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Being an avid fantasy reader for many years, I was surprised to find an author in Yuan Jur that could spark new interest in the genre for me. His engaging style, originality and depth in his universe, and strongly detailed plot and characters are a breath of fresh air in a genre (fantasy fiction) that at times has seemed increasingly stale in recent years. Yuan Jur allows the reader to fully delve into his Citadel Seven universe (and beyond), providing insights into profound concepts through an entertaining cast of characters, choices and locations. His writing style is light and full of humor, which is very amiable to my tastes (a couple of reasonable comparisons in terms of style and wit are well-known authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman). I highly recommend Yuan Jur’s Citadel Seven novels to any fan of fantasy/sci-fi and to any reader with an eye outside of their singular world experience. Daniel Lee

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I liked Citadel 7, Earth’s Secret™. What I look for first in a book is a good tale. As a voracious reader of both fiction and non-fiction and a regular fantasy reader I enjoyed the story. The culture of the worlds and the relationships between the characters was well thought out and well developed. I particularly like that the characters had flaws and foibles and were easy to empathize with. The unexpected turns and twists kept the reader’s attention throughout the book. This is a book that has something for both men and women. It is good to see women with attitude! The description of the war machines was for me a bit detailed but I am sure the guys like that, and the attention to detail in the machinery descriptions was excellent. At the end of the book, you either love or hate the characters/like or dislike them/want them to win or crush them to the ground, but you have an opinion about them! The suspense builds steadily through the first book and the end is a real surprise leaving one panting for the second book! Lyn Austen

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Warning; Subject of transmission; unauthorised coversation comms central. Security breach; Voice print Citadel 7 agent.... Lucky Phil. Rank; Lesser god, Chief Janitor and junior systems tech Citadel 7 basement. Upper managment comms office..Malfunction...reboot.. Warning; Intercom channel unchecked; open unrestricted audience access available to Earth. Recording begins; “Have you got it yet Phil?” “Just a moment my Lord, it's pitch black, I have to feel for the switch.” “Well hurry up, Earth can’t wait for another turn of the sun while you’re fiddling around.” “Got it!” CLICK. Sparks, Zap! Ow..sh..t! “What? Hey! Your sleeve’s smoldering Phil, better get that put out.” Warning; All power and illumination to traversing continuum threads for corridors 4, 7 and 9 are now active. Beep… Reincarnate traffic is flowing normally. Thank you for your patience, enjoy your next life cycle…. Beep… Remember to pack your good karma…Beep…. End report. “Finally. Here it is. Got it! CLICK, SNAP! Sparks. "OK. You know, ever since those agents infiltrated the universal electrics, it's hard to know if anything is working right. Seeing where you’re going in the Citadel gate is treacherous." "Hmm indeed. Note to me Phil.” “Yes Lord Naught.” “Have to change Angelic voice recording. That voice will put even me to sleep … even when a star system is going nova. Hey, what’s that on my desk? Where did this report come from Phil?” “Writing all that down now, my Lord. Oh, after the lights went out my Lord and you went to look at the greater scheme of things, the report on Earths Secret turned up.” “It did? Well, has he gotten to it yet.” “Ah, yes my lord. We have the first indications. He has put the citadel chronicles into a novel format. It’s easier for the humans to get their head around. Quite an engaging style he has if I may say so.” “Well when will the humans get it Phil?” “Bit of a catch there my Lord. Before he can spread the word of the citadel universe, the chronicle has to be accepted by an individual called an agent. Yuan Jur says he has three primary volumes planed to establish a good reference and several others besides.

