Chace A. Randolph and The Descendant Saga

by | Nov 20, 2020 | Author | 0 comments

Greetings, I am Chace Randolph, and I want to first say thank you to Author’s Lounge for contacting me and offering me this opportunity to showcase what I have written. I can’t explain how heartwarming it is to have new and unexpected people interested in my book The Descendant.

As an author try and have lots of adventures, I am an avionics tech by trade and have worked on all kinds of aircraft and simulators from business jets to the largest of commercial and cargo hauling jets, I have worked on the pit crew for a race team, I have volunteered with state parks and crawled around in caves not open to the public and been up and down the many mountains in my home state. I grew up in a small desert town working with livestock. I try and use these sorts of adventures and trips to help me write. The cold, the heat, the desperation, the hunger, and the thrill of it. I think it’s easier to write from these first-hand experiences. My most recent and perhaps most difficult professional accomplishment is getting my book The Descendant published.

I have always told stories as long as I have been able to speak or write. I started writing works of significant length in 7th grade and finished that first trilogy in 8th grade. I dabbled with other ideas through high school and wrote a collection of short stories on my laptop between classes in college. I had been out of college for a couple of years and hadn’t written anything large. I was starting to get that itch, that only writing a novel can satisfy. When the book idea I had rattling around in my head soundly lined up and meshed its gears with the idea I had written back in 2006, it fit together perfectly and came together quickly. The book itself I wrote in fourteen days over seven consecutive weekends in August and September of 2017 while I was working the night shift at the hangar. Because of the hours and strange sleep schedule I didn’t have the energy to partake in my usual shenanigans. I pulled on all that I had learned from my escapades. Be it trips hiking through the desert or complex and detailed work on the guts of airplanes. And spent my weekends hammering on my keyboard and tempering my science fiction with all the first-hand knowledge I could on how machines and deserts function.

The Descendant is the opening act to a series of science fiction books. It sets the stage for all the crazy events and mayhem that are yet to come. It is the coming of age story for my main character and introduces some of the side characters that will play small but heart-tugging roles for the duration of the series. It has Clarke tech, lost colonies, crashed space ships, man-eating monsters, subterfuge, cults, plots, conspiracies, exiles, and deranged old men. I did lots of research and study for this series, trying to keep as much science as possible in my science fiction. I researched astronomy and other planets and solar systems and physics and performed many calculations to make sure what the ships were doing was possible and tried to keep things grounded and reasonable, but still, show how extreme it could become without breaking physics.

The Descendant is the opening act to a series of science fiction books. It sets the stage for all the crazy events and mayhem that are yet to come. It is the coming of age story for my main character and introduces some of the side characters that will play small but heart-tugging roles for the duration of the series. It has Clarke tech, lost colonies, crashed space ships, man-eating monsters, subterfuge, cults, plots, conspiracies, exiles, and deranged old men. I did lots of research and study for this series, trying to keep as much science as possible in my science fiction. I researched astronomy and other planets and solar systems and physics and performed many calculations to make sure what the ships were doing was possible and tried to keep things grounded and reasonable, but still, show how extreme it could become without breaking physics.

I am so pleased to say that I already have multiple books written for the series and the second book is already being professionally edited. The plan is to release a book every 8 months. It is currently available on Amazon both as an e-book or a paperback. The audiobook and hopefully even a hardcover special edition are still in the works, but as with many things during the craziness of 2020, is currently struggling through some technical delays, that will be overcome. I also bought a couple of domain names and built a website to help showcase my book, you can find that here at https://thedescendantsaga.com/. I am so pleased and honored to have some of my grandfather’s hand-painted watercolor as the cover art for the book as well, I could not be happier to share his artwork, and my own with the world.

Cover of the book The Descendant, a hand painted water color done by my grandfather.
A scan of a second painting done by my grandfather Devin Randolph, used as promotional material during the pre-release build up for The Descendant.

If you want to find me on Twitter or Instagram or any of the other major social media outlets I would be more than happy to connect and discuss literature, or science fiction or airplanes or motorcycles with anyone. And if you do happen to find a copy of my book, I beg you, to leave my publisher and I some feedback with an Amazon review that is the greatest way you can help this, or any new author.




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