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The Lady of Crows – Out now in Grimdark Magazine

Thanks to Grimdark Magazine for publishing the new Raven’s Shadow novella The Lady of Crows, which is released today. Also many thanks to Jason Deem for the marvellous cover art – you can see more of Jason’s work here.

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Buy it here:   Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

Also, a reminder for anyone who missed it, the audiobook version is also available:  Audible.com  –  Audible.co.uk


The Lady of Crows – Out Now in Audiobook

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The audiobook version of The Lady of Crows, an all new Raven’s Shadow novella, is now available on Audible.com, Audible.co.uk and the Apple iStore, narrated by Steven Brand. Thanks to everyone at Podium Publishing for making this happen. I may be biased but I think Steven really outdid himself with this one.

For those who prefer their fantasy fiction in text form the novella will be published in issue #10 of Grimdark Magazine on 13th January. Pre-order details here.


‘The Lady of Crows – A Raven’s Shadow Novella’ – Audio and eBook Pre-orders

I’m pleased to announce that the new Raven’s Shadow Novella, The Lady of Crows, is now available for pre-order as part of Issue #10 of Grimdark Magazine or as a stand-alone audiobook from Podium Publishing. The audiobook will be released on January 3rd 2017 and the eBook version on 13th January.

Description: A quest for bloody vengeance forces Derla, a skilled veteran of the Varinshold underworld, into the service of arch schemer King Janus. Charged with protecting the renowned drunkard and cardsharp Sentes Mustor, Derla finds herself drawn into a high stakes game with the notorious criminal overlord known as One Eye.

Where to buy links below:

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Amazon.com  –  Amazon.co.uk

 

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Audible.com   –  Audible.co.uk


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.

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Blackguards – Now Available

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The fantasy anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries and Rogues, which includes my novella The Lord Collector, is now available in ebook from the following retailers:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

Nook

Kobo

Apple iBooks

Thanks to JM Martin and Tim Marquitz at Ragnarok Publications for inviting me to contribute. The Lord Collector is a 15,000 word Raven’s Shadow story set at the mid-point in the timeline described in Blood Song and features a certain pale-eyed, raspy voiced Sword Master of the Sixth Order.

The highly impressive full Blackguards line-up:

FOREWORD by GLEN COOK (Black Company)
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, “The First Kill”
ANTHONY RYAN, “The Lord Collector”
PAUL S. KEMP, “A Better Man”
JAMES A. MOORE, “What Gods Demand”
JEAN RABE, “Mainon”
BRADLEY P. BEAULIEU, “Irindai”
S.R. CAMBRIDGE, “”The Magus and the Betyar”
CLAY SANGER, “The Long Kiss”

The special eBook edition of BLACKGUARDS also includes the anthology companion entitled THE BLACKGUARDS BLACKLIST, thus you get an additional ELEVEN cutting-edge stories by:

ROB J. HAYES, “To the End”
REBECCA LOVATT, “To Steal the Moon”
EDWARD M. ERDELAC, “The Muttwhelp”
ANTHONY LOWE, “The Lonesome Dark”
LINDA ROBERTSON, “Comeuppance”
SAM KNIGHT, “The Assassination of Poppy Smithswife”
S.M. WHITE, “Telhinsol’s Shadow”
NOAH HEINRICH, “The Laughing Wind”
MIKE THEODORSSON, “Bloody Gratitude”
BRENDA CARRE, “Gret”
ERIK SCOTT DE BIE, “Angel of Tears”

 


‘Blackguards’ Kickstarter Funded & Stretch-Goal Reached

I’m very pleased to report that the Kickstarter for Ragnarok Publications’ ‘Blackguards’ anthology is now funded and has reached the $17,000 stretch goal, which means my Raven’s Shadow novella ‘The Lord Collector’ will now be included. The original $14,500 goal was reached after only three days and the stretch goal two days later. Many thanks to everyone who pledged their hard-earned money to make this happen. It would be great if all the other stretch goals were met, so please spread the word if you can: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1089607742/blackguards-tales-of-assassins-mercenaries-and-rog

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“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”