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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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Tor and ORIM are holding a sweepstake to give away two tablets “loaded” with high-quality F&SF.  There’s one of my own titles in there, so I believe!  Closing date is the end of March.  Read about it here: My Pock’s World is currently featured at $1.99 at all US outlets for the month of March. Portal of a Thousand Worlds will be featured at $1.99 at all US outlets on 3/30/17.

Posted: March 7, 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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Hail St Valentine!

At long last, my Portal of a Thousand Worlds is to be released on February 14.Duncan_Portal 85 130 76 DPII began this book in 2006, so it took me about as long to write as J R R Tolkien needed to complete Lord of the Rings.  I make no further comparisons, but both Booklist and Publishers Weekly have reviewed Portal very positively.  Read more here.

Posted: February 10, 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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Better Late Than Never

The first of two books about the Brothers Magnus, Speak to the Devil, was published in hardcover in 2010.  Although it received excellent reviews, the mass market paperback did not follow.  The e-book is available, and now I hear that the paperback is to be released on December 6th.  If you enjoy swords and sorcery, this is your chance to find out what happens when a family can field both.

Posted: July 31, 2016

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A New Series!

I am very happy to announce that Night Shade Books will be publishing Ironfoot, the first volume of an historical fantasy series, The Enchanter General, set in Twelfth Century England, when Normans rule and Saxons are the underclass.  Durwin, a crippled Saxon lad, manages to cure an ancient enchantment, Spricest ðu, whose text has been corrupted.  It promptly prophecies murder in his future.  (And, as we all know, in fantasy, prophecies never lie.)

Posted: April 16, 2016

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Audio versions

Almost all my books have been issued as audio downloads by Audible (a subsidiary of Amazon).  A dozen or so of these of these are going to be released as CDs in May, 2016.  This does not mean that the download version had been withdrawn; you can still buy those.  

Posted: December 23, 2015

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