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2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part I [Christopher Purnell]

The dance wasn't over, and neither was the evening.

Christopher Purnell is back with our newest long-form Dark Age-era story. In the Marik-Stewart Commonwealth of 3135, court intrigue is everywhere. But when you're Kenyon Marik, heir, intrigue is layered upon deeper layers. Part 1 of 3.



2014-01-19 The Eagle's Plunge: Part II [Christopher Purnell]

"I must reluctantly admit the situation is reaching a crisis point."

As Kenyon Marik's plans against his father's regime move forward, new allies present themselves, and new threats, in the long-awaited continuation of "Eagle's Plunge."



2014-02-09 The Eagle's Plunge: Part III [Christopher Purnell]

"It's the price of your treason."

Kenyon Marik's revolt against his father comes to an end in the conclusion to this Dark Age-era story of family ties, civil war and Free Worlds League politics.

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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #1 on: 05 October 2012, 20:12:28 »
I've always enjoyed Mr. Purnell's stories - looking forward to this.
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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #2 on: 07 October 2012, 04:54:06 »
I love the new layout.
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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #3 on: 07 October 2012, 06:12:57 »
Yeah, the new layout is beautiful!  O0
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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #4 on: 07 October 2012, 12:18:10 »
A nice setup for future events within the new FWL we will have.
The new layout is nice. I haven't looked at the print friendly version yet, but I suspect nothing much changed there.
THANK YOU for putting down the era for stories. It has been a while since I commented on stories, but that was a welcome addition since I tend to sort stuff by era when possible.
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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #5 on: 07 October 2012, 15:40:39 »
Ah, the mysterious Kenyon Marik is back. I may have to renew my BattleCorps subscription just to see this.

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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #6 on: 12 October 2012, 14:37:46 »
Heh. I remember Chris when he was just one of the boys at the Frontier... O0

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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #7 on: 13 October 2012, 17:35:17 »
Are they releasing new stories in eBook format yet?  Or are they sticking to the PDF.  I would love to get a hold of this in eBook.

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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #8 on: 20 October 2012, 15:15:43 »
I know that this sight isn't officially related to Catalyst....at least I think.  But I find it disheartening that I can't get any answers on eBooks from anyone.  I've even tried contacting Catalysts customer service.  I would love to give them my money, but no one seems to care.  This is why I let my subscription to Battlecorp run out a long while ago.

So if any one here has any info on Catalysts current or future plans to broadly adopt the eBook format I would love to here it.

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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #9 on: 27 October 2012, 16:43:07 »
N offense, but I recall a promise by the editor that all parts to a story would be written and ready for publication before the the first part is put up. In the recent past, we've seen indivdual parts of multi-part stories be posted at a rate of one per week. This has been the case until now. It's been a bit longer than three weeks since part 1 went up. If the recent past is an indicator, we hould have parts 2 and 3 by now. So, where are they?
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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #10 on: 14 April 2013, 11:01:59 »
Not wanting to start a new topic, Any news of when parts 2 & 3 of this interesting story are coming out ?.

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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #11 on: 19 January 2014, 13:15:33 »
Believe it or not, but Part II is finally out and it only took 15 months and change ;)
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Re: 2012-10-04 The Eagle's Plunge, Part 1 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #12 on: 20 January 2014, 00:25:11 »
Believe it or not, but Part II is finally out and it only took 15 months and change ;)

So fast?  :)

Then, probably, we will see and another part of "Shadow of Faith" soon.  ;)

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Re: 2014-02-09 The Eagle's Plunge: Parts 1-3 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #13 on: 10 February 2014, 00:34:43 »
And the conclusion...

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Re: 2014-02-09 The Eagle's Plunge: Parts 1-3 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #14 on: 10 February 2014, 03:03:25 »
... left me unfulfilled.
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Re: 2014-02-09 The Eagle's Plunge: Parts 1-3 [Christopher Purnell]
« Reply #15 on: 10 February 2014, 08:58:55 »
Not a bad story....thanks to the author!

I will say though that this story seemed ripe for a full novel.