DECADENCE AND EVIL AS WELCOME OPTIONS FOR MODERN FANTASY

DECADENCE AND EVIL AS WELCOME OPTIONS FOR MODERN FANTASY EPIC FANTASY AS AN ANCIENT ART Epic fantasy stories from the ancient past of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Mahabharata and Gilgamesh to the ancient Greek and Latin poets, the Arthurian circle and medieval troubadour tales of knights to recent present of Tolkien, Howard and Moorcock…

PUBLISHING AGENDA

I have been fairly busy writing and editing these past months and although I don’t write as much is needed to be called a writer or I would like to, I have done a great progress in my publishing agenda. For the second quarter of 2019 I am planning on publishing the fourth ebook in…

THE LURE OF EPIC FANTASY

With the rise of popularity of movies like lord of the rings and series like games of thrones books of epic fantasy have assumed yet again a leading role in publishing, a role they have never really lost but have been pushed back in sales and recognition in 80s and 90s. It would be interesting…

For once more…

I have neglected my blog in favor of new endeavors! I have given Instagram a try although I haven’t seen any serious improvement is sales or engagement although I have taken some very nice pictures in the procedure as you can see in my Instagram account. I am thinking of trying reedit in the future since…

Book review: Peter Green and the Unliving Academy

I received an ARC as a reviewer in tweet your book’s blog from TCK publishing. I usually don’t review non-epic fantasy and YA books but the agent from TCK publishing was very persuasive and the book’s synopsis intrigued me so I decided to give them little of my precious time. The book is about a…

Michael Moorcock and the Eternal Champion series

The eternal champion series is an accomplishment like few other writers can boast of. It contains many different heroes and settings that although are connected in the multiverse context and the eternal champion aspect are so different and unique that could be written by many authors. Moorcock created high fantasy, steampunk, science fiction, post-apocalyptic and…

Savage Swords at Indie Bound

As an indie writer and self-publisher, I support independent bookstores as well. You can order my book in any indie bookstore you want just visit the link.

“Savage Swords” paperback edition is live!

After a month of trial and error (it’s my first paperback publishing attempt after all) i finally received the email i have been waiting for: Congratulations, the paperback edition of your book “SAVAGE SWORDS: BOOK ONE: LAND OF OYR’S TRIBUTE TO R. E. HOWARD – THE GREAT OLD ONES SERIES” is live in the Amazon…

Land of Oyr in the Top 60 Fantasy Book Blogs!

Feedspot had added our blog in the top 60 Fantasy Book Blogs and Websites for Fantasy Readers and Authors. We are in the 52nd place, you can see the whole list here. Its great to see your efforts awarded thus and we will continue to write and blog about every EPIC fantasy and more.

Savage Swords paperback will be available soon! (update)

Finally, I decided to proceed in formatting my first ebook for paperback through Amazon’s Kindle services. A tedious and lengthy process for someone who did it by himself with no further experience or help. The book has been re-edited slightly but the real change was that the story has been expanded in length by a…

Three years of epic blogging

After three years of blogging and many (but not as many as i wanted) posts, i can now tell you that having a successful blog it is not easy. it needs dedication and effort and above all time that is hard to find commodity in my life. i give all the love and passion that…

Old School Epic Fantasy

The last four years as I became engaged in the indie movement as a self-publisher I had the chance to read many novels from fellow writers. I have some comments to make on these matters: Free ebooks First of all as I have written before if you don’t care about the quality of what you are reading…

Something Wicked this way cometh

The Great old one series is more than halfway ready. three books have already been published (one is also re-edited and expanded to be published as a paperback) the forth is almost ready to be published while the fifth had been written and needs revisions and editing. Bu 2019 the ambitious project will be ready…

The Downfall of Modern Fantasy

Having read a few modern indie self-published fantasy ebooks I end up with the same conclusions for nearly all of them. Hollywood’s trends are now the bases an author sets his settings and stories. Here are the main issues Women heroes of great beauty but also deadly and merciless nature are the mainstream protagonists. Women…

Self-publishing Book Marketing

A self-publisher is less writer than manager and promoter. The selling of the books your write is the cornerstone of continuing your writing career because nobody will write with even the slightest acceptance received. so you end up in learning about marketing an ebook! searching, reading and asking i ended up in some ways that…

Epic Fantasy Reviewer

Despite my huge time problem i will try and read other new writers’ books and give them my opinion although i am no expert in editing just a reader of fantasy. As i state in the site i will read only epic fantasy and related genre books. You can find my offer in Tweet your…

A disappointing review for Hills of the Silent Cries

Brayons book buzz reviewed my third book but didn’t quite understand the feeling of the short story and remained focused on minor things. Anyway, i would like to thank him for the reading and i will take his critique into consideration.  

Translations and International coverage

Getting your book(s) translated seemed as a dream more so than selling success until now. I found a great service where you submit your books and translators agree to cooperate with you and have your books in their native language it is called babelcube I have already submitted Savage Swords and i am waiting…

NOVELLA CLASS

When I started writing I took two things under considerations athletes and famous authors! Athletes are training daily to achieve their goal, but even the Olympic class professionals had started from something really easy. You can’τ become a marathon runner from the start but you have to begin running shorter distances until you are ready…

End of an era for Epic Metal

Manilla Road was one of the few epic metal bands i started hearing as a teenager many years ago along with Manowar, Warlord, Bathory Candlemass and others. Mark Shelton was a unique epic metal musician both as a guitarist and singer. the albums of the band up to Courts of Chaos are the epitomes of…