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 allot, 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 to…

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…

Interview with indie artist and tattooist Zanneta Barbarigou

I have known Zanneta for a few years, although we have never met in person (yet, still waiting to visit Patras!), as we worked together to produce covers for three of my books namely: High Captain, Hills of the Silent Cries and Ebony Orb. Zanneta had done an excellent job delivering in art what i…

MIDDLE EARTH AS A ROLE PLAYING SETTING

J R R Tolkien not only created a family of fantasy languages, a highly detailed world and the best books of epic fantasy but became the foundation of what in the seventies were the beginning of role playing games. The class ranger the race of haflings are purely because of the books of hobbit and…

INTERVIEW WITH KENNY POWELL, GUITARIST OF OMEN

I first listened to Omen’s song “march on” back in the early 90’s in a cassette compilation a friend of mine had given me and from then on I considered them one of the main bands in epic metal. Of course I couldn’t find or afford their lps and only much latter I found and bought two of the first three albums,…

Ebony Orb paperback is available in KDP!

Finally after great efforts under difficult conditions due to extreme heat i have published the paperback edition of my fourth book “Ebony Orb”. Thus i am eligible for joining The Kindle Storyteller Award 2019 and hope for the best.

Great things are coming, terrible but great nonetheless!

Despite the usual problems of lack of time to write and indulge full time with writing i managed (somehow) to finish the fifth book in the Great Old Ones series, although heavy and serious editing is needed to be ready, a tribute to a great sword and sorcery that died too early Karl Edward Wagner,…

Goodreads reviews 39: Northlanders, Vol. 6: Thor’s Daughter

Northlanders, Vol. 6: Thor’s Daughter by Brian Wood My rating: 2 of 5 stars dirty mean and full of misery the northlanders series continues to make graphic novels that are concerned with the simple down to earth average man not heroes of supernatural beings or something else. the drawing is plain and bad the stories…

Goodreads reviews 38: The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two

The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 3 of 5 stars the history of middle earth continues with the second part of the book of lost tales. Another “difficult” book to read and not be entertained! On the other hand the real Tolkien fan is able to watch how the…

Goodreads reviews 37: The Cult of the Sacred Fire

The Cult of the Sacred Fire by Vicente Segrelles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Segrelles not only is a master of medieval-fantasy artwork but created a realistic setting in where he sets his graphic novels. this is a revised edition in hardback thirty years after the first publication with better resolution and many unpublished…