Normally I’d do something amusing here, but I’m just going to play it straight this time. Well, sort of straight. Here goes:
So maybe you’ve read my Star Wars novels and enjoyed them, or maybe you’ve read my Erevis Cale novels in the Forgotten Realms and enjoyed them. If you did, you probably dug on the characters, the emotional beats, the pacing, the dialog, maybe even the action scenes (I do those pretty well, as you may already know :-)).
Well, here’s the thing: The Tales of Egil and Nix (The Hammer and the Blade and A Discourse in Steel) have all of the same kind of stuff in them, written by me, the exact same guy who wrote that other stuff you liked. No, seriously. The exact same guy.
So let me get right to it: If you’ve liked what I’ve written in the Realms and the galaxy far, far way, you’re going to love Egil and Nix. I promise. Nay, I vow it! And listen, Cale and Malgus? They’re good with you trying other stories. They know things need spicing up in the reading room sometimes, and they understand you’ve got an open relationship with them. It’s not cheating to visit with Egil and Nix. It’s experimenting, and everyone is okay with that.
So, give The Tales of Egil and Nix a whirl, would you? Need reasons? Igotcherreasons! Here are the Top Ten Reasons to Read The Hammer and the Blade. And here are the Top Ten Reasons to Read A Discourse in Steel.
P.S. Riven is the jealous type, so don’t tell him that you’re trying Egil and Nix. He’s killed people for less.