Shotguns & Sorcery

 

Shotguns & Sorcery is the setting for the second trilogy for my 12 for ’12 plan. Imagine if Raymond Chandler had written The Lord of the Rings and transplanted his noir version of Los Angeles onto the Lonely Mountain and then surrounded it with zombies.

Okay, you don’t have to imagine that. I’m already on it.

You can learn all about the Shotguns & Sorcery trilogy at its Kickstarter page. The drive to fund these novels launched there on February 14 and ended on March 11.

For a limited time — to give you a taste of what those books will read like — I’m giving away “Goblintown Justice,” the first Shotguns & Sorcery story published, for free. See below for all the details.

Goblintown Justice

Ex-adventurer Max Gibson knows he’s found trouble when he stumbles out of his favorite tavern and into a murder scene, but when he realizes that both the victim and the blood-spattered orc kneeling over her are old friends of his, it gets far worse. Arrested as an accomplice to the crime, Gibson must work fast to find out what really happened and clear his name before his still-living friend pays the ultimate price.

This story is available below in both ePub (iBooks, Nook, etc.) and Mobi (Kindle) formats for free. If you don’t want to bother with downloading a file here and loading it into your e-reader, you can also get the story directly through the Kindle and Nook stores for 99¢ (the lowest they’ll let me charge). Plus DriveThruFiction.com and Smashwords also have the story posted for free.

  8 Responses to “Shotguns & Sorcery”

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  1. As soon as I can get the download tool to work, I will download “Goblintown Justice” and post a review.

  2. You should just have to click on it. If you can’t get it to work, just email me at matt@forbeck.com, and I’ll get you set up. Thanks!

  3. Do you have a PDF version?

  4. I would like to order these in softcover when they’re available. Is there a mailing list or RSS feed I can use to be notified?

    I’m going to say something I mean as a complement, not an insult – I’ve found that most of the authors who write in established science fiction settings they did not create are not as enjoyable as the works of the better original science fiction writers. I group Matt Forbeck with Mel Odom and Richard Knaak as happy exceptions.

    • I don’t have a specific feed for these books, but you can click on the bar on the left of the page to get regular update from this blog, or you can subscribe to my general RSS feed too.

      Thanks for the kind words! I’m happy to be grouped with Richard and Mel anytime.

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