The last two Knights and Necromancers stories

(This is the first Stumbling into Publishing post.)

A while back I started an experiment where I self-published a series of sword and sorcery novellas.

I’m ready to declare the experiment a failure for a variety of reasons.

The biggest reason isn’t that I didn’t get any readers (although they were very few and far between) but that I’m dissatisfied with the product. When I started I had what I thought were six decent novellas. But, the more I’ve looked at them the more obvious their major flaws and deficiencies become.

My plan for 2014 is to spend the year rewriting the novellas as a single story, fix everything about the setting, characterisation, and plot that isn’t working for me (which is a lot), and then figure out what to do with it once that’s done.

But, for those few of you who have been following the series, below are the final two stories in the series as originally planned, in EPUB and in MOBI.

I’ll be taking down the first four ebooks from sale and the web over the next couple of weeks. And I’m also going to write a few blog posts discussing why I consider the experiment a failure, all the things I did wrong, and all that went wrong.

  • Knights and Necromancers 5: EPUB or MOBI
  • Knights and Necromancers 6: EPUB or MOBI

2 thoughts on “The last two Knights and Necromancers stories

  1. Is re-writing the best idea? I’ve often heard that most authors (professional or amateur) suggest just abandoning old writings deemed afterward to be unsatisfactory: sort of a cut your losses and learn from your mistakes sort of policy.

    • Well, abandoning old stuff is exactly what I did. I wrote so so many stories before these, all of which will never see the light of day. (They suck.)

      The reason for the rewrite is simple: I have a very clear idea of what needs to be done to fix them and I want to try it.

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