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Skull Throne ARC Contest: Forgot to Breathe

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Check out this colorfully illustrated scene of Arlen from Toby, our latest entrant in the Skull Throne ARC Contest.

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Beautiful work. I love the contrast of light and dark. Thanks for entering, Toby!

Want a shot at getting your own copy of The Skull ThroneEnter Peat’s fan art contest by February 8th.

The Skull Throne will be released on March 31st in the U.S. with translations to follow. Pre-order the U.S. edition from Random House today.

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:00 am by Meg
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Skull Throne ARC Contest: The Battle of the Deliverers

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New day, new entry to the Skull Throne ARC Contest. Today’s submission comes from Terence who wrote his very own jongleur’s ballad detailing the very last scene in The Daylight War.

The Battle of Deliverers
– by Terence Thomas

They met on a cliff
Each with seven witnesses in tow
The two men were once friends
But now they’re enemies as everyone knows
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

The men met for Domin Sharum, two warriors is what it means
In truth it was a dance to the death
One would be the true Deliverer
As soon as the other drew his last breath
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

The Warded Man said Ahmann Jardir must answer for his crimes
He said Jardir stole the Spear of Kaji and left him to die
The Demon of the Desert said Arlen Bales spoke the truth, but yet he denied the crime
Jardir said he violated and stole from the sacred Anoch Sun with a sigh
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

The time for talk was done and the men faced off with spears in hand
As the fight began they both seemed more like a demon than a man
Each attack from the men’s spears was a blur
Because they moved faster than any man can
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

Jardir engaged the battle harder
Blasting through Bales spear with a kick
As Bales recovered
Jardir stabbed him in the stomach deadly quick
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

Surprisingly Jardir hesitated as the victory seemed in hand
Bales didn’t waste a moment striking Jardir away with the butt of his broken spear
The blood bubbled from the Warded Man’s stomach
Bales quickly healed the wound to the Demon of the Desert’s fear
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

The fight was looking grim for the Warded Man as all he could do was defend
But once the sun set the Warded Man struck back
When Jardir next attacked Bales turned into smoke
A moment later he re-formed and stole the Spear of Kaji with a single attack
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

Jardir vowed he’d quickly retake the spear
Then Bales did something to everyone’s surprise
He threw the Spear off the cliff
To Jardir’s eldest son Jayan’s cries
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

The men battled hand to hand
The Demon of the Desert had the edge
They had each other by the throat
Then the Warded Man threw them both off the cliff’s ledge
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

The battle had ended
The would be Deliverers were gone
But friends just remember the Warded Man can turn to smoke
So don’t be surprised to find him covered in demon ichor come some dawn
Neither would back down
They refused to follow the others plan
This led to the Battle of Deliverers
Between the Demon of the Desert and the Warded Man

Awesome job, Terence, describing one of the most dramatic scenes in the series. Great idea!

Want a shot at getting your own copy of The Skull ThroneEnter Peat’s fan art contest by February 8th.

The Skull Throne will be released on March 31st in the U.S. with translations to follow. Pre-order the U.S. edition from Random House today.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:00 am by Meg
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Tweephole #46

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Check up with Peat as he starts the New Year.

  • @PVBrett - Half done with @LordGrimdark‘s Half the World which is half again better than Half a King which got less than half the acclaim it deserved.
  • @PVBrett - I may watch The Interview today—more out of spite than any real desire to see it.
  • @PVBrett - Cassie wrote 500 words in her vacation journal. 500 more than I wrote on vacation.
  • @PVBrett - 7min after posting Skull Throne ARC Contest (http://t.co/C7gToGoxrQ) I had an entry: Angela Burkhead’s ‘Secret Art of Pillow Dancing’ ebook.
  • @PVBrett - Let it Go came up on shuffle yesterday, and Cassie told me she was sick of hearing it. Maybe there’s a God after all…
  • @PVBrett - Milk I bought yesterday expires on my birthday. Feels like the universe is trying to tell me something. http://t.co/58rbF02UjW

Sell By Birthday

  • @PVBrett - As usual, everyone in #AuthorDnD wants to play a thief. Also as usual, I will take one for the team and be the cleric.
  • @PVBrett - As a writer, I am an architect. As a parent, I am a gardener.
  • @PVBrett - Sorting out weekend attire with @NatashaBardon #skullthrone http://t.co/qyRT3535Ku

weekend attire

balloon nunchucks

Pizza Break

  • @PVBrett - Added another corpse to the Christmas tree graveyard that is the streets of NYC this week.
  • @PVBrett - X-mas has been banished for another year.
  • @PVBrett - I don’t understand why the word ‘moist’ provokes such squeamishness and loathing.
  • @PVBrett - Sometimes I envy people who can see the world in stark contrasts. Sometimes. Mostly it makes me sad.
  • @PVBrett - This week thanks to @subpress & @ConFusionMI I get to literally fence @LordGrimdark#therecanbeonlyone #confusionsf
  • @PVBrett - Lots of exciting #SkullThrone developments as I finish packing for @ConFusionMI this weekend.
  • @PVBrett - Whatever could this be for? #skullthrone http://t.co/AMoasRMyBh

fiddle

photo shoot

  • @PVBrett - So @dianarowland just accidentally stabbed @PatrickRothfuss old mage Master Lambernath with a poison blade. Dead. Sorry Pat. #authordnd
  • @PVBrett - 2nd attempt to leave Detroit after a cancelled flight yesterday. Had a great time at @ConFusionMI. It’s like going home to family.

Visit Twitter or Facebook for more!

There’s a contest going on! Enter any Demon Cycle fan art by February 8, 2015 for your chance to win a Skull Throne ARC!

The Skull Throne will be released in March in the U.S./U.K. with translations to follow. Pre-order the U.S. edition from Random House today.

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:00 am by Meg
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Skull Throne ARC Contest: Renna Cosplay

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Lauren wows us with this stunning Renna cosplay.

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This is fantastic. Lauren payed so much attention to detail with this cosplay. My favorite part is her beautiful warded eyes. Thanks for entering!

Want a shot at getting your own copy of The Skull ThroneEnter Peat’s fan art contest by February 8th.

The Skull Throne will be released on March 31st in the U.S. with translations to follow. Pre-order the U.S. edition from Random House today.

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 8:00 am by Meg
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Skull Throne ARC Contest: Art of Pillow Dancing

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Angela, the very first entrant to the Skull Throne ARC Contest, surprised us with an entire fan made e-book entitled The Art of Pillow Dancing. We can all imagine what that’s about!

Here are some excerpts from Angela’s entry:

Art of Pillow Dancing Cover

Proper Attire 1

Proper Attire 2

Also, you can download the entire thing via Dropbox (no need for an account): epub or mobi. Thanks, Angela! Awesome work.

Want a shot at getting your own copy of The Skull ThroneEnter Peat’s fan art contest by February 8th.

The Skull Throne will be released on March 31st in the U.S. with translations to follow. Pre-order the U.S. edition from Random House today.

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 8:00 am by Meg
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