A Man and His God now on The Book Rack!

The Book Rack is spotlighting A Man and His God:



Read how the Sacred Band of Stepsons gets its name and meet Abarsis, Slaughter Priest.  An iconic story from Thieves World(R), in an Author’s Cut edition totally revised and updated by Janet Morris.

Five Stars for “Wake of the Riddler” by Janet Morris

Wake of the Riddler by Janet Morris, part of the “Author’s Cut” editions of Sacred Band Tales. Available for Kindle as a stand-alone short novel, or as part of the Sacred Band Tales anthology, “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl” copyright (c) 2010 by Janet Morris and Chris Morris, Perseid Publishing, 2012

Herewith, Todd Brown’s wonderful blog review of “Wake of the Riddler,” available as part of “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl” anthology of Sacred Band Tales, and now as a stand-alone Kindle short novel.

Todd says it all:  http://twbrown.blogspot.com/2012/07/wake-of-riddler-by-janet-morris.html?spref=fb

Accept a complimentary copy of “A Man and His God” Kindle book


Available a stand-alone Kindle book or as part of the first volume of Sacred Band Tales, “Tempus with his right-side companion Niko” in print or e-book editions for Nook and Kindle.

Accept a complimentary copy of “A Man and His God” Kindle book

“A Man and His God,” available as a standalone e-book for Kindle only, will be free for twenty-four hours, July 27, 2012, beginning 12 AM Pacific time. Simply go to the link on Kindle and download your copy:   http://www.amazon.com/Man-Sacred-Band-Stepsons-ebook/dp/B008MZ1T14/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1343347765&sr=1-2&keywords=a+mAN+AND+hIS+gOD

This Sacred Band Tale is also available in print as a part of “Tempus with his right-side companion Niko,” a Perseid Publishing book by Janet Morris, on Amazon (and as a Kindle ebook)  and Barnes & Noble (and as a Nook e-book)  and from fine booksellers everywhere as a trade paperback.



A Man and His God now published as a Kindle stand-alone

“A Man and His God” has always been not only canonical, but a pivotal story for us.  The entire Sacred Band of Stepsons series flowed from this story.  And now you can get this short fantasy novel by itself on Kindle.  Meet the Slaughter Priest.  Find out how and why the Sacred Band of Stepsons got their name.  Be there for what is arguably the first male/male kiss in fantasy between two very warlike men.  Available on Amazon for Kindle by itself, or as part of the first Sacred Band Tales anthology, “Tempus with his right-side companion Niko.”



Cover, “A Man and His God,” Janet Morris, Perseid Publishing, 2012

We’ve long wanted to use this cover, and now we have the right setting for it.  Enjoy. — jem

New Sacred Band of Stepsons video site

Now you can find the Sacred Band on Qwiki.  This is a beautiful site with many wonderful images and text from “The Sacred Band of Stepsons” page on Wikipedia.

Enjoy.  We did.


Beyond Sanctuary, the Author’s Cut, reissued to fine reviews.

Beyond Sanctuary, the very first Sacred Band of Stepsons novel, just received a fine new review on AMAZON and GOODREADS.

Available in trade paperback, Kindle, and Nook editions.ImageNook editions

Here’s a link to the Amazon page:  http://www.amazon.com/review/R3JNBLCV1FM0FO/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0985166800&nodeID=283155&store=books

The Author’s Cut: Wake of the Riddler reviewed

Wake of the Riddler, available alone or as part of “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl”

The Author’s Cut of Wake of the Riddler, available both in context as part of “the Fish the Fighters and the Song-girl” — second of the two volume set of Sacred Band Tales — and independently as a Kindle original, has received its first review:  a five-star rave from Amazon.

Since this piece first appeared in the 1980s in the Thieves World(R) series, we were confident it would stand alone, but still we’re delighted by this perceptive review.  And for those of you who like their fiction in shorter chunks, you can now get “Wake” at the link below:

But first, a quote from A.E. Drury’s review:

The Wake of the Riddler is a great sampling of these ancient world tales and perhaps serves the new comer to these stories a great entry point into the saga. The style of the narrative is classic literary and it reads as wonderfully rhythmic prose. The writing has a kind of authority perhaps only found in works by those with a good deal of classic literature background. Yet it is easily followed. I especially liked the descriptions of the horses. Very important to create vivid equestrian images in a sword and horse fantasy and Norris is superb in her description of Crit’s gray and Strat’s profoundly disturbing “Ghost Horse.”

Now, since the ghost horse has always been one of our favorite characters, and plays an important part in our novel, “The Sacred Band,” we’re especially glad to see him getting some of the credit he deserves.