Messenger’s Legacy Novella

Posted by Meg

Peat’s third novella, Messenger’s Legacy, will be released this November by Subterranean Press!


Set in the same world as the rest of the Demon Cycle books, Messenger’s Legacy will be the next addition to the series before the release of The Skull Throne. The completed book clocks in at 136 pages. The short story “Mudboy”, published in Shawn Speakman’s Unfettered Anthology was essentially a chapter of the now completed novella.

Subterranean will be releasing two editions of the book: trade and limited. The trade will be a fully clothbound hardcover edition. There will be 750 signed and numbered limited edition copies. These books will be leather-bound and will include an exclusive dust jacket and frontispiece.  All artwork and dust jackets will be done by Lauren K. Cannon.

You can pre-order both the trade edition and the limited edition of the book here!

Want to know more? Check out the synopsis below.

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons—bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

Briar Damaj is a boy of six in the small village of Bogton. Half Krasian, the village children call him Mudboy for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, fleeing into the bog with nothing but his wits and a bit of herb lore to protect him.

After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protégé, Arlen Bales. But for all that he’s earned the rest, he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. When he learns Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.

Messenger’s Legacy will be amply illustrated by Lauren K. Cannon, with different dust jackets for the trade and limited editions, nine full-page interior black-and-white illustrations, and a full-color frontispiece exclusive to the limited edition.

Also, check out Fantasy Faction’s blog post on Messenger’s Legacy over here.

And don’t forget to enter the Create Your Own Skull Throne Cover Contest to win the ultimate Demon Cycle book collection. Contest ends August 18, 2014.

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Fans, Meg, Messenger's Legacy, Mudboy, Skull Throne

18 responses to “Messenger’s Legacy Novella”

  1. Sounds great! Hopefully, I can work the purchase into my budget!

    Posted by Beverly Collie, on July 29th, 2014 at 10:18 am
  2. Do you know if the UK will get a limited edition?

    Posted by Sam horseman, on July 30th, 2014 at 9:18 am
  3. – 2x Limited Edition Messenger’s Legacy
    – Shipment to Poland

    I’m now ~120USD poorer xD

    Well worth it ^_^

    Posted by Ral, on July 30th, 2014 at 12:37 pm
  4. Hi Sam,

    Messenger’s Legacy will have it’s own edition in the U.K. All the details TBD!

    Posted by megelizabeth, on August 1st, 2014 at 7:13 pm
  5. Very excited by this!

    Can you let me know when the UK edition will be available and if there is definitely going to be a limited edition of it too? Otherwise I’ll be snatching up one of the US limited editions before they all go 🙂

    Posted by Keiren O'Brien, on August 26th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
  6. Will the e-book edition be sold alone? I live in Argentina and we can’t get international shipments, so I would really like to get the ebook alone…

    Posted by Violeta, on August 28th, 2014 at 10:55 am
  7. When will the audiobook be released? I was planning on using this months audible credit on it.
    Thanks, Natthew

    Posted by Matthew, on November 30th, 2014 at 6:46 am
  8. The Messenger’s Legacy audiobook is scheduled to be released on December 4th, but the date isn’t set in stone. It is available for pre-order!

    Posted by Meg, on November 30th, 2014 at 9:40 am
  9. No word on UK limited editions, but the UK Voyager edition comes out on December 4th!

    Posted by Meg, on November 30th, 2014 at 9:46 am
  10. Thanks for the audible link, but I’m looking for the amAmerican auidobook narrared bt Pete Bradbury.
    Thanks, Matthew

    Posted by Matthew, on November 30th, 2014 at 5:53 pm
  11. Any new on the American release date for the audiobook? The link above says not available in your country. Is Pete Bradbury still narrating?
    Thanks, Matthew

    Posted by Matthew, on December 4th, 2014 at 5:00 am
  12. Hi Matthew,

    There will be U.S. audiobook recording, but we don’t have any details yet. We will announce it via social media and on this website once we know more.


    Posted by Meg, on December 10th, 2014 at 3:37 pm
  13. Thanks for the info

    Posted by Matthew, on December 10th, 2014 at 9:38 pm
  14. Hi Violeta,

    Sorry, you’re comment got buried! There is an e-book version, and it is available for a discounted price right now:

    Posted by Meg, on December 11th, 2014 at 1:01 pm
  15. Will “Messenger’s Legacy” be out in audio before “The Skull Throne” is released

    Posted by Matthew, on March 6th, 2015 at 7:59 am
  16. Posted by Meg, on March 8th, 2015 at 11:57 am
  17. Sorry, I was wondering if the audio would be released in the U.S. before the 31st.

    Posted by Matthew, on March 8th, 2015 at 9:41 pm
  18. Posted by Meg, on March 11th, 2015 at 12:19 pm