Longsword by David Pilling

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Goodreads giveaway

I haven't done one of these Goodreads giveaways in a while, so I clubbed together with my friend and co-author Martin to set up a giveaway competition for three free paperback copies of THE BEST WEAPON, currently on pre-order and due for release on February 19th.

If interested, just click the 'Enter to Win' button on the page below, and a free copy could soon be winging (or posting) its way to you after the competition closes on the 19th!

Giveaway link on Goodreads

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Best Weapon

A few years ago I co-wrote a novel with my good friend (and then work colleague) Martin Bolton. In a change of gear from my usual historical meanderings, it was a fantasy tale roughly in the traditional style of Tolkien/George RR Martin etc, but with a few twists. It was called THE BEST WEAPON and published by Musa Publishing, garnering a few nice reviews and spawning a series of mini-sequels.

Our contract with Musa has now expired, so we are re-releasing the book under our own steam via Amazon, and have plans to compile and release the sequel (provisionally titled SORROW) as a single volume. The story takes place in a made-up universe named The World Apparent, a physical dimension much like our own world, but one that may or may not exist entirely inside the heads of gods and demons. Below is a map of the world as Martin, a skilled artist, recently drew it.

The Best Weapon focuses on the trials of two young men, Fulk the No Man's Son, and Naiyar, a teenager raised in the steamy jungles of the distant Southlands. While the world threatens to collapse around them, they are drawn together by forces beyond their control or understanding...

THE BEST WEAPON is now available in paperback and for pre-order on Kindle, with a release date for the latter of 19th February. Below is the link, with the shiny new book cover, to the Kindle edition on Amazon, along with some reviews of the previous edition kept for reference.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Who gets to meet Robin...?

...and the answer is...

...Alison Bahmuller!

With thanks to everyone who entered their names. A free Kindle edition of the novella, The King's Pardon, Part IV in my Robin Hood series, will be winging its way to Alison just as soon as its ready! I'm currently about a quarter of the way through it, and with luck and a following wind Robin should be springing back into action next month.

Alison, say hello to Robin
Apologies to all for my silence over the Christmas and New Year period - I was busy with family 'stuff', as many people were during the festive season, and suffered another loss of my internet connection: that's the price for living out in the wilds of West Wales!

I have lots of plans for 2015, including the re-release of The Best Weapon, the fantasy novel I co-wrote with my good friend Martin Bolton, the rest of The White Hawk series, and a (very) long-delayed sequel of sorts to The Half-Hanged Man...

Happy 2015 everyone!