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[JMH] The Centurion Legacy

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 03:24 PM

Started writing this series back in 2003 in another life ago. From then the series has expanded to 13 parts divided into 'Books' and Two Cycles (The Centurion and the Scion Cycles). Don't know if I will ever finish it or that it will ever have an end. That is mostly due to the fact that the series (though a Sci Fi Fantasy hybrid) is very much an allegory of my personal struggle of finding my place in the world. The series goes over many of the issues facing gay individuals and the gay community as a whole.... sexual confusion, monogamy, obsession, drug addiction, romantic betrayal. Over all there are two major themes. First, can one ever escape their past? Second, out of all the forms love can take which one should be valued most?

The Centurion Cycle is the first of the two main series. The story takes place on the distant divided world of Mordel and Ares. The continent of Mordel is little more than nuclear wasteland of high tech underground cities. While its people are far less advance the land is lush and green with life. Even so Medieval Ares knows as much of war as the Dystopia of Mordel.

Of all the warriors of Ares, the most feared are the Centurions of the Domus Empire. Unnaturally gifted physically no ten can match even one. Yet, just as the fire that burns twice as bright dies twice as fast, no Centurion in the history of Ares has lived past his 40th year. While they have rarely been defeated in battle the one foe they have never conquered have been the hearts of the frail yet long lived men of learning.... the Legatio.





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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:55 AM

Anima Chapter 2 of Domus Book II of the Centurion Cycle is now live:

In this episode Philip offers his charge the most sacred essence of a Centurion's strength, Anima. With it Jason regains use of his legs and much more besides.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:18 AM

Heya JMH, I just wanna drop by and say "Great story!".

I remember the first time I'm reading this. I read 3 chapter nonstop and we both know one chapter is a LONG story. Haha.

Anyway, just making a constructive comment / advice here. Please don't get offended.

Try to explain the culture and miscellanous explanation in this story more 'in action' and less narative spoken.
That'll make the story more interesting and less boring.
If you do choose to explain it in the narative kinda speaking, try to make it as simple as possible and let the reader imagine the rest.

For example, if you want to describe the gap between the poor and the rich inside the city, try to create a situation where the reader can feel the gap rather than explaining it monotonously. Not that I'm saying that you did, mind you.

Best of luck and keep writing this story! It's great! I'll definitely read the second book when it's out.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:53 AM

Thanks Animal...

Glad you like the series. I know all too well about my over-reliance on dialog over action. It is my Achilles heel so to speak. Right now working on the Second Cycle. So far I have the first four done. As I tend to work by the 'Book' I'm aiming to at least have five done before posting. That way I can go through all five and check them for consistency and and plot. Will hopefully have a chance to convert some of the dialog to action as use suggest. I just got my first editor here so hopefully he will be able to help my with that as well. Take care and Enjoy.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

Well folks here's the next chapter of the Centurion Cycle: In Chapter 3 of Domus Jason wakes to find he has gain more than his health thought the gift of Anima. He has also gain a new appreciation for the Centurion way of life. As he and Philip venture closer to the capital of the Domus Empire he learns more of the history of his people and the great effort they have taken to keep the Empire safe.


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Will soon be posting the Second "Book" version of the Centurion Cycle for those who want to read ahead. Take care.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 06:15 PM

Just put up a map to go with the Series

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 05:06 PM

Hello Folks...
Just wanted y'all to know that Book II: The Academy is now up and running: In this the second part of the nine part series Jason arrives at the Academy, the premier center of learning for all Centurion and Legatio youths. There he finds himself both loved and despised by the other students. With him at the school Philip, his brother, and Staff Master Varrus compete for Jason's love and attention. Who will he choose?"
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 11:31 PM

Anyway, I just remembered that I have downloaded your stories in the past.
How and where? I have no idea..

The thing is, I have ALL of your centurion cycle books. The last one is Book VII Pits of Omega I believe.
How is that possible? I've searched here on GA you only have up to book II coming out.
It's really confusing.
...Maybe I got it at Nifty? Did you post your stories there too?

