Double Cover Reveal!

Hello Freak Fantasy Savages!

The Monolith Books edition of The Frostfire Sage (The Landkist Saga Book 4) launches today!

And as a double whammy, we’re also revealing the cover for The Forever Night (The Landkist Saga Book 5.)

Thank you to Petrik Leo for hosting the reveal on, where you can read more about the series. 

I think Assassin’s Creed artist Pierre Raveneau did an incredible job bringing two of the most powerful Landkist characters to life: T’Alon Rane aka. The King of Ember and Ray Valour aka. The Eastern Dark. 

Books 6 and 7 will be coming by mid-2022, and I can announce that everyone’s favorite archer-turned-super Sage Linn Ve’Ran will be featured on the next cover. 

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Updates Galore!

Just wanted to drop in for some general updates on the writing front. 

First of all, the relaunched relaunch of The Landkist Saga is going well, with Books 1-3 currently out in the wild with their shiny new covers. Books 1-2 are currently available in Audio, read by The Witcher Saga’s Peter Kenny. Kenny is also recording Book 3 as we speak, so look for The Midnight Dunes audiobook to drop within the next month or two.

As for Books 4-5, we’re likely going to be looking at an accelerated launch window for them, with The Frostfire Sage scheduled for July and The Forever Night for September.

As for audio on Books 4-5, we’re probably going to be taking a pause for a while to see how things go with the first three before getting Peter back into the booth for the meatiest of the Landkist tomes.

As for the two-part grand finale, my ambitious goal would be to get Book 6 out by the end of the year, with Book 7 landing in the first half of next year to end the series. Writing on Book 6 hasn’t started yet, but the outlines are in solid shape. It’s possible both of these will hit next year, but if they do, the goal will be to release them back-to-back, as I know a lot of my OG Landkist fans have been patiently waiting for them.

In addition to Landkist, the runaway success that is Mastermind will see its long-awaited sequel touch down when Immortal hits in September. This one is going to have a simultaneous ebook-audio release, and while I don’t have the final cover, above is a sneak peak of the artwork.

This one was a LOT of fun to write, even if it took a while. It’s longer and more complex than Book 1, and given how that one ended, I think readers will be pleasantly surprised by the directions this one takes Karna, Starshot, Blackstrike and our favorite virtual villains in.

I’m going to be staying in the Titan Online world a bit longer before returning to Landkist. As I said above, I want to write Landkist 6-7 back-to-back, so I thought it only made sense to finish off Titan Online in the same manner.

Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about Sword Punk! It’s just going to have to wait its turn.

Until the next update!

A Return to Form …

Wait … what?

If that was your initial reaction to seeing the new artwork for The Landkist Saga along with old and once-familiar titles, I don’t blame you.

To try to make a very long story a bit shorter, The Landkist Saga is going back to its original titles. While I can’t get into ALL of the details here, this largely has to do with algorithmic changes at both Amazon and the incredibly infuriating and highly influential Goodreads platform. In fairness, these issues were so weird that even Amazon Publishing employees were surprised at how confused the database was regarding the new versions of The Landkist Saga.

When we relaunched The Landkist Saga, Monolith Books and I took a calculated gamble, changing the original titles while leaving the series name unchanged. Part of this decision came down to promoting a new lease on life for the series, since the prose has been reworked, and there were significant changes to the earlier volumes, and we thought it made some sense to hit a new audience by matching the new titles to the new artwork by the ultra talented Pierre Reveneau. 

That said, the title changes not only resulted in the aforementioned algorithmic issues (which can lead to a whole host of problems for the publisher, from advertising campaigns to review linking, edition linking, etc.) but said changes also just flat-out confused my existing readers and new readers alike. 

Lesson learned.

Sometimes, the only thing we can do in these cases is admit to a bad call and try to react accordingly. Effective immediately, The Landkist Saga is BACK, like it never left, with the original titles returning to grace Raveneau’s new artwork.

Aside from smoothing out the issues with Goodreads listings, Amazon search functionality and algorithmic confusion, one huge silver lining to this whole thing is that the original Landkist titles just … work on Pierre’s artwork. In fact, I think they look rather stunning, and I hope you agree.

Books 1-3 (Valley of Embers, The Emerald Blade, The Midnight Dunes,) are going live this month, while Book 4-5 (The Frostfire Sage, The Forever Night,) will follow, likely in the Summer and Fall, before the never before released Books 6-7 (The World Apart, Valley of Ashes,) release in 2022.

Emberblade Launch Day!

Hello readers!

A new Landkist era is upon us!

Emberblade represents the re-written, re-edited, slightly special extended edition of The Landkist Saga Book 1, formerly known as Valley of Embers.

The team at Monolith Books has done an awesome job on the production side of things, and the audiobook from Peter Kenny (narrator of The Witcher series) is done and will be out in a matter of weeks. (Whenever Amazon makes it live …)

I know many of you have already bought and read Valley of Embers, but if you’re a completionist, fancy that new cover artwork, want the best version of Landkist Book 1 possible, or if you’re new here and just haven’t tried the series, now’s the time!

Order Emberblade Today!