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

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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.

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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.

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COMING THIS DECEMBER

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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