Swords for Hire is now available!

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We are pleased to announce the release of “Swords for Hire”, a western-themed anthology that features three exclusive new Legacy of Ash tales: ‘Weeping Stone’ & ‘Cowards of the Setting Sun’ by James Downe, and ‘Plaincrow’ by Christopher Æsc Adams.

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The anthology explores fantasy on the frontier, in the tradition of Joe Abercrombie’s “Red Country”.  Tribal magic and the lure of gold; seekers-of-fortune and dusty trails. The frontier is home to the bold, the desperate and the damned.  James sums it up thusly:  “dust and grit and swords and shadowbeasts!”

Oh my.      🙂

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if Rooster Cogburn or Clint Eastwood’s Man With No Name wandered into a George R.R. Martin novel, this should satisfy your curiosity.

The 259 page anthology also features work by Derek Alan Siddoway (author of the Teutevar Saga) and Steven W. White (author of Tales of the New World series).

Find more work by these talented authors:



You can pick up your copy of the anthology here:



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