Thursday, 12 January 2017

Signed copies of Dead Man's Steel at Goldsboro Books

A few weeks ago I caught the train into London and signed 80 copies of Dead Man's Steel for Goldsboro Books. There are still some available to buy for the RRP of £20. Chances are they won't be around much longer, so if you need a signed copy to complete your collection, now's your chance.




In other news, Dead Man's Steel received a positive review at Grimdark Alliance. Eric Fomley said the following:

At last, I have completed the Grim Company trilogy. What a journey it has been. When I first read The Grim Company, the first novel in the series, I enjoyed it despite the distracting similarities between the novel and one of my favorite series, The Black Company, and some of the minor other issues. Yet, I enjoyed the book and was excited for the sequel. When I got my hands on the sequel Sword of the North last year, it quickly became one of the best sequels I have read in a series and markedly improved on everything the first book lacked. Now that I have read the final in the series, I can comfortably say that I am satisfied with the conclusion.

The book was also ranked #9 in BestFantasyBook.com's annual Best Fantasy Books of the Year list. The article author summed up:

Don’t miss it, and if you have not started the series yet, you are missing out in a big way: it’s some of the best fantasy this decade. Book 3 does not disappoint.

Get in, son.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

New interview at Grimdark Alliance

Eric S. Fomley over at Grimdark Alliance has posted a short interview with yours truly -- my first in almost two years (!). Topics include the difficulties I endured writing the third book in the trilogy, as well as my plans for the future. Check it out.

In review news, Dead Man's Steel picked up a 5 out of 5 rating on SFBook Reviews and 4 and a half stars out of 5 on TheBookbag.co.uk. As always, I shall be as watchful as a hawk in highlighting any positive reviews that appear, while maintaining a mole-ish myopia towards anything less than glowing...

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

An end -- and a beginning

The third and final novel of the Grim Company trilogy, Dead Man's Steel, is released today in the US and Canada.

It's been six years since I first put pen to paper and wrote the prologue of what would become one of the highest-profile fantasy releases of 2013. This last year has been a rollercoaster, to put it mildly, and at points it looked as though Book 3 wouldn't quite make it -- but here it is. Not all readers will agree with all the choices I made in this book: I'm prepared for some grumbles about the Fade, among other things. Ultimately, though, it's the story I chose to tell and I'll stand by those choices. I'm happy with the trilogy and proud of what I've accomplished.

Long-time readers of this blog will notice that my previous posts have disappeared. As mentioned, 2016 was... difficult. I decided to do a purge and reset a number of things in my life and I fear I may have gotten carried away! Fear not -- nothing of great importance was lost. I have a number of new projects lined up for 2017 and I'll post about them first here, on this hallowed site. Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoy the concluding volume of the Grim Company trilogy. Here's to a great 2017 for us all.