I’m running a giveaway over on Goodreads for 1 of 5 signed ARCs of Dragonslayer. There aren’t too many signed copies floating around (1 that I’m aware of right now, and my dad has it…) so obviously this is an incredibly exclusive opportunity!
Once again, I’m afraid this is only open to people in the US and Canada. For whatever reason, Goodreads no longer offer entry to residents in other countries, and it’s the only logistically feasible way for me to run a giveaway. Apologies – I’m as annoyed about this as anyone.
It feels a little odd revealing the cover for Book 3 in the Dragonslayer trilogy before the first one is even released, but with the quick release schedule (a little less than 6 months between each book) all these things get front loaded a bit! So, here is the cover for the final part of Dragonslayer trilogy, titled ‘Servant of the Crown’.
All three covers are magnificent pieces of art in their own right, and you can rest assured that I’ve worked extremely hard to make sure the interior content lives up to the exterior!
I also wanted to remind everyone that there’s a preorder bonus for Dragonslayer, an original short story called The Drake of White Peak, that introduces the reader to some of the old dragonslayers of legend. With Dragonslayer coming out on 2 July, there’s only a little over a month left to preorder and secure your copy!
All you need to do is proved the good people at Tor with your proof of purchase (and, unfortunately, reside in the US or Canada – apologies to anyone who doesn’t!), which you can do at this link, where you’ll also find all the details of the promotion, along with preorder links for Dragonslayer.
I realise Dragonslayer isn’t out yet, but this has worked its way out into the internet, so I thought I’d do a quick title and cover reveal for the second part of the Dragonslayer trilogy.
First up, the title – Knight of the Silver Circle.
I was going to call it Chevalier of the Silver Circle, for reasons that will be obvious when you read Dragonslayer (or The Frontier Lord, which you can get a free digital copy of if you sign up for my newsletter here), but it took up too much space on the cover (and obscured too much of the truly magnificent cover art) so I wanted to go for something a little more compact. And so ‘chevalier’ becomes ‘knight’. I bet you didn’t think that was how the naming process works!
So, without further ado, here is the cover!
I’m also delighted to announce that Knight of the Silver Circle is already available for preorder! You can grab a copy here:
A quick post to let you all know that Tor have put up the first 3 chapters of Dragonslayer as a sneak peak preview. You can find it over on their site which is here:
If that takes your fancy, don’t forget that you get a free digital copy of my never before seen short story, The Drake of White Peak, if you preorder your copy of Dragonslayer (currently only available in Canada and the Us)! You can grab a copy online in the usual places, such as:
I’m not sure what happens to the preorder link after 1 July – it’s entirely possible that it will self destruct, although I can neither confirm nor deny this. Once again, I’m very sorry but this is only open to people in the US and Canada.
As a preorder bonus for Dragonslayer, I wrote a short story exploring some of the lore of the old dragonslayers, the Chevaliers of the Silver Circle, that’s mentioned in The Dragonslayer trilogy. The Drake of White Peak is about one of the most legendary chevaliers, Valdamar, when he is still a young man setting off on his first dragon hunt.
The details on how to get your copy of The Drake of White Peak can be found over on the Macmillan website, which is here:
Tor have released an excerpt for Dragonslayer, so if you weren’t lucky enough to get your hands on an ARC, you can read a little chunk of it over on Tor’s website. Here’s the link:
I will be running some more giveaways over the next few weeks, so stay tuned if you haven’t bagged a copy. Sadly, for various reasons, GRDP in Europe being one of then, it is impossible for me to run giveaways outside of the US and Canada at the moment. Being based outside of the US and Canada myself, I realise how frustrating that is, but unfortunately it’s beyond my resources to get around this, so please accept my apologies!
I’ve a new profile page up on the Macmillan website, which is pretty cool for me, considering some of the incredible authors already present there. For regulars to this site, (thanks, mum!) there’s not a whole lot new, other than perhaps my professional studio profile photo, which was taken by a good friend of mine, Jason at jasonclarkephotography.ie, a fact which did little to take away from what an embarrassing experience it was! Sadly the ‘blue steel’ shots didn’t make the cut…
If you like quality, award winning photography with subject matter far more attractive than I, you should check out his site, linked above!
Finally, don’t forget the Goodreads Giveaway for a paperback copy of Dragonslayer still has a few days left to run. You can enter it here:
Tor have just released a free sampler book, MagicXMayhem. It contains a chunk of Dragonslayer, along with chunks of some other great fantasy stories that are upcoming this year. As well as my own wonderful self, you can find excerpts from Sarah Gailey, Seanan Maguire, and JY Yang, among others. You can download a free copy by clicking on any of the images in this post, or at this link: