Freamhaigh concludes the Will Arbor storyline in the New Druids series of epic fantasy novels.
The realm of Belkin is now in open civil war. The southern county of Turgany rises up to try to defeat the self-proclaimed President and end his tyrannical rule.
Will Arbor, Freamhaigh to the druids, must find a way to counter the threat of Erebus. Gaea has been wounded and her powers have become unstable. Meanwhile, the Sect of the Church of the New Order rises from the ashes with greater powers and threatens to destroy the unstable harmony of the Realm.
Will Arbor and the druids are all that stands between Erebus and the land of Belkin. Will has grown as a druid and still struggles to come to terms with being the Freamhaigh. As forces race to an exciting conclusion, Will must be ready to accept his role and make a difference for all he holds dear.
The paperback version will be out as soon as I can finish the work and approve the proof. This usually takes me about 3-4 weeks. It is easier now than with my first novel. It just requires a little patience on my part and a goodly amount of time in Word making the formatting perfect. By the way, Stoc clocks in at almost exactly 100,000 words (I’m shy by seven words). This puts the novel at my least amount of words but honestly, I think that is the perfect amount of words.
I am truly very pleased with Stoc. It tells the story of the struggle Will has in coming to terms with what his draoi can do and what he is being asked to do by those who wish to return the land back to the original monarchy. I hope you enjoy!
In other news, I have started Freamhaigh, Volume Four! It will come out as soon as I can write it but likely in early 2018. It never seems to end! The outline is started and the story I always envisaged is starting to come close to completing. Two more novels I think: Freamhaigh and then Cill Darae. Five is a perfect number for a series. Don’t you think? Any more than that and I get annoyed as a reader.
Meanwhile, I am in Portsmouth, England. I am enjoying the English fare and the weather which has been lovely. I will need to go on a diet when I get home on Thursday.
Lastly, please come check out the launch party tonight. It starts at 5 pm EST with me kicking it off and talking about Stoc and the New Druids Series. There will be prizes!
Stoc is out in an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) thanks to C.L. Cannon, my publicist. I’ll send her an updated copy soon before reviews happen.
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
The Draoi school has formed and Will and Nadine Arbor have begun to expose their powers to the realm of Belkin.
Lord Protector John Healy has made a deal with a foreign force to secure his base of power. Turgany will initiate a civil war that will drive Will to have to decide how his draoi can protect the harmony in the Realm.
Gaea, Erebus and the Church will come together in direct conflict, the result of which will determine the future for all. All life in Belkin teeters in the balance. Only Will and the draoi can hope to save the world.
Return to Turgany County and the realm of Belkin. A quiet land now in open rebellion against a tyrant and powers beyond understanding.
This is a story of how one young man and his students will change the world.
This is the third volume in the award winning New Druids series. Duilleog is the first volume, and Craobh is the second volume. Both novels are gold and bronze medal winners in the Global eBook Awards for 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Pick up your pre-sale copy today so you have this latest chapter in your hands as soon as it is released.
Edit: I forgot to mention, my website moved quite painlessly over to my Canadian host. Huzzah!
I have compiled my first two novels into one novel called Leaf and Branch and it is now available for pre-order exclusively on Amazon.com. The release date is December 19, 2016. I have taken Duilleog (Leaf) and mashed it together with Craobh (Branch). It is a rather large ebook. It will be available in trade paperback soon (at over 600 pages). Pre-order your eBook today!