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International Copyright Registration Service Ref: 1341386758 Communication 1 Ancillary recording sector 4. This is a Citadel7 news Flash Reporter; Naught, Lord of Life’s Spark Rank; Evercycle Assistant Comms; Lucky Phil. Rank; Lesser god, Chief Janitor and junior systems tech Citadel 7 basement. Subject of transmission; Naught’s first address to Earth. “Is it working yet Phil?” “I’ve almost got it my lord. Three’s agents made a hell of a mess when they got in. Ha, Hell of a mess,… ha ha, that’s funny.” “Unappreciated humour at this time Phil. Hurry up will you, humanity can’t hang on much longer the impact is imminent!” “Ah… there it is, I have converted the signal from the continuum metta channel to the universal language modulator which should be reliable. This open channel should be able to convert to most of the other languages spoken on Earth from this moment.” “Heh hmm. Testing, testing. “Sir, the transmission is working. They can read your every word as you speak. “Oh, really! What, now? I'm not ready.” “Yes my Lord, they are reading now.” “Well then, better get to it. It’s been a while. REINCARNATES OF PLANET EARTH! HEA……” ‘Sir?” “WHAT NOW PHIL, I am addressing the incarnates of Earth and other agents of Citadel 7 on the planet. “They can read everything you are saying quite clearly without the shouting my lord. When you raise your undeniable commanding presence with such a volume, they might misunderstand your tone and intent, and pay no attention at all or rebel, as they are so prone to do. If I might suggest, you might like to speak to them as though they were standing in front of my lord, in a more civil tone for your first address. Just so it translates in a more congenial fashion. Shouting only makes them agitated, even from one as influential as yourself.” “Very well, I suppose you’re right.” “Incarnates of Earth. It is I Naught, Lord of Life’s Spark oldest of the Evercycles speaking to you again. This secure channel, Citadel7online of…… “Dot com Sir.’ “What?” “Dot com, you have to say Citadel7online dot com, they all have to use computers now to get this signal. If you don’t, they’ll think they can get the information from any rogue channel out there.” “Oh, right, I see your point… As I was saying, … only by this secure channel at Citadel7online … dot com, can communication be reliable from the superverse.

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In this article from the society stargazer page of the Citadel Heavens Post. 1/ C7 Earths Secret has taken another step. 2/ There has been another public scandal about the relationship between Zeus and Hercules. A senior reporter for the post was at the scene and filed this report last nght. Once again the bad boy behavior of retired muscle cult deity posterboy Hercules has caught the public eye. During tri-millennia celebrations of the arch-Angel, Hercules was seen nightclubbing again in the hells of Avici party district. A credible witness sights the heavily intoxicated five times Olympus kickboxing champ as instigator of a punch up with demon lord Seth’s younger brother Bruce. The scuffle is alleged to have started over another one of Hercules’s string of boyfriends while dancing at a Central Realms  hangout for celebrity gods and demons called the Cloud nine disco. Hercules’s part time dad and former business partner, Zeus, retired god and owner entrepreneur of the Godburger franchise arrived unexpectedly as an argument erupted on the dance floor. Zeus attempted unsuccessfully to break up the unruly affair. But Hercules escalated matters from words to fists by crowning the lesser demon who had just made a crack about Hercs old legs in short skirts and ridiculous sandals. Without warning Herc lashed out with a solid short right cross and the best knee lift to daddy’s home jewels this reporter has seen in several lifetimes. Within seconds after that, the entire dance flaw erupted in a riotous brawl. The matter was only settled after several bodhisattva security agents under the command of Ksitigarbha, savior of lost souls known in some realms as Di Xiang Wong Pu Sa dispersed the angry fray. Herc managed to get a last cheap shot in on one of one security agent after they attempted to stop him mooning Arwin Goddess of the Hunt and Cursed oceans. Alas, the pretty boy knuckle pro has-been could not evade her promptly cursing him to grow severely unattractive body hair from a variety of cavities and boils on his bum, making the big guy most uncomfortable straight away. Hercules was summarily carted off to a local precinct in the garden of transitions for causing a public nuisance. He is scheduled to be remanded some time near the birth of the next scheduled savoir of mortal worlds. Commenting later Zeus stated publicly to reporter and features writer Morpheus God of Dreams that he wouldn't be bailing the partygoer out anytime soon.

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