I’m pleased to announce that The Return of the Horde, the first of four parts or “episodes” in the re-release of my novel, Hell Gate, is now available for purchase from Andarian Publishing!
My plan is to publish each of the four parts at about six week intervals over the spring and summer. In the fall I’ll collect them into a single e-book that I’ll also release to selected e-book stores.
Here’s an excerpt from the book’s opening scene. It would have made for a great cover illustration, but I think that a simple cover and background will do for now.
Its appearance sharpened into focus as it stepped through the edge of the dome and into the city. It stood about twelve feet in height. It was man-shaped, walking upright on two legs, and wore what looked like a harness of red, leathered straps. A heavily muscled body of jet black skin gleamed as though wet in the bright morning sun.
Gigantic wings covered with black feathers shrouded it like a cloak. They came unfurled as it walked, reaching out to either side, and beat the air menacingly. As they did, they revealed two arms carrying an enormous axe with a viciously serrated edge. The axe shone with an evil red light.
The creature strode boldly across the amphitheater. It stopped halfway between the edge of the dome and the marketplace. It turned, surveying the city and its people. Then it unfurled its wings to their full extent, threw back its head, and laughed.
“I am Incanus Thad,” the demon’s voice boomed. “Captain of the Horde of Zomoran, the Black Magus. Behold me, mortals, and despair — and die!”Sanctum of the Archmage: The Return of the Horde by Tony Andarian. Now available from Andarian Publishing.