At last, my new series, Song of Sorcery, gets its first installment published. A Sorcerer Rises is done and ready for reading on Amazon. Here is the final cover. With the help of some friends, I tweaked the original below. I’m in the middle of drafting the next book, A Sorcerer Imprisoned. You can see the difference between my first version of the cover and the final product.
Here is the blurb:
Bound to a cruel grandfather, thirteen-year-old Ricky Valian is an orphan and a thief. Compelled to steal a valuable item in a public place, Ricky uses the only trick he knows, a magic trick. His crime doesn’t go unobserved. The Dean of Doubli Academy witnesses the theft and recognizes Ricky’s latent talent, volunteering to become Ricky’s guardian at the boy’s trial. Ricky finds himself, unlettered and untutored in sorcery, in a place filled with students. As he struggles with his unexpected circumstances, Ricky becomes a target of a vicious bully, who may not be above taking the life of someone who gets in his way.
FANTASY – EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / YOUNG ADULT
Here it is… The cover for the first book of the Song of Sorcery Series. I had a different title in mind for the first book, but I changed my mind and came up with the title of A Sorcerer Rises. The books in the series will start with A Sorcerer *something*.
The scene is not in the book, but it’s more of a representation of thirteen-year-old Hendrico (Ricky) Valian pondering what his life holds. Ricky does own a rowboat in the book and lives on a river at the beginning. There might be a tweak or two before the final version, but I think this is pretty much how the cover will appear.
I said tomorrow, and tomorrow it was. You can get your own kindle book of The Fractured Prince on Amazon. I even have an Amazon number: ASIN: B074SG9NLF.
Enjoy reading. I’m now working on the next series: The Song of Sorcery. There is a glimpse of the new book in the back of The Fractured Empire.
Here is the cover of the final book in The Disinherited Prince Series:
The cover badge is the medallion of the Winnowers, a secret society of magicians. The novel should be out in about two weeks.
Book Six is in editing. The draft and a couple of rewrites are finished and now all the technical stuff has to take place. I’m still shooting for an early June release. Update: Planning a release before June 15. The final book in the Disinherited Prince Series, The Fractured Empire is currently being drafted while waiting for Misplaced Prince edits.
The cover is made up of elements in the book. This time a hawk tile is given to Pol. He will head to grasslands at some time during the story, hence the wheat-filled background.
Preliminary Book Blurb:
Pol Cissert can’t remember his name or his origin when washed up on a strange continent. Demeron, his horse, must find a way to get Pol to a magician powerful enough to remove his curse. Without magic, it may take years to find the right person, so until then Pol has become the Misplaced Prince.
The Emperor’s Pet has just been submitted to Amazon and is now published. I put in a lot of extra time and changed my post-draft workflow to get it done, and my efforts worked. I probably saved two weeks in the process and have caught up, despite spending some quality time with Demeron last month. You will note my typical excerpt of the next book in the back of The Emperor’s Pet is a little shorter than usual. That’s so I could get this book out earlier.
The excerpt is for Book Six in the Disinherited Prince series and goes by the title The Misplaced Prince. I’m still pretty much in the planning mode, but I did know enough about where the book was headed to write part of the first chapter for the excerpt. Book Six is scheduled for the end of June.
I’ve put in some extra time to get The Emperor’s Pet out before May 1st. It is in one of two final edits and then I’ll be pushing it out of the nest. I have completed the cover and it is, for the first time anywhere…below.
I have just released Demeron: A Horse’s Tale. It’s a sixty page (20,000 word) novella depicting Demeron’s travels during Book Three: A Sip of Magic. Here is my first version of the cover. It just might be a little dark. What do you think?
Book Four in the Disinherited Prince Series is now out. Here is the blurb:
Carrying an amulet given to him by his late mother, Pol Cissert seizes on an opportunity to travel to a far off city in search of his roots. He has no idea that the journey is no easy jaunt. Chased by magicians, thugs, pirates, and priests, he seeks his legacy by seeking the Cathedral of the Sleeping God. Pol finds that the truth isn’t always something everyone wants.
FANTASY – EPIC / SWORD & SORCERY / YOUNG ADULT
I won’t get the paperback finished until sometime in March. I had to push things to get the e-book version out before the end of February. I didn’t think it would make it, but it did. It is exclusively on Amazon.
It was a hard slog, but A Sip of Magic, the third volume of the Disinherited Prince series just went live on Amazon for Kindle. The paperback will be published next week. I wanted to get it out before Christmas and I made it! Now for a few days immersing myself in the holiday spirit, and then it’s on to Book 4, The Sleeping God.