Sunday, July 10, 2022

Rogues in the House releases A Book of Blades

I am truly honored and excited to be amongst the rogues in this anthology. "Embracing Ember" is a Dyscrasia Fiction story that fills in Dr. Grave's struggles (as a single father and necromancer) to "raise" his three golem daughters. The chronology of short stories to date is below; a few more contributions are needed to span the epilogue of Spawn of Dyscrasia (in which Dr. Grave finally finds the ingredients to make his own family) to another novel in the works.

About A Book of Blades and Rogues in the House

This January Black Gate teased a second publication from the Rogues in the House Sword & Sorcery podcast while we covered the folks/rogues behind the show and highlighted episodes (Go Rogues! link). Beyond luring in S&S authors like Howard Andrew Jones, Scott Oden, John R. Fultz, and Jason Ray Carney, they’ve covered Morgan King & Phil Gelatt (creators of the movie The Spine of Night), Peter D. Adkison (founder and first CEO of Wizards of the Coast and owner of GenCon, the world’s largest board game convention), and Sara Frazetta (granddaughter of the fantasy master painter, an artist herself, and CEO of Frazetta Girls).

Now the anthology has been released into the wild. A Book of Blades hosts 15 short stories from established and emerging heroic authors! Check out the table of contents below. There are even illustrations from the aforementioned Morgan Galen King & Sara Frazetta, amongst other artists. All proceeds go toward making the show a stronger and more attractive platform for all. 

The anthology is available now in Paperback and Kindle.

Cover Blurb:

Within this tome are buried the blades of warriors, thieves, and wizards. Tales of their deeds, glories, and triumphs shall ring throughout the ages.
Rogues in the House Podcast has gathered the best tales of Sword & Sorcery from across the community.

Here, brave adventurers will find stories lovingly crafted from Heroic Fantasy greats such as Howard Andrew Jones, John R. Fultz, and John C. Hocking. At their side are up-and-coming genre authors Chuck Clark, T.A. Markitan, Cora Buhlert, and many more.

Includes artwork from various artists, including Morgan King, director of Spine of the Night, and Sara Frazetta, granddaughter of the Legend himself!

Short Stories Table of Contents:

  • “By the Sword” John C. Hocking
  • “Ghost Song” Chuck Clark
  • “Last of the Swamp Tribe” L.D. Whitney
  • “Wanna Bet?” T.A. Markitan
  • “The Serpent’s Heart” Howard Andrew Jones
  • “How They Fall” Angeline B. Adams and Remco van Straten
  • “The Breath of Death” Jason M. Waltz
  • “Embracing Ember” S.E. Lindberg  (A Dyscrasia Fiction entry)
  • “The Curse of Wine” J.M. Clarke
  • “The Gift of Gallah” Matthew John
  • “Crawl” Scott Oden
  • “The Spine of Virens Imber” Nathaniel Webb
  • “The City of the Screaming Pillars” Cora Buhlert
  • “Two Silvers for a Song of Blood” Jason Ray Carney
  • “The Blood of Old Shard” John R. Fultz

Illustrations/Art by:
  • Gilead
  • Ursa Doom
  • Sara Frazetta (legendary Frazetta Girl)
  • Lorelei Esther
  • Hardeep Aujla
  • Morgan King (director of The Spine of Night)
  • Jesus Garcia (front cover)

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