Happy Monday, everyone!
Long story short, my week in Quebec was awesome and wonderfully restful. I came home Friday and woke up Saturday ready to tackle final edits on The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot — and there was a LOT of editing to do. The narrative style for S&L is much different than in the Action Figures novels, so my editor Julie made sure she was exceptionally thorough to ensure it read well — which it does, according to her.
Why not see for yourself? Click here and go check out the first two chapters of The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot – Scratching a Lich for free! And if you’re wondering what the story’s about, here is the official blurb:
In the land of Asaches, there are great men and women who have changed the course of history. Their adventures are honored in song; their names are spoken with a reverence normally reserved for the gods; their heroic deeds have elevated them to the status of living legends.
And then there are these guys…
Derek Strongarm and Felix Lightfoot are two hard-luck adventurers for hire looking for their big break — or an excuse to retire before they get killed. Salvation appears in the form of Erika Racewind, a mysterious elven woman with a dark secret and a lucrative job offer. Desperate and destitute, Derek and Felix agree to join Erika in escorting her young charge across Asaches.
Of course, nothing is ever so simple for Strongarm and Lightfoot.
The boy turns out to be no one less than the fabled Reaper, he who is destined to destroy the mad lich-lord Habbatarr and save the world from total destruction. The adventurers soon find themselves fighting off fanatical cultists, hordes of mindless undead, bestial Hruks with a taste for human flesh, and unspeakable subterranean horrors — and things only stand to get worse as they travel ever deeper into Habbatarr’s blighted domain.
The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance, and all that stands in the way of a global apocalypse is a mild-mannered warrior, an occasionally good-hearted thief, an ill-tempered elf, and a Chosen One with a serious attitude problem.
Asaches is screwed.
The Adventures of Strongarm & Lightfoot, the new series from author Michael Bailey (Action Figures), is an irreverent take on the fantasy genre. Get ready for an epic tale filled with action, magic, monsters, quests, treasure, inconveniently located ancient artifacts of great power, curiously specific prophecies, and dangerously rickety rope bridges that someone really should have repaired a long time ago.