Enter the Superverse

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The fifth year of the Citadel 7 S/F series development ended with a finished edited version of Yuan Jur's Citadel Seven Earth's Secret and copy edited version of book 2 Allies in Anarchy. The final editing process for Allies in Anarchy is expected to be finished early 2013. The first two titles see readers embark on an epic journey from Earth to alien medieval worlds, and on to intercosmos adventures aboard sentient interceptor JEM1 Farron with the charismatic Commander Bloch. In 2012 Citadel 7's superverse final volume for the foundation trilogy Gates of Wrath entered early chapters of development. The last cornerstone of the Superverse setting propels Commander Bloch and his crew's adventures from intercosmos planes and star galaxies to cosmic ethereal worlds of grand scale and originality. Gates of Wrath is expected to be finished and ready for substantive edit in mid 2013. With the establishment of the foundation finished, author Yuan Jur will continue with six more works that explore and reveal the Citadel 7 superverse. Artwork for the pictorial view of the series was advanced further in 2012. Developed from the hand of Dai Cameron character artist extraordinaire, final style and mood of visuals for the screen play intended for the television series brings the characters and their environments to life. Examples may be seen early January 2013 under the galleries tab of this web page. C7 developers hope the public will delight in the unusual and quirky character races and environments revealed and follow their development with interest. By late 2012, with the help of series editor John David Kudrick, a professional proposal for the series was drawn up and representation through respected agents is being sort. All the staff characters and cosmic bit players of Citadel seven wish the followers of series development a grand and prosperous new year.

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For me, freedom to live in the fantastic is what fantasy stories are all about. They are places where readers of all ages get to play. Stories of any fantasy genre should in some way mirror the fantastic aspirations of the reader. As the author, I see each story as an inner and outer journey for both character and page turner alike, one of an unbridled mind where the rules can change with each new discovery. Like a growing coral reef, every crevice, bend, shadow and brilliant twist of events can turn out to be something more surprising than the reader can have possibly imagined. This is where the Citadel 7 superverse thrives and where characters high and low shape its evolution. Yuan Jur

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By Citadel 7 author Yuan Jur. Well, this post has been a coming for a while. Writing of imaginary worlds and spaces that inspire people in the real world to want to explore every corner of them is a daunting task. Particularly, if it's over many volumes, stories where people expect to walk alongside often strange but evocative races not of earth or sometimes even mortal worlds. Building races who are not just humans in alien drag and worlds that feel, smell and are real, are the difference between an unbelievable alternate existence adventure and, book down, pass the salt. As an author serious about my original series, my aim is to accomplish the former of those two outcomes. If you want to know what the Citadel 7 Superverse is about, and you are looking for an original high end Fantasy Science fiction series roller-coaster, the Citadel 7 Superverse it is about this; Carrying Superverse secrets is treacherous for many reasons. Ben Blochentackle's lone secret is cataclysmic for all existence, one those beyond the gods value above all else. It has followed him, hidden, through many mortal and ethereal lives. Time finally runs out for the Superverse as Ben's secret is uncovered. This chain of events forces Ben on a perilous journey, one that demands he sets things right to ensure that existence and those who created it are not lost forever. That is what is being realized with the first two volumes complete and the third and final of the foundation trilogy to be ready for scrutiny before mid 2013. There are six more full novels outlined and planned for after that, along with an evolving television screen play about book 1 Citadel 7 Earth's Secret. More to come Yuan Jur

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If the worth of a book is to be judged by whether or not the reader can tear themselves away from it, then Citadel Seven by Yuan Jur rates right up there with the best page turners. The depth of the characters, the breadth of the settings, the pace of the story, the twists and turns that you don’t see coming, but when they arrive you “know” they could be no other way make this book something special. At the end you are left satisfied, yet wanting to know more. I can’t wait until the next book is finished! Susana Sabine MSS

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I am normally interested in Fantasy Sci Fi and so I read this book because it fell in this category. The story plot is original with many twists and turns to keep you guessing and wanting you to keep reading. It brings in exciting new concepts, themes and characters. The main characters were easy to identify with for different reasons and the read was not particularly hard. I would recommend it to anyone to read.

May Peters

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