April 21, 2020
New volumes. In the Ring of Fire series:
Fire on the Rio Grande, by Kevin and Karen Evans. The impact of the Ring of Fire has now reached the western lands of North America, triggering the Pueblo revolt “ahead of schedule”—and quite possibly with a different outcome.
A Holmes For the Czar, by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. Ufa, the new capital of the legitimate government of Russia, is now a fast-growing boom town. Crime is running rampant and the city guards don’t have a clue how to handle it. Can Vasilii Lyapuno, an engineer working at the newly-founded Dacha in Ufa, serve the city as a one-man detective force?
Why not? He loves up-time up-timer murder mysteries, doesn’t he? Besides, he has the assistance of the bargirl Miroslava, who’s… different.
And coming soon:
A Red Son, Not Without Honor, by John Deakins. The story begun in A Red Son Rises in the West continues.
Also, another volume by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett relating the adventures of Czar Michael Romanov’s designated Sherlock Holmes, Miroslava the barmaid (and her theoretical boss, the engineer Vasilii Lyapuno). Misoslava applies her peculiar way of looking at the world to the mystery of a murder in a locked room.
We’ve also released many other science fiction and fantasy novels, including:
Diamonds Are Forever, by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor
Clint Slade and Jodi Goldman, his fiancée from New York City, have to journey into the caverns below the Slade family’s secluded Kentucky home. Something—or some thing—has stirred up the inhuman denizens of those caverns, and they need to find out what it is. And then, if they can, put a stop to it before disaster strikes.
A Song of Passing, by David Carrico. (Publication date: March 15, 2020.)
Caemon is the son of Cindras, High Lord of the Alflina. After a dragon destroys his people’s hold, he sets out to seek help from the king of Luint, possessing nothing beyond a magical relic providing him with the Gift of Mal. But before he can strike down the dragon, he will have to intercede in the civil strife tearing Luint apart.
The Rat Rebellion, by Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. (Publication date: March 1, 2020.)
In another novel set in the Starwings universe, Charleen Dreeson finds herself stranded on Casa Verde station. Her only way to survive is to join La Causa, the gang that controls crime in the system, and claw her way up to the top. And do all this while the Casa system is being dragged into an interstellar political crisis. Charleen may wind having to raise the bloody flag of revolution as well…
We’ve got more volumes forthcoming:
May 1: Blood’s Call, by David Carrico
Duncan corNial, the son of Clan Ailane’s warleader, has been exiled because of the enmity of other clans. Leaving the Highlands, he finds refuge in the nearby city of Nika, where he makes a new life for himself as a swordmaster and bounty hunter.
Meanwhile, back in the Highlands, his younger brother Llêw joins the Highland Guard, an elite body of guards assigned to the royal court in Nika. But before Llêw can get to Nika, Duncan kills a lord’s son in a bar fight and flees, joining a caravan headed south to the country of Cantredd.
As a guard for the caravan, Duncan has further adventures in company with the caravan merchant, Guthsund. While defending a woman under attack, Duncan is badly wounded—and after help arrives from the Blues, the religious society she belongs to, he discovers that strange things happen around them.
[This is the first volume of a duology. The concluding volume, Blood’s Cost, will be released on July 1.]
Dark Day, Bright Hour, by Julie Frost:
Derek’s been secretly storing up power for millennia, because he wants revenge on everyone on his list—and it’s a very long list.
But as a low-level crossroads demon, his chances of success are pretty much zero. Now he’s stuck escorting three idiots through Hell: a condemned hitman, a choir girl cast into the Pit by a clerical error, and her guardian angel—with whom Derek has a history, thanks very much.
With an infernal rebellion looming, along with a premature Armageddon, the black and withered thing Derek used to call a conscience rears its stupid head. Now he has a choice… Rescue friends he never thought he’d have from a boss he never thought he’d defy. Or let it all burn and dance in the ashes.
WHAT’S COMING A BIT LATER…
The Demons of Constantinople, by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett.
This is the sequel to The Demons of Paris. In the year 1372, the space-time continuum has been breached and demons of all kind, evil and benign, spill from the netherworld into the human one. Pucorl, one of the demons who comes across the rift, accidentally brings with him a van from the Paris of the twenty-first century. The van is filled with a drama teacher, her son, and eight high school students—along with all of their electronic devices.
After defeating the demon lord Beslizoswian and the French prince he had seduced to evil, Pucorl and his teenage allies from the future go to Constantinople. Perhaps in that great city full of scholars they can find the means to close the rift between the universes.
But when they arrive, they find that Constantinople is a nightmare of its own. Imperial intrigues abound, as do those of the Church’s patriarchy. Still worse, the city is plagued by demons and sorcerers of all kinds. And to cap it all, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire has enslaved an afreet and plans to use the great ancient monster to conquer the Byzantine Empire—starting with Constantinople itself.
Also, more novels in Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett’s WarSpell series.
An alternate history novel by Marella Sands which follows the story line in her previous books, Perdition and Purgatory. And another alternate history novel by a new author to Ring of Fire Press, Steven Silver. After Hastings considers what might have happened in English history if William the Conqueror had wound up being William the Not-So-Much.