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The Lord Collector – Audiobook Now Available for Pre-order

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.’

Thanks to everyone at Podium Publishing for making this happen.

The Lord Collector audio


“Blackguards” Anthology – I’m a Stretch Goal

The Kickstarter page is now live for Ragnarok Publications’ new anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries and Rogues, check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1089607742/blackguards-tales-of-assassins-mercenaries-and-rog

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 This is an all-new, previously unpublished fifteen thousand word story set in the Raven’s Shadow universe, featuring a guest appearance by a pale eyed, raspy voiced Master from the Sixth Order of our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:

  • Carol Berg, “Seeds”
  • Richard Lee Byers, “Troll Trouble”
  • David Dalglish, “Take You Home”
  • James Enge, “Thieves at the Gate”
  • John Gwynne, “Better to Live than to Die”
  • Lian Hearn, “His Kikuta Hands”
  • Snorri Kristjansson, “A Kingdom and a Horse”
  • Joseph Lallo, “Seeking the Shadow”
  • Mark Lawrence, “The Secret”
  • Tim Marquitz, “A Taste of Agony”
  • Peter Orullian, “A Length of Cherrywood”
  • Cat Rambo, “The Subtler Art”
  • Laura Resnick, “Friendship”
  • Mark Smylie, “Manhunt”
  • Kenny Soward, “Jancy’s Justice”
  • Shawn Speakman, “The White Rose Thief”
  • Jon Sprunk, “Sun and Steel”
  • Anton Strout, “Scream”
  • Michael J Sullivan, “Professional Integrity”
  • Django Wexler, “First Kill”