"The Face in the Window"

"Taniel is a powder mage, a flintlock marksman with the ability to imbibe common black powder to strengthen his mind, body, and senses, as well as shoot over long distances. Sent into short-term exile by his father, he’s supposed to see some of the world and cool his head, to learn something besides life in the Adran army. His arrival in exile, however, coincides with the eruption of a bloody new conflict as the colony of Fatrasta rises up against its Kez suppressers.

Taniel has certain talents that the Fatrastan militia could very well use, and he just can’t help but get involved…"

I hate to say that I have a new short story out, because "Face in the Window" isn't actually new. It came out in the February 6th issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies, an online magazine dedicated to adventure fantasy and the erights have just recently reverted back to me. I have decided to repackage and sell it myself because so many people seem to have missed it, and because Amazon won't let me turn it into an audiobook unless I have it under my own name.

I want to make something very clear. The story is still available for free from Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and I encourage you to download it from them, or to purchase the issue of the magazine where it was first published.

If you'd like to get a copy from me, however, it is (or shortly will be) available from your favorite ebookstore. A comprehensive list with links can be found here.


In other news, the new Powder Mage novella is looking great and will hopefully be out by mid to late June. I have a cover artist (the talented Rene Aigner, who did the cover of Forsworn) and a copy editor all lined up. It's going through the third group of beta-readers right now. If you're not familiar with the Powder Mage short fiction, you can check out all the others in Forsworn, "Hope's End," and "The Girl of Hrusch Avenue."