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Landfall (The Tales of Albion) is out now!

bcff491efc804c6fcd706707d0fccc967b70ad2bAs the title says really! My fast and fun book set in the world of fantasy MMO Albion Online is now available in paperback and ebook.

UK folk can get it here.
Everyone else can get it here.

The novel stands on its own but for those who play the game, there are a few names and experiences I'm sure you'll find familiar.

 

 

As I've said before the cover art is great and there are lovely interior sketches too.  Like this one for example!

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Landfall cover reveal!

And here it is, the cover for my novel set in the world of Albion Online. It’s called LANDFALL and the cover art is by Simon Kopp. I for one think he's done a great job!bcff491efc804c6fcd706707d0fccc967b70ad2b

One of the things I like the most are all the little details. The image generally has a nice epic feel to it but zoom in and you find cool things like this:

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There are sinister people in the woods!

 

And on the battlements!

And on the battlements too!

The cover was revealed over at the Albion Online website earlier today and the book will be available in paperback and ebook very, very soon! More details to follow!

I'm writing for Albion Online!

 

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*NEWS KLAXON*

I’m going to be writing a book for Albion Online.

For those of you who don’t know, Albion Online is a new fantasy MMO* coming out in early 2016 that puts the economy, the territory, pretty much everything actually, in the hands of the players.

It also features: Demons! Donkeys!** No character classes!*** Farming! The cutest rabbits ever digitised!**** Customisable housing! Cross platform play!*****

They’ve brought me in to do two things:

  1. to fill out the world, providing history and motivation to the various groups and to put names and faces to key characters.
  2. to write the tie-in novel.

In many ways this is my dream job as it combines most of my favourite things, namely: GMing, writing and gaming. Yes, for the first time in my life I can legitimately play a computer game for research purposes. 😀

More news coming soon!

If you’re interested in the game, you can check out their website for videos, forums and further info. You can even become a founder to get beta access and exclusive in game specials.

*Massively Multiplayer Online

**As mounts. There are lots of other options including (but not limited to) horses, oxen and giant wolves.

***In Albion you are what you wear, literally. This means you can switch between class on the fly, providing you have the kit. You can also mix and match: So you can be a wizard in plate or a warrior in robes, whatever you fancy.

****Probably

*****Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android all playing on the same server.

Feeling good! (Or why I haven't been around much)

Despite the title of a recent blog post, normal service has not resumed. This time Sky (and BT and contractors and the Gas people) are off the hook.

It was part Christmas and part work but in the main I’ve been obsessively writing and, even though it was really hard* and even though it took a lot longer than I wanted it to…

I’ve finished the first draft of the Vagrant!

This is without doubt the hardest thing I’ve written so far and I’m very excited** about it! I’ve even been singing a song from the Southpark movie around the house.***

Anyway, normal service will now resume****, along with some editing of Grand Theft Hero, hopefully to go to beta readers relatively early next year.

 

*In a really good way. It’s nice to stretch.

**As excited as repressed English people get anyway.

*** “I’m Super.” (If you’re wondering).

**** No promises.