Thursday, March 5, 2015

Werelord Thal Earning High Ratings at Google Play Store

Since adding Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale to the Google Play Store in late November 2014, I have gained 14 ratings from readers. The reader ratings together average 4.8 stars. That's really good and very validating to me as the writer. None of these ratings were solicited by me. They are genuine organic reactions from readers who freely chose to read Werelord Thal without any sense of obligation.

These rating reflect the reactions of U.S. readers. I don't know if this historical fantasy novel has received any ratings in other countries. I think Google shows me the U.S. store by default because Google decides what I want to see these days. 

Werelord Thal is free at the Play Store.

Marketing my novels has always been difficult, and I had not gotten much traction for Werelord Thal since its publication in November 2013, so it had remained obscure, except at iBooks where it is also gaining 5-star reviews. Thankfully it's gaining some attention among readers at the Play Store.

It's nice to know people are enjoying this story. It's my ninth novel, and a departure from my previous eight epic fantasies set in the world of the Rys. I know that my fans were hoping for more Rys novels, but after writing well over 1 million words in that setting, I felt that it was time to move on as artist. And over 1 million words of narrative cannot be described as short-changing my fans. I think it would have been a greater disservice to press on trying to write more Rys books when I personally felt that they were complete. I did not want to create stories that were tired or forced, like can happen when series go on and on for no good reason.

That said, I'm immensely proud of the eight novels of the Rys World. These works consist of two series: The Rys Chronicles and its prequel Rys Rising.

Readers can sample all of my series for free because the first books are free ebooks.

See more about my free ebooks below. The links there go to the Play Store. If you want to find other sources, please use the retailer links on the left-hand sidebar. 

About Werelord Thal:

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth.

Although wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting, he still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Start reading this werewolf book on Google Play. The store's app works on Android devices, computers, and iPad and iPhone.

Up next is the free fantasy on Google Play Rys Rising: Book I. This novel begins the Rys Rising fantasy series that continues in Savage Storm, New Religion, and Love Lost.

About Rys Rising:

A young warrior ruined and near death is saved by Onja a mysterious rys female. Forsaking all that he was, he will take the name Amar and serve his new magical mistress. A lord among outlaws he will become, feared by kings and called the dro-shalum or curse demon by the common folk. Indulge yourself and read this sumptuous epic told from many angles.

Be swept away by epic adventure in a magical world and read Rys Rising for free on Google Play.

Year in and year out my first novel Union of Renegades entices people to enter the world of the rys alongside Dreibrand Veta.

As elsewhere, Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I is a free Google Play fantasy book. After it comes The Goddess Queen, Judgment Rising, and the conclusion The Borderlands of Power.

In Union of Renegades you'll meet Dreibrand Veta, an officer with the Atrophane Horde. And yes it's a big deal to be part of the horde conquering the known world. Dreibrand is young and ambitious. He's out to rebuild his family's fortune. But at a critical moment, he realizes he's just never going to get what he wants working for his boss, the Hordemaster Kwan Chenomet.

Dreibrand does something rash. He ends up wanted and in the company of an escaped slave, Miranda. With her two young children, she is fleeing the brutal onslaught of the Atrophane. Together they enter the Wilderness. No one ever comes back from this place.

And so Dreibrand and Miranda are ensnared by magic and pass into the world of the rys where the Goddess Onja has ruled the western tribal kingdoms for over two thousand years. She sits upon the greatest treasure. Every year it grows as warring tribes deliver their tribute. Her rival Shan lives at her side, waiting for something to change so he can destroy her.

See where this epic series takes you.

Union of Renegades is free on:

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