Just a short post, as things are pretty hectic here. The big news is that Jorundyr’s Path -Wolf of the North 2 is finally ready! It will be released next Monday, April 3rd! If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll get a reminder mail on Monday, with a link to where you can get it.
So, the cover reveal. We stuck with the theme from the previous book, and developed it a bit. I really like it, and I hope you do too!
It’s been a busy start to the year for me, and I’m glad to say everything is still on track for an April release for the second part of the Wolf of the North Trilogy, titled Jorundyr’s Path.
There’ll be more updates coming over the next couple of weeks as we get closer to release, so be sure to check in from time to time. Until then, we’ve worked up a little teaser trailer to whet your appetite, so I hope you enjoy it!
I’ve been meaning to put up a Christmas post for a little while now, but have had the flu and haven’t gotten around to much of anything that I’d intended to do (including some Christmas shopping!).
First off, as I’m getting asked a lot, book 2 of Wolf of the North is on target for an April 2017 release. As always, the best way to keep informed is to sign up to my mailing list, which you can do here: http://duncanmhamilton.com/join-my-mailing-list/
Anyway, I want to wish you all a very merry Christmas (and a happy New Year, if I don’t get around to posting again before then!)! I also want to thank you all for your support over the year – without you guys, there would be no books! Words can’t express how much I appreciate you all taking a chance on my work.
I couldn’t find any good videos or images this year to inspire some Christmas cheer, so I am unashamedly recycling this one from last year! I hope you like it (again!).
I’m happy to announce that The Wolf of the North is now out. It’s taken a lot longer to get here than I’d intended, and I apologise for the delay, but we’re finally there, and I think the end result has been worth the additional time and effort that went into it.
The Wolf of the North is the first book of a new heroic fantasy trilogy set in the same Middle Sea world as my other books. Here’s what it’s about:
It has been generations since the Northlands have seen a hero worthy of the title. Many have made the claim, but few have lived to defend it. Timid, weak, and bullied, Wulfric is as unlikely a candidate as there could be.
A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric’s life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy, into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.
If you want to find out more, here are the retailer links:
First off, as you may or may not have known, The Wolf of the North will be available to buy on 12 October (next Wednesday). It’s taken a bit longer to get to this point than I had planned, but hopefully it will be worth the wait! There’ll be a couple more updates here, including an excerpt, between now and then.
I had a map made for The Wolf of the North, by Robert Altbauer, who also did the Ostenheim city map that you can find here. You can see more of his work over at fantasy-map.net. The map will also be in the release editions of the book, but I wanted to share it here because I love looking at it!
With release date for The Wolf of the North rapidly approaching, it’s long past time for the cover reveal! There will be more updates over the next few days, so stay tuned. I hope you all like the cover – I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out!
I’ve had a chance to do a little organising over on Pinterest, and have put some photos of buildings and cities into their appropriate categories, if anyone is curious as to what place inspired which city!
If you reckon you can connect any of the buildings to the ones they inspired in the book, feel free to drop me a mail and I’ll confirm if you’re right!
You can get to my Pinterest page by clicking below:
In my continued efforts to keep up with social media, I’ve set up a Pinterest account. I thought it’d be a useful way to share with you some of the images of places, weapons, armour, and clothing that I draw inspiration from to add flavour to the Middle Sea World.
I’m slowly populating a few boards with images as they cross my path, but there’s a selection of everything, from some buildings that are pretty representative of what you might find in Ostenheim, to the swords they carry, the clothes they wear, and the armour that keeps them safe!
I’m completely new to Pinterest, so if anyone has any tips or suggestions, feel free to drop me a line! When I’ve a bit more time, I’ll try to split the pinned photos up into categories that are more specific to the individual regions, but for the time being, there should be enough to give a general sense of how I see the world my characters inhabit!
Ok, I had an email recently reminding me about the Ostenheim City Guide that I was planning to do a while back. I have to admit, with all the work that's been going into getting the entire Wolf of the North trilogy put together, I completely forgot about it! I've dug out the old file, and instead of putting it up as a complete booklet - at least initially - I'm going to post instalments of it here on the blog. I'll be getting on to that over the next week or so.
In other news, the first part of The Wolf of the North trilogy will be going off for line edit shortly, as soon as I've made a few slight changes, so things are well on track with that.