Another Day, Another Year

It had to happen sooner or later, my birthday falling on a blogging day. As an inveterately lazy man, I am tempted to just make my excuses now and go in search of cake, but there are a few bits and bobs I thought I would mention before I do.

First up, Black Library has just released a huge part of its backlist onto the Kindle in the UK and Europe. Hurrah for that, and about time, I say.

Among the many great ebooks you’ll find my seven Gotrek and Felix novels and my four Space Wolf books. It’s really nice to see these books out there. Black Library have done their usual magnificent job of production. I guess I really will have to get round to writing up the author’s notes for them now. The good folks in North America are going to have to wait until January.

Secondly,the first six of my Kormak novels are finally available in print. I laid them out a couple of years back, and then with my usual astounding efficiency sat back and did nothing. Eventually a random brain cell misfired and reminded me that I really should bring them out just in time to miss the Xmas sales rush. You can order them from Amazon or your local book store.

Thirdly, Armageddon Protocol, my Judge Dredd meets Starship Troopers style cyberpunk military SF novel first mentioned back in January, is almost ready to go. I am just putting the final touches to it now. I’ll stick up a sample chapter in a week or two.

If you’d signed up for my newsletter you would already have been able to read it. Assuming all goes according to plan, the book should be out before Xmas. Here’s Trevor Smith’s brilliant cover. I am really pleased with it.

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Trevor is already at work on the cover for Extinction Event which promises to be even better.

And that’s it for the moment. I am off in search of cake.


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Flesh to Shadow

This week I have another cover reveal. It’s for the first Kormak omnibus and it’s the creation of the very talented Trevor Smith.

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I have retitled the collection. It’s now called Flesh to Shadow, a reference to the fact that it contains the first three books of the Kormak saga, Stealer of Flesh, Defiler of Tombs and Weaver of Shadow.It also sounds a lot less dull than The First Kormak Omnibus.

You can pick up a copy at your favourite ebook retailer or you can get it for free simply by signing up for my mailing list.

Here’s the blurb:

To the world at large, he is a mercenary and assassin, a brutal killer with a deadly blade. In reality Kormak is a Guardian, one of an ancient order sworn to protect humanity from the servants of the gathering darkness.

FLESH TO SHADOW

This Kormak Omnibus contains the first three novels, the short story Guardian of the Dawn and many extras such as a map of the Kingdoms of the Sun and the author’s notes for all of the stories.

STEALER OF FLESH

The Ghul are the Stealers of Flesh, an ancient race of demons who possess the bodies of humans to work great evil. Now one of them has been freed from its ancient prison using Kormak’s own dwarf-forged sword and the Guardian must pursue it to a haunted city on the edge of the world to end its reign of terror.

DEFILER OF TOMBS

An open tomb, a dead child and an unleashed ancient horror send Kormak on a path of vengeance through the haunted northlands of Taurea. He seeks Morghael, a necromancer with a plan for resurrecting the dark empire of Kharon and the power to bring the dead swarming back to life.

WEAVER OF SHADOW

War brews along the border of the Elvenwood. The prophet of an ancient evil has corrupted the nation of Mayasha, reducing the once proud elves to feral slaves of the Shadow. Allied with the monstrous Spider Folk she is poised to sweep away the human settlements in the ancient forests and spread her Blight across the lands. Only one man stands between her and absolute victory; Kormak.

As I said above, you can find Flesh to Shadow at all good ebook retailers or you can get a copy for free simply by signing up for my mailing list.


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Portents of Doom Cover Reveal

This week I am finishing up the tenth Kormak book Portents of Doom. In it, Kormak, Rhiana and company pursue the sorcerer Balthazar through the blighted jungles of Terra Nova as the quest to find the source of Vorkhul’s coffin nears its climax. Mutant tribesmen, were-jaguars, demon summoners and the Lords of Skulls himself all seek to block their path and end their lives.

Clarissa Yeo over at Yocla Designs has done her usual bang-up job on the cover.

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Portents of Doom is at the final editing stage and is about to head out to my test readers and then editors. It should be available around the end of October/start of November.


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Masque of Death Released

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Masque of Death,the ninth book in the Kormak Saga has gone live.

In it our monster-hunting hero finally reaches Terra Nova where he is framed for murder during the Masque of Death, a great and sinister carnival of terrifying delights. He must face all sorts of skullduggery as he seeks to clear his name and unmask a killer while rebellion threatens.

Here’s the blurb

MASQUE OF DEATH

The colony of Terra Nova is a place of dark secrets. Corrupt Old Ones, sinister sorcerers and murderous cults lurk in the shadows. Accused of a murder he did not commit, Kormak must unravel its mysteries before rebellion and dark sorcery tear the land apart.

The ebook is now available at $4.99 or the equivalent in local currency. Masque of Death is available at your favourite ebook retailer now.

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon DE

Apple

Kobo

Smashwords

Barnes and Noble is being unusually slow to upload at the moment, but the book will be available on the Nook eventually.


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Cover Reveal: Sword of Wrath

Here’s the cover for the next Kormak novel Sword of Wrath.

Clarissa Yeo over at Yocla Designs has really outdone herself with this one. I’m really pleased with it. The book itself is still a couple of weeks away. I’ll be writing more about it nearer the time.

K8 Sword of Wrath Cover


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Island of the Sorcerer Released

The latest Kormak short story, Island of the Sorcerer has gone live. Here’s the blurb:

A longship of giant warriors missing at sea. An ancient island of alien magic risen from the depths of the ocean. Long dead wizards returned from beyond the grave. Kormak must cope with all three in this thrilling tale of swords and sorcery.

You can find it through the links below. Unfortunately, as of the time of writing Island of the Sorcerer is not up on either Kobo or Google Play. They will get there sooner or later though.

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Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon DE

Smashwords

Nook

Apple


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