After a long delay, I’m pleased to announce that a brand new short story set in the Legacy of Ash is now available! This one is set in the imperial city of Tyrant, where rebels called the Hounds of Tyrant are fighting against the oppression of Prince Ternoryn Curassi. The Hounds have been given … More The Sullen Feather
It’s been a while since I’ve read anything as original (and yet still somehow familiar) as ‘The Vagrant’ by Peter Newman. Set in a futuristic dystopia where unnatural, abstract demons prowl a broken landscape in search of…food? No, not just food…living beings to inhabit and manipulate? The seven angelic beings who are the last hope … More Review: ‘The Vagrant’ by Peter Newman
#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
Alright, I think enough time has passed that we can talk about a certain character’s death without needing to say SPOILERS…wait, maybe not. I’m going to mention some pretty beloved characters’ deaths in this one. You’ve been warned. **SPOILERS – Star Wars, Game of Thrones, & Shannara (books, and possibly season 2)** Alright, still … More Heroes Die Trying
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
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. The anthology explores fantasy on the frontier, in the tradition of Joe Abercrombie’s “Red Country”. Tribal … More Swords for Hire is now available!
An interview with James Downe Q – You have a finished novel that is currently in search of a publisher. Could you tell us a bit about it? James – Almost finished. ‘The Hounds of Tyrant’ is so close to being done, but as an artist it is hard for me to consider anything ever … More An Interview with James Downe, Legacy of Ash Co-creator
All right, so in light of us kicking off this site (early stages still) we have put up two sample excerpts of our writing. These are both pieces still in development, so they very will change before being published, but we wanted to give people a taste of the writing. At this point, feedback, criticism, … More “Sons of Midnight” and “Hounds of Tyrant” excerpts