By Steve Rodgers
To Flee a King
Spellgiver: Book III
In the 5 years since the great war, the world has changed. Now a reluctant Larin must tear himself away from his family to begin the final step of his quest: to find the last Carver on earth and beg for release of the ancient race an ignorant humanity has named “demons”.
But across the Linesai mountains, a treacherous and spiteful king has different plans. With death on his heels, Larin must flee across the south continent accompanied by his lethal uncle, a misfit historian, and a strange, selfish girl who speaks only truth. It is a journey that defines this godless age–for along the way, they must dive into the mysteries that have perplexed humanity from day one: Who are the indigen, and how did humanity come to this place?
To Flee a King is the third book of Spellgiver, and begins the journey of “what came afterwards”. Book 4 “Secrets of the Land” will be out in mid 2021
The World of Steve Rodgers’ Far Off Tales
Welcome to the portal. Step through and be transported to strange and distant lands. Lands where the American civil war was fought with cannons and magic. Lands from which interstellar travellers sent the early Polynesians on their maiden voyage across the seas. Be transported one hundred years into the future, where the police command insect-sized drones to control a biomod populace slowly turning into a separate species. Visit a world where Alzheimer patients are cured by a mysterious organization, or where primitive tribes flourish in the belly of a giant, spacefaring beast.
These stories and many more are the domain of the weird, the unquiet maelstrom that separates reality from “over there”. And they have come from the mind of Steve Rodgers, a weaver of the odd. Steve is an author of over two dozen science fiction and fantasy short stories, many of which have been published in on-line science fiction/fantasy magazines, as well as for-print anthologies for sale on Amazon. He is also the author of the Spellgiver series, which has received much acclaim and enthusiastic reviews.
Enjoy your visit to this strange place.
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This blog post is a mea culpa. I apparently don’t know how to estimate times to publishing, as I’ve been giving wildly optimistic dates for when book 3 of Spellgiver is coming out. Yes, I have finished every last word, and the book is with my editor.
I’ve lagged terribly on telling readers what I’ve been up to with Spellgiver, and by now I’ve gotten several queries. So I know I need to step up my flapping.
Some time ago, I was asked to do a guest post for Rising Shadow (a Science Fiction/Fantasy Blog and database) on world-building in fantasy.
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