened in Marcus Medina’s creative career. X’el Studios is proud to gain every follower, reader, and supporter of Yscariot! Let us know what you think! Enjoy reading as the epic is currently being worked on! Thank you!
To enjoy an early reading of Yscariot, please visit the downloads page!
The author of Yscariot™, Marcus Medina, was born on November 20th, 1983. Team X’el is proud to have Marcus as the President of the studio. We all hope that you continue following this novel project and help and watch it grow into something much more successful. Happy birthday, Marcus! Enjoy Korea on your 31st, and may you continue your light on the world!
With the free Neo-Alpha preview being 33% complete and available for immediate download, it is imperative that this book receives well-deserved attention. For one, it follows some of the traditional fantasy elements presented in a “hero’s story”, but it also introduces a fresh new complex world that happens in modern times. I will go a little into detail why I need ratings (you can rate it here: https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=nXLBBAAAQBAJ)
Why? Because ratings let the author know what he or she is doing right or wrong. Also, this is the first time I worked on something this major. Creatively, there are things I know I cannot change, but the way it will be presented may change in the future based on ratings. Just to simplify things, I just need your ratings from 1 to 5 with a personalized comment about what you like and/or don’t like about the book. It will be great to have ratings on display to encourage other readers into downloading it from Google Play. Of course, this comment is geared towards the loyal followers, but all readers are encouraged to rate! I do appreciate it!
The overall mission is to write a masterpiece, but how will I know if my book serves it’s ultimate purpose without any readers to back it up? Sometimes, I wonder, but I must be persistent.
Extremely big. Fifteen years of telling the story to myself, and now it is time to write it all down. When my book is finished, I will look into writing more stories. This is what my life is about. There are other people to write about… let’s look at the future.