Shattered Guardian On Hold

If anybody was confused by my touting Dissident Aggressor as the next Starbreaker novel when I had already begun publishing drafts from Shattered Guardian on my personal website, I apologize.

I'm putting Shattered Guardian on hold because I realized that there's a whole novel's worth of story that I need to tell before I can tackle the story I want to tell in SG. The novel I need to tell first will be called Dissident Aggressor since it will progress from the events of Without Bloodshed.

Among other things, it will show Morgan continue to wrestle with the problem of how live up to his ideals. He can't fight tyranny and corruption by killing those who abuse their power, but he cannot work within the system either because the system itself is corrupt.

Now that I think of it, maybe I should call this book Revolution Calling instead, since Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime has been such a huge influence on Starbeaker as a whole.

I used to trust the media
To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
But now I've seen the payoffs
Everywhere I look
Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?

Or, as Morgan might sing toward the end, who do you trust when God himself is a crook? But that's a spoiler.