Probably the creepiest novel I’ve written is From Mountains of Ice.
Imagine you could speak with the dead, unwillingly, but able. Imagine their voices sometimes clamoured in your head, their memories, experiences, advice all there whenever you touched something made from their bones.
Then imagine your prince gone m
ad, your country drowning under taxation and a ruinous rule, and you the hope your people, dead and living, entreat to set things aright.
And so Sylvio diDanuto, banished, stripped of title and lands, himself now a bowyer who creates weapons from his ancestors’ bones, bows that can whisper in an archer’s mind, unwillingly accepts the burden of his country and embarks on a journey that will take him to places both physical and spiritual, and forever change who and what he is.
To tease you, to give you a taste, I’m offering up the first chapter of From Mountains of Ice in audiobook, deliciously narrated by Diana Majlinger. If you like what you hear, you can purchase the complete audiobook from Audible, Amazon and iTunes.
Or if you prefer print, or ebook, they are both available through this website, or from your favourite online bookseller. If purchasing print, give ABE Books a try — best prices and selection, and you’re supporting indie booksellers. Sometimes you can even acquire a used, signed copy. But I can also do that for you if you purchase directly from me.
In the meantime, enjoy this introduction to From Mountains of Ice. It’s a perfect pairing with any Halloween festivities.