Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Mask of the God Hunter

My  second Thorn yarn was published by Horrified Press in their BARBARIAN CROWNS (2015) anthology. The tale is titled,"The Mask of the God Hunter". Fans of Karl Edward Wagner and Michael Moorcock will love this one! Lots of hacking and slaying for even the bloodthirstiest of sword and sorcery aficionados and genuine weirdness aplenty.

I was flattered by Richard L. Tierney's reaction to my story:

"Hi, Howie.  Today I finished re-reading your hideously delightful tale "The Mask of the God Hunter".  I had to give it a second going-over to catch all the clever allusions and implications you worked into it, not to mention the names of characters and places.  It was a riot -- in more senses than one.  I was chuckling all the way through.  Highly satisfying to both my bloodthirstiness and my sense of humor. 
 
And it's more than just a rousing and rowdy bloodfest of a tale.  In a way, it's a summation of the history of humanity's religious progress over the last two thousand years."
 

Monday, December 12, 2016

"All Will Be Righted on Samhain": Of course that story was violent! I have never had any love for Imperial Rome!

"If you’re wary of promises of sword & sorcery goodness that have let you down in the past, fear not, because this anthology delivers." Read the whole review at Cirsova.
Some of you may have seen advertisements in Cirsova for an anthology series called Swords of Steel. Well, if you enjoy Cirsova, I strongly recommend checking them out, and I’m not just saying that …
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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Cirsova Issue # 4

My sword and sorcery tale "...Where There Is No Sanctuary" pits cold steel against netherworld cosmic horror on a dark night in a desolate winter land. Cirsova picked the perfect time to publish my latest Argantyr Fenris story! If you are a fan of the works of Robert E. Howard and Karl Edward Wagner and winter has a special place in your heart this story is for you!