December 3, 2012: Firing up the Warmachine

I’ve been hinting for a while that I’ve had a couple of big announcements to make. The first, obviously, was last week’s announcement of a new series.

Here’s the second. šŸ˜€

Amherst, New Yorkā€”PyrĀ®, an imprint of Prometheus Books, and Privateer PressĀ®, the second-largest miniature games manufacturer in the world, have partnered to publish the first novels based upon the award-winning WARMACHINEĀ® steam-powered fantasy wargame and the world of the Iron Kingdomsā„¢ Role Playing Game.

The Iron Kingdomsā„¢ world takes classic fantasy concepts and gives them a new twist with a high-octane rush of steam power and industrial engineering. These tie-in novels will be action-packed, steam-tech, military fantasies that combine elements of epic wartime adventure with thrilling cloak-and-dagger espionage.

The firstā€”IN THUNDER FORGED: THE IRON KINGDOMS CHRONICLES (The Fall of Llael Book One)ā€”will be published in June 2013 in paperback and ebook editions. Author Ari Marmell has authored RPG materials for games such as Dungeons & DragonsĀ® and the World of DarknessĀ® line. He is also the author of the novel The Goblin Corps, as well as Thiefā€™s Covenant and False Covenant in the Widdershins Adventures series for Young Adult readers.

(Follow the link above for the remainder of the press release.)

And here’s the blurb for the novel itself.