New volumes in the Ring of Fire series:
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 Miroslave, who’s… different.
Magdeburg Noir, by David Carrico. Magdeburg, the capital of the newly-formed United States of Europe, has a dark and bloody history. New industries inspired by the technology of the time-transplanted Americans of Grantville have now turned the city into a boom town—but also a place that generates new darkness and chaos.
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.
We’ve also released many other science fiction and fantasy novels, including:
A Song of Passing, by David Carrico. (Publication date: March 15, 2020.)
In his absence, Caemon finds that a dragon has attacked and destroyed his family’s hold and all of its people have disappeared, including his father and mother. He and a few others are all that is left of the alflina, an old race who have a history of occasionally producing leaders who wield the magical Gift of Mal.
Caemon seeks aid for his campaign against the dragon from the nearby kingdom of Luint. But Baron Hiel has usurped most of King Loryn’s authority, and Caemon will first have to restore the royal power before he can hunt the dragon. So now a civil war looks to be in his future as well.
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…
The Thief of Cragsport, by Robert Waters. This is the sequel to The Masks of Mirada and follows the further adventures of Sonata Diamante as she tries to defend her city of Cragsport against its many enemies.
We’ve got more volumes forthcoming:
April 15: Diamonds Are Forever, by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor. For generations, the Slade family of mountain folk in Kentucky have guarded the secret of what lives in the great limestone caverns in western Kentucky. But when young Clint Slade arrives home with his fiancée from New York City, all hell starts to break loose—or rather, starts coming to the surface.
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.]
WHAT’S COMING A BIT LATER…
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.
The Demons of Constantinople, by Eric Flint, Gorg Huff and Paula Goodlett. This is the sequel to The Demons of Paris.
A Red Son, Not Without Honor, by John Deakins. The story begun in A Red Son Rises in the West continues.
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.
2020 RING OF FIRE CONVENTION! This year’s convention devoted to Eric Flint’s 1632 series is being hosted by NASFIC (The North American Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention) which will be held in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend of August 20-23. For further information, see: http://columbus2020nasfic.org/
Authors in the Ring of Fire series who will be attending include Eric Flint, Walt Boyes, Joy Ward, Virginia DeMarce, Walter H. Hunt, Iver Cooper, Mark Huston, Rick Boatright, Kevin and Karen Evans and others.