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…

The audiobooks are coming!

Audiobooks are coming to Five Rivers’ catalogue of books, with the first releasing this summer, that being From Mountains of Ice, by Lorina Stephens, and narrated by Díana Majlinger. That audiobook will be quickly followed by the first in Ann Marston’s Rune Blades of Celi series, Kingmaker’s Sword, narrated by Austin Vanfleet, A Time and a Place, written and narrated by Joe Mahoney, and a cascade of others to follow. All we be available through Audible, Amazon and iTunes, with possible distribution to…

Ann Marston discusses new YA novel, Diamonds in Black Sand

June 1, 2017, a new YA fantasy releases from Ann Marston, author of the much-beloved The Rune Blades of Celi series Diamonds in Black Sand. Ann took time to discuss this engaging new novel from her home in Alberta, Canada. LS: You return to your first love with this story by way of cultural influence, that of Scottish sensibilities. What is it about the culture that draws you, that feeds your imagination? AM: Scotland—its people, its landscapes, its culture,…

Artist, Jessica Allain talks about cover art for Diamonds in Black Sand

Jessica Allain sent along her thoughts on the vision behind the moody and dynamic cover she created for Ann Marston’s engaging new YA fantasy, Diamonds in Black Sand. After reading some of Ann’s manuscript, as well as speaking to her about aspects of her book, I began picturing the scene I wanted her cover to reflect. Growing up beside the ocean, I had a good idea of what a maritime scene should be. Ann described a…