The US eBook edition of Blood Song – Book One of the Raven’s Shadow series – is currently on sale in the US at $2.99 (along with a lot of other really good books – Tad Williams’ Otherland is a real bargain at $2.99). Click here for where to buy or use the links on the Book Page.
I’m not sure how long this price will last so act now if you haven’t gotten round to this one it yet.
I’m very pleased to report that The Legion of Flame is an editor’s pick for best Sci-fi/Fantasy book of the month on Amazon.com. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s bought a copy so far, I really couldn’t do this without you.
For anyone interested in the wider world of The Draconis Memoria I’ve uploaded a Chronology of the Corporate Age, which covers the 2oo years prior to the events in The Waking Fire, a Dramatis Personae (in case you’ve forgotten who the characters are), and a guide to the Principal Corporations.
Also, for any aspiring writers I’ve also written a couple of writing craft articles:
‘Writing and Naming Fantasy Characters’ on Barnes and Noble.
‘Inspiration for Fantasy Authors’ on the Civilian Reader.
Finally, Australian readers wondering why The Legion of Flame ebook was priced at $49.99 will be pleased to note that this appears to have been the result of a software glitch and the price has now been corrected to $16.99.
The Legion of Flame – Book Two of The Draconis Memoria – is released today in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Ebook: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Nook – Kobo – iBooks
Hardcover: Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – Barnes & Noble – Indiebound – Waterstones – Wordery – The Hive
Audiobook: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
Links to reviews are on the book page. You can also read a sample chapter here. Two new maps have also been added to the Map Room for the benefit of e-book owners.
Huge thanks to everyone at Ace and Orbit for their hard work in publishing the second volume of the The Draconis Memoria, most especially my editors Jessica Wade and James Long.
Many of you will no doubt have seen or read of the disastrous fire at the Grenfell Tower residential block in west London on 14th June. Myself and many other authors are offering a variety of prizes in an online auction to raise funds for the victims. You can see the full list of authors and prizes here: https://authorsforgrenfelltower.wordpress.com/
I am offering a signed UK first edition of The Waking Fire. Click the link below to bid (scroll down and enter your bid in the comments section):
Also, for any aspiring fantasy authors out there, I am offering a full critique for a fantasy book manuscript:
The auction will run until 27th June. Thanks in advance to anyone who bids. This was a particularly terrible event and anything we can do to offer assistance to those effected will be greatly appreciated.
NB – if you do bid please ensure you enter the amount in in UK pounds ‘£’ otherwise the organisers won’t count it.
The UK eBook edition of The Waking Fire is currently on sale at £1.99. The sale will run until 30th June. Buy links here: Amazon.co.uk – Kobo – ibooks
Also, the audiobook of the Legion of Flame is now available for pre-order here: Audible.com – Audible.co.uk
To celebrate the imminent release of The Legion of Flame I’m holding a mailing list signed books giveaway. Existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT June 25th are automatically entered.
One first place winner will receive a UK hardcover.
Two second place winners will receive a US hardcover.
Three third place winners will receive UK trade paperbacks.
All books will be signed, lined and dated (with a personalised dedication if requested). The winners will be chosen and notified on 26th June.
Anyone who would like a second chance to win a signed US hardcover can also enter the simultaneous giveaway on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/240283-the-legion-of-flame
Note for readers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – the release dates for the Orbit edition of The Legion of Flame have been brought forward. The ebook and audio versions will come out on 27th June and the hardcover and ANZ trade paperback editions on the 29th, so anyone who pre-ordered will receive their books earlier than expected.
Also, a reminder for anyone who missed it that my Raven’s Shadow short story A Duel of Evils is now available as a standalone ebook.
If you prefer your fiction in audio form the story is also now available in the audiobook of the Unfettered II anthology: audible.com – audible.co.uk – iTunes