I got to hang out with Andy Peloquin and Stevie Collier over at Fantasy Fiends again, this time to promote The Shadow Cult, and let me tell you, this was such a fun time. I think most of the time we spent together was just catching up and discussing our writing processes, even though we initially decided to discuss cults… We saw this as a happy accident and just ran with it. Also, in normal Fantasy Fiends fashion, we did a live reading from The Shadow Cult, and I set it up so Andy and Stevie would have some back and forth… and believe me, this is worth watching just for that.
Make sure you check out The Dark Archer before you read The Shadow Cult, but please make sure to check them out. You won’t be disappointed.
I got to sit down with Tyler from the Between Lewis and Lovecraft podcast, where we got to discuss all sorts of things and may have even gone too deep into current political and social situations…
The reality, however, is that we really do need to be having such discussions, but without the hate and animosity. Whether Tyler and I agreed or not is largely irrelevant, as we were able to have a cordial and in-depth discussion regardless of where we might fall on any given subject.
It’s been a busy month, with the release of The Shadow Cult looming just ahead of us, only 10 days from the moment I’m writing this. While I don’t always enjoy the marketing aspect of the writing journey, getting to meet new people, getting to discuss writing and the journey itself, is always welcomed. This introvert might get tired, but these things are worth exploring.
And for my readers who wish to know more about me, these are a great way to learn.
So I was on GoIndieNow’s Genres show for its final episode of the season. I get to discuss the epic fantasy subgenre of fantasy with fellow authors who write in fantasy and various other genres/subgenres. What is epic fantasy? How do we define this? And what about the worldbuilding aspect of this subgenre really helps us create this epic feeling? We talk about these things and more, so definitely check it out.
And remember to check out my works, The Shadow Cult, third book in this world and the second book in the trilogy, comes out in October.
Robert Cano, author of The Suffering and The Dark Archer.
We officially have the cover art completed for The Shadow Cult. This is quick mock-up of the cover, but this week I’ll be working further with the publisher to get the title right. That being said, please enjoy the blurb for the book and the cover. The Shadow Cult will be available in October. Be ready.
And if you have not been able to check it out yet, do go read The Dark Archer. I promise you won’t be disappointed. The story is very much about the internal. With The Shadow Cult, we look to the external. And with The World Soul (being written now), everything falls apart. Thanks for taking the time
The Shadow Cult comes for Aariad.
An evil grows in the south. The Shadow Cult who created Bene are expanding their terrible ways, seeking new methods of mastery over the dark magics which course through the wraith’s body. Theirs is a mysterious goal. And they are growing in power.
An army is slowly bleeding into the world. An army which seeks the World Trees. Three are said to have been birthed with the coming of light into the world of Arduil. Just one of these ancient, magical trees will provide enough power for this army to enter into Aariad unhindered.
The shadow of war grows once more. But no one knows who the enemy really is. Or which threat is greatest.
The World Soul is book three in the Soul of Sorrows Trilogy which begins with The Dark Archer. The Shadow Cult is due out in October, and this current work in progress, The World Soul, will be slated for release next year.
I wanted to give a sneak peek into what’s coming in The World Soul, currently sitting at over 38k word count. Do enjoy… And remember to check out The Dark Archer before The Shadow Cult comes in October. I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.
Hey everyone! Hope all of you are well during this crazy 2020. And I do hope that you are finding ways to stay sane.
With that said, I have another soundbite for you to enjoy. This podcast was done with fellow fantasy author J.M.D. Reid, and we discuss different aspects of writing and fantasy. I’ll definitely be doing more as time passes, but this one was a fun one. Please enjoy, and I’ll be back soon to post some more thoughts.
So I did the interview with the amazing Christie Stratos, where we talked about my poetry, The Suffering, The Dark Archer, and a bit on the upcoming The Shadow Cult. Most importantly, we took the time to dive further into Mental Health Awareness Month, where we discussed a bit of why it’s so important to be having these discussions, and how we need to be seeking to understand, as oppose to stigmatize, our mental health.
All too often, especially after we lose someone close to us to suicide, we find ourselves saying things like, “I never saw it coming,” or “But they seemed so happy just yesterday,” or anything in between these things. The reality of PTSD or depression or any other mental health issue is that we often don’t see it coming, where even for those of us who are suffering from it, one moment is all it can take.
Please enjoy this interview, and remember that it is important to talk about these things. Perhaps in open discussion, we can further our understanding of not just others who are dealing with such illnesses, but of ourselves who are dealing with these illnesses.
Thank you for stopping by. And if you want to talk, I’m right here.