Endless Flight now in German!

Endless Flight: Benjamin Ashwood Buch 2 is available in digital on the Amazon DE store! See the link below for the eBook, and the print book should follow soon. Another bit of good news, we’re near completion on the translation for Dark Territory: Benjamin Ashwood Book 3 and I fully expect it will be released in early December! Cutting down the wait time.

I’ve been to Germany several times, and I really love the country. Very green, very old castles, lots of bier. Ashwood-ian, you could say, or perhaps Germans would say Benjamin Ashwood is very Deutsch. Either way, you can see the influences even in the English version of this story. In Dark Territory, our heroes visit Hamruhg, which bears a striking resemblance to the German city Hamburgh’s old warehouse district. A lot of that section was written on location, and the bier drinking was authentically replicated ;)

So, while my German dates back to high school classes, I still know how to order some schnitzel and bier, and formatting this book is a ton of fun for me. I can pick up about every 10th word, so it’s hilarious trying to figure out what exactly is happening in my own story… I’m usually wrong.

If you have a stronger command of the language than I do, then what are you waiting for? Go get Endless Flight today, and get ready next month for Dark Territory!

Find Endless Flight: Benjamin Ashwood Buch 2 HERE!

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Endless Flight auf Deutsch!

The German translation for Endless Flight is almost complete! I apologize, I was aiming to have this book out in October, but it looks like it will fall back into the first week of November. The good news, my German team seems quite pleased with it, so I’m confident the quality will be worth the extra wait. Even better news, we are on track for getting Book 3 released in December of this year!

I will update on publication days here on the blog and on my Facebook page.

Thank you for your patience, German readers!


Quick Progress Update

I’m hard at work on Weight of the Crown: Benjamin Ashwood Book 6, and it’s shaping up nicely. I’ve completed the rough draft, finished my revisions and rewrites, and I’m now on copy-editing. I’ve got two more weeks of that, then it’s off to a professional proofreader. She’ll spend a few weeks painting the entire thing red before sending it back. That gives me a few weeks to accept her changes and apply the final polish. We’re on track for a December 1st release.

This book is currently sitting at 127.7k words, which will make it the longest in the series. It wraps up the main story arcs, but there are a few unanswered questions / unexplored stories which I may delve into later. For now, I’m just worried about getting this thing finished and making it the strongest and most satisfying conclusion I can!

If you’re not caught up yet, now is the time to get reading so you’re reading of Dec 1st!


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Alec Hutson's The Silver Sorceress is out today!

Alec Hutson’s The Silver Sorceress is out today! This is the highly-anticipated sequel to The Crimson Queen, which I really enjoyed. I enjoyed it so much, that I actually did an interview with Alec a few months ago for my newsletter. In honor of Silver Sorceress coming out, I thought I’d post that interview. My favorite part, SS had the working title of The Shadow King? Does the title give anything away? You’ll have to read the book to find out…

Check out the interview and scroll to the bottom to see the cover. If you don’t need no stinkin’ interview to buy the book, the you can grab The Silver Sorceress HERE.

AC: What fantasy books and worlds have inspired you?

AH: When I was very young, I lost myself in The Wizard of Eathsea, The Chronciles of Prydain, and the old Forgotten Realms novels. I read Game of Thrones when it was released in 1996, and it completely changed my sense of what fantasy could be. Later, New Weird authors like China Mieville, KJ Bishop, and M. John Harrison were hugely influential. For worlds, Westeros, certainly. Faerun. Krynn. Bas Lag.

AC: After finishing Crimson Queen, I couldn’t wait to dive into the next book and learn more about the world. Can you give us a sneak peek of where the story will go and when to expect it?

AH: The next book will be Shadow King, and I expect to have it ready to go sometime this Spring. Most of it is already written, but I’m going to make sure I’m completely happy with everything before I usher it out into the world. The story will follow three main POV threads – Keilan, Demian / Alyanna, and Cho Lin. The first three characters will be familiar to readers of Queen, and Cho Lin was introduced in a story in my short story collection The Manticore’s Soiree. She’s the daughter of the Shan demon hunter who was tasked with recapturing the Chosen in The Crimson Queen. That duty now falls to her. 

I have the story arc for the three books in The Raveling trilogy all set. Readers will get to wander around fairly widely, with extended stops in The Empire of Swords and Flowers and the Frostlands. I may write further books in Araen, as I do enjoy the world and I think there’s plenty more to explore.

AC: How did you get into writing?

AH: My aunt owns a very large and excellent independent bookstore in Newburyport, Massachusetts. I grew up among the shelves and worked there when I was younger. I read voraciously as a child and my lifelong dream has been to instill the same sense of wonder in others that I enjoyed.

Bonus Material: Alec Hutson lives in Shanghai China, loves ultimate Frisbee, and the first chapter of CQ was written after exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.