I’ve been listening to the audio of Servant of the Crown during writing breaks on my new project, and I wanted to share my thoughts on audio. Aside from the practicalities of the format for commutes or exercise time, I particularly love the audio versions of my books as they allow me to enjoy the stories in a way that I really can’t when I read them. I think the performance of them gives me enough distance to be a little more objective about them, rather than simply seeing all the little things I’d change if I had another pass at it.
I’ve been lucky enough to have Simon Vance as narrator for six of my books now, and once again he does a truly exceptional job on Servant of the Crown. If you want to get a taste of that mellifluous voice, you can check out an audio sample of the book here:
Don’t forget, Servant of the Crown is now on general release. You can pick up a copy of the audiobook at Amazon or Audible!
Today is release day for Servant of the Crown, the third and final part of The Dragonslayer trilogy! How will things turn out for Gill, and the world in general now that magic, dragons, and other magical creatures have awakened?
You can pick up a copy in paperback, ebook, and audiobook, and start reading it now at the following links!
So, that wraps up another trilogy, and my first that’s been traditionally published, with Tor. I’ve already got my next project well underway, so stay tuned to find out about that, which I hope to start talking about in the next couple of months!
I hope you all enjoy Servant of the Crown, and want to thank you for following and supporting my work!
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!
It’s also available via the regular Amazon product page. Once again, it’s narrated by the excellent Simon Vance, who has wrapped up the trilogy with another superb performance! I’m really pleased with how the audio version of the series has turned out, and I hope you all really enjoy this final part!
It’s always a bit of a surprise to wake up to the news that something you’re involved in has made a list or is nominated for an award, but it’s always a nice one. In this instance, I can’t say I’m quite as surprised as usual, as Simon Vance did such a superb job narrating The Wolf of the North, for him to be nominated for Audiobook Narration – Fantasy, Best Voiceover for this book is very well deserved. Fingers crossed that he can take home the top spot!
The Society of the Sword trilogy is now available in audio. Derek Perkins narrates this trilogy, giving it a slightly different flavour to the Wolf of the North, but does an equally superb job, and makes this setting his own. If you’ve enjoyed any of my books, audio or otherwise, I think you’ll really like this one. It’s all three parts in one volume, so you can binge through the entire trilogy in one go!
I’ve been particularly looking forward to this release, as enough time has passed for me to forget a lot about Society of the Sword (Wolf of the North is still a bit recent for me to revisit it!), so I get to listen to it as close to fresh as it can be when you’re the one who wrote it!
Jorundyr’s Path – Wolf of the NorthBook 2 has been released today and is now available in Audiobook. As with Book 1, it’s been narrated by the excellent Simon Vance, and he’s put in another superb performance! You can get your hands on a copy at the links below:
I’ve got some firmer dates for upcoming releases for my various offerings, so I wanted to share them with you.
First up will be the audio of Jorundyr’s Path. It’s slated for a 1 August 2017 release, so less than a month off already – how time flies!
The Society of the Sword trilogy will be released in audio as an omnibus in mid September.
Finally, the final part of the Wolf of the North trilogy will be out in digital and print early this October, with audio to follow not too long after.
As always, you can subscribe to my mailing list here for a notification as to when things are coming out. I try to limit my mails to release announcements, so you don’t need to worry about me filling up your inboxes!
I hope everyone’s having a great summer so far, and for those of you in or from the US, have a great 4th of July!
My second announcement of the day is something I’ve really been looking forward to revealing for some time. My work is finally coming to audio! The Wolf of the North is the first book to be released, but the rest of my back catalogue will be coming out over the course of this year. I’ve teamed up with Podium Publishing for this to make sure it’s the very best it can be.
The Wolf of the North is narrated by Simon Vance. I hope you’ll agree that he was a fantastic choice, and that his voice and narration style are a perfect fit for the book. It’s a strange thing to hear your work read by someone else, but I’m really impressed with the job he did. If you like audiobooks, I think you’ll really enjoy his performance!
Release day is16 May, but you can preorder your copy now at the following links: