Heroes and Villains Blog Hop, May 3rd-6th

02 May

5-3 hv bannerHello, and welcome to the sablecity blog – the home page for The Norothian Cycle epic fantasy series, and the 20th stop on this weekend’s Heroes & Villains Blog Hop.

My article on the topic of Villains, and specfically John the Red, ran a couple days ago to save space here for the giveaway/contest – which is remarkably simple as befits my level of technological incompetence.

First off, Book I of the Norothian Cycle – The Sable City – is presently FREE from all major e-book retailers, including of course Amazon US & UK – other linkes may be found here. Feel free to download a copy if interested, and get to know the aforementioned John, a feisty Island Guilder by the name of Tilda Lanai, a man-eating Lamia, a broken-hearted samurai…the whole mandatory “cast of thousands” to round out any good Epic Fantasy of the Musket & Magic persuasion. 😉

The next four volumes of the Cycle are Death of a Kingdom, The Wind from Miilark, Devil Town, and The Channel War, and for the H&V Blog Hop, I will be giving away an e- copy of each to the person who can come closest to answering the following “How many jellybeans are in this jar?” style question:

The final word count of The Channel War is 146,789. What was the word count of the first draft?

That’s it, feel free to leave a guesstimated word count as a comment on this post, and please do leave an address (twitter, e-mail, facebook, wordpress, whatever) where I can contact whoever comes closest to the pin after the weekend, and arrange to get you copies of the full Norothian Cycle in your preferred format. The winner will also be posted here Monday, and I will list all guesses in order for the sake of verification. That’s it, easy-peasy. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by, and please do have fun continuing the Heroes & Villains Blog Hop, checking out what everyone has to offer, and hopefully finding some new authors you may enjoy. And as always, thanks for reading.

– Ed McNally


Participating authors in the Heroes & Villains Blog Hop, May 3-6 2013.


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6 responses to “Heroes and Villains Blog Hop, May 3rd-6th

  1. Jonathan

    May 4, 2013 at 12:06 am

    245,000 words?

  2. Karin Cox

    May 4, 2013 at 12:21 am

    What was the word count of the first draft? 162, 349 – exactly. 😉 Can’t wait to see who wins, Ed.

  3. Jonathan

    May 4, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I already have the whole series anyway, just wanted to guess…

  4. tarawestauthor

    May 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

    200,000,000K. How’s that? I bet I’m the closest!

  5. Jolea M. Harrison

    May 4, 2013 at 2:55 am

    257,000 That’s my guess. I’m in it to win it.

  6. bbrandythornton

    July 28, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    252,321 is my guess on the edited word count! 🙂 I did get your book & I’m SOOO EXCITED TO read your book! I love finding new Authors!! Thank You!!


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