C. Aaron Kreader, the artist and co-creator of Midnight Legion, just posted an example of how he turns the book’s puzzles into artwork.
Update: Here are two examples from MNL 2: The World Reborn.
Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn will soon be in readers’ hands. That means a new adventure to explore, but it also means that more secrets will soon be unlocked in Book 1: Operation Deep Sleep.
Like The World Reborn, Operation Deep Sleep is meant to be different every time you read it. Encounters will change, in large or subtle ways, depending on your skills, the previous choices you’ve made, and the Memories you’ve uncovered. But some things can only be discovered after you’ve read books two and three.
Each book in the trilogy is meant to stand on its own. It contains a quest with a beginning, middle, and end. At the same time, the volumes also build off of each other to form a larger story. The mysteries you uncover in the first book about your mission and identity will finally be resolved in book three. After the third book, you’ll hopefully recognize the significance of some of the clues you found in the first.
The World Reborn, however, changes Book 1 in a more concrete way. One of the paths you can take will allow you to go back and play through an otherwise hidden scene in Operation Deep Sleep, as well as to skip ahead to improve your odds in Book 3 (once it becomes available). The hidden scene in Operation Deep Sleep will provide additional information about the history and motivations of The Midnight Legion. Whether that information will be enough to help you prevail remains to be seen….
Midnight Legion, Book 2: The World Reborn met its Kickstarter goal yesterday! We’re encouraged by the support we’ve received so far. There are still 25 days left to go in the campaign, so please spread the word to anyone who might be interested. And if you want to start getting excited about the third and final book in the trilogy, C. Aaron Kreader has posted a preview sketch on the Kickstarter page.
The Kickstarter for Midnight Legion, Book 2: The Portal Life is now halfway funded! Huge thanks to everyone who’s supported so far — and please continue to spread the word.
Midnight Legion Book 2: The World Reborn is now available for pre-order through Kickstarter.
More than four centuries have passed since the Devastation destroyed most of the human race. You are an agent of the Midnight Legion, tasked with preserving life and rebuilding civilization. Only one other agent remains, and she is somewhere ahead of you, racing for the Legion’s last remaining base. In this interactive novel, a standalone sequel to Operation Deep Sleep, you must solve puzzles, recover lost memories, and use stealth, combat, or diplomacy to reach the command center in time to prevent its ancient weapons from being unleashed.
Please check it out! For those of you who already ordered Books 2 and 3, we added a couple of extras to this campaign (the SUPPORT CREW and SPECIAL DOSSIER pledge levels) which you might enjoy. Either way, please free to share the news.
Join the Midnight Legion and support The World Reborn Kickstarter.
The Kickstarter for Midnight Legion Book 2: The World Reborn should be ready to launch sometime around the beginning of March 2017. Check back for updates, and get ready to share the campaign with your friends!
Murphy’s urge to explore clashes with Frey’s caution when they uncover an ancient human lair. A new story of the Midnight Legion, “The Ancients Awaken,” is out today in Every Day Fiction.
“The Ancients Awaken” is a prequel to Operation Deep Sleep.