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…sooner than you (and me) expected.
The new release date for my new urban-fantasy with Baen Books is 7 October 2014. Preorders are available right now on Amazon, but perhaps you’d all like to conspire with me to accomplish a Book Bomb Day and order them all on the same day, 7 October.
Adam Burn of the UK did an awesome job on the cover, I think. I’ll be posting some snippets here on the blog as we get closer to release date. There will also be some very interesting press as well.
Here’s what some awesome advance readers had to say:
I’m glad to welcome Marcus Wynne back to the author fold. His own personal journey through Hell and hardship has been transformed into a gripping, action-filled urban fantasy about a man’s Journey to Hell to save all those he loves best in the world. A great debut in a new genre by one of the best action writers in any genre.
David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art
Read just a few pages of THE SWORD OF MICHAEL and let the scales fall from your eyes. Marcus Wynne’s newest page-turner — his best to date — rips the veil off of our everyday perceptions to reveal the eternal battle between good and evil that takes place around us and yes, within us. Labeled as fiction, THE SWORD OF MICHAEL is very real, a story where even Humanists and Theists can find common and exciting ground and which features a New Age shaman exorcist who hopefully has a real world model. If he doesn’t, we are all in deep trouble.
Joseph Hartlaub, Senior Reviewer and Editor, BOOKREPORTER.COM
Marcus Wynne delivers again, but this time he brings the action to a whole Other Realm. Shamanic practitioner Marius Winter risks all traveling to the depths of Hell to save everything and everyone important to him.
WWE Legend Lance Storm
In Sword of Michael, my good friend Marcus Wynne has created a world where the fight between good and evil is as close as the next visitor or the next town over. The action, both physical and spiritual, jumps off the pages and exposes you to a side of conflict and human nature that is rarely considered by the conscious mind. Sword of Michael provides a modern urban backdrop for a story that is as powerful as it is personal.
Senior Training NCO, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, SERE Cadre, Fort Bragg, NC
Marcus Wynne has created a rare find–an action packed book with characters
filled with heart and soul. This is a true “keeper.” You have to keep reading–
and then keep to read again and savor once more because the story is so rich.
Heather Graham, New York Times Bestselling Urban Fantasy Author
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…a new novel. A new business. A new life.
Here’s an excerpt from THE SWORD OF MICHAEL, coming from Baen Books (Simon & Schuster) in November 2014:
My name is Marius Winter. I am a shamanic practitioner. A shaman, though by tradition I can never refer to myself that way. Shaman is a title bestowed by the community I serve. That title is earned through serving the community in the shaman’s roles: ceremonialist, artist, storyteller, healer, warrior, leader and keeper of knowledge. These roles are not sharply defined like a job title in the Middle World. In the shamanic world roles are blurred, defined by Spirit, and there are many shades of gray in the spectrum between the Dark and the Light.
Sometimes, depending on what Spirit brings to your door, some or all of those roles might merge. For instance, a healer may be called upon to be a warrior to provide the service of protecting his community from the attack of dark forces. This is the most dangerous and challenging shamanic work of all.
What some call exorcism.
For a reason known only to the Great Spirit, this is the work that comes to me.
In partnership with the healing spirits, my job is to remove the lost souls of dead humans, spirits, entities, demons and extra-terrestrials from those who come to me seeking help. To send those possessing spirits back to where they came from and to be a channel for the healing of those who’d been infested by those forces.
I call myself a depossessionist.
And here’s what one of the greatest genre writers of the 20th and 21st century said about it:
“I’m glad to welcome Marcus Wynne back to the author’s fold. His own personal journey through Hell and hardship has been transformed into a gripping, action-filled urban fantasy about a man’s Journey to Hell to save all those he loves best in the world. A great debut in a new genre by one of the best action writers in any genre.”
David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder As A Fine Art
Coming soon in e-book and trade paperback, November 2014!
New business? Actually old business in a new structure. More about that soon….
New life? Absolutely…and I’m grateful to all those who have helped me do that.