— The Lost Words

Medieval castles are an inseparable part of any fantasy book. Whether it’s high or low, magical or not, steampunk, industrial or barbaric, eventually, you will come across a big, architecturally magnificent piece of human masonry, woodwork and physics that goes against all logic. Which is totally cool, because you’re not there to admire realism, you’re there to admire ancient buildings created by a bygone races exactly 3,000 years ago. Or something. So how about some castles?

Castle

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As you may have noticed, if you follow me on Goodreads, most of my book reviews contain a nice little limerick, the true form of folk poetry. Of course, in the best tradition of British national humor, it’s all about balls and asses. In my case, slightly more related to the books at hand. Now, I wanted to share with you, and so, here’s a small collection of some of my finer limericks. For more, you will have to browse Goodreads, but here be an appetizer.

Limericks teaser

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A short post today. Starting this coming Monday, Sep 22 through Oct 6, The Forgotten, the recently published third, penultimate volume in my epic fantasy series, The Lost Words, will be listed as a giveaway on Goodreads. I will be offering three books, signed of course, for free. If you’re into that sort of thing, clicking a few buttons won’t hurt anyone, and you might get a chance to win a copy. That would be all, ladies and gents.

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I like to get interviewed. It gives me spotlight, which, in turn, gives me pleasure. But I also like the other side of the coin, which is to let other people talk about themselves and their writing experience, or even career, those few, lucky few, those band of brothers. One such person is Michael J. Sullivan, a famous name in the self-published fantasy arena. Today, he’s agreed to tell us his story.

Michael J Sullivan

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Beware geeks bearing gifts, the popular saying goes. But not when those gifts are fancy electronics gadgets, an expensive one of which you may win should you decide to continue reading this article and follow its instructions. As it happens, I’m running a contest on my main site, Dedoimedo.com. The rules are simple, read my books, write reviews and sign up for a lottery. At the end of it, there’s gonna be a draw, and the winner gets something fancy, like a tablet, a smartphone, a laptop, or a similar. Savvy?

Contest

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Warning, warning, warning. Spoilers! Like with the first two books, you get two sample chapters of the third and the latest installment in The Lost Words series, The Forgotten. The book picks up the action right where The Broken ended, so if you have not read that one, please, stop right now, or you might spoil it for yourself. And most importantly, keep the children away. The first chapter, in particular, is very brutal. Now, commence.

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Dear fellas, I am most pleased to announce The Forgotten, the third and penultimate volume in The Lost Words epic, and some would say grimdark, fantasy series has been released. The paperback version is available on Amazon, with the Kindle edition coming shortly.

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Hello, everyone. I am pleased to announce yet another literary work featuring a bunch of words written by your significant other, me. It is an anthology commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI with alternate history stories from the trenches, and it is aptly named Wars to End All Wars – Alternate Tales from the Trenches. Real-life events, only not quite. Now, surprise surprise, one of the contributing authors to this piece is Elizabeth Moon!

Wars to End All Wars anthology

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Hello, friends. If you happen to own a paperback copy of The Betrayed, hold on to it tightly, as there will be no more like that. A second edition of the book is coming out soon, and it will feature a new, pimped-up cover art, by Anton Kokarev. I am in the process of redesigning the covers, and they shall never be the same again.

The Betrayed, new cover

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You might be interested in this little piece. A well-respected book reviewer Wendell Adams, the man behind bookwraiths.com, recently did a whole bunch of exposes on my literary works. He read and, luckily for me, liked The Betrayed, he is currently running a giveaway on both the first and second The Lost Words books on his site, and just a couple of days back, he published an interview with your signficant other, me.

Bookwraiths

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