The Boys from Dur Follin are back on January 24 with the next Tale of Egil and Nix, A Conversation in Blood. You can read an excerpt here.
As is my usual practice with new releases, I’ll be doing an e-signing to make it easy for you to get a signed copy, should you be interested. If you are, in fact, interested, here’s how it works:
If you live in the United States, … Read the rest
I’ve received permission to post an excerpt from the next Tale of Egil and Nix, A Conversation in Blood, which will release on January 24, 2017. You can, of course, preorder the book, and those who do earn my deep and abiding affection. 🙂
This is from early on in the novel and there are no spoilers. Feel free to share far and wide. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy.
Nix ate the apples … Read the rest
Psst. Hey, I gotcher sword and sorcery, rightere!
Oh, not just sword and sorcery, but sword and sorcery at. Its. Rollicking. Best.
At least that’s what Library Journal said about The Hammer and the Blade, the first Tale of Egil and Nix. The second, A Discourse in Steel, is also available and is, I daresay, even better. And the third, and the one I think is the best to-date, A Conversation in Blood… Read the rest
The third Tale of Egil and Nix, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD, will be released in January. If you’ve been waiting to jump into the series, now’s the time, because Egil and Nix are a cheap date.
The ebook version of the first Tale of Egil and Nix, THE HAMMER AND THE BLADE, is now available for $1.99 (for Kindle, Nook, and via iTunes). Library Journal called it “sword and sorcery at its rollicking … Read the rest
Amazon now has the full listing up for the next Tale of Egil and Nix, A CONVERSATION IN BLOOD. As ever, I greatly appreciate pre-orders. Let me know if you do, so I can send you my personal thanks. It means a lot.
In any event, from the jacket:
Egil and Nix, the hard-fighting, harder-drinking fortune hunters of The Hammer and the Bladeand A Discourse in Steel, are back to test their mettle and … Read the rest
It’s election season and everyone who reads my wall knows I’m a liberal. Sometimes that comes as a surprise to newcomers, because I sort of fit the stereotypical Republican mold. I’m white, affluent, highly educated, a lawyer/writer (though I’ll note that I was raised in a working class home). I’m also a strong believer in the value of market forces/incentives, like to look at human nature with a cold eye (I see you there, Socialism, … Read the rest
“trib·al·ism /trībəˌlizəm/ noun: The behavior and attitudes that stem from strong loyalty to one’s own tribe or social group.”
It’d be an interesting, and perhaps different world, if, whenever any high-profile terrible event happens, those people connected to one side or the other side of that high profile event evaluated the event — its causes and impact, both present and future — through a lens devoid of tribal loyalties.
In related news, illegal violence is … Read the rest
In January 2017, barring death/indictment/withdrawal, the United States will be led by either President Trump or President Clinton. The choice is binary.
Our process is essentially a two-party system. Making would-be third party candidates irrelevant is a feature of this system, not a bug. Of course, like all institutions created and administered by human beings, it has strengths and weaknesses and gravitates toward the status quo. In theory, it is designed to result in a … Read the rest
For a variety of reasons I don’t write much short fiction. I wrote this over lunch a few days back. It’s inspired by something my two year old daughter said. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.
If you do, check out Ephemera, which contains more of my short fiction.
THE GREEN MAN
A patient here, Eliza Crow, wrote this down in her journal. Her injuries prevent her from speaking understandably. I don’t know what … Read the rest
I’m more than a little pleased to share with you the cover art for the third Tale of Egil and Nix, A Conversation in Blood. The art is by the inestimable John Picacio. In my mind, the subtitle of the piece is: Egil has heard just about enough of your horseshit. 🙂
Anyway, I hope you dig it as much as I do. The previous two Tales of Egil and Nix, The Hammer … Read the rest