A long time ago, in a galaxy right here, this site had a user forum. That was its one nod to the concept of a fan community, and it disappeared when the software support was withdrawn.
There is a built-in membership system. It's a little quaint but it does work, so it's now been switched on. You can register and log in from the navigation menu — you'll also be prompted to do one of those if you land on a page that requires sign-in.
The community hub will be built out over the course of this year. You'll see advance news and offers appearing, as well as gaining opportunities that others will never know about.
As you might have heard, every Armada Wars novel available on the Kindle platform now has X-Ray content available. But what is it? And where?
Put simply, X-Ray content gives you a compact, dedicated database right alongside a Kindle book. It contains profiles for characters, significant terms, and definitions. It can add depth to the world of the book, provide you with a means of quickly refreshing your memory, and give you quick and simple explanations.
The X-Ray system can show you all the terms or characters on a page, or for the whole book, ordered alphabetically or by relevance. It also generates "notability" scores for some content, and it picks out passages which might be of particular interest.
All in all this is a feature that succeeds in combining functionality with entertainment, and when you're exploring an expansive and subtly detailed world like the Armadaverse it's an invaluable companion. It's available from the tool strip at the top of any Kindle's reading page, or in the book menu on mobile devices.
All the X-Ray content in the Armada Wars novels comes straight from the source, and it is designed to be consistent and spoiler-free. Due to the character limit for X-Ray entries there are of course much more extensive articles on this site: the web site's entry on the Rodori, for example, is vastly more interesting than the abbreviated version found in X-Ray. But the idea is to give you a quick summary of what a Rodori is, right while you're reading.
How to get the latest X-Ray content:
Simply delete the Armada Wars novels from your Kindle reading device/s, and then download them again. That's literally all there is to it!
The web site just keeps getting bigger, better, and badder! Here's whats been added or changed in the past week or so:
There have been yet more additions and improvements this weekend. Strap yourself in!
It's always good to know that people are visiting the site and poring over the information here, so feel free to comment.
Encountered a term in an Armada Wars book and not sure what it means? Fear not. The brand new Glossary was added to the Universe section today.
The glossary is not yet exhaustive, but it does come quite close. It will of course continue to grow as new volumes are released in the Armadaverse, because every new book means new strange things with strange names.
A new category was sneaked into the Universe section this week, and it adds eighteen Technology articles! This section will be under continuous development, with more entries being made as more technology is revealed in upcoming releases.
Also this week... the book pages were all given a makeover to remove clutter, improve appearance for mobile devices, add images for external destinations like Amazon and Audible, and introduce a touch of per-book colour theming.
If you're a regular visitor to the site you probably noticed these changes sneaking in over the past two weeks. If not, here they all are: