It’s here at last! And, if you were to look back to when I wrote the first faltering words of that very first draft (too long ago to be absolutely sure how many years have passed since), you’d understand just how relevant the words ‘at last’ are. Nevertheless, this is the last phase in getting Carrion published.

There’s still plenty to do in the future – these books don’t sell themselves, you know – but now the novel is at least available as a paperback as well as eBook. So, if you’re tempted by the prospect of adventure, excitement and, as one reviewer put it, a villain as villainous as they get (I think she was channelling her inner Blackadder there), you can now read Carrion in either format.

I hope you will be tempted – and not just because I might earn some money. What I’m hoping for is to get more of the reactions I’ve seen from readers already. Some have appeared in reviews, but others have commented to me directly – from people who will review it, even if I have to nag them from now until Christmas 2030.

Everyone gets something different from a book, especially when there are lots of facets to it. Frankly, I’ve been stunned at how well Willow has been received. It looks like I can still write a believable female character, so that’s reassuring. The ‘beast’ seems to have captured the imagination of readers as well. But there are many other characters and… things? (perhaps you need to decide what to call them)… and it might even be one or more of those that appeals to you. It’ll be interesting to find out. Your feedback is always welcome – even if you f*@!ing hate it! You won’t, of course (which is a pretty bold thing to say, but I’m really excited about this book. I loved Ravens Gathering, but I love Carrion even more).


Rocks hadn’t been in the plan. Salin hadn’t mentioned any at all when they’d set out. Cordane would’ve remembered that. Because, even if they’d only been hinted at, he wouldn’t have got in the boat in the first place. And yet, here they were. A whole series of them, sticking up from the seething waters, sharp, angular edges glistening in the midday sun.


You’re curious now, aren’t you?


Salin has always wanted an adventure and, when the opportunity presents itself, he grabs it with both hands, taking his friends along for the ride – whether they want to or not.

With strange lands come strange creatures that stand between them and their goal. And that goal is the same for someone else, a man who believes the prize is worth every sacrifice – especially when the sacrifices are made by others.

The future is about to change. But who for?


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In the current climate, we all need a bit of escapism, so take heed of these words from Kerry at Chat About Books:

…a wonderfully entertaining story to get yourself lost in and forget about the real world for a while.


Choose your words carefully.

Words have power.