80’s Fantasy Song Number One

I’m thinking about writing a song for each of the classic 80’s fantasy movies. Here is the first, an ode to the Cyclops of Krull.

 

Yeah you must stay and accept your fate
Shit’s going down and its not great
The Beast is taking over, the Kings are dead
But we have the Glaive and all the things you said

Each to his fate, each to his fate
You know the truth, know it’s too late
The Slayers have Lyssa and Colwyn is a mess
The Seer died before he found the Black Fortress

Oh mighty doomed cyclops
Only one eye but you see so much
Oh mighty doomed cyclops
The fate of Krull changed by your touch

‘Twas you found the body in the quicksand
Saved us all from the changeling and
You knew the gray was the leader and
Your spear saved me twice, man.

Oh mighty doomed cyclops
Only one eye but you see so much
Oh mighty doomed cyclops
The fate of Krull changed by your touch
Only one eye but you see so much
Only one eye but you see so much

Roads 2.5

A long time ago, seemingly, Craig Comer, Garrett Calcaterra, and I wrote this book. We sold it to a small publisher: L&L Dreamspell. It didn’t sell well and they folded for other reasons. Then we were lucky to get picked up by Reputation Books when they were starting. We actually rewrote and restructured it at this point. But despite the glamorous additions it didn’t sell at all, and they’ve given it back to us.

It turns out that there isn’t much demand for a mosaic novel from three unknown authors. Who knew?

I worked on the cover this time (third one over) and I’ll set up a print version via knightowlpublishing.com through Lulu.  We’ll have cheap ebooks too.

More information coming soon!

Coming Soon: Shroudfall

As time goes by, my interest in writing has slightly transitioned into that of publishing. That is why I interned for 3 months at Microcosm Publishing and have been improving my Indesign for the last couple years.

I have a goal of publishing an anthology some day. It’s going to take some cash though and will have to remain on the backburner until I can save up enough to fund it.

Meanwhile, I have of course been publishing some RPG books. And that is gaining some traction. I hope to publish some books written by other people, and there are some exciting collaborations coming up soon with some luminaries in the RPG world.

But something exciting is coming very soon. My friend Ashley Johnson wrote a high-octane post-apocalyptic fantasy novel that didn’t gain much traction with established publishers. Which is lucky for me: it’s going to be the first novel published by Knight Owl Publishing.

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My pal Luka Rejec busted out an incredible cover that exceeded all my expectations. I would pick this book up in a bookstore based on the cover alone. Here’s the blurb:

The Stand meets Dungeons & Dragons

The day he first discovers he can do magic, Kyle Finlagen inadvertently detonates two zombies and an entire hardware store. Surviving in post-apocalyptic Washington State is not easy. There is no electricity, firestorms are falling from the skies, other people are developing strange new abilities and dead people are starting to pick themselves up and chomp on the living.

To further complicate things, Kyle finds himself leading a group of dazed survivors desperate to find food and refuge. Few people know how to farm or to build houses anymore but together they begin to pick up from the ashes and rebuild.

It is then the goblins attack.

Kyle must master his magical gifts, lead a team of refugees, and ultimately dare to challenge the god-like entity known as the Shroud that seeks to kill them all.

If you’ve read all this and want to be an advanced reader, let me know in the comments. I’ll be providing Digital Arcs in return for reviews starting in August.