King's Convicts: A Blaine McFadden CollectionGail Z. Martin
fantasy > high fantasy, short stories
A Blaine McFadden Collection: Arctic Prison, Ice Bound & Cold Fury.
When Blaine McFadden killed the man who dishonored his sister, King Merrill exiled him to Velant Prison on far-away Edgeland, an arctic penal colony known for its brutality. If the icy cold and the hard labor doesn’t kill them, the prison’s sadistic commandant just might. But Blaine and his convict friends didn’t come this far to die easily, and they have no intention of going down without a fight.
The King’s Convicts and the upcoming King’s Exiles fill the six-year gap at the beginning of Ice Forged, the first novel in Gail Z. Martin’s Ascendant Kingdoms epic fantasy series.
Gail Zehner Martin was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Grove City College with a B.A. in History, and earned an M.B.A. in marketing and management information systems from The Pennsylvania State University.
After nearly 20 years as a marketing executive for corporations and non-profit organizations, she started her own consulting firm, Dream Spinner Communications. She also writes feature articles on a variety of topics for regional and national magazines. In addition to writing and consulting, Ms. Martin teaches public relations writing and public speaking for the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.