Torment is a story I first began writing in 2014 shortly after WTF 5 Something to Fight For was completed. I wanted to tell the story of how things unfolded back in the states, and have it be a standalone book from the rest of the series. Because of the popularity of the primary storyline, I kept shelving Torment and driving on with the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot primary band of characters. But then came The Invasion Trilogy, and then Donovan’s War. Torment, fell further and further down the to do list.
Eventually I adapted some of the early chapters of Torment, into a short story and released it with Amazon Publishing’s Kindle Worlds under the title Battle for Orchard Hill. A decision I immediately regretted, because I knew then that the story may never be completed. Then something happened, Kindle Worlds is gone and with that those chapters went back to the bench.
That motivated me to get back into the original manuscript and finish Torment. A story that I always enjoyed and thought needed to be told. Torment is not a rewrite of the Kindle Worlds novella; Battle for Orchard hill. Torment is the original imagining and telling of that story the way I always intended it to be.
If you read The Battle for Orchard Hill and gasped at the Novella’s ending hungry for more, you will be happy to know that Torment is no short story, the content has tripled, the elements expanded and the heat turned up to high. Torment is now the book I always wanted it to be, and the first book of the Soldier Series if the readers will it.