Book Review: Empire of Silence, Christopher Ruocchio

Empire of Silence is the story of Hadrian Marlowe, a minor noble who becomes something very different. The book’s blurb calls him a hero who eliminated an alien enemy and a monster who destroyed a sun. Empire of Silence is not that story. Instead, it’s a...

What I’m Writing Now

I got a message from a friend on Discord the other day asking about progress on the next Cartographers Guild Book. I told him that I’m working on it, but progress is slow. The book deals with the Cartographers searching in Turkey for the lost city mentioned in...

What’s new here?

It’s hot in Texas this summer; I’m holed up in the AC working hard on new projects. The next Cartographers Guild story is my priority. Ace, Verity, Doc Z, and Margaret race Maes Titianus across Turkey to find the shrine of the mercury crow—whatever that is. When the...

A hot take on adventure fiction

I’ve been poking around the web, looking for sites/blogs/podcasts/other stuff about adventure fiction. Far and away the most common content I encounter is somebody’s list of “the top X adventure books.” The titles on these lists tend to skew...

Forthcoming publication

My first book, The Cartographers Guild and the Search for the Jade Mask, will be available soon! It is the first in a planned series of adventure...