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In the 14th Century, the nations of Europe rose up against each other. The Hundred Years War raged, and angels and demons stalked the earth.
Meet Hal Romsey. Priest, sorcerer, assassin. A good man. Who fights for the Devil.
It's 1337. Genoese mercenaries under the French are harrying the channel ports and Edward III is powerless to stop them. He's bankrupt, up to his ears in debt to Florentine bankers. He can't hope to defend his lands in France, which are subjec ... [read more]
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The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith: Volumes 1-5 were published by Night Shade Books during 2007-2010. These books were edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, and cover images were painted by Jason Van Hollander.
Clark Ashton Smith was an American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. He was a member of the Lovecraft circle, and Smith's literary friendship with H. P. Lovecraft lasted from 1922 until Lovecraft's death in 1937. His work is marked chiefly by an extraordinarily wide and ornate vocabulary, a cosmic perspective and a vein of sardonic and sometimes ribald humor.
With H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, also a friend and correspondent, Clark Ashton Smith remains one of the most famous contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales.
Click here to visit The Sanctum of Clark Ashton Smith.
Click here to visit the Wikipedia page about Clark Ashton Smith.
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Tim Lebbon is a horror and dark fantasy writer, and a judge at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention.
Tim Lebbon was born in London. His short story "Reconstructing Amy" won the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction in 2001 and his novel Dusk won the 2007 August Derleth Award from the British Fantasy Society for best novel of the year. His novelization of the movie 30 Days of Night became a New York Times bestseller and won a Scribe Award in 2008. Tim lived in Devon until he was eight and then in Newport until the age of 26. He now lives in Goytre, Monmouthshire with his wife and two children.
Click here to visit the author's official website.
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This giveaway is limited to North America and UK. Only readers who live in North America and UK can participate in this giveaway.
You have a chance to win a paperback copy of Anton Strout's Alchemystic. Alchemystic is the first part of The Spellmason Chronicles.
If you want to participate in this giveaway, all you have to do is send a message to this e-mail address with your name and full mailing address:
The lucky winner will be chosen randomly among all the participants.
This giveaway ends at April 27th, 2014.
The strongest bonds are set in stone...
First in a new urban fantasy series.
Alexandra Belarus is a struggling artist living in New York City. But when she is attacked in the streets and saved by an inhumanly powerful winged figure, the truth of her bloodline is revealed.
Lexi’s great-great grandfather was a spellmason - an artisan who could work magic on stone. He left a spell of protection on his family. Now that Lexi is in danger, the spell has awoken her ancestor’s most trusted and fearsome creation: a gargoyle named Stannis.
Lexi and Stannis are equally surprised to find themselves bound. But as they learn to work together, they realize that they need each other to save the city they both love...Discuss this article in the forums (0 replies).
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Justyna Plichta-Jendzio's Cursed Children of Naor was published in April 2014.
Information about Justyna Plichta-Jendzio:
Justyna Plichta-Jendzio was born in Koszalin (Poland) in 1974, and still resides near there. Married for sixteen years, she is the mother of one son and the happy owner of two spoiled cats. Justyna was lucky to live at the crossroads of two ages, communism and capitalism. When she was fifteen, communism fell in Poland. That time allowed her to see different reality, incomprehensible for future generations. It was also the chance to touch the past and have a glimpse at the remains of nineteenth century life, which survived especially in the Eastern parts of Poland till the end of the 1980's.
Justyna's works are very strongly influenced by her interests. The range of the interest is wide. She is fond of Ancient and Medieval history. She also improves her knowledge of history of the world’s two main religions and their influence in societies, global and local policy and the development of civilization. She likes to know cultures that are regarded as exotic, both present and ancient. She is fond of nature and geography. As a writer, Justyna loves to read ancient legends, myths and mysterious stories. All of this is seen in her writing.
Information about Cursed Children of Naor:
It is never too late to save your soul and redeem yourself of your offenses. If you reject the darkness, you will live forever in the lightness.
In the beginning, the highest god Onoris established laws governing Naor and gave the order for all to fight against the darkness. However, there are those deceived by the promises of Hodgorn, the lord of darkness, who let the darkness in their souls. They become cursed beings; the gods of lightness turn their faces away from them and close the gates of the bright palace upon them. The cursed ones are left in Naor and torment those who wish to protect their souls from eternal damnation.
However, evil does not want to let the lightness triumph, and it looks for its victims everywhere. It may chase a nobleman who is seeking his fortune in the severe lands of the far north; it may hide in the fog that envelops the mountains and the estates of a great lady. It can also wait patiently for centuries under the scorching desert sun for the opportunity to seize a weapon that will enable it to enslave the creatures of lightness.
But it all depends on Onoris' creatures whether their souls will be devoured by the darkness or remain unblemished by evil.
A REVIEW OF JUSTYNA PLICHTA-JENDZIO'S CURSED CHILDREN OF NAORDiscuss this article in the forums (0 replies).
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Seth Skorkowsky's Dämoren will be published by Ragnarok Publications in mid-April 2014.
Information about Seth Skorkowsky:
Seth Skorkowsky was born in Texas in 1978. He currently lives in Denton, Texas, with his wife, and works for the University of North Texas. His short story "The Mist of Lichthafen" was nominated for a British Fantasy Award (long list) in 2009. Dämoren is Seth's debut novel. He recently signed a two-book deal with Rogue Blades Entertainment for his "Black Raven" sword-and-sorcery collection.
When not writing, Seth enjoys travel, shooting, and tabletop gaming.
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Information about Dämoren:
Fourteen years ago a pack of wendigos killed Matt Hollis’ family and damned his soul. Now, Matt is a demon hunter armed with a holy revolver named Dämoren.
After a violent series of murders leaves only fifty holy weapons in the world, Matt is recruited by the Valducans, an ancient order of demon hunters. Many of the knights do not trust him because he is possessed. When sabotage and assassinations begin, the Valducans know there is a spy in their ranks, and Matt becomes the core of their suspicions. Desperate to prove himself, and to protect Dämoren, Matt fights to gain their trust and discover the nature of the entity residing within him.
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