ADiscourseInSteel-largeThe mighty Tor.com has posted chapter one from my next novel, the second tale of Egil and Nix, the sword and sorcery bonanza (now with 27% more sorcery!), A Discourse in Steel.

It contains no spoilers so you should read it.  And if you haven’t yet ordered Discourse, or read the first tale of Egil and Nix, The Hammer and the Blade, then you should hurry and do so, lest a … Read the rest


May excerpt from A Discourse in Steel – “But unfair is the world. Woe and alack.”

ADiscourseInSteel-largeIt’s May, and therefore time for another monthly snippet from the next Egil and Nix novel, A Discourse in Steel (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.

Previous monthly excerpts are here and here.


Nix took a length of … Read the rest


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