My novella A Pilgrimage of Swords was released by Subterranean Press in September and, somewhat to my surprise, has since sold out in hardcover.
In the spirit of the season, and to express my gratitude for the response to this novella, I thought I’d give readers who missed out another chance to win a signed copy. Therefore, I’m holding a quickie giveaway for existing subscribers to my mailing list and anyone who subscribes between now and midnight GMT December 25th.
Five lucky winners will receive a signed limited edition hardcover of A Pilgrimage of Swords. Winners will be chosen at random and notified on December 26th.
A Pilgrimage of Swords is the first in a series entitled The Seven Swords. The next volume, The Kraken’s Tooth, will be released by Subterranean Press in September 2020. Check back in the new year for a cover reveal – once again the illustration is by Didier Graffet and is really something special.
The audiobook version of my novella The Lord Collector is now available for pre-order at audible.com and audible.co.uk, narrated by Steven Brand in fine voice as usual. This is a Raven’s Shadow novella originally published in the Blackguards anthology from Ragnarok Publications. The release date is 30th June so anyone looking for a taster before Queen of Fire comes out might wan to check it out. Here’s my intro to the story:
‘The following story takes place in the same world as my novel Blood Song, the first volume in the Raven’s Shadow trilogy. I wrote it because I wanted to more fully explore characters who appear in Blood Song and the sequels Tower Lord and Queen of Fire. Readers familiar with my work are sure to recognize a certain pale-eyed, raspy-voiced Sword Master of the Sixth Order, and those curious as to the origins of the Tower Lord of the Southern Shore will find answers here. The tale takes place at the midpoint of the timeline described in Blood Song, a time when King Janus, with typical ruthlessness, is in the process of further consolidating his grip on the Unified Realm.’
The funding goal for publication is $14,500. However, if the final total pledged exceeds $17,000 the anthology will include my novella The Lord Collector. This is an all-new, previously unpublished fifteen thousand word story set in the Raven’s Shadow universe, featuring a guest appearance by a pale eyed, raspy voiced Master from the Sixth Order of our prior acquaintance.
Other stretch goals include commissioning interior artwork, another story from an as yet unnamed author, and opening the anthology up to submissions, so any aspiring writers might want to drop by and make a pledge.
The current, and impressive, table of contents reads thusly and I think most fantasy readers would agree it’s well worth $10 of anyone’s money: