Free Book

My latest book is available FREE from the following link, but the catch is, you have to review or rate it.

http://readingdeals.com/free-review-books/the-fish-king-by-stead-tim

I really enjoyed writing this one, so would like to know if it was as much fun to read as it was to write.

The Fish King

Today I published “The Fish King” as an e-book. This is a new book in a new series. It’s a self contained fantasy tale, but also part of a series. As with ‘The Fourth Age of Shanakan’, each story will be complete, but also leans a little on those that came before it. I am well into the sequel, now pushing 130,000 words (or over 400 pages). I would guess it will top out at around 200k.

I am especially pleased with this one. So here’s an offer to all those who follow me. Just ask, and I will send you a free copy of the e-book in exchange for a review. I don’t really care how long your review is (the longer the better, of course), but I depend on reviews for sales. Don’t mind if it’s Amazon or Goodreads (well, some advertisers prefer Amazon).

It’s available in .mobi or PDF.

The paperback will follow when I sort out a small issue with the cover.

News – The Fish King

The Fish King is back from the first of my readers and I am plodding through the rewrites. I am excited about this one. It may be the best thing I’ve written. It should be available to buy late January (very late) or early February.

Offer

Just to let you all know, The Seventh Friend will be on offer at $0.99 on the 25th January, and maybe a bit before and a bit after.

Happy New Year

2020 has been pretty appalling for most of us. I hope 2021 will be better for you all.

I’m still awaiting my readers’ verdict on the next book – Christmas and New Year have doubtless delayed things. I still hope to put The Fish King out in January.

The follow-up to The Fish King has just crossed 100,000 words, so well on the way. Probably another six months before that goes to be checked – I usually seem to finish in around 180,000 words, with a minimum of 500 words a day.

All comments and reviews welcome.

A New Book

The story is finished. Today I published the final book in Wolf Narak’s story: The Promise of Fire.
All you folks out there who’ve been waiting for the final volume before reading the others (there must be two or three of you!) can now get going.

As always, I appreciate reviews of all kinds.

Have a safe Christmas and a happy new year.

The Sixth Wolf Narak Book

I have just finished writing the sixth book about Wolf Narak. It follows on from The Seventh Friend, The Bloodstained God, The Pity Stone, Serpentine, and Nothing But Tombs. It will be called The Promise of Fire and essentially concludes Narak’s story, but I won’t promise not to write another.

The book still needs to be proofed, so a few weeks yet before it comes out as a kindle eBook.

I’ve also finally satisfied myself that another of my books is ready to meet the public.

The Fish King is the first of a new series, but a stand-alone adventure set in the archipelago of Derakwa. No dragons in this one, but I think it may be up there with the best I’ve written. It should follow The Promise of Fire to the electronic presses – so about four to six weeks between the two.

Progress Report

For anyone waiting to see what comes next, this is the news…

The sequel to Serpentine in almost done in first draft. It looks like a big one – around 760 pages. Working title is “The Loyalty of Men”. After the first draft comes a readthrough, then I’ll get a couple of copies off to readers to try and spot typo’s, context errors etc. Then comes the big edit. Hoping for the end of March as a release date, but we’ll see.

A Game of Three Hands

Another new book announcement. The Fourth Age of Shanakan now has its fourth book. We return to Samara and join Sam Hekman for another investigation. You can read more on the ‘Books’ page.