I write books about the medieval mercenary Valguard and KNIGHT OF COINS is the first book in the series. In-between writing the next novel 'Ten of Swords' I have written more short stories featuring Valguard including Queen of Cups exclusively published for free also on Tablo.
'Knight' was originally meant to be the beginning of Ten', serving as an introduction to the eponymous mercenary in the same way you have a mini adventure before the credits on a James Bond or Indiana Jones film. It is set six months before the next story and shares no recurring characters apart from its eponymous anti-hero.
Expanding this into a self contained 12k word novella seemed like the best way of getting my first work 'out there' for people to read. It also helped me fathom the process of editing, proofing and self (indie) publishing a book and having it distributed globally. I hope you take a chance and give it a try. You can read it in an hour or so and I think its a cracking tale, told as well as I possibly could. I took my time refining draft after draft until I was 100% happy with it and now months after publishing I still am very proud of what will be the first book in a long series. It's dark, brutal, bloody and at times blackly funny feel-bad adventure for grown ups. 18+ #NSFW
This book should appeal to fans of George R. R. Martin's 'Song of Ice & Fire/Game of Thrones' books, J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, Robin Hobb, Simon Scarrow, Michael J Sullivan, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.
I work as a Graphic Designer in Newcastle and live in Durham in the North East of England, the harsh landscape of the neighbouring Weardale moors directly influenced the setting of the book.
Enjoy and let me know what you think!