Friday, February 19, 2021

Cover Reveal: The Nameless World duology!

 My next two releases are really one story, so I'm releasing them at the same time. They will be available in the Kindle store on March 1 (already available for pre-order), and hopefully also in paperback at that time. I am also trying out Amazon's new hardback option, but I haven't seen the proof copies for that, so I'm not going to promise there will be hardbacks. 

Likewise, I don't know for sure if I will launch on other ebook platforms. Participating in the Kindle Unlimited subscription service requires exclusivity to Kindle. Some of my books have done very well in Kindle Unlimited but those are all romances. The first Nameless World book has a romance between secondary characters, but love doesn't kick in the the main character until Book 2. So, I shall launch in Kindle Unlimited but if the books don't do well there then I shall not re-enroll after 90 days, and then launch in other ebook stores.

Here are the two books that make up the Nameless World duology:

Cover designs by Jeff Ward,

The North Edge of Nowhere

On the nameless world settled long ago by human colonists, humanity has spread out. Darius is seventeen and was born and lived all his life in a warm southern climate. Raised as a prince, he conceives the desire to a desire to see his maternal relations, who live in and rule a city-state a good distance north of his home. But when disaster strikes on the journey, Darius is forced to travel even farther north, where he discovers his very existence is a kind of riddle to which only a few people know the answer. As he struggles to cope with a new way of living, a man named Daniel the Wanderer befriends him, and a cousin he didn’t know he had teaches him that women are not always meek and well-behaved. All in all, life is very different in the North.

Oaths and Promises

Twenty-year-old Darius is a man grown, but his childhood still haunts him. Raised as a prince in a distant southern city, he now lives in Castle Muir, a fiefdom in the far north of the nameless world. Having sworn an oath to remain in the fief and to obey the lord of it, his biological father, he still feels a sense of resentment at his circumstances. His friendship with Daniel the Wanderer remains strong, even when he finds out Daniel’s secret. When his cousin Bronwyn comes to live at Castle Muir, Darius’s oath of obedience is tested. Bronwyn is often rude to Darius, which makes it hard for him to treat her with the respect his father demands. But when his father speaks of Bronwyn becoming like a sister to Darius, he’s sure of one thing: When he looks at Bronwyn, he does not see his sister.

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