What’s Next? Author Blog Update

Hello everyone,


After the successful launch and sales behind The Cripple and the King, I’m finally ready to announce my next two projects, which I’m hoping to finish a majority of the work on over this school year. I’ve just started Sophomore year so progress might be a bit slow, but I think I’ll have plenty of time to work on both. The first, is the next installment in the fantasy series, The Northern Cycle, which follows a tribe of Hirdlanders, who some of you may remember as some of the antagonists in The Sword to Unite, and their forced recruitment into a foreign war whose outcome could decide the fate of their nation and the entirety of the northern realms. Following the main character Vilsind Layson and his tribe’s interactions with Kaiser Darador, a young king driven by ambition and an unconquerable intellect for politics and war. Vilsind must carefully navigate an intricate web of lies and outrun the past of his father’s cursed name. This is the cover art for the book, created by artist Reza Afshar.

Another project, which I will reveal in a little bit, will be in a new genre and is heavily inspired by the works of Lovecraft and the art of H.R. Giger, and I’m very excited about it!

Thanks for reading!


The Cover of The Sword to Unite

Here is the official cover for the paperback version of The Sword to Unite. Done beautifully by an artist on 99designs, Piere d’Arterie, I highly recommend you check out some of his work.

It was a great experience to see the cover come to life the way it did. As you can see in the background, the various coat of arms can be seen on the banners behind, a really nice detail. The sword is also a great focusing piece of the cover, and exactly how I imagined it in the book.


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