The Angels Roar

(to the tune of “You Raise Me Up” by Rolf Løvland/Brendan Graham)

The Angels Roar

The angels roar in triumph at Your victory,
They stand astounded at Your wondrous plan;
Your glory far outweighs all our sufferings,
Your beauty lifts our hearts with hope again.

Your promises are surer than the mountains,
The path to you is hard but worth each step;
You give us strength to walk on through the deepest pain
Your gift of life is mightier than death.

So when our days are full of heavy burdens,
When it seems the darkness never ends,
There’s one thing of which we can be certain:
We have in You the greatest of all friends.

The world is lost and drowning in its hubris,
Devoid of kindness, bitter to its core,
So deserving of consignment to the abyss,
And yet you came to offer so much more.

The angels roar in triumph at Your victory,
They stand astounded at Your wondrous plan;
Your glory far outweighs all our sufferings,
Your beauty lifts our hearts with hope again.


Image by <a href=”https://pixabay.com/users/Lancios-7858119/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=4361856″>Maurizio Lanciotti</a> from <a href=”https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=4361856″>Pixabay</a&gt;

The Cinematic Superverse

I invite you all to explore the Cinematic Superverse, available at the following link:

http://interactrapp.com/share/5d9796d43de5e

This is an interactive video project that I have been planning for about 2 years and finally put the finishing touches on last week. It incorporates every superversive book trailer I have ever made plus some additional extensions, enhancements, presentations and menus to transform the whole ensemble into an multi-world experience to explore and enjoy. Various elements and easter eggs within the initial video can be clicked on to take you to other videos and menus, or to the given book being overtly advertised or subtly hinted at. (If any of you remember the old easter-egg-filled homestar runner flash presentations, then this is a similar concept on a grander scale)

For those of you with slower connections, a lower-quality version can be found here:

http://interactrapp.com/share/5d9b6adb4a609

This presentation can be simply embedded into any web page that supports scripts (unfortunately, my hosting solution here does not, but it can be viewed over at superversivesf here):

The Superverse

If you would like to embed this presentation on a page at your own website, please contact me for the embed code.

 

Enjoy

7 days left to Up Your Writing Game

With seven days left on the campaign, it has reached its second stretch goal of 200% funding, so at least 8 educational videos will get made. Since no-one has yet taken it up, the perk to receive a specially commissioned poem by myself in addition to all educational videos has been reduced from $60 to $50. Take a look and invest in improving your craft, or help make more of these resources available for your favourite authors so they can improve theirs and in time you’ll get an even better product from them.

Up Your Writing Game – The Art and Craft of Writing

If you’re a writer looking to improve your storytelling craft, then renowned author and editor L. Jagi Lamplighter is ready to share the lessons she has learned over more than thirty years in the industry in the form of practical steps, principles and exercises to improve the quality and impact of your writing and increase the enjoyment and satisfaction that your readers will gain from it.

The best way to gain a core of fans is to write a good book. The best way to improve your books is to learn from one of the best in the business by supporting the campaign to produce this course.

All sorts of perks and rewards are available, including having a personally commissioned poem for a special occasion, or your own book trailer created by yours truly, having your own short story or novel turned into an audiobook or having your novel fully edited by Jagi herself.

Superversive Press – Hope is the New Genre

In the build up to Superversive Press’ presence at DragonCon again this year, I’ve put together a little promotional video showcasing what we’re about and all the titles we’ve released so far. Share it around and build the hype!

www.superversivepress.com

Be inspired, be uplifted, be entertained.

Superversive Press publishes stories that understand the power of hope, the difference between right and wrong, the value of truth, loyalty, honour, and heroic sacrifice.

Feed your mind, expand your horizons, and adventure with us to astonishing worlds.

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Music – The Call by Scott Buckley – http://www.scottbuckley.com.au
solar system animation from videvo.net
Public domain Jupiter image from NASA Juno mission
Explosion, electricity, fire, smoke, laser effects and rotating ship animation from footagecrate.com
Background images and exploding moon animation from pixabay.com
HDRI backgrounds from hdrihaven.com
3D rendering and animation in Daz Studio, additional 2D and 3D effects, animation and video editing in Hit Film Pro by Ben Zwycky

 

To Rule in Hell by B. Michael Stevens

The excellent sequel to The Goddess Gambit was released just under a month ago.

The battle may be over, but the war is just beginning…

Even as the people of the Shanty and the Ziggurat come together to build a new Home, vultures gather, and sinister plots are born.

Amidst the backdrop of an uncertain future, Maya, Jon, and the other guardians set out in search of the Morning Star and the promised salvation hidden within.

When their journey goes awry, Jon and company find themselves at the gates of strange city, where the apparent peace isn’t what it seems. Human men, women, and children are ruled by civilized savages—a King and Queen who are hiding a dark secret an and evil presence from Earth’s ancient past.

The goddess and her guardians must fight for the freedom of the innocent, all while trying not to become that which they despise.

For there are those who reject the notion of serving in Heaven, preferring instead, to rule in Hell.


All Things Huge and Hideous by G. Scott Huggins

The full novel-length version of the hilarious Doctor to Dragons by Scott Huggins is out now, including the orignal short stories and adding many more, so it’s time to revive the theme song!

IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THANK A TEACHER.

IF YOU CAN READ THIS AND YOU HAVEN’T BEEN FED TO THE DRAGON, THANK A VET.

That’s me, Dr. James DeGrande. Fire-lizards deflamed, dire-rats spayed, flea and tick removal a speciality. I’m your local veterinarian, but I’m also a slave of the Dark Lord. I’ve hired a new assistant Harriet, who is almost a witch. I just hope that she can do better than my last assistant who … almost survived.

There’s no more heroes anymore. That’s because they were all fed to the Dark Lord’s pet Dragon after the last War.

It’s not the easiest position from which to make the world a better place, but I might be able to do something about the dragon. If His Darkness’s vampiric Prime Minister doesn’t do something about me first. It’s time to go see my patients, and hope they don’t see me first.

“A rollicking adventure that hits all the right notes.” –Christopher Ruocchio, Award-Winning Author of The Sun Eater Series

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Artwork by Becky Hale
Lyrics and vocals by Ben Zwycky