Dragonslayer Preview

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:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Apple Books

Audible

The Drake of White Peak reminder!

I just wanted to remind everyone about the preorder bonus for Dragonslayer, the original and never before seen short story, The Drake of White Peak. The preorder page can be found here:

https://read.macmillan.com/promo/dragonslayerpreorder/

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.

Dragonslayer Preorder Bonus

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:

https://read.macmillan.com/promo/dragonslayerpreorder/


The Drake of White Peak is a fun story, with beautiful cover art by Jannis Mayr. You can get a look at Jannis’s step by step process of creating the cover at the link below, which is very cool to see.

https://joblyn.artstation.com/projects/k42PZz

To finish with, here’s a closer look at Jannis’s fantastic cover art for The Drake of White Peak!

Dragonslayer Excerpt

Hey folks, hope you’re all keeping well!

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!

Dragonslaying in MagicXMayhem!

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:

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250249425

Dragonslayer Giveaway on Goodreads

Hey everyone! We’re running a giveaway for some advance copies of Dragonslayer over on Goodreads at the moment. If you want to get your hands on a copy in advance of release, this is a good way to try! You can find the giveaway entry page here:

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/289766-dragonslayer

Dragonslayer news!

With the different route to publication that I’m taking with the Dragonslayer trilogy, partnering up with Tor, there are plenty of new experiences for me along the way. One of those is getting the occasional mention in trade press. It’s my first time being mentioned in one of these, so I thought I’d share it. You can take a look:

https://www.shelf-awareness.com/dedicated-issue.html?issue=43

In other news, I’m a lot more active on Goodreads these days, so if you want to follow along, please feel free to add me as a friend. You can find my profile here:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6979427.Duncan_M_Hamilton

I’ve set up a group there also, which you can join to keep in the loop in the run up to Dragonslayer’s release on 2 July 2019. There’ll hopefully be giveaways, excerpts, and artwork reveals as we get closer to the big day, so that’ll be a good spot to keep up to date with those!

Cover reveal for Dragonslayer

Today is cover reveal day for my upcoming book, Dragonslayer, the fist part of my Dragonslayer trilogy! Without further ado, here it is:

I’m really pleased with how it turned out, so I hope you like it to! The official cover reveal page can be found over on the Tor website, which you can take a look at here.

Dragonslayer will be coming out in the summer of next year!

Society of the Sword nominated!

It’s definitely been too long since I last posted an update – apologies! My only excuse is that I’ve been incredibly busy working on the three Dragonslayer books with Tor. They’re still on schedule for publication next year!

The news of the day is that the Society of the Sword audiobook has been nominated for a SOVAS award in the Best Voice Artist category, for Derek Perkins. I think he did an incredible job in narrating it. Win or lose, I think Derek brought a huge amount to the audio production, and the nomination is the least amount of recognition he deserves.

The awards are on 18 November, so I wish him the best of luck, and am sorry I won’t be able to make it to the ceremony myself!

I spy, with my little eye…

…something beginning with D!

I wasn’t expecting to see this when I went abrowsing on Amazon today… Dragonslayer is already up for preorder! I guess that’s the release date announcement taken care of!

I hope everyone’s well, and looking forward to the summer! (if you’re in the northern hemisphere… otherwise, I hope you had a nice summer!)