Audiobook of Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3) launches today! #fantasy #audiobook #series

So only two weeks after concluding the audiobook version of The Arinthian Line series with the launch of Legend, I can now proudly declare that the audiobook for Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3)  launches today! That means you’ll be all caught up audiobook-wise, and will be able to listen to the entire adventure up to this point straight through.

Getting to this point has been a long time in coming. Thank you to everyone involved in making this possible.

Oh and I need your help. I don’t have an advance reader team for my audiobooks, thus I am putting in a call to all listeners to please leave a review of my books on audible if you’re able to. It would mean a lot to me. Thank you :)

News on Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 4:

I am now 196,000 words into book 4, the first draft of which is rapidly drawing to a conclusion. It’s a thrill to write this book because the trio are having to mature at a rapid clip, Augum above all. He faces some tough choices ahead, but some exciting ones too. A great battle brews the likes of which has hardly been seen in the kingdom in thousands of years.

Leera is mostly her usual peppy self, but she’s steadily gaining confidence. As for Bridget, she has been struggling with various things, from loathing the idea of taking lives to worrying about ruining her relationship with Olaf due to circumstance.

Lots more to come. Hang in there, and I hope you are keeping safe in these turbulent times. All my best to you and those you love,

—Sever Bronny

At long last, the epic fantasy audiobook LEGEND launches, concluding The Arinthian Line series

It feels strange to announce happy news right now, but perhaps it will bring a small bit of joy to those who have been waiting for this piece of news for many years now.

Thus, at long last, it gives me great honor to announce the audiobook release of LEGEND, the conclusion to the epic fantasy audiobook series The Arinthian Line.

https://www.amazon.com/Legend-Arinthian-Line-Book-5/dp/B081VRFDF5

It’s been an incredible journey for this saga. Audiobooks of this length are difficult to produce and distribute, that is why I would like to extend a very special thank you to Stefan Rudnicki, who believed in the project and pushed for it, as well as the rest of the team over at Skyboat Media and Blackstone distribution.

And I would like to thank you, the listener and reader, for believing in my work enough to finish this dream.

Happy listening,

—Sever
P.S. For those of you who will now be finishing the series up, please consider leaving honest reviews on audible for my work. Thank you :)

Congratulations to the winner of the Instagram contest!

Marianne, pictured below, won the contest posted on this author’s Instagram page commemorating Arcane’s five-year launch anniversary. The next contest will be held on the author’s Facebook page, so keep an eye out for it :)

Congratulations to Marianne, who won the entire paperback set to the coming of age fantasy series The Arinthia Line! A few notable goodies were also included :)

I am doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) live all day today on reddit!

Today I am hosting a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the biggest fantasy forum on the internet: r/fantasy

I hope you’ll come by and check it out, and I look forward to answering your questions. I’ll be there all day until 9 pm PST!

See you there :)

Sever

Clash (The Arinthian Line, book 4) audiobook is now out!

Warlocks Augum, Bridget and Leera are finally able to relax after a grueling ordeal in Bahbell. Now their fugitive mentor has a dangerous new quest—sneak into an ancient library and research an artifact that could devastate the Legion.

Their substitute mentor Leopold Harvus, however, is an obsessive and petty man with a distaste for anything untoward, particularly Augum and Leera’s affections for each other. As their studies suffer from his meddling, one brazen act of rebellion plunges the trio and their quest into mortal peril, for Harvus quickly proves he is not a man to be trifled with.

NARRATED BY GRAMMY WINNER STEFAN RUDNICKI

* * *

Many of you have been asking for this, saying it’s one of your favorite books to read. Thus it brings me great pleasure to announce the audiobook launch of Clash!

Note that it is exclusive to Audible for the first 90 days, and thereafter will be available on other platforms, as will the hard copy.

Happy listening and happy holidays to you all,

Sever

P.S. Legend audiobook will be coming out March 31st, 2020.
P.P.S. I’ll talk about Mercy’s Trial and your amazing response to it in the next email.

Mercy’s Trial has launched!

Grasping at a sliver of hope, a group of friends undertake a perilous quest last attempted thousands of years ago . . . a quest to summon dragons.

* * *


I am thrilled to announce that Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3) has finally launched!

Thank you for your patience and your long-time support. Below are the USA links to the book (though it’s available from all Amazon stores):

⭐️ Kindle and KU: https://amzn.to/33Qembh
⭐️ Paperback: https://amzn.to/2YfF2kq

Enjoy :)

The Arinthian Line: its first signed paperback set giveaway

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the launch of Arcane. In celebration of this amazingly special milestone, I am hosting my first ever giveaway. The winner will receive a complete signed paperback set of The Arinthian Line series (sword not included). I will announce the winner in the comments on Saturday, November 30th, 2019.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Follow me @severbronny on Instagram, where this contest is being held
2. Like the contest post on my profile
3. Leave a comment on the post naming your favorite fantasy character of all time, from any series.
4. Tag two people you know like fantasy books.

Giveaway is international. Entrant must be 16+ years old, or have parental permission. One entry per Instagram account. Entries from giveaway-specific accounts will be disqualified. Contest closes 11:59 pm PST Nov. 29, 2019, at which point one winner will be chosen at random. Winner must provide an address so I can ship them their prize. Postage will be covered by author. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

Good luck!

-Sever
P.S. And not long after this contest—you guessed it!—comes the launch of Mercy’s Trial :)

Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3) cover and blurb reveal

Grasping at a sliver of hope, a group of friends undertake a perilous quest last attempted thousands of years ago . . . a quest to summon dragons.

A ruthless enemy has conquered Augum’s kingdom. Sheltered beneath a protective dome, the Academy of Arcane Arts stands as the sole remaining stronghold.

And Augum and his friends are about to abandon it.

Little does he know escaping will be the easy part, for a harrowing adventure awaits. Along the way, he’ll have to evade an enemy that always seems one step ahead—while dealing with an ally questioning his leadership.

But his greatest challenge?

Learning when to show mercy . . . and when to drive in the sword.

* * *

COMING THIS DECEMBER

* * *

Arinthian Line news!

Hiyas!

How was your summer? Mine has been hectic, to say the least. But I’ll get to that in a moment. First off, I want to share some massive news that many of you have been hoping would happen for quite some time. At long last, the last two audiobooks in The Arinthian Line series are going to be published!

That’s right–Clash is launching on Christmas Eve, December 24th, and Legend is launching Mar 31st 2020! Which means you’ll finally be able to listen to the entire adventure straight through. In fact, you can pre-order the Clash audiobook now using this link.

I can’t thank you enough for your patience. Audiobooks are a massively labor-intensive and expensive process, so I am particularly grateful to Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki for believing in the project and pushing to have it completed. Stefan has narrated some heavyweights, including Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Here’s what he had to say on the matter:

“It’s been my honor and pleasure to voice Sever Bronny’s first three Arinthian Line novels, and I’m thrilled that I’ll now be getting back into that magical world for another 45 or so hours of high adventure storytelling. Over these years, Augum, Bridget, Leera, and of course Anna Atticus Stone, have become some of my very favorite characters. I think of them as friends, and the thought of hanging with them some more feels more like a vacation than work.”
—Stefan Rudnicki, September 2019

This announcement is quite timely, for I’m celebrating a personal milestone–on this day, four years ago, I quit my day job to be a full-time author. It’s hard to describe what that means to me in a notoriously fickle industry. And another anniversary is coming up too: the 5-year launch anniversary of Arcane. I’ll be throwing a contest to celebrate that moment (late November), which will have its own email.

Other news:

Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3) is on schedule for a December launch. Cover and blurb reveal coming soon. The book is massive–240,000 words–and is in the late editing stages. It was an incredibly complicated project that took a lot of energy to finish, but man was it rewarding (you guys are going to love where things have gone with the trio and their friends). But I’ll talk more about it in the coming reveal (wait till you see the cover!).

And thank you to everyone who voted for Arcane in the Epic Fantasy Fanatics contest! Arcane qualified for the next round thanks to your efforts. It’s now in the judging phase of the contest.

And yes, there will be a book 4 in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series.

All my best to you and those you love,

Sever

Two pieces of news this time around:

– Announcing the name of book 3
– I need your help nominating Arcane for its first-ever book contest

Firstly, I’m excited to announce that the name of the next book, coming out in December, will be Mercy’s Trial (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 3). It’s an epic work (a book as long as Legend!). It’s currently with my wife, who is doing the developmental editing. When that gets done, it’s going to go through another couple of edit rounds before a line editor takes over. The cover reveal will come in the next few months. In the meantime, I’ll get to start writing book 4! Needless to say, I’m ultra excited.

Secondly, I’d like to ask your help with something I’ve never tried before–a book contest! Epic Fantasy Fanatics is running a massive contest on Facebook, and I’ve submitted Arcane for contention. The tricky part is that Arcane will require 100 nominations to enter the main contention round, and I’ve only got a handful so far because I haven’t publicized that I’ve entered the contest. Nominating the book is super quick and easy:†††

Simply go to Arcane’s nomination page (link below), scroll down, and click on “nominate”. Doing so will prompt an automatic Facebook dialogue asking you if you wish to nominate Arcane. Click on “Yes.” †

Link to Arcane’s nomination page

The nomination round ends in four days (July 14th), so your help in getting us to 100 is crucial. Thank you so much for your amazing support :)

So what do you think of the name Mercy’s Trial? Are you as excited as I am?

