The Magnificent Cover

Every now and then, life gives you a little thrill – and then a big thrill – and it was most certainly the latter I felt when I got to see my cover for the first time. It really is a wonderful job and I’m very happy with the work of the team on this. Take a look below kids – this is what happens when you leave the house with the central heating on.

The release date is now set for August 19 and things are getting very exciting now.

(and I’m kidding about the central heating kids. It’s not dangerous to leave on, just really, really expensive.)

The Difficult Second Novel

Well after much work, much coffee and emotional outpouring, I’m pleased to report the first draft of the as-yet-untitled Book Two is now completed. I’ve even attached a photo below in case people don’t believe me. Of course, it’s entirely possible I’ve just written one page and photographed a stack of black copier paper – but I’ll just have to ask you to trust me on that.

Of course, all writing is re-writing, so I’m sure the finished version is still about a decade or two away – but it’s nice to know I’m making progress. At least a lot more progress than I did on the first book. Anyway, thanks for all the support people. It’s very much appreciated.

Introducing the world of Kovalith

So…what do you place on a blog site when waiting for the book to hit the shelves? Do you want detail of the chapters? Perhaps some spoilers? Do you want to know how it ends?

Hmmm…maybe I should think of something else.

So instead of telling you how the detail about how all my characters overcome evil and live happily ever after, I thought I’d share the world of Kovalith with you. Kovalith (also known as The Forge) is a world created by the gods centuries ago. It was an amusement for a time. A half finished project that eventually bored them so that one by one they left.

Today Kovalith is a land torn between the two gods who chose to remain: Bythe the Steelmonger who oversees his militant Iron Union in the west, and Maelene the Blessed Mother who rules over the Outland Alliance in the east.

The world is divided between them.