Back in 2012, I started writing a Brunei superhero story titled ‘Guardians of Darussalam’ and published it online.
I’ve published several chapters sporadically between 2012 and 2014 in my spare time. I stopped because of several reasons (writer’s block, lost of interest, day job workload, etc). I said that I’ll return to it someday.
It has been three years and now I am re-editing and re-publishing the chapters I’ve written back then.
I am hoping to re-publish the chapters every week (one chapter per week).
I’m open to any constructive comments/suggestions.
Hope you all enjoy!
GUARDIANS OF DARUSSALAM is a homage to the superhero genre with a local flavour.
Set in a heightened reality / fictional / alternate version of Brunei, it is a story of an ordinary boy named ADAM who gained super strength after an encounter with a magical giant archer fish – just like the legend of Brunei’s mythical hero, Awang Semaun. Initially reluctant, Adam soon finds the hero within him and set out to become a superhero for Brunei.
When dark forces rises and threatens the peace in Brunei, it is up to Adam and his allies to stop it and uphold the country as a DARUSSALAM – an Abode of Peace.
Click the links below to the read the chapters so far:
6 Jan 2017
Adam encounters a magical giant archer fish that granted him extraordinary strength – the same ability as the legendary Bruneian folk hero Awang Semaun.
15 Jan 2017
Liza helps a victim of physical abuse. Adam gets involved in a car accident.