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Winterhaven is Available Today!

Posted by Gilbert Stack on February 7, 2019 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Winterhaven is available for purchase!

In the far off Duchy of Winterhaven at the edge of human civilization, a young knight investigates a most unusual murder while the Great Lords of the land scheme to expand their borders and take control of the duchy. A decade of relative peace is about to collapse and only young Dhrugal of Edgefield and his brothers and sister stand between Winterhaven and dark-spun chaos.


Try Winterhaven--the Perfect Antidote to the Cold Weather Blues

Posted by Gilbert Stack on February 1, 2019 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Just six days left to order Winterhaven at 25% off the cover price. 

In the far off Duchy of Winterhaven at the edge of human civilization, a young knight investigates a most unusual murder while the Great Lords of the land scheme to expand their borders and take control of the duchy. A decade of relative peace is about to collapse and only young Dhrugal of Edgefield and his brothers and sister stand between Winterhaven and dark-spun chaos.


The Fire Islands Has More Than 1500 Sales

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 21, 2019 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This morning I sold my 1500th copy of The Fire Islands—the first book in my Legionnaire series. I can’t tell you how incredible that feels and the reviews have been very positive.


The Fire Islands begins the adventures of Lesser Tribune Marcus Venandus as he seeks to protect the borders of the (very Rome-like) Republic of Aquila. And on the border there are so many dangers to Aquila, not the least of which are from its own legions…


The Fire Islands is currently selling for only 99 cents so if you haven’t done so yet this is a great time to get a taste of the series or recommend it to a friend you think might enjoy it.


For all of you who've already bought the book--thank you! I'm working hard on the next one. In the meantime, you might try my new series, Winterhaven, which is available now for pre-order and scheduled to be published on February 7.




The WInterhaven Maps Are Finished!

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 18, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

At long last I get to unveil the finished map of Winterhaven by amazing artist, Chris L. Adams. Chris split the final map into two so that when it's seen on electronic devices like your e-reader or your phone it will be easier to make out the details. Here it is. 

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If you want to see more of Chris' amazing artwork and poetry, plus find links to his excellent fiction, check him out at his webpage at https://www.chrisladamsbizarretales.com/

And if you'd like to peruse the novel that inspired these maps it's available for pre-order at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFFJ61N/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 and other great e-retailers.


The Full Painting of Winterhaven

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 8, 2019 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the full painting of Winterhaven by Chris L. Adams:


You can see more of Chris's art, read his poetry, and find links to his stories at: https://www.chrisladamsbizarretales.com/

More Winterhaven

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 7, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is another view of Chris L. Adam's painting of my map of WInterhaven:


You can find more of Chris' work at: https://www.chrisladamsbizarretales.com/

Another Glimpse of Winterhaven

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 6, 2019 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's another glimpse of the amazing map of Winterhaven painted by Chris L. Adams. Like the first the map shows the transition from my sketch, to Chris' preliminary coloring of that sketch, to the full painted map.


More of Chris' work can be found at https://www.chrisladamsbizarretales.com/

Another Evolving View of the Map of Winterhaven

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 6, 2019 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is another amazing look at Chris L. Adam's evolving creation of the map of Winterhaven. Compare it to the other images and see how he brings, hills, mountains and frozen marshes to life out of practically nothing.


You can see more of Chris' work at https://www.chrisladamsbizarretales.com/


First Look at the Coming Map of Winterhaven

Posted by Gilbert Stack on January 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

One of the most important things that every great fantasy book needs is a map. When I decided to publish my novel, Winterhaven, I knew I needed a map as great as the story. Unfortunately, I have no real artistic talent to speak of and feared that I was going to fall flat in this area.


Fortunately, painter extraordinaire, Chris L. Adams, offered to help out again as he had with the map of The Jeweled Hills in my Legionnaire series. The first thing he did was color my sketch to distinguish the geographical features and clarify the place name labels. I would have been happy with this improvement alone, but Chris had bigger plans and pulled out the paint brushes. In the image below you can see the progression as the image bleeds from my original sketch, through his colorization and into his masterful painting.



I'll share some other images of the painting over the next couple of days, but if you--like me--think his painting is mind-boggling you might take a few moments to check out Chris' webpage at https://www.chrisladamsbizarretales.com/

Heart-Warming Christmas Tale: What Child Is This?

Posted by Gilbert Stack on December 23, 2018 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Looking for a sweet Christmas story to warm your heart for the holidays?

Is it a Christmas miracle? The little boy wanders by himself into town and directly into Agnes Hancock’s heart, resurrecting feelings she’d thought long dead with her son in the Great War. No one knows who the child is or where he comes from, but Agnes can’t turn her back on him. As the police begin their investigation, she brings the boy into her home and learns to love again. But will her new found happiness be destroyed when the police finally answer the question What Child Is This?