I started this post as a “Top 10” list of my favourite fantasy villains. I wanted a quick sum up of my favourites, something to try to explain what I like in a good villain. I wanted a quick post that would generate some hits, and maybe even some senseless ire from people whose favourite … More Why do we Crave a Good Bit of Villainy?
Here is something I’m thrilled to be a part of. Peter of Booknest.eu has put together a great raffle to raise money for Doctors Without Borders (aka Médecins Sans Frontières). Every £1 (GBP) you donate gets you 1 ‘ticket’ in the raffle. (Yes, that’s a £, but don’t worry the currency differences are handled through the site.) … More Booknest’s Fabulous Fantasy Fundraiser!
As many others are doing, right now, probably right this very second, I have accepted the challenge of NaNoWriMo. You know the one, the crazy writing exercise that a few hundred thousand writers take on every November? Write one book, 50 000 words, in 30 days. Well, for the last 2 years I’ve watched November come … More how the hell does someone write a whole book in a month?
#amwriting James and I have been relatively quiet recently as we put the finishing touches on the very first Legacy of Ash anthology, featuring several exclusive tales by each of us. Each story will be set in and around Serpentine, City of Orphans, a sweltering port city struggling to outgrow its lawless reputation. You’ll encounter … More Serpentine, City of Orphans
Q – You and James have a world you co-created. Can you tell us a bit about that process? How do you decide who will take on what parts of the world, how is the Legacy divided? The world itself evolved quite organically, derived partially as the setting of a homebrew RPG, and partially from … More An Interview with Christopher Æsc Adams, Legacy of Ash Co-creator
An adrenaline-fueled ride through a darkly-imagined present or near-future setting in which anyone can manifest proscribed magical abilities. Myke Cole’s military and security contracting background serve as fertile ground for this opening novel in the Shadow Ops series, which follows an Army aviator whose budding magical talent pits him against a magic-averse military bureaucracy. Cole … More Review: ‘Shadow Ops – Control Point’ by Myke Cole
We’re happy to announce the release of ‘The Witch Ring’, a Legacy of Ash tale by Æsc Adams – gritty fantasy in the tradition of George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson and Joe Abercrombie. *** Mercenary commander Caidris ‘Legion’ Imbratha is no stranger to violence or intrigue. When one of his troopers goes missing in the … More The Witch Ring – the latest Legacy of Ash tale
Author Spotlight In this weeks author spotlight I meet up with James Downe and Æsc Adams to discuss their novella, Grim Drifts of Sand & Fate, part of the Legacy of Ash, a Fantasy, Grimdark series by James Downe & Æsc Adams. What is your novella about? James – Well, Grim Drifts of Sand & … More James & Æsc featured in an author spotlight by TP Keane
Stories are my myths. They have helped form my belief system. X-Men, Superman, Stars Wars, Dr Who, Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings, and He-Man. All of it. These are my legends, my myths. Our myths. (Hang on. Quick disclaimer. This post is all James. I’m not saying Chris is or is not of the … More Why I Love Stories
So, this is a quick post, just to let anyone paying attention know, that I’ve made my short story “Redfall” absolutely free for this weekend (Nov 14 -15). Why, you might ask? Well, because I’m celebrating the paperback release of my novella, of course! Check it out before it’s gone. Regular price is $.99. If … More This weekend only, Redfall is 100% FREE