The Stealthmaster’s Shadow is finally here!
I know it’s a cliche thing to say, but I am excited about sharing it with you all. Then again, there are so many books out there now days… so I’ve been wonderfully kind and listed the pros and cons of The Stealthmaster’s Shadow.
It’s been ten confounded years since the war ended.
Verus, a retired soldier, determines to enforce the peace the victory ought to have brought. His wanderings bring him to the city of Nerva, a sprawling riverside chaos no other Stealthmaster will touch.
Commandeering the task of a former comrade, Verus presents himself to the governor and promises to search out hidden Subverters. The true reason for his actions he keeps to himself. After all, the tyrannical governor will hardly approve of lending aid to those pitted against him, but the Subverters need information. Maybe even weapons.
The wishes of the Subverters themselves are immaterial. They weren’t there during the war. They didn’t see the horrors Tauscher spread.
So has the new ambassador from Zahavia who strides through the great doors of the feasting hall, bringing Verus face to face with nightmares from his past.
As the simple mission dissolves into confusion, Verus struggles to help those he’s plunged into danger, from a serving lad to the infuriating woman he’s taken to calling “Princess.” Fleeing will only make the enemy stronger. But staying…
Staying could doom them all.
Now, there are pros and cons to every book. So here’s my take on The Stealthmaster’s Shadow:
Cons: It’s part of a series. Why is everything part of a storming series nowadays? good question. Maybe because we have a problem thinking small. The good news is, The Stealthmaster’s Shadow is a standalone novella. It’s part of a series, yes, in that history progresses through them. But each story is it’s own.
Pros: Verus. He’s the main character. He’s kinda an anti-hero. He’s also sarcastic.
Cons: It’s an ebook. eh, yeah. I can’t help you there. Once the next two novellas are out I’ll bind them into a paperback novel like Burning Rose. In the meantime, one can find Kindle apps for about any electronic devices available. Just saying.
Pros: Did I mention sarcasim? Also the fact Verus meets someone who can render him speechless–something of a mirical in the realms.
Cons: You have to spend money. yeah, kinda. I mean… it’s a fair enough trade, isn’t it? I give you the product of months of work. You give me enough money for a coffee. Even though I don’t drink coffee–yet. I’ll be driven to it soon.
Pros: Sarcasm. Also, words.
I would love your help though. See, I’ve got this crazy idea of selling fifty copies of The Stealthmaster’s Shadow on the first day.
That’s today, by the way. Unless you don’t read blog posts right away.
I also have a goal to sell seventy-five copies the first weekend and one hundred the first week. So even if you’re reading this late, you can still help me. If you’re later than that, well… go buy a copy anyway.