26 Dec

The Executioness (and The Alchemist) now available as eBook


I’m happy to announce that you can now find my novella The Executioness available as an eBook. Tried to get this up a bit earlier than just after Christmas (didn’t want to look too opportunistic, but there you go), but other projects got in the way.

About The Executioness:

Magic has a price.

In Khaim, that price is your head if you’re found using it. For the use of magic comes with a side effect: it creates bramble. The bramble is a creeping, choking menace that has covered majestic ancient cities, and felled civilizations. In order to prevent the spread of the bramble, many lose their heads to the cloaked executioners of Khaim.

Tana is one of these executioners, taking the job over from her ailing father in secret, desperate to keep her family from starvation. But now her family has been captured by raiders, and taken to a foreign city.

So Khaim’s only female executioner begins a quest to bring her family back together. A bloody quest that will change lives, cities, and even an entire land, forever. A quest that will create the legend of The Executioness.

You can find as a non-DRM eBook for $2.99 at:

Directly from me on the site store as a non-DRM ePub.

At Amazon.com for your Kindle.

At Barnes & Noble for your Nook.

The companion novella, The Alchemist, by Paolo Bacigalupi, is also up for sale:

In the beleaguered city of Khaim, a lone alchemist seeks a solution to a deadly threat. The bramble, a plant that feeds upon magic, now presses upon Khaim, nourished by the furtive spellcasting of its inhabitants and threatening to strangle the city under poisonous vines. Driven by desperation and genius, the alchemist constructs a device that transcends magic, unlocking the mysteries of bramble’s essential nature. But the power of his newly-built balanthast is even greater than he dreamed. Where he sought to save a city
and its people, the balanthast has the potential to save the world entire–if it doesn’t destroy him and his family first.

Available on the Amazon Kindle.

It should be available for the B&N Nook soon, but they seem to be still processing it for sale.