I Got Yer Readin’ Suggestions Right Here: The Legendary Appendix N

Often I’ve mentioned how much of an influence Fritz Leiber and Robert E. Howard have been on my work in general, and on the Egil and Nix stories in particular. Ah, but it’s become clear to me that many otherwise well-read fantasy readers haven’t read any Leiber or Howard or any of the other writers I’d put in the category of “You’ve-got-to-read-at-least-some-of-these-because-they’re-foundational-to-the-genre.”

Given that, and because I’m often asked for reading recommendations, I’m going to … Read the rest


The Sundering

By now, many have you have heard about The Sundering, an event set in the Forgotten Realms.  You can learn more if you watch the GenCon D&D Keynote here.  I want to address three things with this post. First, a brief summary of what is The Sundering (both the event and the novel series), in my own words. Second, what my participation in The Sundering series means for The Cycle of Night trilogy.  Third, … Read the rest


Various items and the word ‘cockly’

The Erevis Cale TrilogyFirst, apparently Wizards of the Coast has signed a new distribution agreement with Random House and the heretofore elusive and never-before-seen-on-camera international ebook versions of WotC novels will soon be available.  Print versions have been available in various languages for time immemorial, and now ebooks will join them. Rock on.  EURASIA, EREVIS CALE IS IN YOU!

Second, Angry Robot tells me they’re very happy with sales of The Hammer and the Blade, but, alas, … Read the rest


New for August

As always, my monthly post to bring to your attention new novels in the Forgotten Realms, the galaxy far, far away, and the ferrous wastelands of the Angry Robot.  Let’s see what we have:

In the Forgotten Realms, we have Charon’s Claw, by international bestseller and all-around great person, R.A. Salvatore.  From the back matter:

In the 3rd book of the #4 New York Times best-selling Neverwinter Saga, Drizzt draws his swords once more Read the rest