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The Balintol Cycle I by Alan Burt Akers, the thirteenth book of The Saga of Dray Prescot omnibus is now available from Bladud Books in hardback edition from good bookstores everywhere, including Amazon.

The blurb:

The Dray Prescot Saga, omnibus edition, containing books 44 to 46 in the epic series.

Dray Prescot begins an entirely new phase of his adventures on Kregen, that magnificent and terrible world four hundred light years from Earth. Reared in the harsh conditions of Nelson’s Navy, Dray Prescot failed to find success on Earth but has succeeded in winning fortune on Kregen. He is called the Emperor of Emperors, the Emperor of Paz, but he himself regards these titles as meaningless. Paz is a vast grouping of continents and islands and is inhabited by innumerable races and nations, so why should they band together under Prescot? The Star Lords themselves have chosen him for this heavy task.

Intrigue of Antares
In this, the first book of the Balintol cycle, the Star Lords have dispatched Dray Prescot to the town of Amintin in the continent of Balintol. Under the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio, Dray Prescot sets forth on new adventures in the subcontinent of Balintol.

Gangs of Antares
All hell was due to break out in the country of Tolindrin, and the city of Oxonium, as the capital, was likely to receive more than its fair share. Dray Prescot is in the middle of it, and strangeness unlike any that he has previously encountered awaits him…

Demons of Antares
Dray Prescot’s task of uniting the disparate countries so that all Paz can defend itself against the predatory, fish-headed Shanks from the other side of the world is complicated. And the megalomaniac desires of certain princes and nobles who are determined to win the crown of Tolindrin for themselves, and who are willing to destroy anyone who gets in their way, isn’t helping. They have hired mercenary armies and allied themselves with the traditional enemies of the country. Prescot must travel to Prebaya, the capital of Caneldrin, and use all his strengths and all his scheming and tricks to achieve his goal with as little bloodshed as possible…

For more info, please see the The Balintol Cycle I page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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On Route 66 by Daniel Wyatt is now available from good ebook stores everywhere, including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, Smashwords, Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (for Nook Books), or read it with a Scribd subscription.

The blurb:

On Route 66 is a series of short stories about that great and wonderful era when the open road brought something new, exciting, and magical around every corner and bend.

On Route 66 is dedicated to the legendary road. It’s a book about people. People on the move. In a series of twelve short stories, Daniel Wyatt evokes that great and wonderful era in the good ol’ US of A, when the open road brought something new, exciting, and magical around every corner and bend. We all want to know what’s on the other side of the hill.

For more info, please see the On Route 66 page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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Guardians of the Tall Stones by Moyra Caldecott, is now available exclusively for the Kindle from Amazon. You can also read it for free with Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

The blurb:

An ancient community is threatened by the evil designs of a corrupt and ambitious priest, and its only defence is the courageous young psychic Kyra.

The Guardians of the Tall Stones is set in Bronze Age Britain, a time when magic existed in the workings of everyday life and the threat of evil loomed in the shadows. This book contains four novels.

The Tall Stones
Kyra’s village is threatened by the evil designs of Wardyke, a corrupt and ambitious priest, and she is its only defence. But to defend her community, Kyra must enter the forbidden circle of stones and call upon its unseen, mystical powers…

The Temple of the Sun
Kyra, the courageous young psychic we met in The Tall Stones, undertakes the hazardous journey with Karne and Fern to the Sacred Temple, where Kyra is to receive her training as a priestess and renew her love for the Lord Khu-ren. But a malevolent spirit still opposes them, and its influence has already permeated the sanctity of the Temple. Kyra is forced once again to face the evil Magician-Priest, Wardyke, whose thirst for revenge and power threatens the balance between good and evil…

Shadow on the Stones
Kyra, priest of the Temple of the Sun, and her husband the Lord Khu-ren, have guided their civilisation to a time of spiritual strength, psychic energy, and communal peace. But there is a shadow on the Stones — the spreading influence of the terrible god Groth, dark god of chaos and barbarity. Only the priests of the Temple possess the power to resist the tides of destruction…

The Silver Vortex
Deva is the beautiful and headstrong daughter of the High Priest of the greatest of the mighty stone circles. She seeks to master the arts of sorcery in order to reclaim her lover from a previous incarnation. Now, trapped by a desire she cannot control, she risks more than herself, and puts the whole community in danger…

For more info, please see the Guardians of the Tall Stones page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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Forthcoming titles

As our publishing schedule tends to change quite a lot (sorry about that) I have made our dynamic Trello board available for all to see. So for all the drama, please visit the Mushroom Publishing Forthcoming Titles board on Trello. It is where we keep track of what is going on.

Some dates to be going on with:

  • Guardians of the Tall Stones by Moyra Caldecott (ebook 2015-07-23)
  • The Balintol Cycle I by Alan Burt Akers (hardcover 2015-07-30, paperback 2015-09-10, ebook 2015-10-22)
  • On Route 66 by Daniel Wyatt (ebook 2015-08-06)
  • The Balintol Cycle II by Alan Burt Akers (hardcover 2015-08-13, paperback 2015-09-24, ebook 2015-11-05)
  • The Spectre Cycle by Alan Burt Akers (hardcover 2015-09-03, paperback 2015-10-08, ebook 2015-11-19)
  • The Falcon File by Daniel Wyatt (ebook 2015-09-17)
  • The Egyptian Sequence by Moyra Caldecott (ebook 2015-10-01)

Edit (2015-08-24): added some dates and changed The Spectre Cycle date to one week later.

