Warlock Anna Atticus Stone is on her final year at the academy. As head of student council, academic prodigy, and champion arena dueler, she seems the perfect pupil.
In reality, Anna is grieving, overwhelmed, and so lonely she talks to herself. Above all, she fears assassination if people find out her father’s dying gift to her was a scion. Only seven of these powerful artifacts exist, one in each kingdom—a precarious balance that maintains peace.
That peace shatters when a kingdom steals a second scion and invades its weaker neighbor. Anna feels compelled to act, but that would mean facing her crippling fears, a quest into the unforgiving wilds, and risking her kingdom becoming a target of war.
Driven by the memory of her father, she must find the one thing eluding her thus far . . . courage.
C O M I N G D E C E M B E R 2
The paperback should be available on release day.
The audiobook is scheduled to launch April 11th, 2023. The preorder for it will be available any day now.
I can’t wait for you to experience Anna’s epic new adventure!
P.S. The Advance Reader Team will receive a separate email imminently
You are welcome to join and interact with myself and the other fans, who have cultivated a cozy community at the sever. Link to the Discord server. Time will be 6 pm PST tonight, Friday September 16th, 2022.
Quick update: The Arcane Artist (chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone) is in the editing stages and on schedule to launch in December of this year. Work on the cover has commenced. Blurb and cover reveal coming in due course.
Anyway, maybe I’ll see some of you tonight! :)
Here’s what a stack of used plot cards looks like after finishing writing the first draft of “The Arcane Artist (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 2)”. Book clocked in at 235,000 words prior to the start of editing.
The book is split between a 19-year-old Anna attending her last year at the academy, and the grand adventure she goes on after graduating, following in the footsteps of her ancestor, Atrius Arinthian . . .
The book is on schedule to launch in December, and will be my eleventh published book. For now, the book enters the editing stage.
Honored to be part of the local authors collection six years running now!
P.S. Work on The Arcane Artist (Chronicles of Anna Atticus Stone, book 2) is coming along swimmingly, and is on schedule for a December launch.
Your wait is over! The grand finale to the Fury of a Rising Dragon series, Champion’s Wrath, has finally launched on Kindle.
This book was a huge undertaking and an emotional journey for me, but I am mighty proud of the work—and the entire Fury of a Rising Dragon series as a whole. Loads of surprises coming your way.
Champion’s Wrath is a true epic, clocking in at a whopping 275,000 words—736 paperback pages, maxing out the printer (and my nerves). I gave it my very all every step of the way.
I cannot thank you enough for your amazing support over the years. You have sent me emails by the thousands from all corners of the world, throwing nothing but kindness my way, encouraging this endeavor. Because of you, I have been able to be a full-time author now for over five years (and I’ve spent nine years writing the trio in total—thus far).
And special thanks to the ART. You know who you are, and you are very much appreciated
This has been a difficult year in particular for everyone, and hopefully Augum, Bridget and Leera can give you a little pick-me-up for the holidays. So grab a blanket and get cozy, because the last adventure in the Fury of a Rising Dragon series is about to begin. I proudly reveal Champion’s Wrath, available from Amazon in the following countries:
All my best to you and those you love,
P.S. Additionally, I put the Kindle version of Arcane and Burden’s Edge on sale for only 99 cents (sale ends Dec 8th). Please share if you have people in your circle who you think might enjoy the saga.
P.P.S. I hope you will consider leaving an honest review of Champion’s Wrath on Amazon when you’re done, as every review helps Augum, Bridget and Leera reach new readers. Thank you so much.
P.P.P.S. Bonus photos of Buddha. She pretends like she wants to be part of the fun, but what she really wants are the cookies:
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.
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.
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 :)
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!
P.S. I added a recent photo of me inducting Honor’s Price into the local downtown library here in Victoria, BC.
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.
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Some good news for audiobook fans: Valor (The Arinthian Line, book three) has just launched!
Narrated by Grammy winner Stefan Rudnicki.
When a cunning enemy enslaves the kingdom, a famed warlock-knight must survive a gauntlet of perils to save his people.
Augum Stone is only sixteen and already a legend. He heard his name chanted in the arena by tens of thousands. He vanquished a notorious tyrant and ended a war. And he revived a warlock-knight order that lay dormant for generations.
But these feats came with a price—he needs combat to feel alive, to test his limits.
As Augum struggles with restraint, a callous enemy kingdom enslaves his people. And that enemy wants more than mere control—they’re searching for an ancient weapon with which to conquer Sithesia.
Now, with the future of all the kingdoms at stake, Augum and his friends must cobble together lost historical clues to find the weapon before the enemy does. Standing in the way is a manipulative prince, a traitorous nobility, a vengeful rival . . . and Augum’s own reckless nature.
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Are you as excited as I am? The book is undergoing formatting as we speak, and we’re still looking at a late September launch. You’ll hear from me again soon!
P.S. I just sent out an email to all my subscribers which includes the first chapter (those of you with Gmail accounts may want to check your “Promotions” tab–and drag and drop them into your regular email tab, as sometimes emails get lost in the shuffle like that).