**In the interest of tidiness, I’m going to condense all the updates.**

  • We’ve broken 240; hooray! Talk about a jump!
  • Watch for the second cutscene later this week. The first (as promised for hitting 120 is HERE.
  • The contest runs until December 1st. If you haven’t entered yet there’s still time. Can we get to 500?
  • At 500 entries, the last prize unlocks: a new short story for all of you!

Current Prizes:

  • One person will win signed copies of Brimstone Angels, Lesser Evils, the second Waterdeep Omnibus (featuring The God Catcher), and a copy of Realms of the Dead, featuring the first appearance of Tam “the Shepherd” Zawad, among other great stories. PLUS a copy of the Sundering poster given out at GenCon. (I will be happy to sign this too, or send it to you clean.)
  • TWO people will get a copy of Brimstone Angels AND a copy of Lesser Evils
  • Five additional people will win a copy of either Brimstone Angels or Lesser Evils.
  • AND…I will release another cut scene from Lesser Evils! 
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Then read on….

In 45 days, my next book Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils comes out. Here are some answers to questions about that!

I think the earrings look cool...although I don't think Lorcan would wear earrings.


What’s it about?
I hate this question. I’m not good at answering it.

You should probably get good at answering it. You’re kind of responsible for talking up your books.
You’re right. Blergh: Okay, Lesser Evils picks up shortly after Brimstone Angels. If you haven’t read Brimstone Angels, I highly recommend you do. Your experience will be much enriched and what I say next won’t constitute a spoiler…

So in Lesser Evils, Farideh tries to find a way to get Lorcan out of the Hells, finding the art of rituals and a super creepy villain in the process. Lorcan tries to figure out what his sister’s up to. Brin tries to sort out where he stands between Cormyr and the life he thinks he’d rather have. And Tam “The Shepherd” Zawad gets sent out on a mission with a new Harper recruit, Dahl Peredur, that leads them all into a very complicated situation involving multiple baddies. Including the Harpers’ old foes, the Zhentarim!

And Havi, of course, continues to be adorably aggressive.

So is it good?
Look, you really can’t ask an author that question. I think it is. But fortunately, you don’t have to take my word for it. Here are some early reviews (as well as a link to the sample chapter up on Wizards.com)

I still have to wait 45 days though. Why are you even bringing this up?
I’m glad you asked!

I’ve decided to have a contest—my first ever giveaway!—in honor of the release. Want to get in on it? Here’s what you need to do:

  1.  Make a comment on this post. You are going to have to leave an email address to do this, but that’s good, because if you win, I will have to have a way to contact you!
  2.  In your comment, call out your favorite fictional evil organization. It MUST be fictional, but you can draw from books, movies, comics, or TV. Feel free to include links—we all love being introduced to new stories.
  3.  From the pool of comments, I will randomly select a winner who will get a signed copy of Brimstone Angels: Lesser Evils.
  4.  BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! If at least 30 people enter, I will give the winner copies of Brimstone Angels and Lesser Evils. I will also draw TWO more winners, who will each get a copy of Lesser Evils or Brimstone Angels (your choice).
  5.  AND HOLD THE PHONE! If at least 60 people enter, I will give the winner copies of Brimstone Angels and Lesser Evils and the second Waterdeep Omnibus, containing The God Catcher as well as City of the Dead by Rosemary Jones and Circle of Skulls by James P. Davis. Plus THREE winners of Lesser Evils or Brimstone Angels.
  6.  If we get to 120…I will think of something, because I will be really surprised if that happens. (Go ahead. Surprise me!)

I will draw names and notify winners December 1st, so if you don’t win, you’ll still have time to get your copy. 🙂 Only one entry per person. May the odds be ever in your favor, etc.,etc.

I’m panicking! I can’t think of a good evil organization! Everyone is going to judge me!
Nope. I promise. My fans are all kind (at least on this blog). Just go with your gut.

I don’t know any fictional evil organizations. Maybe focus on the good guys?
That’s okay, Granma, you really can’t enter anyway, since we’re related. (And the focus on the bad guys is thematic. Not instructive.

I already have copies of those books.
1. Are they signed? These will be signed.
2. Do you celebrate any winter gift-giving holidays? You can gift these! They are perfect for Secret Santa gifts. (You can also gift the old copy. I won’t tell.)

Why do you do this question-answer thing? It seems weird for this topic.
Mostly because it’s easy and I am busy. But also because it is easy and I am lazy.

Get commenting!

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  1. mike remfry says:

    The Zhent’s!

  2. Chris Hall says:

    I’d have to say the Forsaken of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. Their evil varies from person to person.

