Reworking The 8 Fates of Okteveos: New 3-Book Series Unveiled

In 2023, J. Tordsen wrote and finished The 8 Fates of Okteveos. However, on a recent Gigsplained podcast he admitted that when it was given to beta readers they didn’t care for it. So the book will now be reworked into 2 separate books by adding new details that were not included in the original draft.

“They said it kinda sucked,” he explained in the podcast. “I could have paid an editor to tell me the same thing but ultimately I listened to the beta readers. I took a step back and thought about it for quite a while and came up with a plan to rework the single novel into 2 books by adding some foreshadowing and mysticism to the first part rather than making it a dry accounting of the hero/villian’s sins.”

“I felt constrained in the second half of the book anyway. There was so much more to the story that didn’t make it to the book.”

The first book will now be called The Sins of Okteveos and will have the same cover that has already been revealed. The second book will be called The Fates of Okteveos followed by the third book, The Rise of Okteveos.

A new release date has yet to be set.