Dread it. Run from it. The Forever Night arrives all the same …
Titan Online returns!
Two years after the surprise (to me) success of Mastermind, the virtual comic book world of Titan Online returns with Immortal.
In Book 1, we saw Karna enter the game world with a villainous origin story for the first time and tangle with its most powerful hero. Now, readers get to see how he fares against its most cunning villain.
For those who enjoyed Mastermind, I know it’s been a LONG wait for Book 2. The bottom line is, I’ve been splitting writing time between three series, so this one got put on the backburner for a while, but the good news is twofold: I’m already working on Book 3, so the turnaround should be much faster for that one, and I’ve structured this series so the first two books are satisfying reads with emphatic endings (which a look at reviews on Amazon will confirm for you.) There’s a big overarching narrative that culminates in Book 3, but I tend to write each book in three-act structures rather than episodically.
Titan Online is in chaos. Villains have always thrived on chaos.
With Leviathan dead, Karna thought he could finally go back to enjoying the game he loves. But his actions have created ripples far wider than he expected. Titan City is vulnerable, and War Town is full of those willing to take advantage.
One more so than others.
Anastasia, the hidden Queen of War Town, is hatching a plan – a plan which Karna finds himself at the centre of. With a new team of powerful NPCs and an increasingly abrasive robotic assistant, Karna must decide what, and who, he is willing to fight for.
A war is coming, and not everyone is immortal.
Greetings from Cape Cod!
My publisher has informed me that we’ve got a BUNCH of Landkist Saga audiobook codes, which will allow you to add the books to your Audible Library for free.
I’ve got codes for Books 1-3, Valley of Embers, The Emerald Blade and The Midnight Dunes.
What I’d like to do is give up to ten subscribers ALL THREE audiobooks.
This is about 50 hours of audio content narrated by the incredible Peter Kenny!
The only catch is, I’d like to offer the audio codes to new members of the Kelliher Review Team. Being an active member of the Kelliher Review Team will ensure you receive ALL future Kelliher books at or before release in Ebook format in exchange for ratings and reviews on Amazon.
If you’d like to be considered for the review codes, please use the Contact Form on the web site to reach out with the subject line, “Review Team,” and we’ll get rolling!
(Please note that I have audio codes for the US and UK Audible stores.)
The Midnight Dunes is available today in Audio, rounding out the first three books in the Saga.
Combined, we’ve got 50 hours of epic elemental fantasy goodness narrated by The Witcher’s Peter Kenny.
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 NovelNotions.net, 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.
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!
In an effort to keep myself productive between my own writing projects, flex my editorial muscles and hey, maybe even help other storytellers polish their work so we can help dominate the fantasy landscape together, I’ve begun taking on clients.
“Death waits at the Midnight Dunes, and some ride to meet it.”
The Midnight Dunes (Landkist #3) launches today on Kindle and Paperback formats. Audio is currently in production and should be out in the coming weeks.
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.
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.