FIRE IN THE BLOOD, ASHES OF THE TYRANT

Good morning, readers!

One of the problems with having a blog aversion is that when it clears I have SO MUCH TO TELL YOU! I’ve literally started writing three blog posts this morning! But this one seems the most critical (and technically it’s two, so bear with me).

First, as of August 4th, Fire in the Blood is now available in paperback! It’s a nice, chunky little tome, for sale at all fine bookstores.

Build Your Own Tiny Word Fortress!

Build Your Own Tiny Word Fortress!

This is absolutely my favorite book of the series so far. This is in a lot of ways the story I’ve been trying to tell. Royals, politics, war, magic, history, passion, really gross possessions! Fire in the Blood sends Farideh and friends to Suzail, the capital city of Cormyr, in the middle of the War of the Sundering. Brin tries to find a way to reconcile the life he’s made and the life he wants, until the Crown Prince of Cormyr–Brin’s father-in-law to-be–disappears, pushing him perilously close to the throne. While Havi, Brin, Mehen, and Constancia race to find the missing Crown Prince, Farideh remains behind, balanced precariously between Princess Raedra and the Crown, and Dahl Peredur and the Harpers–both looking for Sharran traitors. Then everything goes wrong.

I love it. I love it. I think you will too.

Also, someone else loved it:

ELAINE. CUNNINGHAM.

ELAINE. CUNNINGHAM.

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If you have already ready Fire in the Blood, perhaps in hardcover or as an ebook, and perhaps you have already gotten yourself an extra copy or two to hand out to friends who would like the book as well (…other people do this, right?), then you might be more interested in what’s coming next!

(People who have not read Fire in the Blood, minor spoiler: There are more books in this series. Farideh doesn’t die at the end)

Is she standing on a pyramid? Yes she is.

Is she standing on a pyramid? Yes she is.

From the catalog copy: In a direct follow-up to her fourth book in the Brimstone Angels series, Fire in the Blood, Erin M. Evans thrusts her signature character Farideh into a fast-paced murder mystery rife with political intrigue. 
 
In the wake of the war brought on by the Sundering, Farideh’s adopted father Mehen has been called back by the clan that cast him out, and Farideh and Havilar mean to go with him. Just as Mehen confronts the head of his former clan, a clutch of young dragonborn is found in the catacombs, brutally murdered, an infernal summoning circle that looks all-too-familiar to Farideh, nearby.

What that doesn’t tell you is that this story fits into the Rage of Demons story arc. So if you are curious to read more of that, more of what’s happening in the world beyond the Sword Coast, this is your book.

Also: You get to meet Dahl’s family. His grandmother is the single greatest thing I’ve ever written. Granny Sessaca 4EVA.

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4 Responses to FIRE IN THE BLOOD, ASHES OF THE TYRANT

  1. Carolyn says:

    OMG. I am so, so excited for this. I love your work. I love how you seamlessly interweave the game specifications for warlocks into the character development. You must be a crazy good DnD player. I started reading your books because I had a tiefling fiendpact warlock myself, and I kept on reading them (and passed them around to my friends) for the compelling plot and character dynamics. It’s a pity that derivative fiction seldom receives the attention given to work created solely by the author–otherwise, I wouldn’t have such a difficult time finding fans of Cunningham’s ‘Dark Journey’. Thank you for your books. They’re wonderful, and they served as an amazing distraction during an awful time, and I really appreciate the time and effort you put into them.

    I have to ask though–why December 29th? It seems like kind of an odd release date. I thought publishers usually tried to get books out early for the holiday season so little bibliophiles world-wide can wake up on Christmas morning with the complete works of Erin Evans under their trees. Oh well… at least I’ll have the relatives out of my house before I go all antisocial and binge-read?

    Also: Who do I have to kill to get an advance copy of this?

  2. Skylar says:

    I started the Brimstone Angels series before I started the Sundering just as a way to catch up with this character that I didn’t really know about &, wow. Words cannot describe how much I love the character of Farideh or anybody for that matter (even Lorcan).

    I am so excited to see what’s going to come next I’ve preordered Ashes of the Tryant Hardcover and already planning on buying it again in Softcover so I don’t have to wait as long.

    You’ve been an incredible inspiration with your writing, writing something that can get me legitimately mad at a character in a book. You’re a phenomenal writer and I can’t wait to see what happens next for Fari, Havi, & well I guess everyone!

  3. erin says:

    Book releases are funny. I’ve been told that books actually sell better post-holidays, not pre. Maybe people are more likely to give gift cards instead of physical copies? I do know that when I’ve had other books release in December, NOBODY comes to the readings and there seems to be a bit of a tail in the sales.

  4. Most excellent. I’m currently about halfway through “Fire in the Blood.” And I’m loving it!

    I was looking for more info on Tieflings and playing them when I came across the first Brimstone Angels book last year. I was…trepidatious when I picked it up. D&D novels can be very hit or miss as times. I am so glad I took the plunge! Also, the fact that there is info about Dragonborn by way of clanless Mehan is an added bonus. And on warlocks as well. 🙂

    You are most assuredly in my top 10 authors, sharing space with Howard, Lovecraft, Tolkien, Martin, and others. And I’m glad to see that there’s one more book at least on its way!