Allow me to introduce: Ann Marston

It was in 2012 Five Rivers undertook to bring back to Ann Marston’s fans her acclaimed and much-loves series, The Rune Blades of Celi.  Ann’s understanding of Scottish culture, her refusal to accept standard Celtic fantasy tropes, and highly readable prose, were all attractive qualities that convinced us Ann’s work needed to remain accessible to readers. Now, eight novels later, her work is slowly being brought to a new audience through audiobooks. There are six novels…

Prix Aurora Award nominations now open

The Prix Aurora Awards are now open for nomination. Five Rivers Publishing has several eligible works you should consider: In the Novel Category A Poisoned Prayer, by Michael Skeet. This is a swashbuckling tale with a strong female protagonist, an interesting twist on magic and Catholicism, set in a pseudo-17th century France around the time of The Three Musketeers.  A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney. Weird, wonderful, a Dirk Gentlyesque tale gone complete awry and absurd….

Western King now in audiobook

The second novel in Ann Marston’s unforgettable Rune Blades of Celi series, Western King, is now available in audiobook. Once more beautifully narrated by the gifted Austin Vanfleet, Western King is available through Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Audiobooks are an excellent addition to your reading repertoire, allowing you to listen to book at work and play, or when your eyes are just too tired to deal with print or eBook. Listening to a well-narrated audiobook is almost like listening to old…

Kingmaker’s Sword now available in audiobook

Five Rivers’ second audiobook, Kingmaker’s Sword, by Ann Marston, is now available as an audiobook. Beautifully narrated by Austin Vanfleet, Kingmaker’s Sword can be purchased directly through Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. We’ve also put links up on our Kingmaker’s Sword page to make life easier for you. Listening to Austin Vanfleet narrate this engaging and sweeping epic sounds like the perfect way to while away a fall or winter evening, or perhaps play through your entertainment centre for you and your…

Introducing Austin Vanfleet, narrator for Ann Marston’s Rune Blades of Celi series

In the autumn of 2017 the first novel of Ann Marston’s popular fantasy series, Kingmaker’s Sword, releases as an audiobook. The novel is skillfully narrated by voice actor, Austin Vanfleet. Austen talks about his method of narrating, something, which it turns out, is quite deep and sensitively produced. I approach narrating and producing audiobooks with the same process I would use for playing a character on stage. In my opinion, a good audiobook begins with a good…