It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means 50% Friday is back! Today, I’ll be donating half the sales of my new novel, The Sword and the Sorcerer to Freedom to Marry, the national campaign to win marriage equality nationwide.
The Sword and the Sorcerer is a fantasy novel that features a gay couple as its protagonists. Over the course of the narrative, they are never questioned for their relationship. Everyone who meets them views their relationship as completely ordinary.
This is the world I would like to see — one where a couple is judged on what kind of people they are, not their sexual orientation. Thus, to help it come about, I’m donating part of my sales to Freedom to Marry. You can read more about this fine organization by clicking this link. Below is a description of The Sword and the Sorcerer.
I hope you’ll join me in the fight to establish equal rights for all Americans. You’ll get a great book in the process!
Gothemus Draco – world’s most powerful sorcerer – is dead. Locked away in his tower are the tools for total domination of every city-state in the Known World. The person who possesses them can become a king, and everyone, it seems, has a claim – his warlord brother, the fairy from whom he stole a powerful artifact, even the sorceress who murdered him.
But the man who shaped the balance of power through wizardry isn’t done playing games with world politics. Just because Gothemus is dead doesn’t mean he doesn’t still have plans. Against all understanding, his magic lives on after his demise, preventing anyone from breaking into the tower.
Meanwhile, he’s left a gift for his son Calibot – Wyrmblade. The legendary dragon sword makes its wielder nearly invincible, and Gothemus has enchanted it with all sorts of new abilities.
But Calibot wants nothing to do with Wyrmblade or his father. He’s a poet with a powerful patron, and he’s been estranged from his father for years. All he desires is a peaceful life of composing verse and to one day marry the man he loves – a former soldier and advisor to the duke.
He may have no choice, though. Gothemus decreed Calibot should retrieve his body and lay him to rest. All signs point to a mysterious destiny Gothemus designed that Calibot cannot avoid.
With only the aid of his true love and his father’s inept apprentice, Calibot must leave the safety of his life at court and venture to the stronghold of those who murdered Gothemus, retrieve the body, and return it to his tower. Everyone with a stake in the future of the Known World will try to stop him, and Calibot must take care he doesn’t lose his life . . . or his soul!
The Sword and the Sorcerer is a full-length fantasy novel by the author of the Wolf Dasher series. Set against a backdrop of magic and dragons, of betrayal and greed, it is a story of one man’s journey to lay his father – and his inner demons – to rest.