Rjg: A Danna Novel Trilogy

For those curi­ous how to pro­nounce the word: “Rjg” reads with a short i, the palatal approx­i­mant /j/ like the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of ⟨y⟩ in toy, and g is the voiced velar plo­sive /ɡ/, like the pro­nun­ci­a­tion of ⟨g⟩ in “go”.
Tags: sci­ence fic­tion, adven­ture, adult, alien arti­fact, alien his­tor­i­cal, alien world, aliens, con­quest, Dan­nan, ear­ly peo­ples, epic, low-tech, pre-space-flight era, slav­ery, war, xeno­cen­tric

A man with a vision, he will be known as God­slay­er.
Nations fall and van­ish; a dom­i­nant species erased from exis­tence.
Their mis­take? Once, they had let him live.

Plan­et Dan­nan is the home of two intel­li­gent and close­ly relat­ed humanoid species: the mys­te­ri­ous Danna—the red peo­ple, whose small tribes trace their ances­try and blood pow­ers to a being from the end­less Abyss, and the Ynu, whose most numer­ous nation of Arrakan Uyur dom­i­nates the world with an iron fist, bru­tal­ly sub­ju­gat­ing all who oppose them. They reject those with ungod­ly blood.

Yaren, once a prince, is sent as a slave to rot in a cop­per mine deep in the moun­tains of his over­run home­land. The son of a Dan­na drifter and a Rawani High Queen, he inher­its the blood and the will of his par­ents. He has been left to fig­ure out the hid­den pow­er with­in him to achieve his goals: to take back the ancient king­dom of Rawan and to lead his peo­ple to the stars.

Amid­st the blood­stained bat­tle­fields, dreams and eerie visions, a strange lega­cy of the Great Ances­tor begins to take shape, blend­ing sad­ness and grief with a fierce joy, and mark­ing the rise of the Com­mon­wealth of Tue Dan­nan.

Rjg is a xeno­cen­tric, epic, hard sci­ence fic­tion nov­el tril­o­gy that is set in the same Uni­verse as Falaha’s Jour­ney, though much ear­lier in time.

Project Progress

Rjg: Blood Threads (Rjg #1)

Type: Nov­el; Phase: Revi­sions

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Hid­den threads run deep with­in the sav­age Dan­na blood, giv­ing rise to mys­te­ri­ous pow­ers in peo­ple who share their ances­try. Some call the­se threads fate, some call them relics of an ancient tech­nol­o­gy and the rem­nants of the progenitor’s last will. What­ev­er the truth is, his blood had caused slave min­er Yaren noth­ing but trou­ble, yet also pro­vid­ed him with solu­tions beyond those he could ful­ly com­pre­hend.

Once bro­ken free from his cap­tiv­i­ty, with the help of friends and new­ly found fam­i­ly Yaren sets out to learn more about the strange pow­er he pos­sess­es and the peo­ple he had inherit­ed his dan­ger­ous lega­cy from, aim­ing to reshape the world accord­ing to his bru­tal vision. 

Will he be able to car­ry the proud name of a Rjg, a man to lead the way for oth­ers to fol­low to a brighter future, or is this new future more than a for­mer slave will be able to han­dle?

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Rjg: Adventurous Tide (Rjg #2)

Type: Nov­el; Phase: Draft

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Blood threads had lead many peo­ple through tribu­la­tions and car­nage, bring­ing forth adven­tur­ous tide for those who were born to wan­der the land of Dan­nan and restore the bal­ance to its nations. 

The war for Rawan reignit­ed, led by the Beast-King who calls him­self Rjg, aid­ed by the blood­thirsty but cun­ning War­mas­ter and the wretched yet dri­ven Trai­tor. Mean­while the Father of the Beast takes the side of the Fad­ed Lady, stir­ring unrest among her own coun­try­men and fur­ther divid­ing those who were brought to heart-heavy uni­ty by bloody and cru­el means. The world is about to be bro­ken apart and reshaped by the hands of those who once kneeled under the tyran­ny of Arrakan. 

Will Arrakan with­stand this ris­ing threat to its peace or will it be blind­ed by its own glo­ry and ambi­tion? Can the young Rjg return to his home, reclaim the City of Uwe and once again restore the land of Rawan and free its peo­ple?

Rjg: Godslayer (Rjg #3)

Type: Nov­el; Phase: Draft

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The adven­tur­ous tide brought for­ward the dawn of a new era, with the mighty Rjg at its helm. The era of blood and death is near­ing its end, pro­pelling the world of Dan­nan into the time of tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ment and pros­per­i­ty.

Rawan—or, rather, the Com­mon­wealth of Tue Dannan—grows stronger with the Dan­na and the allied Ynu under its ban­ners. Yaren is a ruth­less yet a just king, and his vision of the mighty future is made real­i­ty. The real­i­ty with no place for gods and stag­nant beliefs. The Abyss is call­ing, and when the Beast-King walks, the Gods die. 
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