Indeed it is a wrap; the year's work is now completed and the festivities - or the catch up on sleep - can finally begin. I know, for many, 2021 has been a difficult time and the global pandemic doesn't look as though it's coming to an end any time soon. Audiobooks and audio drama may turn out to be a welcome diversion and escape from the challenges of getting by during these very strange times - for all of us!
Here are details of my final two audio projects for this year, though I assure you, next year is, even now, looking incredibly busy; the audible.co.uk web site is already listing details of an audiobook I have not yet recorded and which isn't scheduled for release until June! It's the fifth M.W. Craven novel, 'The Botanist', and I'm really looking forward to starting work on it, though there's an awful lot to do between now and then.
As I was saying:
First to mention is Path of The Ranger Book 8:
The Turquoise Queen
A great danger has arisen in the north of the realm. Soldiers and Magi cannot defeat it. Will the Snow Panthers be able to?
While Lasgol and his comrades carry out their duties as Rangers, a shadowy danger gathers strength in the Frozen Territories and threatens the kingdom. Thoran sends his Ice Magi and his armies to fight against it.
The Snow Panthers are summoned to carry out a risky and complicated mission to obtain an object of power that will help destroy the evil that is on its way across the northern mountains to the capital. This is not the only danger our friends will have to face, since the Dark Rangers and the Zangrians continue to pose an ever-present threat, both to the realm and the Panthers.
Will they manage to secure the precious magical object they seek? Will the kingdom survive the evil that's on its way from the north, as well as the Dark Rangers and the Zangrians? Will Lasgol and his friends survive?
The Runewar Saga: The Throne of Ice & Ash
A throne in peril, a tragic betrayal, two heirs struggling to save their land, and a prophesied war threatening to engulf the world....
Bjorn, youngest heir to the Mad Jarl of Oakharrow, has always felt more at ease with a quill than a sword. Yet when calamity strikes his family, he must draw a blade and lead a company of warriors into the cold, deadly mountains in pursuit of a mysterious foe. Though he seeks vengeance, an ancient power stirs within him, and the whispers of prophecy beckon him toward an ominous destiny....
Aelthena, Bjorn’s sister, was born with the aptitude to lead, and she’s eager to prove it. But her society’s rules for women, and her love for her brother, restrain her efforts to command. As she walks the fine line between ambition and virtue, enemies of both mankind and myth rally against Oakharrow, and even her allies question her right to rule....
The Runewar is rising and it begins with the fall of a throne.
A harrowing tale of the struggle for power and the dawning heroes who rise above it, The Throne of Ice & Ash is book one of the Norse high fantasy series The Runewar Saga.