A Note from the Author
When I originally envisioned Devitan back in Grade
school I saw it as an animated adventure.
Something of a mix of Robotech and perhaps Voltron
with the mysticism of King Arthur thrown in.
Of course I didn't know much about writing and had
only rudimentary artistic skills but I would continue to study my
art. It would not be until High School after years of Art classes
that I would finally start to come close to the current version that is
Devitan. Knowing that there was no way that I could animate the adventures,
and feeling the need to tell the stories, I began to write and draw the
first few issues of a comic series. . .
I was only to reach issue four before I would decide
to go back and redraw the first three issues.
Still not satisfied with the results I turned to other
means to tell the story and decided to begin adapting the one hundred issue
planned series to a novel format. One book for every years worth
of comic issues, this is where this all comes to bear on the annuals. .
In comic books, once every year, an annual is usually
put out for most every title.
These annuals many times are either one grand epic
that stands on its own or the cultivation of the prior years story.
Many times annuals from many titles are tied together, characters from
each title crossing over and meeting, to tell one grand earth shattering
And a lot of times these annuals are used to tell
short stories to highlight characters that may have otherwise not been
covered so thoroughly in the year or finish some unresolved story that
may not be told anywhere else. . .
Which comes to the reason I decided to write the first
I had several short stories that are rather important
put I really couldn't fit into the first novel
(second technically if you count Predawn) but did
not want to omit. A lot of the stories will even give a hint as to
what is to come in the next book without spoiling any of the mystery.
So sit back, read on and enjoy.