  3. Ben Heiar says:

    The Garlean Empire! 😛

  4. Brett Gibbons says:

    Vurdmeisters from The Night Angels Trilogy

  5. Keith S. Harrison says:

    Some really great answers on here!

    For me, I am going with The Umbrella Corporation. What can I say? I am a big fan of the T-virus!

  6. Katharine says:

    I have to admit, the ‘Evil League of Evil’ from Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog was the first thing to come to mind.

  7. Joseph Southard says:

    My favorite would have to be the Sith from Starwars.

  8. Damian VanHart says:

    I had to think hard on this…I JUST LOVE EVIL ORGANIZATIONS! D&D introduces wickedness in not just evil but sometimes just grey. Zhents and the Black Network in FR and the Blood of Vol and the Order of the Emerald Claw in Eberron rank among my personal favorites. The Order of The Blackened Denarius from The Dresden Files is still fascinating me as I read through the series currently. In the LARP I play in (http://knightrealms.com/), the four dark gods torture the town of Travance, but it is Galamachis (god of death) who truely frightens me. Jamie Lannister I would give a nod to from Game of Thrones, although you can’t leave out many out as not having an evil side.

  9. John Nevaquaya says:

    THRUSH…. yeah, I’m old.

  10. Mark Thorson says:

    First of all, loved the first book and I’m really looking forward to the 2nd one. Now for my favorite evil organization… hmm, that would be a a toss up between the the Legion of Doom and the Brotherhood of Evil. First, because the names are just too cool to overlook and secondly, and because DC Comics had some awesome baddies (especially in the LoD). But if I had to pick one, it would be Legion of Doom. It takes me back to my childhood days watching the cartoon on TV and reading about them in the comics I collected as a kid. 🙂

  11. Ken Penland says:

    Wolfram & Hart – From Buffy the vampire slayer, but the Wolf/Ram/Hart (deer) has a good connection to fantasy in any universe.

  12. Ken Penland says:

    sorry for the double post, but I wanted to make sure it was known that my pick was actually from the spinoff “Angel”, not buffy directly…same universe though.

  13. aidschbe says:

    I’d second a lot of entries that have already been made, especially Wolfram&Hart, but since I don’t just want to shout “ME TOO!” and leave it at that:

    The Men in Grey (or The Grey Gentlemen) from Michael Ende’s children’s novel Momo.
    They’re a great analogy for stress, consumerism and corporate exploitation. Pretty deep for a kids’ book.

    PS: Hoping this is international by the way, since you didn’t say anything about restrictions.

  14. Claire says:

    Mine is the sith from star wars… I mean, it’s a classic!

  15. Nick Smith says:

    My favorite organization is definately Bregan D’aerthe. I love Jarlaxle and his band, which always seems to have a plan for everything.

  16. Joseph Laubach says:


  17. Katie Reavis says:

    Never read the books but a friend who has the same sort of tastes in books as me suggested them. It’d be nice to win them instead of tracking them down to buy. I can’t think of my favorite fictional evil organization off the top of my head so I’m going to pull the one from the books my son and I are reading, Fowl Enterprises

  18. Lizzy E says:

    The Wyld Hunt in Exalted by White Wolf – while not evil per se, since they’re more like the inquisition for the (evil) empire. Hunting down player characters without fail, not even letting them have time to enjoy their new powers. And if at first they don’t succeed in killing you, they keep sending more agents after you!

    Loved the first book, can’t wait for the second! Here’s hoping you hit 500 before close of contest!

  19. Philip Layfield says:

    First, I’d like to say that I’ve just finished The God Catcher (I’m a little behind on my Forgotten Realms Novels, and I’m now eager to pick up Brimstone Angels!) and it was in my opinion by far the best in the second Waterdeep collection! I am singularly impressed that it was your first novel; I can only hope that my first, if it’s ever even published, will be anywhere near as good.

    Second, my favorite villainous group: the Eldreth Veluuthra of Forgotten Realms. The fact that they are chronically underused has saved them from the villain degradation that the Zhents and Thayans have suffered, and I’m always interested in villains who firmly refuse to believe that what they’re doing is evil. They are, to their minds, protecting their homes and their people, both in decline, against an agressive, destructive, expansionist force, which just happens to be humans everywhere.

    Cheers, and best of luck with the new release! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  20. Jeffrey Petersen says:

    I’m going with Cobra, of G.I. Joe. Cobra Commander was crazy!

  21. Jesse W. says:

    probably the Stanfield organization from The Wire. Very ruthless, with some of the scariest characters in the entire show (Chris, Snoop, Marlo himself).

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