…Jack Mallory, that is. Well, allow me to introduce him.
Jack is kind of an asshole. He doesn’t mean to be, but he is. A bit self-righteous. Prone to brooding and emotional self-flagellation. But his intentions are noble—rescue his mother from a notorious pirate. Sometimes you have to be an asshole to get the job done, right?
I’ll let the book jacket blurb tell you what the story is about, then I’ll introduce you to the main players.
A story of relentless pursuit, betr
Happy to announce that I’ll be signing and selling my books all weekend at Arisia once again this year. Per usual, I’ll be splitting a table with my fellow author and friend, Michael Bailey.
Arisia is a volunteer-run convention that covers all aspects of science fiction and fantasy literature and media. It’s also one of the largest and oldest fantasy/sci-fi cons in New England. Tickets are still available on site or ahead of time through the con’s website.
This year we’ll be i
Anyone who’s frequented this blog knows I’m totally on the Assassin’s Creed bandwagon, so I was pretty stoked when it was announced that there’d be an Assassn’s Creed movie and that Michael Fassbender would be part of it.
But I also know better than to get my hopes up too high when it comes to video game movies (damn you, Super Mario Brothers!).
Still, I had cautious optimism after seeing some of the trailers:
Sadly, the movie failed to even reach my very low bar.
The Last King (originally Birkebeinerne) is a fun historical adventure film starring Jakob Oftebro as the lead Skjervald and Kristofer Hivju (everyone’s favorite Wildling warrior) as Torstein. They’re just two post-Viking era bros trying to save the king. Y’know. The usual.
Here’s the synopsis:
Based on true events, THE LAST KING is set in civil war-ravaged Norway. Aided by rebel group the Birch Legs, the Norwegian King fights for survival against the Church’s Bishop
Apologies to my regular readers as I’m a few days late on this, but as I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, Disney has released it’s first trailer for Pirate’s of the Caribbean V: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The first new Pirates movie in six years. Man, it’s been a while.
It’s a cool, atmospheric trailer that’s pretty reminiscent of Pirates II and III (I honestly don’t remember IV and that’s probably for the best). We don’t get a glimpse of Jack Sparrow in it, but w
Last year I had the pleasure of being one of CTRF’s guest authors for the fall festival, and I’ve been asked back again this year. I’ll be manning the author booth on Monday, October 10th (Columbus Day) from 1-3pm.
Last year was a lot of fun. I mean, where else can I get rakish swordsmen to do dramatic readings of my book blurbs?
Or photos like this beauty?
I’m on a table (Photo by Lauren Dubois)
I’m not entirely sure where the booth will be, so stay tuned to m
Here’s a fun music video from the German rock band Salatio Mortis called “Früher war alles besser” which Google Translates into “Everything was Better.” It features not only some killer riffs but the Royal Musketeers fighting the Cardinal’s Guards with plenty of anachronistic humor. Salatio Mortis is known for being a medieval metal band. Gotta add these guys to the iPod and stick ’em in with the Alestorm.
(Edit: Thanks to my readers who know German and have a better transla
The swashbuckling adventure genre is a pretty niche market, so I’m always excited to find a fellow swashbuckler writer and Musketeer fan. This time it’s Ted Anthony Roberts, author of several self-published adventure novels including The Adventures of Monsieur de la Donaree, the Musketeer. He was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer some questions about his writing, the self-publishing industry and his love for The Three Musketeers.
Hi Ted, to start off, why don’
Great news, everyone!
My debut historical adventure novel, Honor Among Thieves, has been awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion. The anonymous review described it as “a well-done page turner” and having excellent characters that “made the reader want to care about them.” I am beyond honored.
The B.R.A.G. Medallion is an award put out by indieBRAG, a privately held organization who’s mission is to discover talented self-published authors and help them give their work
Love Risk? Love pirates?
Now you can have both in the new board game, SeaFall. They’re board games designed to be played campaign-style, like your favorite RPG. It’s also a “legacy” board game, which means everything you do in a game session has permanent, cascading effect on future games. Pretty cool, eh?
“SeaFall is a ‘Legacy’ board game designed by board game industry veteran Rob Daviau. Like the players who play them, Legacy games ‘remember’ w