Hello, Friends! SHIELD OF THE PEOPLE is out! I am very excited. Some review quotes:
"I love seing good-hearted characters who keep true to their moral centers even in a gritty world. Shield of the People is wonderfully emotionally complex while also barreling through fantastically-paced action. Highly recommend!" -- Cass Morris, author of From Unseen Fire
"A series of violent rebel threats on the elections and the twisty machinations of both the Tarian Order and the Open Hand ensure enough action and intrigue for any fan of fantasy adventure. Series readers will delight in returning to the rich universe of Maradaine." - Publishers Weekly
"It has the top-notch characterisation and complex, believable world we’ve come to know and love, backed up by a strongly realised and compelling narrative. Go get it – you won’t regret it." - SF&F Reviews
I'm thrilled that this latest Maradaine adventure is hitting the world. And next year, we'll have The Fenmere Job (Asti and Verci Rynax cross paths with the Thorn!) and People of the City (Dayne and Jerinne with the Thorn, Minox & Satrine, Asti & Verci! Full madness). Both of these books I am really proud of, and I hope it all lives up to the prediction in this review that Maradaine deserves serious consideration for the Best Series Hugo Award.
This weekend! I will be at World Fantasy Con. My schedule is here. Come say hello.
After this, I'm switching gears and hunkering down to write Velocity of Revolution, my dieselpunk motorcycles-and-insurrections novel in a latin-influenced secondary world. Very excited to get underway on this.
I hope, as always, to have more news to share soon. I know I've been radio silent on this channel, but largely because of how busy things have been. Back into the word mines for me. Later.