These landing pages are not only a functional way to cut down on the navigation bar clutter, but they are also prettier to look at thanks to the way Squarespace treats them as a microsite with their own design templates. Each series will now get a landing page that will serve as the home base for all of the links and other miscellaneous pages connected to them.
You'll also notice that in this process the Artwork page that previously fell under the Gods and Men tab is now in the main navigation bar. This is because I ran out of link space on the landing page, and I decided that this page should showcase all of the amazing artwork that we get commissioned at Dark Tidings Press, not just for The Gods and Men Cycle. Other changes include changing the blog title to "New & Updates" which is more appropriate and doesn't carry the same promise of regular content that a blog does, and the addition of a submission form under the About tab. That's right, we are open to submissions now!
Playing off of the same theme, I launched the Realms of Creation wiki today as well. This will replace the Bestiary and World pages for The Gods and Men Cycle, as well as contain dozens of other articles and pages covering characters, items, events, and places throughout the saga. While creating the pages for the website, I often struggled to strike the right balance of information on the pages. I didn't want to include spoilers outside of the timeline, but sometimes that left certain entries feeling lifeless. With a wiki, I can include all of the details that I want, on as many topics as I want, and readers can sift through it at their own peril. Keeping all of that separate from the main site will be very helpful overall. As to why its called the Realms of Creation wiki and not the Gods and Men Cycle wiki...well, let's just say that the High God was busy creating other worlds while on hiatus after Lio killed Xyxax.
Hopefully, these changes lead to a stronger website and a more pleasant experience for all of our fans.