Wow, time flies, and I note that I haven’t added a new post to the website in a while.
I have been busy, though. The big news is that I have finished the final book of my fantasy series, The Giants’ Spear. This series has taken so much of my time and effort in recent years that it’s strange to say it’s over. When I say it’s finished, I’m talking first draft, so there’s still work to do. I think fans of the series will find the ending suitably epic. At the moment it’s come out at around 110,000 words, so exactly the same length as books 1 & 2. Odd, how 3 of the 4 books have ended up the same length like that.
The aim is to get it published by the end of the year. As a way to introduce new readers to the series I will also be releasing an eBook box-set of books 1-3 (cover above). The release date for this is 28th October.
There is more news to come and I will aim to update the website with it. If you would like more regular updates you can subscribe to my newsletter, which gets emailed once or twice a month.
The Jalakh Bow is now available to buy on Amazon. The paperback edition has been released and the eBook is on pre-order, with a release date of 30th March.
Greg Patmore is again going to narrate and produce the audiobook version, and I am hopeful for an autumn release of this.
I’m excited about some promotion news coming up in April, so stay tuned for that!
The Jalakh Bow, Book 3 of The Weapon Takers Saga, has just had its cover reveal over on the Fantasy Hive — check it out, there’s a full series blurb and they’ve displayed all three books in the series – I love seeing all the books together!
The formal release date will be 1st April and the eBook is likely to go up on pre-order before that. The book is already up on Goodreads here. I have quite a few things planned to coincide with the launch, so stay tuned!
I’ll leave you with the blurb for the book to whet your appetite:
The weapon takers have bought themselves some time to complete their quest. But when their enemies return, they will find that they have become more ruthless and more terrifying than ever.
In the steppe lands of the far north, Soren must seek out the bow of the Jalakh tribes. In Kalinth, Belwynn must face a mysterious evil disguised as a friend. And in the high mountains of his Krykker homeland, Rabigar must learn a bitter lesson: nowhere is safe.
The Jalakh Bow continues the action-packed series, The Weapon Takers Saga. The series concludes with Book Four, The Giants’ Spear.
So, here is the agreed cover for Bolivar’s Sword, the next instalment of The Weapon Takers Saga.
I really like the colours and feel we now have a ‘brand image’ for the series. What do you think?
I’ve still got some work to do on the text, and struggling to find the time at the moment. But looking forward to getting this story published in the new year!