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A Traitor in Skyhold has been uploaded to Amazon

Like the title says, A Traitor in Skyhold, book 3 of Mage Errant, has officially been uploaded to Amazon. (It’s August 20th somewhere, after all!) Amazon claims it can take up to 72 hours to appear on the site, but I’ve never had it take more than a few hours before is now available!
I hope you all enjoy it!

If you haven’t read books 1 and 2 yet, they’ll be going on sale in the Kindle store for US and UK customers on the 20th! In addition, the audiobook will be available on the 20th as well!

Synopsis:

Hugh and his friends have, to his great displeasure, become the center of attention among the student body at Skyhold. It turns out that surviving the depths of the labyrinth and helping stop a coup both tend to attract notice. If Hugh had his way, he’d happily go back to being just another anonymous student. He has more than enough to deal with already as he starts his second year, between his crushing load of schoolwork, training as a prospective candidate to the Librarians Errant, and navigating a long distance relationship.

Oh, and the fact that Hugh and company have been dragged into trying to catch a traitor on the Skyhold Council doesn’t make life any easier. Nor does it help that the traitor is working with the demon Bakori, who lurks in the depths of the labyrinth below Skyhold, waiting for his chance at revenge.

Traitor in Skyhold - High Resolution

I started a Patreon!

I started a Patreon! I’ll be publishing a short story a month, each set in the world of whatever series I’m currently working on. There’s already a short story up now, too! It takes place during the events of A Traitor in Skyhold, and gives you an opportunity to see Alustin out on a mission on his own.

And by mission, I mean he’s playing cards, because if there’s one thing that James Bond should have taught us all, gambling is an essential part of espionage.

It took me quite a while to decide about starting a Patreon- I definitely felt a little weird about the whole idea at first. Given that much more successful authors (N.K. Jemisin, notably) have started them, though, I figured swallowing my pride wasn’t too big of a deal. And, even though I’m actually making a decent (lower middle class) income for the first time in my adult life off my books, my student loans are still pretty crippling- in the range of 50k. Having a little extra to throw at them every month would definitely lower my stress quite a bit. (Not to mention help me escape debt a little faster.)

And, if Patreons aren’t your thing, no worries- I do plan to eventually compile most of the short stories into book form!

Eventually. It’ll be a while. I need to give you all some incentive to back my Patreon. And I might keep a few short stories as Patreon exclusives, we’ll see.

Labyrinth Stone

As a fun little tidbit for any of you that are interested in rocks- Hugh’s labyrinth stone was visually inspired by a certain look of Australian printstone.

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This exact piece, in fact, was the inital inspiration for the labyrinth stone. (Sorry for the terrible photo- took it on a beat up old desk a while back, and the actual stone is packed away and possible to get to at the moment.)

The actual labyrinth stone isn’t intended to be Australian printstone, of course- I envisioned it with significantly more complex labyrinth designs, as well as it being a deeper orange and having a different setting.