Drawing to win a signed copy of The Godborn: A Discourse in Godborn

the-godborn-paul-s-kemp-the-sundering_zps128cff27As some of you know, this is a big year for me when it comes to new releases.  A Discourse in Steel, the second tale of Egil and Nix, drops in about two months (see that countdown ticker over to the right?), and The Godborn, my next Forgotten Realms novel, book II of The Sundering, will release in October. So I said to myself:  Self, how can you give away some signed … Read the rest


Excerpt from The Godborn – Mephistopheles

the-godborn-paul-s-kemp-the-sundering_zps128cff27I’m happy to report that Wizards of the Coast has authorized me to post monthly excerpts from my forthcoming novel, The Godborn (book II of the Sundering Series), in the lead up to its October release.  Huzzah!

I’ll be posting six excerpts, one each month through and including September.  None will contain spoilers and each will be between 900 and 1,800 words. I think what I’ll do is feature a different point-of-view character in … Read the rest


My 44th trip around the sun

As of today, I’ve ridden the whirling blue ball around the blazing orange one a total of forty-four times.  Given the Numenorean blood in my veins, that means I’m about a fifth of the way through my natural lifespan.  And of course I’ll opt for lichdom ere the end arrives, duh. At that point I may turn evil and kill most of you.  Apologies in advance.


It’s awesome being awesome, isn’t it?

Last year I … Read the rest


April’s snippet from A Discourse in Steel

ADiscourseInSteel-largeIt’s April, and therefore time for another monthly snippet from my next Egil and Nix novel, A Discourse in Steel, which is the sequel to The Hammer and the Blade.  As always, there are no spoilers and the purpose here is to give you a sense of the characters, their dynamic, and the tone of the novel overall.  I hope you enjoy.


Nix and Egil pelted off down Shoddy Way, pushing through … Read the rest