Thursday 27 January 2022

Rozia’s U-Log, a novella between two novels


The blurb:

In the year 3519 Rozia struggles to rebuild her shattered life.

She uses her U-log, written in obscure Wordtext that only a few can read, to help herself to recover from a serious injury, to mend a broken heart and to come to terms with a demanding new role. Will her new-found friends be able to help?  Especially when she meets an even greater challenge?

Rozia's U-Log, a heart-wrenching and life-affirming story, bridges the gap between books two and three, Babel and The Tower of Gill James' Peace Child series.  

Enjoy reading the episodes now.”

This is a novella, some 15,000 words long. It was first presented in the form of a blog – representing a U-log – a universal log. When I first wrote it I was doing a lot of school visits and promoting the Peace Child series  in secondary schools. Many students engaged with story after the visits.

It’s important to realise that our characters have a life beyond the one that we present in the pages of our stories.  So, this helps to fill in some background on one of the main players. Kaleem is the protagonist in books 1-4 of the series but Rozia is his significant other. There is a gap between books 2 and 3 and at the beginning of book 3 we find out what has happened to Kaleem but we don’t know much about Rozia. This fills that gap.

There are some bizarre twist and turns.

I have now taken the blog down and at the moment it is serialised via Channillo – find it here.  

Later I shall publish it as a novella.      

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