All the best,

Sever

The Latest News

Let’s get to the big news first: the audiobook for Honor’s Price (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 2) just launched today!

It’s narrated by the accomplished Gary Furlong, from Ireland.

I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking about when more audiobooks are going to come out, but unfortunately audiobooks take a long time to produce—especially for fantasy epics, which is the kind I write. The best thing you can do to help speed the process along is to get the distributors to take notice, which means leaving an honest review of any of my audiobooks on audible.

On to other matters.

I hope the wait for book 3 in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series is not too excruciating. I’ll be releasing the title of the work in the coming months. I’m also still on track for an early December launch, and am having a blast editing the book. It’s a big adventure with a lot of new character development and a whole new storyline that’s going to take things in an incredible direction. Augum’s main challenge in this work will be to control his temper while stepping into the shoes of a true leader. The girls too will have their own unique challenges.

I’m quite excited about where things are headed with this series, and have big plans for our intrepid trio—as well as a unique combination of spellcasting and story I simply cannot wait for you to experience.

There’s been a lot of mail in general from you happy folks (I post the “best-of” here on this site). You’ve been amazingly supportive and understanding of how long these stories take to crank out and get right. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to each and every one of you :)

All my best to you and those you love, and happy listening to Honor’s Price!
Sever

P.S. I added a recent photo of me inducting Honor’s Price into the local downtown library here in Victoria, BC.

Kindle ebook of Burden’s Edge is on sale for $0.99 for first time ever

BE bun.JPG

If you know someone who’s looking to start a new adventure, let them know that for the first time ever, the kindle version of Burden’s Edge (Fury of a Rising Dragon, book 1) is on sale in the U.S. for only $0.99 cents on Amazon. But you’ll have to hurry because the sale expires early Wednesday morning.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077VP3VJL

#epicfantasy #fantasybooks #fantasyfiction #youngadult #comingofage #yalit #epicreads #yabooks #fantasynovel #booksale #bookdeal #ebooksale #kindledeals #amazonkindle #kindlebargain #kindle

First draft of Book 3 (Fury of a Rising Dragon series) nearing completion.

I just passed 200,000 words in book 3 to the Fury of a Rising Dragon series (title to be announced). The book is rapidly nearing its conclusion—and it’s one epic conclusion. But it’s only one battle in a war, which means, you guessed it:

Yes, there will be a book 4!

The expected release date of book 3 is December of this year (2019).

Thank you for your patience and your continued support. Your letters and comments inspire me to give it my all with my writing.

I love this job.

#fantasybooks #youngadult #ya #epicfantasy #fantasy #fantasyauthor #fantasywriting #fantasynovels #fantasyfiction #dragons #books #writing #author #writerlife #writeratwork #writersdesk

Happy holidays from Augum, Bridget and Leera!

Fantasy books cat coming of age fantasy epic fantasy series young adult fantasy novels
Buddha, the Arinthian house cat, treads on Burden’s Edge in search of a hidden treat.

Happy holidays! Four quick things:

#1. I’ve recently updated the site with new resources for readers, including Fury of a Rising Dragon series lore like Augum, Bridget and Leera’s school timetables, the Arcaner Code of Honor, a photos section, lists of spells and simuls etc. The big question now is, what sorts of things would you like to eventually see on the site? Reply to this post with any thoughts.

#2. Augum, Bridget and Leera are having a heck of a time in book three of Fury of a Rising Dragon, including attending their first official academy dance! Some old faces make a return in this book, as well as a venerable institution that’s been a favorite with you guys. The book is coming along swimmingly, and I cannot wait for you to delve into the adventure next year.

#3. If you know someone with a kindle who you think would enjoy The Arinthian Line, the ebook version of Arcane is on sale for $0.99 cents in the U.S. and the U.K for a short time. I’ve made a Facebook post announcing the sale on my author page in case you feel like sharing it.

#4. I’ve recently joined Instagram! You can follow me here (or just search for Sever Bronny).

Thoughts? Questions? Just reply back to this email. I read and try to respond to everyone :)

—Sever

“I am unimpressed. Why you no give more treats?”

Grammy-narrated audiobook Riven (The Arinthian Line, book 2) has just launched!

Riven-AUDIOBOOK-cover2.jpg

Something some of you have been waiting for a long time: The audiobook for Riven (The Arinthian Line, book 2) has just launched! It’s narrated by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki (Ender’s Game).

Valor will be released next month

Available from:

Amazon | Audible | Downpour