Robin D. Laws’ Blood of the City is a brutal vengeance story, a fantasy novel that’s more Tarantino than Tolkien.
R.A. Salvatore on Charon’s Claw, the Future of the Realms, and Letting Someone Else Write Drizzt (“No Way”)
With the future of the Forgotten Realms up in the air and the conclusion to his Neverwinter trilogy imminent, I had a lot of weighty questions for author R.A. Salvatore. He was kind enough to answer them all candidly — I think you’ll find this a very interesting interview, as he discusses his new novel, [...]
In this Pathfinder Tales novel, a self-centered, money-driven thief is sent on a wild, weird adventure, meets some new friends (including an exceptional troll), hints at some greater destiny, then ends up still self-centered and money-driven. Luckily, there’s a roller coaster ride of a plot in between.
David Gross’s tale of a wizard past his prime and a prickly half-devil takes the reader to Tian Xia, an empire far from the center of Golarion. Drawing on Japanese mythology, classic samurai films, and Mortal Kombat style fighting tournaments, Master of Devils is a twisting adventure told partially from the point of view of [...]
J.L. Bourne’s cycle of zombie apocalypse novels feature a stilted, blunt writing style, virtually no dialog, and an awkward “journal entries” narrative gimmick. Yet, inexplicably, I can’t get enough of them.
Take six epic fantasy novels, crush them together under immense pressure and uncountable eons (or ten years, whichever comes first), and the result is…a pair of massive tomes containing all the Drow scheming and stabbing you could ever hope to read about, all with R.A. Salvatore’s name on the front.
Sabira d’Deneith is a Sentinal Marshal in the city of Stormreach, spending her days dragging criminals in to face justice and drowning her sorrows at the local tavern. A series of horrific serial killings sends her back to the dwarven holds to catch the killer, and she thinks she knows who’s responsible – the same [...]
When you’re crafting the setting of your fantasy opus, it’s tempting to layer on impossibilities like islands floating in the sky and huge arboreal elf cities. It turns out the world we live in is full of fantastical settings and bizarre natural formations aplenty. Want to ground your fantasy world in reality? Check out these [...]
In Brimstone Angels, a pair of tiefling twins and their dragonborn foster father stumble into a devilish plot in Neverwinter, a city still reeling in the aftermath of major cataclysm. There’s jealousy, unbidden powers, forbidden lust, and not a magic Macguffin in sight. This isn’t your typical fantasy novel.
Dan Henk is an illustrator, painter and renowned tattoo artist. He recently unleashed upon the world his first novel, Black Seas of Infinity, a pulp adventure of conspiracy theories and horrific entities from beyond.
What if you were the champion of a god, constantly sent on deific errands at the bidding of an angelic messenger? And what if you didn’t really worship that god, but regretted with every fiber of your being the day you begged her for help, binding your fate to her forever after? That would kind [...]
Howard Andrew Jones’ Plague of Shadows is a solid entry in the “what happens to adventurers in their twilight years?” sub-genre of fantasy. The elf Elyana used to wander the world with her doughty companions, slaying evil wizards and malicious dragons. As the years passed, some friends died, others got old, and some treaded less [...]
The second novel in the Neverwinter Saga, Neverwinter, comes out next week. We asked author R.A. Salvatore about the changes he’s made to his iconic dark elf, Drizzt Do’Urden, how the Forgotten Realms have changed, and what it takes to write a vivid battle scene.
No free fiction today, but I do have news of some fiction I wrote being published, something I’m, frankly, pretty excited about.