Happy Musketeer Day! It’s actually my birthday later this week, which means it’s a year since I started posting chapters of this epic banterfest. I guess the ’52 chapters’ thing gives that away, too. I totally meant to restrict my posting to 4 chapters a month instead of going entirely weekly, but apart from December (when I also posted the 7 part Joyeux novella) I couldn’t bring myself to slack off.
So 52 chapters in a year! Less than ten to go, I THINK – still have five to write and there’s a lot of plot and character to get through in that space. Thanks so much to everyone who has come on this ride with me, as a reader of my spaceships and sword serial – or as a supporter who plans to catch up at an end.
There’s a new Musketeer Media Monday essay up, this one about the first episode in the amazing and fabulawesome (if bonkers) K-Drama series of The Three Musketeers, which combines the original Dumas characters with the backdrop of Joseon dynasty Korean history. The horse acting deserves an Emmy, even Korean D’Artagnan has no hat (a reader had to point this out to me, I am ashamed I didn’t notice for myself) and the romantic entanglements are even more complicated than usual! Check out K-Drama Musketeers Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
If you’re not a Patreon supporter yet but you want the ebook when Musketeer Space winds up, there is still time to hop on board for as little as $1 a month ($2 if you want the essays too). Feed a book, and an author!
(oh and if the sudden focus on the villain’s POV for a couple of chapters is jarring to you, I want you to know that in Dumas’ original, this chapter was actually FIVE, one for each day of captivity. This one is, therefore, a model of restraint…)
Start reading Musketeer Space from Part 1
Missed the last installment? Track back to Part 51
Read a festive Musketeer Space prequel, “Seven Days of Joyeux.”
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