Category Archives: Mask of Spells

How many DEMONSOULED books?

In today’s mail came a question asking how many total DEMONSOULED books there are.

Right now there are ten DEMONSOULED books in two series, and both series are finished.(So, no waiting for it to be finished! 🙂 The first series, the DEMONSOULED series proper, has seven books. The second series, MASK OF THE DEMONSOULED, is a trilogy with three books.

The first book DEMONSOULED is free on all ebook platforms if you want to give it a try.

-JM

MASK OF SPELLS now available!

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Available at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon GermanyAmazon CanadaAmazon AustraliaBarnes & NobleKobo, iTunes, Google Play, and Smashwords.

Click here to read the first chapter of MASK OF SPELLS.

Mazael Cravenlock is the last of the Demonsouled, and defeated a great dark power to save the world.

But with that dark power dead, a new one rushes to takes its place, led by the sinister Prophetess of Marazadra.

And unless Mazael stops her, the Prophetess will use the Mask of Marazadra to summon her wicked goddess, plunging the world into darkness…

-JM

MASK OF SPELLS excerpt

Let’s close out the week with a short excerpt from MASK OF SPELLS:

Perhaps Mazael could not trust her…but he could trust to her hatred.

Common enemies, Richard Mandragon had once told Mazael, made for a safer alliance than friendship or bonds of blood. The old lord had ruled the Grim Marches with an iron hand for nearly twenty years, so he had been right about that.

On the other hand, his teachings had twisted his son Lucan, so perhaps Mazael ought to take them with a grain of salt.

-JM

MASK OF SPELLS book description

Here is the book description for MASK OF SPELLS!

Mazael Cravenlock is the last of the Demonsouled, and defeated a great dark power to save the world.

But with that dark power dead, a new one rushes to takes it place, led by the sinister Prophetess of Marazadra.

And unless Mazael stops her, the Prophetess will use the Mask of Marazadra to summon her wicked goddess, plunging the world into darkness…

-JM

MASK OF SPELLS excerpt

Editing MASK OF SPELLS today, so let’s have a short excerpt!

“Among you, only Lady Romaria has been to the underworld before, so I must warn you of some of the more common dangers. A wide variety of mushrooms grows in the underworld. Some of them glow. Do not eat any of the mushrooms, glowing or otherwise.”

“While I may not possess your wisdom,” said Sigaldra, “I like to think I have at least sufficient wisdom not to eat a glowing mushroom.”

“You would be surprised.”

-JM

Frostborn #12?

A few readers have emailed to ask (and my website has gotten a lot of Google searches) asking when the twelfth FROSTBORN book, FROSTBORN: THE DWARVEN PRINCE is coming out.

Before the end of 2016! I’m almost done with MASK OF SPELLS, and once that is done, I’m going to get cracking on FROSTBORN: THE DWARVEN PRINCE.

After that, the plan is to alternate writing FROSTBORN and CLOAK GAMES books until FROSTBORN is finished in mid-2017.

-JM

how long did it take to write MASK OF SPELLS?

A really long time! (At least by my usual speeds.)

I started back in June, and worked on MASK OF SPELLS on the side while I finished FROSTBORN: THE FALSE KING and GHOST IN THE WINDS. The original plan was to finish MASK OF SPELLS immediately after THE FALSE KING, but towards the end of June I found out I was going to get really, really busy in Real Life during August and September. So I decided to write GHOST IN THE WINDS first, and I squeaked in to finish that just before I got really busy.

When GHOST IN THE WINDS was finished, I had already written 22,000 words of MASK OF SPELLS, and the remaining 72,000 words took 31 days, as the chart below shows.

I’m pleased that I didn’t actually miss a day, even though time did get quite tight a few times. 🙂 By about 9/21 or so, the busiest part of September was behind me, and I was able to get back into gear for my usual writing speed.

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-JM