For those of you who are new to the series, Six Sacred Swords follows Keras Selyrian, a swordsman from a foreign land, as he explores the unfamiliar continent of Kaldwyn in search of allies and resources to help his homeland. Keras is a relatively powerful character from the start of the story, blending magic and swordplay in battle, but his lack of familiarity with the local land and magic system put him at a significant disadvantage. The story is heavily inspired by Japanese action/adventure games and RPGs like The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, and Ys. It’s a story of magic, swashbuckling, bibliophile dragons, and talking swords.
The first book in this series is a quick, light-hearted introduction with flashy anime-style combat and larger-than-life characters. As the series progresses, the books get longer and heavier, with more world building details and character development.
These books are related to my Arcane Ascension and War of Broken Mirrors books, but designed to be readable without having read those first. (Timeline wise, the main body of these stories takes place after the War of Broken Mirrors and before Arcane Ascension, but with a frame story that takes place after Arcane Ascension 2.) If you prefer to see a character’s story in chronological order, you may want to read the War of Broken Mirrors first, but plenty of people start with my other series.
Soulbrand, the third book, just came out on Kindle this morning and will be coming to other formats soon. Preorders are already up for the audible version – narrated as always by the amazing Nick Podehl – and it’s set to launch on October 12th. I don’t have a release date for the paperback yet, but I anticipate that will be within the next month or so.
I’m extremely proud of Soulbrand. I think it’s one of my strongest books to date and I truly hope that readers enjoy it.