Winner of the 2020 Stabby Award for Best Self-Published/Independent Novel
#492 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#2 in Humorous Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
#8 in Humorous Fantasy (Books)
#13 in Action & Adventure Fantasy (Audible Books & Originals)
1. What is on your nightstand?
My cell phone (which I use to read, both through browsers and my Kindle app), my wallet, resistance bands for exercise, and a triforce necklace from The Legend of Zelda.
2. What author would you totally fan?
I’m a big fan of Brandon Sanderson. He has great books, a fantastic rate of development, and he goes out of his way to offer writing classes for free on youtube to people who might want to try it.
3. What makes you cringe?
People propagating clearly false information without putting any effort into verifying it through reputable sources.
4. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Depends on the book. The more work I’ve done in a setting in the past, the more likely I am to just get to writing. When I’m first getting started on any new setting, I do a lot of world building and plotting.
5. Is there a word you love to use?
Apparently, I’ve been using “twain” too much in my most recent release. This tends to vary from book to book.
After concluding their first year at Lorian Heights, Corin and his friends catch a train from their native Valia to the distant country of Caelford.
For most, this would be a simple vacation. Corin has other plans:
- Meet Anabelle Farren, the eccentric owner of Farren Labs, and learn about artificial attunements.
- Seek out Warren Constantine, a previous Arbiter, for training and a potential alliance.
- Find the visage Ferras herself to seek a cure for Sera’s condition.
Of course, Corin is Corin, and there’s absolutely no chance he’s going to be able to stick to a list. Even if he miraculously developed a sense of focus, he isn’t the only one with plans….
The Blackstone Bandit. Everyone’s favorite mysterious book entity. The aforementioned Farren. A vacationing professor. The mirror of a figure from Keras’ past. When their plots intersect, Corin and his friends are, predictably, stuck at the center.
It’s going to be a long vacation.
Andrew Rowe was once a professional game designer for awesome companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Cryptic Studios, and Obsidian Entertainment. Nowadays, he’s writing full time. When he’s not crunching numbers for game balance, he runs live-action role-playing games set in the same universe as his books. In addition, he writes for pen and paper role-playing games.