Official website for Excursions from the Citadel and closure

I’ve previously mentioned that I’m no longer associated with the publication titled Excursions from the Citadel but for completeness’s sake, I thought I should mention that there’s now an official website for the Excursions: http://www.exftc.com/. It is very unlikely that you have become a fan for this anthology series through this particular blog but on the off chanceContinue reading “Official website for Excursions from the Citadel and closure”

Excursions from the Citadel- issue 2 out!

It has been out since 31 August. The full title for it is Wizards: Excursions from the Citadel Issue 2. There are more authors that have come on board for this particular issue which is great if you appreciate diversity. I am personally exiting this enterprise as contributing author and the grand finale to my serialContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- issue 2 out!”

Excursions from the Citadel- free copies in exchange for unbiased Amazon reviews

Those who follow this blog would know that the Excursions from the Citadel, an anthology series for fantasy and science fiction (even though the first issue just covers fantasy), is now available for sale on Amazon. This is not just another ad that I’m putting up to elicit sales. Instead, I’m offering three free copiesContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- free copies in exchange for unbiased Amazon reviews”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Winged Invasion

I admit that cannibalism of the war dead does have a logic to it.  Indeed, I may have been the one to slay the man that was in my bowl. Was it a further insult that I found him unpalatable? This particular bowl of stew also came with additional pressures. It had been handed toContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Winged Invasion”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from A Thread of Chance: An Overdue Reunion

Each Mortal is bound by a Limit, a Geomancer is also a Mortal. Every Reading comes with a Price, Know the Worth of the Price. Every Situation is accompanied by Chance, a single Thread of Chance.   It is the idle season. Clusters of women gather to gossip under the rows of willow trees atContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from A Thread of Chance: An Overdue Reunion”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from The Lady down the Hall

Lady, woman, girl, mother and wife. These were words Lord-Mage Dodandy Mofrin did not seem to know. Whore. It was his only word for any female and was a shining example of the filth that crowded his mind. Oh if he was speaking, on the unlikely occasion, to the Queen or a whore of similarContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from The Lady down the Hall”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Atop a Pine-covered Moutain

Cecil was filled with that flavor of arrogance that people use to deny terror.  The maw of his mind drowned his reflexive thoughts of panic by spitting out phrases of assurance and certainty.  As he fled up a mountainside in the southern Rocky Mountains he spat out phrases such as, “Didn’t know what YOU wereContinue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Atop a Pine-covered Moutain”

Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Labor of an Empress

“Gnats Giant gnats in stately robes calling Me to this and that   Buzzing sapping my will ‘Lady, You Must….’   ‘But the Flood…..’ ‘The coffers are nearly……!’ ‘You must judge…..’   I slam the doors shut The roar of the fire The Smells of the Forge   The Gnats hammer at the doors ‘Lady….’Continue reading “Excursions from the Citadel- Excerpt from Labor of an Empress”