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 11:46 AM

They were once up on Nifty but had them taken down. (Have serious issues with the site). There are a total of Nine Books. My guess is you're missing From Red Sun to Blue Star which concludes the Cycle. Given the length of each book I decided to repost them on a chapter by chapter basis to make them more readable. Right now working on the Second Cycle. The Prelude and books 1-3 of the Scion Cycle are in the editing stage and working on the outline for the fourth book right now. Thanks again for being a fan. Take care.


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:24 AM

Chapter 19 of the Centurion Legacy is now up and running. Enjoy

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

Here's Chapter 20:
In this, Part 7 of Domus, Jason meets Philip's younger brother Alex. It does not take long for both young men to see the shared sadness in their hearts.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:23 PM

Though fresh from his humiliation before the other Field Marshals, Senator Perils continues plotting his rise to power. To become sole ruler of all of Domus he needs an ally. The one he turns to is none other than Field Marshal Xavier. At dusk they hold a secret meeting where they plot the downfall of the other Marshals.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 06:53 PM

The Field Marshal is dead... Long live the Field Marshals. With the death of the Eastern Field Marshal Peril's plan to trigger a global war against the Empire's many enemies is one step closer to fruition. When Jason hearings the starving pleas of the suffering Famulus he has to act. Will doing so save innocent lives or will his kindness only aid in advancing Peril's plan.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:49 PM

A new chapter and additional art work has been added to the series.

Jason, having earned the wrath of the Western Field Marshal is about to stand trial for his crimes. Before that happens he and the Helios brothers will face a tragic loss.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:46 AM

More artwork has been added to the series. Including an example of a double bladed sword. Enjoy


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Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:42 PM

A character index has been added to the series. If anyone can think of someone I forgot please add a post. Thanks


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:30 AM

Hello Folks. One last chapter before taking off until next year. Pics have been added as well. I hope you enjoy Them

Having lost his servants to the riots, Philip Helios finds himself in need of new Famulus (the slave caste of Domus) With his charge seen as their hero, there is no shortage of volunteers to serve. But are they what they seem to be? Who is this strange man with red hair and where does he come from? As for Alex', his love for Jason grows along with his disgust of his brother's hedonistic ways. But when Jason learns a part of his dark past will it destroy any hope he has for winning Jason's heart?




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Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:20 AM

As Jason prepares for his future at the Academy he is introduced to the schools Commandant. At the same time he ventures into the realm of dating his first Centurion. Where law and custom dictating the relationship between Legatio and Centurions Jason must decided if such rules will bind the expression of his love for those dear to him.


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

The Centurion Book I Chapter 30

Well folks just posted the last chapter of Book I to the Centurion Cycle and the first Chapter of Book II in Academy


The Centurion Book I Chapter 30
Jason hits the road for the center of all higher learning the Academy. Along the way his future and fate become the center of conversation by more than one part. As his desire to become Centurion grows can he accept his own limitations?

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The Academy Book II Chapter 1
A death of a valued friend friend leads to unanswered questions. As Jason settles in at the famed Academy Philip is offered a chance at greatness but at a cost. Will he take it?


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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:04 AM

i love this series,its a great story,so great that once i start reading i cant stop . so now im dying to read book 3. thanks for writing such awesome story.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

Thanks. Glad you like the series so far. It is the longest I have ever written and has been a joy to write.
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

All of The Academy: Book II of the Centurion Cycle is now posted. Will soon start posting the third book in the series Angels and Demons
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:01 AM

The series is absolutely unreal. They just........grasp the reader's mind in a firm hold and wreak havoc with one's sense of reality. The stories seem to be more real than the screen I'm reading it on, or everything around for that matter. But at the same time, they are too intense................personally I'd've like a little diluted version.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

Thanks for the comment. Glad you like it so far. It's a long series so expect more in the future
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

New sets of maps have been posted.  Includes Meltor, Domus, Qul Tos, and a new version of the Ares map.  Enjoy.


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