Recently, I announced that I wrote a novella titled, Injection: Tides of War, and that its release date was coming soon. Well, now it is truly upon us. Nanomyte Studios will be publishing the novella – based on their well-received motion comic Injection – on Wattpad, Tuesday of this week.
If you’re unfamiliar with the comic, the story follows a young DEITY named Jinn on his journeys through a post-apocalyptic wasteland as he fulfills contracts for the mysterious organization of Syntech. A DEITY is a specially-trained soldier amplified by powers called Injections which allow the user to manipulate certain aspects of their molecular makeup by way of nanomites. An example of an Injection would be Forynge, which expedites the body’s healing process.
The novella started off as a fanfic, but as I began to work closely with Mike and the Nanomyte team, it was soon canonized as an official Injection story. Considered a prequel, Tides of War begins with Jinn’s mentor, Shan Li, receiving Syntech orders to invade the Blackout Zone. The mission involves infiltrating MALMAL territory – one of Syntech’s rivals. But even Shan isn’t told the real reason for the mission.
As the story unfolds, Shan forms unlikely alliances and questions the loyalty of her own comrades. She must fight against unbeatable odds and overcome a foe unlike anything she’s ever faced before. The mission soon fades into the background as her new and only priority becomes survival.
At 12 chapters, the novella rounds out at about 33k words. I had an amazing time writing it, and I hope those who read it enjoy it as much as I do. It’ll be available on Wattpad over on Nanomyte Studios’ page. Here’s the link: Read Tides of War here!.
Thanks for all the support and I’ll be eager to hear your feedback of the story. Side note, I’m working on editing The Decrepit Forest and outlining book 2. I’ll release more info on that soon enough. Have a great day!