Of the Dragon, of the Stars is a story concerning human struggles in the face of an unfathomably vast darkness. It seeks to explore the greatest extremes of both selfishness and nobility and ultimately contends that there is nothing to want of human perfection.
I first had the idea for OTDOTS in 2008. At the time, it was to be no more than a somewhat long episodic story centred around three warrior characters and a tyrant. Having just finished the Deltora Quest series and decided that I wanted to push the complexity of my plots, I ran with the idea, spending a month creating the main cast and plot. In July 2008 I posted the first chapter.
Over the course of the next five years, I updated OTDOTS on a trimonthly basis. Twelve installments ("chapters") were planned, each about 10,000 words long. Inevitably, though, my writing improved and my verbosity increased, and by Chapter 10 (2010) each chapter was almost 30,000 words long. At 290,000 words it is my second longest work.
Although it began as a MapleStory fanfic, it can barely be recognised as one at thispoints, sharing only its place names. I have taken liberties with the theology,economy, geography and politics in this world, establishing details that have since been contradicted by the growing canon. At a certain point, OTDOTS became incompatible with MapleStory.
I am honoured to have gathered a named readership of about 54 (this seems a lot greater a number when you're the one who wrote the thing), and a minuscule fanbase that has graced my story with fanart and even a couple of fan comics. Too bad I didn't manage to save all of it...