 

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It is with great sadness that I must report that Moyra Caldecott died peacefully on May 23, 2015.

Moyra will be greatly missed. She was a special person, one of a kind, a wonderful woman and a great writer. I feel privileged to have known her.

EDIT: An obituary has been published in The Guardian.

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All Mushroom eBooks titles are at least 50% off at Smashwords during Read an eBook Week. This offer runs for one week only, until March 7, 2015.

EDIT: Use the code RAE50 at checkout.

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Turmoil on Kregen by Alan Burt Akers, book 52 and the last volume of the Dray Prescot series is now available from good ebook stores everywhere, including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, Smashwords, Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (for Nook Books), or read it with a Scribd subscription.

The blurb:

Volume fifty-two in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the second book of the Spectre Cycle.

The undead monster called the Spectre has been destroyed. Princess Didi’s fine new city of Gafarden no longer suffers under the threat of the animated corpse. Didi herself lies seriously injured in Zandikar in the Eye of the World, lovingly tended by her cousin, Princess Velia. Ulana Farlan, the governor of Didi’s province of Urn Vennar, has been removed from office. Now the rogue and schemer Nath Swantram, Nath the Clis, rules.

But the Spectre, dead and animate, is about to terrorize Gafarden again as Tralgan Vorner, the wronged Elten of Culvensax, seeks vengeance on those who betrayed him. Within Vorner the Spectre lives.

Includes a glossary to the Spectre Cycle.

For more info, please see the Turmoil on Kregen page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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Turmoil on Kregen delayed

Due to an unexpected hospital admission, Turmoil on Kregen will be delayed for a while, hopefully no more than a month. I am very sorry. I will try to keep you posted with progress.

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Murder on Kregen by Alan Burt Akers, book 51 of Dray Prescot is now available from good ebook stores everywhere, including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, Smashwords, Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (for Nook Books), or read it with a Scribd subscription.

The blurb:

Volume fifty-one in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the first book of the Spectre Cycle.

A new page turns in the unruly life of Dray Prescot, and all his strengths and inner resources will be required to confront fresh problems and perils. The Star Lords, furthering their mysterious ends, demand that he unite all the continents and islands of Paz as an emperor. This task is beset with innumerable difficulties.

So join Dray Prescot as he rides south from the port city of Zandikar on the inner sea of the continent of Turismond, the Eye of the World, with his blade comrade Seg Segutorio and the Princesses Velia and Didi of Vallia. Of course, as is the nature of Kregen, they face unexpected peril.

For more info, please see the Murder on Kregen page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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Shadows over Kregen by Alan Burt Akers, book 50 of Dray Prescot is now available from good ebook stores everywhere, including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, Smashwords, Google Play Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (for Nook Books), or read it with a Scribd subscription.

The blurb:

Volume fifty in the saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen – a standalone novel in the Spectre Cycle.

Dray Prescot has been chosen by the Star Lords to bring all the lands of Paz together, as the so-called Emperor of All Paz. They must resist the deadly Shanks who raid from over the curve of the world. Delia and Dray Prescot have abdicated the throne of Vallia and now seek to make the dream of a united Paz come true.

But whether he is battling slavers and freeing slaves with the Kroveres of Iztar, or fighting Fish-heads in the land of the Shanks, Prescot is certain to be thrown into more headlong adventures under the streaming mingled lights of the Suns of Scorpio.

For more info, please see the Shadows over Kregen page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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Pennant Man by Daniel Wyatt, is available from good ebook stores everywhere, including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, Smashwords, Google Play Books and Kobo, or read it with a Scribd subscription.

The blurb:

A baseball mystery novel about the breaking of the color line in major league baseball in the mid-forties…

Professional baseball hasn’t always been integrated. Up until the 1940s, there were white leagues and negro leagues. Regardless of talent, white team owners fought long and hard to keep blacks from entering their exclusive clubs. Then the Brooklyn Dodgers took the other owners on by scouting two black players of equal talent. The goal — two players breaking the color line together…

One was Jackie Robinson. The other had a past.

For more info, please see the Pennant Man page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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Wrath of Antares by Alan Burt Akers, book 49 of the Dray Prescot series, is now available from good ebook stores everywhere, including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, Smashwords, Google Play Books, Kobo, or read it with a Scribd subscription.

The blurb:

Volume forty-nine in the epic saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen, and the last book of the Balintol Cycle.

Dray Prescot is attempting to unify the sub-continent of Balintol against the overweening ambitions of local rulers, so that a united front can be presented to the predatory reivers from over the curve of the world — the dreaded Fish-heads, the Shanks. These rulers of various countries of Balintol, and the people trying to usurp them, appear to care only for their own ambitions.

Having saved the Illusionist of Winlan and preserved the Wall that retains the demon monsters created by Khon the Mak’s Dokerty priests, Prescot now realizes to his profound horror that the phantom of his wife Delia he saw buried by falling rock was no apparition…

For more info, please see the Wrath of Antares page on mushroom-ebooks.com.

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