Friday, September 14, 2012

A Gathering of Dust

My fellow writers from Skulldust Circle have assembled a collection of short stories (some based on existing novels) for your reading pleasure. It was released for the Kindle today and is selling for $5.99 on the US site.

If you've read book 1 of In the Shadow of the Black Sun, you are aware of the character Trune. He is thought by most to be nothing more than the town drunk. Nothing could be further from the truth. Find out the secrets of his past and the true reason that he wound up in Lauden. All of this can be found in my short story entitled Shadewraiths over Pandaria as part of A Gathering of Dust. Click the link to have a look.

A Gathering of Dust

As always, I appreciate your support and look forward to your questions or comments.

Walk with the Wind


Thursday, September 13, 2012

From the mouths of readers

 Just wanted to share some reviews that I am particularly proud of.

"The authenticity of this book really astounded me. Everything just seemed flawlessly believable, and the dialogue especially added to this. It just seemed to flow effortlessly, the language suited the text and the storyline perfectly, things that I appreciate in a fantasy novel."

"There are many things to keep going in any fantasy genre to suspend your belief for a few moments here and there and William does it like a pro. This novel is on par with anything in the genre for sale today in my opinion. His characters have depth, emotion, and motivations and the journey is worth it."

"The one thing I enjoyed about this book; the originality. It deals with the good versus evil theme but there are some characters introduced who are not all that they seem, and I do enjoy reading about complicated characters."

 "A great story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat, worrying over the characters and the ending (what an ending!) has made me very, very eager to read the next novel in this new (and promising!) series, a series that deserves its place on my bookshelf next to my fantasy favourites."

"His world building is excellent. It is skillfully done, rarely intruding on the action, and filled with wonderful details: the Woodwardens; the mysterious Wisp; the decrepit city of Overbrook; the Talon; Elfwhere; the Inquitis, demonic creatures. It hangs together with a real depth, a sense of history that is vital for good fantasy to work."

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Has the heart grown fonder?

Yes, I've been a bit absent of late. Please forgive me. Starting a new day job has put a bit of a kink in my writing and art routine. I've also been re-reading my In the Shadow of the Black Sun books in preparation for writing book 3. I have now begun the outline for said book. Writing shall commence shortly, I promise.
Are you as eager as I am for the Skulldust Circle Anthology book? I've read some of the stories and readers are truly in for something special. Stefain (who has been hiding in the shadows up until now) has contributed several short Science Fiction stories that are very, very cool. Now, I wish I had written something in that genre.
Anyway, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of the anthology once it is published. It's a great assortment of stories by some gifted authors. I'm proud to be in their company.