First, the Dual Magics tie-in short story, “Modgud Gold” is now available on Amazon.
Changing his apprenticeship from the Smiths’ Guild to the Merchants’ gives Arcas a second chance. Not just for a career that suits him far better, but also to prove himself worthy of the lovely Elaria.
But to accomplish that, he must leave his seaside city—and Elaria—for a year. In that time, he travels among the barbarians, hoping to find something to trade for that will be worth the hardships and dangers.
Something like gold.
“Modgud Gold” takes place during the first half of THE SHAMAN’S CURSE. If you ever wondered how Arcas knew enough about the Modgud to recruit help for Vatar during the Ordeal, here’s your chance to find out.
Second, today I’m officially back working on BEYOND THE PROPHECY.
It hasn’t had quite as much time to cool as I’d planned, but I’ve finished all of the other things I intended to do during this break from it, so it’s time. I’m starting with some of the bonus content.
- The Map, because this story travels around more of this world than the previous two did.
- Vatar’s extended family tree and/or a cast of characters.
- A glossary of the different groups/cultures involved in these stories.
- And a vastly shortened summary of the salient events of the first two books.
All of that will be at the back of the book, at least in the e-book. (I may move the map and the family trees up to the front in the print edition. Plenty of time to worry about that later.) That way, they won’t be the only thing a potential reader sees if they look at a sample of the book.