Mage Errant Book 7, The Last Echo of the Lord of Bells, is out now! It’s the series finale, and it’s been one heck of a ride. Mage Errant took me from a starving artist working a terrible retail job to a full-time novelist living in Vietnam. It still doesn’t quite feel real that it’s actually done.

To celebrate, I’m giving away the first book in the series for free, and putting books 2-4 on sale! In addition, my standalone epidemiological fantasy novel The Wrack is currently free as well! (It is technically in the same multiverse ⏤ The Aetheriad ⏤ as Mage Errant, though. There are some subtle references to each other in each book, but you don’t need to have read Mage Errant to read The Wrack, or vice versa.)

The paperback and audiobook for The Last Echo of the Lord of Bells are currently in the works ⏤ the paperback should be out in the next few weeks, while the audiobook should be out later this summer. And, while this concludes the main series, there’s a Mage Errant short story collection on its way later this year! (If you can’t wait to read the short stories, you can also check them out now on my Patreon!)

A new kind of war has come to the continent of Ithos.

art by Aaron McConnell and Lee Moyer

Airborne mage armies traverse enemy territory in utter secrecy. Vast city-liches conspire to influence events from afar, while city-states and archmages unleash strange new magics in a rapidly accelerating magical arms race. Nations and great powers that have remained quiescent for years have begun reaching out into the growing power vacuum.

Magical superweapons and giant monsters are wielded by every side in an deadly tangle of alliances and factions, as each squabbling force spirals in towards their inevitable final conflict. At the center of that spiral lays the capital of the Havath Dominion, where a vengeful madman has proclaimed the precise date and time he will destroy the city.

The Last Echo will ring, and in its wake looms the threat of the Tongue Eater. Hugh and his friends are the only ones who can stop the ancient weapon, but the web of lies they’ve woven is fraying rapidly, and even their own allies have begun to question their mission. Monsters and archmages capable of leveling cities would stop at nothing to claim the Tongue Eater, leaving Hugh and the others with no one to trust.

And if they fail to stop the Tongue Eater, it could mean madness and death for the entire continent.

The Last Echo of the Lord of Bells US link
The Last Echo of the Lord of Bells UK link
The Last Echo of the Lord of Bells CA link
The Last Echo of the Lord of Bells AU link

Amazon US series page
Amazon UK series page
Amazon CA series page
Amazon AU series page

The Wrack US Link
The Wrack UK Link
The Wrack AU Link
The Wrack CA Link


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