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One Day Special

The Reluctant Swordsman (Book One of "The Seventh Sword" and the most popular book I have written so far) will be on sale in the US for $1.99 all day on September 21st.

Posted: September 21, 2017

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Great Reviews

I hate to see August leave without any posts, but I can solve that by mentioning that Ironfoot has received great reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly.  Those are both well renowned and notoriously easy to please, friends!  And so on into September, with Ironfoot itself ever closer to publication.

Posted: August 31, 2017

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Eocene Update

Eocene Station continues to flourish.  I'd hardly sobered up after  learning that it is shortlisted for the Endeavour Award when I was informed that it will be issued in audible form, probably around November. Narrator will be Damien Brunetto.

Posted: July 29, 2017

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Publication Delay

The release date for IRONFOOT has been set back a week, to October 10th.  Hang on, do NOT commit suicide, it really is worth waiting for!

Posted: July 27, 2017

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I am happy and proud that my 2016 SF Eocene Station has been shortlisted for the Endeavour Award. Keep all fingers crossed until November 17, please.  More details here.   2017 Endeavour FINALIST 150

Posted: July 22, 2017

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Trilogy Completed!

It's about ten years since I last wrote The End on Book Three of a trilogy (The Alchemist's Pursuit) unless you count my three YA stories about The Runner. Indeed I never thought I would attempt another threesome.  I am therefore very happy to have done so once more, having just turned in to Night Shade Books, Merlin Redux, the final book of "The Enchanter General."  Volume One, Ironfoot, will be published this coming October in both paperback and hardcover.

Posted: July 13, 2017

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Maps: Portal and others

If you purchased Portal of a Thousand Worlds  in any form of e-book you will receive within a few days a notice of a corrected free download, which will include the map that was accidentally omitted. If you bought a paper copy, that correction isn't possible.  However, the map of the Good Land has now been added to the Maps page of this website.  If you right-clink on the map you want and then left-click on "copy Image", you can post it to any file you want and print it out. It's not a perfect solution, but it is the best we could manage.

Posted: March 11, 2017

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YES, there is a map!

Only a couple of weeks after PORTAL OF A THOUSAND WORLDS was released did I get to see a copy, and only now am I free to do something about the problem.  Why ORIM chose to publish this great, complicated tale without a map escapes me completely.  I am truly sorry that so many of my fans have already had to struggle through the book without its aid.  They are selling cars without the steering wheels. I hope to have a downloadable version available by tomorrow.  

Posted: March 7, 2017

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Hot review!

Publishers Weekly has given a red-hot review to Portal of a Thousand Worlds, due out on St. Valentine's Day.  Read it here.

Posted: December 8, 2016

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New Blades Book

I have just sold a new story about the King's Blades to Five Rivers Publishing.  Title is One Velvet Glove. Fans will recall that a Blade hero named Sir Spender turned up very early in Lord of the Fire Lands while returning the swords of two Blades who had died defending their ward in a faraway land.  He never reappeared and we never learned the details. But hang in there, and in a year or so all will be revealed!  I had great fun revisiting Chivial and all my first reader friends did too.  

Posted: September 21, 2016

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