I’m very pleased to report that the German language edition of Blood Song – Das Lied des Blutes – is published today by Hobbit Presse in hardcover, ebook and audio formats. Details and sample here for any German speakers:
Or you can go to the Amazon.de page: http://www.amazon.de/Das-Lied-Blutes-Rabenschatten-1/dp/3608939253/ref=la_B00726D51G_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1411394403&sr=1-1
Thanks to my German translators, Hannes Riffel and Sara Riffel, and to everyone at Hobbit Presse for all their hard work in making this happen.
For any Kindle owners who may have missed it, all four stories in my Slab City Blues sf-noir series are now available on Amazon.
Slab City Blues, available free for the next four days on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi, available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Slab City Blues: A Hymn to Gods Long Dead, available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Slab City Blues: The Ballad of Bad Jack, available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Thanks to TJ Redig for inviting me onto the Scrivener Soapbox podcast to talk about Blood Song, Tower Lord, Slab City Blues and advice for new writers… and beer. Check it out here: http://www.tjredig.com/scrivenersoapbox/2014/8/17/2014-09-03-20-anthony-ryan
Also on iTunes.
I’m very pleased to report that the Kickstarter for Ragnarok Publications’ ‘Blackguards’ anthology is now funded and has reached the $17,000 stretch goal, which means my Raven’s Shadow novella ‘The Lord Collector’ will now be included. The original $14,500 goal was reached after only three days and the stretch goal two days later. Many thanks to everyone who pledged their hard-earned money to make this happen. It would be great if all the other stretch goals were met, so please spread the word if you can: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1089607742/blackguards-tales-of-assassins-mercenaries-and-rog
The Kickstarter page is now live for Ragnarok Publications’ new anthology Blackguards: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries and Rogues, check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1089607742/blackguards-tales-of-assassins-mercenaries-and-rog
The funding goal for publication is $14,500. However, if the final total pledged exceeds $17,000 the anthology will include my novella The Lord Collector. This is an all-new, previously unpublished fifteen thousand word story set in the Raven’s Shadow universe, featuring a guest appearance by a pale eyed, raspy voiced Master from the Sixth Order of our prior acquaintance.
Other stretch goals include commissioning interior artwork, another story from an as yet unnamed author, and opening the anthology up to submissions, so any aspiring writers might want to drop by and make a pledge.
The current, and impressive, table of contents reads thusly and I think most fantasy readers would agree it’s well worth $10 of anyone’s money:
- Carol Berg, “Seeds”
- Richard Lee Byers, “Troll Trouble”
- David Dalglish, “Take You Home”
- James Enge, “Thieves at the Gate”
- John Gwynne, “Better to Live than to Die”
- Lian Hearn, “His Kikuta Hands”
- Snorri Kristjansson, “A Kingdom and a Horse”
- Joseph Lallo, “Seeking the Shadow”
- Mark Lawrence, “The Secret”
- Tim Marquitz, “A Taste of Agony”
- Peter Orullian, “A Length of Cherrywood”
- Cat Rambo, “The Subtler Art”
- Laura Resnick, “Friendship”
- Mark Smylie, “Manhunt”
- Kenny Soward, “Jancy’s Justice”
- Shawn Speakman, “The White Rose Thief”
- Jon Sprunk, “Sun and Steel”
- Anton Strout, “Scream”
- Michael J Sullivan, “Professional Integrity”
- Django Wexler, “First Kill”
Many thanks to everyone who entered the Tower Lord giveaway competition, especially those who donated to Michael J. Sullivan’s Ride to Conquer Cancer. Total donations amounted to $1092.00 which is terrific. Donations for this very worthwhile cause will remain open until September 12th so please consider making a contribution. Without further ado, the winners are:
1st place: Laura Fisher
2nd place: Josh Garner
3rd place: Marianne Harrington and Duncan McKenzie
2nd-chance draw winners: Karen Seidle and Benjamin Surratt
Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to everyone else. As per the rules, everyone who made a donation will receive signed bookplates for Blood Song and Tower Lord. Also, many thanks for all the positive comments in the emails, sorry I couldn’t reply to you all individually.