However, if you're not in the least bit familiar with any aspect of Motorcycle Clubs - or MCs as I'm now going to call them - and you haven't watched even one episode of Sons of Anarchy, but you do want to read Revolution (and I hope you do), then you might find this post quite useful.
Chapter A motorcycle community which has been set up in a certain place.
Church A scheduled club meeting - held in the chapel (see above), so, when anyone in Revolution mentions church, they're not off to sing hymns and praise the Lord - God, no! They're referring to a club meeting.
This is the Sons of Anarchy clubhouse (above), within the club compound (mentioned lower down), so you get some kind of an idea as to what I mean when I mention clubhouse in Revolution.
The MC Backpatch, usually displayed on the back of the rider’s cut, just like the one pictured above.
You can see Jax's gavel there in the picture above... and that wasn't meant to sound in any way filthy, but reading it back...
Pretty self-explanatory this one, but it doesn't hurt to show those Sons again, out in their club compound...
Definitely not a derogatory term, it means wife or steady girlfriend of a club member. She’s monogamous and has the respect of other women. There is usually one Queen; the old lady of a chapter’s President. In Sons of Anarchy the Queen was most definitely Gemma Teller (pictured). In Revolution the Queen is Lexi's mum, Angie.
Patched-in When a new member is approved for full membership of the club.
Part of the MC colors. Usually designates geographical location or territory of the club.
You can just about see on the back of Tig's cut (left) that his bottom rocker says California, because that's where that particular chapter/charter of Sons of Anarchy is based. Is this making any sense...?
The VP in Revolution is a club member called Coby Walker, based (not very heavily at all, much...) on the character of Chibs (pictured right) in Sons of Anarchy, who just happens to be their VP, although, he's also been their Sergeant-at-Arms, too, at one point. And this doesn't really need any pictorial help at all, it's just another excuse for me to post a picture of Tommy Flanagan as Chibs. Because I like Chibs. A lot...
So there you have it. A quick guide to some MC terms, all of which pop up in Revolution at some point. So, think of this as a bit of a head start on getting to know what they all mean, because Revolution - book #1 in The Lone Riders Series - is due for release in just a matter of days now. Monday October 6th, to be exact. You ready to meet my very own biker boys...?