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Sunday, December 25, 2016

An introduction to Selenoth

In case you're wondering what all the discussion of the various Selenoth-related books is about, or if some of the superlatives being cast about could be even remotely justified, you can now dip your toe into the epic fantasy waters at neither risk nor cost to yourself, as A MAGIC BROKEN is free on Kindle today.

The ebook is a novella in which is related the brief intersection of two perspective characters from A THRONE OF BONES and A SEA OF SKULLS prior to the events of either book. I think those who are fans of the Arts of Dark and Light series would agree that it is a reasonably fair warning of what the reader can expect from immersion into what is now, according to Amazon's most recent Kindle Normalized Page Count, a cumulative 3,053 pages of epic high fantasy.

Anyhow, if you haven't read it yet, I'd encourage you to download it and check it out. Even if fantasy isn't really your thing, it's more than a bit of a spy thriller as well.

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23 Comments:

Blogger Eric Mueller December 25, 2016 9:42 AM  

Definitely a good novella. I got a review copy from you. As I remember, this was between Summa Elvetica and A Throne of Bones. One of the characters bridged the gap.

Blogger Ingot9455 December 25, 2016 9:52 AM  

A gracious and addictive Christmas gift - the best kind.

Blogger Mighty Lou December 25, 2016 10:17 AM  

Thank you- Merry Christmas!

Anonymous MendoScot December 25, 2016 10:21 AM  

Definitely a good intro to the world of Selenoth for someone who isn't sure. A lot packed in to a little package with the epic stories behind it if it's to your taste.

Highly recommended!

Blogger Querty December 25, 2016 10:47 AM  

This was both my introduction to the series and then this site. It makes a great introduction.

Anonymous Mark Auld December 25, 2016 11:16 AM  

Thank YOU for the Christmas present, it will keep me occupied on the flight home.

Blogger pdwalker December 25, 2016 11:46 AM  

In my opinion, the stories in "A Magic Broken" and "Summa Elvetica" are absolutely essential reading.

I've just re-read them for the third time, and I still new new things that surprise me with their beauty and subtly

These two definitely deserve the hard cover treatment.

Anonymous kfg December 25, 2016 11:52 AM  

I was just shy of two years old when I was first consulted on what I might like for my birthday present. I replied, "Books."

It wouldn't be correct to say that since then I have only found peace in a little nook with a little book, as bicycles and fly rods have provided their measure, but also perhaps a bit more than their measure of frustration, so books take the consistency prize.

Thank for the book, Merry Christmas and as much peace to you and yours as you find tolerable.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable December 25, 2016 1:10 PM  

Vox, did you never make it through Alan Moore's Jerusalem? I was hoping for some kind of comment ...

Blogger LBD December 25, 2016 1:57 PM  

Thank you very much for the book.

Blogger Esmar Tuek December 25, 2016 4:33 PM  

downloaded from the uk site, thank you - great present

Blogger Nara December 25, 2016 6:31 PM  

Thanks, VD. Merry Christmas!

Blogger Luke Edwards December 25, 2016 11:03 PM  

Vox, you do a lot of things. But fantasy writing is perhaps what you do best.

Blogger VD December 26, 2016 11:51 AM  

Vox, you do a lot of things. But fantasy writing is perhaps what you do best.

Thank you, but I have to say I found this incredibly amusing, as I have been repeatedly told that writing fiction is the one thing at which I am completely mediocre.

Blogger Sam O'Halloran December 26, 2016 1:45 PM  

Just wanted to say thanks, the time has come and is way overdue for me to get into your fiction! Merry Christmas!

Blogger Duke Norfolk December 26, 2016 1:48 PM  

Thank you for your generosity, Vox. I've yet to delve into the Selenoth world, so this will be my introduction.

Anonymous 0007 December 26, 2016 9:25 PM  

Gotta love my "kid"(48y/o). I introduced her to VoxDay a while back and for Christmas she gave me "Missionary", "Iron Chamber", and "SJW". That's what I call a serious ROI.

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit December 27, 2016 12:37 AM  

Thank you

Blogger pdwalker December 27, 2016 9:12 AM  

VD wrote:Thank you, but I have to say I found this incredibly amusing, as I have been repeatedly told that writing fiction is the one thing at which I am completely mediocre.

Someone once wrote a class of people who wrote comments like that.. the author escapes me at the moment, but I think the title was something like "SJWs Always Lie" or something like that.

PS: As good as ATOB and ASOS(so far) are, I actually find Summa Elvetica and A Magic Broken more moving.

Blogger pdwalker December 27, 2016 9:14 AM  

"about a class of people"

Blogger LL December 28, 2016 2:13 AM  

Vox, thank you. Merry Christmas.

Blogger RobertT December 30, 2016 4:02 PM  

I loved the characters in this book. Interesting & well developed. Particularly the dwarf. I wondered why they never made the cut to a throne of bones.

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