An Arrow Against the Wind

Archer’s Aim Daily Vol. 103

Steampunk Highwayman, cover reveals and the Fantastic Beasts sequel trailer and more in today’s edition – Source

 

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The Bow of Destiny Audio Release & A Free Gift!

Hi, P. H. Solomon here today with BIG NEWS!

The Bow of Destiny has been released on Audible – just click the link or the artwork to go there.

Here’s more background about the audio release as well as how to claim a really nice gift from Podium Publishing and I if you haven’t already.

Podium’s Background & the Project

I’ve mentioned Podium Publishing previously, but I thought I would give a bit more background about this audio-book company. Podium is a traditional audio-book publishing company, meaning that I am under contract with them rather than paying for self-publishing services. The company specifically publishes science fiction and fantasy books in audio-book format and started around 2013.

Their first book was actually The Martian which was still being sold for $.99 on Amazon and given away on Andy Weir’s website. Because of the success of The Martian in audio-book, Podium was instrumental in assisting with the book going into print, and thereafter, the book was made into the movie of the same name. The Martian won several awards in the audio-book industry and put Podium Publishing on the map.

Originally Podium wanted to publish all of The Bow of Hart Saga in one big edition. However they have opted to publish each book as individual additions, which means the company strongly believes in the content and their production of it with narrator Tim Bruce. Because of this I am very thankful to Podium and their commitment to me and my books as well as extremely excited about the audio-book publication of each book beginning today. I’ve already listened to some of the book and it’s fantastic.

Without Podium’s support and belief in this project, it would never have gone into the audio format and I am pleased to share the release with you. To read more about Podium’s involvement with the Martian click on the link.

Free Gift Bonus!

As a bonus I’m including the prequel pack audio-book available on AudFans in case you missed it a few days ago. This audio-book features both prequel books, Trading Knives and What Is Needed which Podium has also produced, featuring Tim Bruce as the narrator. These books are free (valued at $29.99) and can be found at the following link:

Find The Bow of Hart Saga: Prequel Pack on AudFans

Thanks to all the supportive readers of the series. Without you all The Bow of Hart Saga would never have gotten this far! I hope everyone will find the audio-book editions as entertaining as I have after listening to it.

Characters from The Bow of Destiny: Hastra

This is the third of several posts revealing more about characters from The Bow of Destiny. The first in this series was about Athson and the second featured Spark, while the third covered Limbreth.

For those who have read my free short story, What Is Needed, you’ve met the Withling Hastra. What are Withlings? They were a mystic order devoted to the deity Eloch. If you’re interested in the Withlings, the e-book is still available on all major book retail sites. But here’s a little more about Hastra. She’s been alive for several centuries serving Eloch through many adventures while working against Magdronu’s efforts. Her mystic powers come from Eloch and can come in many forms and at timely moments.

The Withlings were fond of a saying among them, “What is needed, is given.” This simple sentence means that they rely on Eloch to provide what is needed at any time – or not. If nothing happens, Withlings are willing to let things play out no matter how dire things are at the moment or how bad circumstances turn out. This means sometimes a miracle of some sort will be done at the hands of a Withling while at others nothing they take no mystical action. As part of their faith, Withlings learn to be with Eloch spiritually so they are attuned to know what they are supposed to do. Withlings can also be prophets and counsellors. However, there are but a few still living at the time that The Bow of Destiny begins.

As you can imagine, Hastra is rather old, wise, insightful – and faithful. However, all her mystic practice does not make her perfect and certainly doesn’t make her all-knowing by any means. She’s just as apt to make mistakes as anyone. I liken Hastra’s appearance to that of Judi Dench. Though very old, Hastra is rather spry mostly because it’s Eloch’s will that she be nearly ageless but who knows for how long? Not even Hastra knows…

To find out more about The Bow of Destiny, click over to one of these online retailers:

Amazon      BarnesandNoble      Smashwords

ibooksdownload      Kobo

About the Author

P. H. Solomon lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as the family’s German Shepherds. In his spare time, P. H. rides herd as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a wide array of more “serious” interests in addition to working regularly to hone his writing. The Bow of Destiny is his first novel-length title with more soon to come.

Prequel short stories to The Bow of Hart Saga:

Trading KnivesKobo, iBooks & Barnes & NobleSmashwords & Amazon

What Is Needed Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords & Amazon

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