On A Vengeance Kick!

Folks, The High King’s Vengeance is just 99p* on yer Kindle.

Seriously, 99p. What more do you need to know?

Apart from the fact that this offer is not unlimited? This special offer, to celebrate the Legend Award long-listing of HKV alongside fellow Grimbold epics The Summer Goddess and The Sky Slayer, will not last forever. Like the Age of Talons, it will soon be glorious history.

So you’d better not delay, eh?



*or equivalent currency. 🙂


Heir To The North – Pre-order Now!

Yes. Exactly that.

The North Will Rise Again!

Heir To The North is up for pre-order on Amazon right now. Just £3.99 in the UK on Kindle format, and $6.09 for those of y’all Stateside. Paperback links will come shortly! You won’t be able to read it until October 23rd (just before Fantasycon – what a coincidence!), but you can be a part of the rising North today.

Why pre-order? Why not wait until the release date? Here, I’ll let Joanne Hall explain it far more eloquently than I can:

One of the reasons it’s really good to pre-order books by your favourite authors (or even by me 😉 ) is that all the pre-order sales count towards the first days sales – a good amount of pre-order sales can boost a book right up the Amazon charts on the day of release, and the higher up the Amazon charts a book is, the more Amazon will promote it and the more exposure it gets, which leads to hopefully more sales. A book can be promoted as a “number one Amazon best-seller” even if it reaches number one in a sub-sub category – it doesn’t have to be Number One across the whole of Amazon, it just needs to be number one in, for example, Coming-of-age fantasy. It still counts. So please, if you’re planning to buy the book on Kindle anyway, pre-order it now and give it a release day ratings boost!

Because more book sales mean more cake for you… And because the better this book sells the more likely it is that Kristell Ink will be able to publish [The High King’s Vengeance] in the future. Books are sold on the performance of the one before. So if you like my books and want to see more of them, please buy this one!

Nuff said – for now. See you all at Bristolcon.

*cough* buy my book *cough*

Commercial Break…

In a rather smart piece of sub-subliminal advertising, the members of Sheffield’s smartest, friendliest and most talented¹ SFF Writers’ Group² would like to make it known that an anthology of their work, entitled Set It In Space & Shovel Coal Into It, is now available for the discerning post-paper genre-literate reader through an online boutique of some repute³. (There’s even a link for our chums across the pond! Huzzah!)

This anthology, it must be remarked, does contain astounding tales of derring-do, dark heroism, colonial mishaps and whale-skin airships, all tinged with a particular and unique post-steampunk flavour, set as it is in a world of the Group’s own devising.

Watch! as Group Captain Sebastapol Valiant blithely changes the entire course of European history! Gasp! as the British win the race to the moon! Thrill! at the subtleties of Chinese poisons! Gasp again! as spywasps chase a beautiful Russian spy through the souks of Marrakesh! Boggle! at the mindbending futures posited herein!

Well, y’know, it’s up to you. But if I say that The Clockwork Eyeballª aside, there’s some really good stuff in here? and that BSFA-award winner Ian Salesº has very kindly given us a foreword? … G’wan. Have a gleg.


¹OK, so we get the title by default, but anyway, so what? It’s true!
²Yes, that includes little old me. This is an advert. Sorry 🙂
³There is also a link for the discerning pre-post-paper genre-literate reader, if that’s the way your digital cookie crumbles.
ªThat’s my rather super contribution, by the way. But you knew that already.
ºPlug-within-a-plug: Adrift on The Sea of Rains is monstrously good. The cover alone is worth the admission price, and the blurring of real and possible histories is seamlessly brilliant. You need it.