Knight and castle MM (1)

News, big news! I’m excited, can’t you tell?

*ahem*

Allow me to compose myself.

So I’ve signed with Evolved Publishing to publish my epic fantasy novel, In the Company of the Dead, which is the first book in The Sundered Oath. If you’ve read my Seven Circles of Hell series, this next book is a little longer than you’re used to – about three times as long as Stalking the Demon and five times as long as Confronting the Demon.

Good news for those of you who said the only problem with those books was that they were too short. Bad news if you were waiting for a new Alloran book – sorry, this is a completely new series in a completely new world. There will be more Alloran books, but this is not it.

Here’s the blurb for In the Company of the Dead

Lyram already crossed a prince – now he finds himself on the brink of crossing a god.

Son of a duke and third in line for the throne, Lyram is exiled to a lonely castle after striking his prince – but when the castle is besieged, he fears the prince means to remove him more permanently.

Hope arrives in the form of the Left Hand of Death, the woman bound to serve the goddess Ahura in battle. But the priestess has not come for the siege – instead she hunts the castle for a hidden necromancer dedicated to the god of decay.

Within his stone prison, Lyram must fight to save himself from both political machinations and clashing gods. But as the siege lengthens, his greatest threat comes from an unexpected quarter.

The official announcement from Evolved can be found here.