Merry Christmas!

Hey everyone,

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!).

Now available on Kindle Unlimited…

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I just wanted to announce that my entire back catalogue is now available on Kindle Unlimited. You can find my books at the following links:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

The Wolf of the North Now Out!

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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-ebook-smallThe 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:

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MECBG64
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MECBG64

I hope everyone is well, and I hope you enjoy The Wolf of the North!

Wolf of the North Map Reveal

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!

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The Wolf of the North Cover Reveal

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!the-wolf-of-the-north-ebook-small

The long awaited Ostenheim City Guide…

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.

I hope everyone's well!

Overdue update!

Ok, long past time for an update, so here we go. I’d hoped to have more concrete news and more interesting posts coming up at this point, but things haven’t gone as quickly as I’d hoped. As you may already know, my next trilogy is called ‘The Wolf of the North’. My plan for this was to have the entire trilogy written before I released the first part. Right now I have a completed first draft of the second part, and am about 2/3 of the way through the final part, which is progressing at a good pace now.

The first part has been through some rounds of editing, but has a bit farther to go before it’s ready. I am hoping to release this summer, but I can’t be any more specific than that right now.

I hope everyone is well!

End of year report!

Ok, first off, apologies for posting here so infrequently. It's not down to laziness on my part (well, ok, maybe a bit) but because I've been hard at work on my next trilogy, The Wolf of the North. I wanted to have at least a first draft of all three books completed before I move forward with the first one, and I'm almost at that point now, so hopefully not too much longer to wait! It's really hard to believe that over a year has passed since I released The First Blade of Ostia. Time really flies when you spend most of your day in a made up world!

By way of teaser, The Wolf of the North is set in the Middle Sea world, but with new characters and new locations that I haven't had the chance to explore before. It's also allowed me to look at the world from a different cultural perspective, and as small a thing as that might sound, it's been a lot of fun to take these ideas and play around with them from a different viewpoint. It's the story of a young man from the Barbarian North who, from an inauspicious start, becomes a legend in his own time.

Next year will be all about The Wolf of the North, but the fact that I've got a lot of the hard work done on it already means I'll have a little time for another character who's been simmering away in the back of my mind for quite a long time now!

That's about all I've got for now, so I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas! Thanks again for your support and interest in my work!

Best wishes,

Duncan

Updates…

Ok, time for some very long overdue updates!

Right now I’m working my way through developmental edits for the first part of my next trilogy, The Wolf of the North. It’s set in the same world as The Tattered Banner and the Society of the Sword trilogy, but moves the central location, and takes a look at some concepts that will be familiar to those that have read my earlier books from a different cultural perspective. As always, it’s been a lot of fun to breathe some life into a hitherto untouched part of the Middle Sea world.

I’m afraid I don’t have an ETA for its release yet, but I’ll be sure to keep you all updated!

I hope everyone is having a warmer and sunnier summer than I am (although that wouldn’t be difficult!)

Duncan

Updates and an announcement of sorts…

Ok,  time for an update I think!

First off, there’ve been a few minor visible changes to the website, but a fair bit more going on under the bonnet (hood!). There’s still a little more to come, so please bear with me! Between renovating my apartment, minor knee surgery, and finishing off drafts for the first part of my next trilogy, finding time for everything over the past little while has been a challenge!

There’ll be a couple of more interesting things coming down the pipeline pretty soon, one of which is a new novella, called The Marcher Lord. It’s the story of a young, rural swordsman making his first journey to his capital city. It explores a region in the west of the Middle Sea world, called Mirabaya, so it’s been a fun opportunity to roll back the covers from another little bit of the world and explore it. I’ll be posting more about The Marcher Lord over the next few days. Expect plenty of intrigue and swashbuckling!

That’s all for now, so I hope everyone is doing well!