SAVAGE SWORDS HARD COVER EDITION

i received a confidential email that i am allowed into the hardcover beta of Amazon’s KDP a long dream, since every book lover prefers hardcovers over any other format. since June i have been struggling to give this new edition every bit of attention it deserves but doing everything by myself took time. I rewrote…

RED RIVER BLOOD

BLOOD COVERED AND DIMITRIS SOFRONAS INTERVIEW I am a long fan and supporter of the Greek epic/black metal band of Blood Covered, since the first-ever metal concert in my hometown of agrinio in 1993 and buying the first vinyl ep Winterhawk. It was an extreme move for a new band to release a highly expensive…

BLOOD COVERED

We are pleased to announce that we will be interviewing Dimitris Sofronas (aka Cabeza) main artist behind the iconic greek epic/black metal band Blood Covered! Stay tuned…

High Captain Xrays ready!

I know that i had neglected this obligation for years but unfortunately daily routine, family and job is keeping me occupied. However, i managed to take a few hours off and write everything i could. Sixteen new articles expanding Land of Oyr’s universe! Those of you already in possession of the ebook can revisit the…

Our new Podcast!

I just found out about Anchor a service that turns your blog posts into podcasts automatically!!! So, i will start recording most of my posts for those of you who prefer hearing than reading! the first episode is my latest post which you can listen here, or in the post itself!

THE LITTLE BEAR AND THE BABY-SUN-KING

Once upon a time was a little bear, he lived in a little cottage near the enchanted forest with his father papa-bear, his mother mama-bear and his brother baby-bear. It was a cold winter night, outside was snowing heavily, but inside their little house, they celebrated with eating and drinking. After dinner, they went to…

THE END OF THE EAGLES FALLACY

I am not sure who or how this whole “why eagles didn’t took Frodo to Mordor?” thing started but it irritates me greatly so I will try to end it using logic and bibliographic support. The great eagles in middle earth are majestic creatures, messengers of Manwe and beings of honor and intelligence. They existed…

INTERVIEW WITH CIRITH UNGOL AND DRUMMER ROBERT GARVEN

Cirith Ungol is one of the most iconic bands in the epic metal genre. It had achieved cult status not only because of the four masterpieces it gave us during the decade they performed and created, but because it had disappeared for almost thirty years without apparent reasons! The four albums frost and fire (1981),…

Dark Winds of Night ebook is available in amazon!

Finally after many months of pressuring tasks that kept me away from finishing my fifth book i have managed to find few precious hours and i was able to upload the final manuscript. the book is the best i have ever written, darker more mature and with deeper understanding of the art of writing. It…

Between two books and epic metal!

i have myself for yet another time in a situation where although i have ideas ready for my next book i cannot write it until i have published the previous one. it is a slightly pleasing experience when i prepare the cover, the format, the new map, waiting for editing and until the book is…

New Map for upcoming fifth book.

My cartographer Gregory Sheep from Lost in Maps had kindly refurbished my old maps getting them into incredible new styles. the new map is less artistic than the first ones but they are more practical and clear but I love them nonetheless! it is great for a new self-publisher to cooperate with artists that are…

INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA CHLEBOWSKA OF SPARRING GLOVES

My love for polish history, culture and people was born many years ago when I read Sienkiewicz epic historical books (not the Christian ones) Teutonic Knights and the Trilogy (with fire and sword, the deluge, pan Michael). The rich polish history, its renown cavalry, the charge of the Polish hussars and the save of Vienna…

Dark Winds of Night cover

As time moves forward, despite the troubles we all are suffering these difficult times, my fifth book is getting ready and only a few details are left. i present today the rearranged artwork that will be the cover for the paperback edition created by Zanneta once again. a great cover, if i may be so…

Dark Winds of Night

My fifth book is getting ready. it has been written to its full, perfect with a long timeline that delves deeper into the awesome history of the Land of Öyr. this story would be a dark fantasy (rated for adults for extreme violence and sexual content) tribute to another favorite writer of mine, Karl Edward…

Names

After careful consideration and not entirely sure if the Diaeresis i used are right but because i like how they look i will use them from now on! So it is: Land of Öyr pronounced oir like choir and Mother Oӱr pronounced ur like sure.

THE UNKNOWN HERO OF MIDDLE EARTH – CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN

J R R Tolkien in his life published two books! The hobbit and the lord of the rings. He gave us a glimpse of his fantastic creation of a language, world, history and stories but they were so little. What we know about middle earth and its long and tumulus history we owe to his…

HOW TO SUCCEED AS AN INDIE WRITER

I read a lot, for as long as I have been into writing, about people who want to succeed as a writer, how to make money as a writer, how to be famous as a writer. Young writers try to figure out magic tricks that will lead them into success and they stress themselves trying…

FOUR YEARS EPIC BLOGGING

It is now four year i have been keeping this blog blending my love with all things Epic (metal, fantasy, rpg, swordsfighting) with the presentation of my own fantasy world “Land of Oyr” and my publishing adventures. Four years are not many but they are a start…

BEHIND SCHEDULE

The last months were intense and difficult in terms of obligations that had nothing to do with writing. As a result of these, I am now forced to reschedule the programmed events that I have announced in this post and already rescheduled here! I managed to publish the fourth book Ebony Orb in the second…