A Guide for Characters and Arcs in RESISTANCE

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Unlike other recent Cobalt City novels which focus on only a handful of characters, Cobalt City: RESISTANCE has a huge cast. Some are well established heroes. Some are newer. Some get big arcs that have big implications in the ongoing narrative. Some are cameos to give another perspective.

I realized that while the book is accessible for new readers, long-time Cobalt City readers might appreciate a bit of a road map. So here we are! Established characters (appeared in at least one book prior to RESISTANCE) are notated in bold type. Characters introduced in short fiction, whether on my Patreon or in other published materials (like the Behind the Mask anthology) appear in regular font. Characters introduced in RESISTANCE are notated in italics.

RESISTANCE starts with a few big arcs.

Gato Loco, Snowflake, and Caterwaul in Nevada and Arizona.

Madjack and her band with Kara Sparx & Lumien in the Great Lakes area.

Stardust, with Huntsman and Libertine in Cobalt City itself.

Archon and Gallows in Washington, D.C..

Ghost House and Kraken in Cobalt City and then Phoenix.

Wrecker of Engines with Dr. Pradma Mahdrialish primarily in Hong Kong.

Louis Malenfant with Emil Al-Aswan in Cobalt City, Washington D.C. and Beyond.

Then we also have cameo chapters from Bantam, Wild Kat, Velvet, and Harlequin.

I know. It seems like a lot to follow. It isn’t. Several of those arcs converge. A few split and merge into other arcs. RESISTANCE was written as an event book, like a big summer cross-over in comic books that resets some of the status quo and spins off with potential for new stories.

Big things happen. Some characters are changed forever. Some don’t make it.

And the fallout is largely being shown via my Patreon stories, (support is as little as $1 and gets you access to the 20+ short stories as well as in-development chapters from RESISTANCE).

As a bonus, I’ve created the below guide which made its first appearance in RESISTANCE.

Heroes appearing in this book also feature in the following novels and anthologies:

  • ArchonCobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas
  • BantamCobalt City: Ties that Bind
  • GallowsCobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas
  • Gato Loco – Cobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas, Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder, Cobalt City: Los Muertos, Greetings from Buena Rosa, Ride Like the Devil, Snowflake War Journal (by Jeremy Zimmerman)
  • Huntsman – Chanson Noir, Cobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder, Cobalt City: Timeslip, Sparx and Arrows (by Dawn Vogel)
  • Kara Sparx & LumienCobalt City Christmas, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival, Sparx and Arrows (by Dawn Vogel)
  • LibertineCobalt City Blues, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival
  • Malenfant Chanson Noir, Cobalt City Blues, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival, Cobalt City: Los Muertos
  • SnowflakeCobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival, Greetings from Buena Rosa, Ride Like the Devil, Snowflake War Journal (by Jeremy Zimmerman), Sparx and Arrows (by Dawn Vogel)
  • Stardust – Chanson Noir, Cobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas, Cobalt City Christmas: Christmas Harder, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival, Eye for an Eye (by Erik Scott de Bie), Rites & Desires (by Amanda Cherry)
  • VelvetCobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas, Cobalt City: Ties that Bind
  • Wild KatChanson Noir, Cobalt City Blues, Cobalt City Christmas, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival, Greetings from Buena Rosa
  • Wrecker of EnginesCobalt City Rookies: Wrecker of Engines (by Rosemary Jones), Cobalt City: Timeslip
  • Xia Lo (Harlequin)Cobalt City: Ties that Bind

 

Timeline of Cobalt City Novels

2004  – Chanson Noir

2005 – Cobalt City Blues, Cobalt City: Dark Carnival, Cobalt City: Los Muertos

2006 – Cobalt City: Ties that Bind

2008 – Greetings from Buena Rosa, Ride Like the Devil

2011 – Eye for an Eye (by Erik Scott de Bie)

2012 – Kensei (by Jeremy Zimmerman)

2013 – The Love of Danger (by Jeremy Zimmerman)

2017 – Cobalt City: RESISTANCE, Rites & Desires (by Amanda Cherry)

 

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