The First Blade of Ostia is set a little more than a decade before The Tattered Banner, so you’ll see some familiar faces (albeit younger!) and some new and interesting ones also. It follows a young man called Bryn as he embarks on a duelling career after graduating from Ostenheim’s Academy. He’s accompanied on this path by his best friend, a young aristocrat named Amero…
Writing this book gave me the opportunity to explore the role dueling plays in Ostian society, something I’ve been eager to do ever since first developing the world for The Tattered Banner. It was a lot of fun to write, so I really hope you enjoy the story!
You can pick up a copy from the following vendors. iBooks and Barnes & Noble will follow shortly, and the paperback should be available soon after.
The Telastrian Song is available in paperback at long last. Apologies for the delay, but I had to be sure it was as perfect as I could get it. I’m happy that’s where it is now!
As usual, the paperback edition is within Amazon’s matchbook program, which means if you buy a paperback copy, you will be entitled to download the kindle edition for free. If you’re in the US, you can pick up a copy from Amazon by clicking here. I hope everyone’s having a great summer!
The Telastrian Song is now available to buy! Currently it’s only available for Kindle on Amazon (US – UK – DE – CA – AU) and Apple iBooks, but it will be coming online with other retailers over the next few hours and days. The paperback will follow shortly after. I’ll post updates as it appears in other locations.
There’ve been a few delays and bumps along the way—the most recent bump was this morning, when my mailing list autosaved with the name of the previous book as the subject line, and sent it out with that rather than the proper one, so apologies for that! The body of the mail is the correct one though (I think! – it is Friday the 13th after all!)—so I’m delighted that the book is finally out. I really hope you all enjoy it, and have enjoyed Soren’s adventures.
I’ve put a lot of time and work into creating the Society of the Sword world over the last ten years, and have only scratched the surface in terms of exploring it, so expect to see many more tales set around the Middle Sea, and the appearance of some familiar faces in the months and years to come…
Finishing off my first trilogy is something of a milestone for me in my own adventure, so I want to thank everyone for your interest and support along the way!
The Telastrian Song (Society of the Sword Volume 3)
As you may or may not know, Amazon have introduced a new concept called Kindle Matchbook. It allows publishers to bundle a discounted or free kindle copy with every paperback copy sold. I really like the idea of this, as I feel once someone has bought a product, they should be able to access it across all their platforms, digital and physical.
What it means for The Tattered Banner is that every paperback copy sold now on Amazon.com (I’m not sure about the international sites) comes with the option to also download a free Kindle copy!