New Release: Following the Braid by Cary J Lenehan

IFWG Publishing is very pleased to announce the release of the sixth book in Cary J Lenehan’s Warriors of Vhast series, Following the Braid.

“This is the sixth instalment in an eight-book epic fantasy series,” said Gerry Huntman, MD of IFWG, “and represents an immense amount of fantastical world building by Lenehan. We are very proud indeed to publish his work, and see the intricate storylines unfold. We encourage any reader of fine fantasy fiction – particularly those who love extensively created worlds – to take the plunge with Warriors of Vhast.”

Following the Braid begins in the cold sub-Arctic northern seas as the inhabitants of Mousehole continue their war against their foes. The story continues across the continent of The Land on the planet of Vhast, from the frigid seas to the hot and wet south. More is revealed about the background to the world and the events taking place on it.

This story follows on from Intimations of Evil, Engaging Evil, Clearing the Web, Scouring the Land, and Gathering the Strands: the Princess and her wife the mage, the Cat, the ghazi, and the others in the growing village of the Mice increase their influence over the affairs of the continent. Over most of it, the forces of evil are confounded and driven away from their influences over the levers of power.

The Warriors of Vhast series adds science fiction to epic fantasy. It is set on a fabricated world that is used as an experiment in magic by a long-lived alien race. Unbeknownst to most of those below, the Shing-zu struggle with their foe, the Daveen. These struggles extend to the world of Vhast as a battle between good and evil.

Following the Braid is available in ebook and print formats from all quality online and bricks and mortar stores in Australia, UK, Europe and New Zealand. It will be released in ebook and print formats in the USA and Canada in July 2022.

Cover Reveal: The Harbinger of Death by Paula Boer

IFWG is excited to reveal the cover of Paula Boer’s third instalment in her The Equinora Chronicles, The Harbinger of Death. The cover and design work was by one of IFWG’s regular artists, Steve Santiago (who did all three).

When rotfrogs poison the wetlands in Westlands, Prism, the youngest unicorn, is sent by Aureana, Equinora’s goddess, to overcome the invasion. But despite her golden wings, Prism is unable to fly due to her fear of heights. She makes the long treacherous journey across the mountains on foot, accompanied by Delsin, a spirit man and Rocky, a mortal horse. Prism falls in love with Rocky, but is tormented due to her desire for an immortal soulmate.  

By the time they arrive in Westlands, a blight has spread to all living things. When Prism confronts her grandsire, the guardian of the territory, a battle ensues between the older and younger generations of unicorns, causing devastating fire and floods. Prism must warn all the people and animals of the land to seek safety, at the same time as finding a cure for the plague. However, unless she can master her fear, she won’t be able to save the whole of Equinora from becoming a desolate wasteland.

The Harbinger of Death will be released in July 2022.

Cover Reveal: X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth by Jason Franks

IFWG is very happy indeed to reveal the amazing cover of Jason Frank’s contemporary fantasy/SF/crime novel about tourism and murder, X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth. The cover and design work was by the very talented and lauded Italian artist, Daniele Serra.

More information will be forthcoming over the next several months.

X-Dimensional Assassin Zai Through the Unfolded Earth will be released in September 2022.

New Releases: Walking the Tree and its teen companion chapbook, Morace’s Story

IFWG is extremely pleased to announce the release in all geographies, except for now in North America, the reprint of Kaaron Warren’s acclaimed fantasy novel, Walking the Tree, and its original young teen companion chapbook, Morace’s Story. “This is an absolutely unique publishing event,” said Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, “as this double release enables the whole family to read Warren’s imaginative story. But I’ll let you in on a secret: adults will find much that is entertaining and thought-provoking in the chapbook.”

Both books will release in the USA and Canada on 16 June 2022.

While not all retailers have picked up the stock as yet, over coming weeks both titles will be available in print and ebook form through all good bookstores, online and in bricks and mortar. We expect all such stores will be stocked in North America in mid-June.

All geographies – including the USA and Canada – can acquire the books (as a companion set) direct from the publisher (via our UK warehouse) by clicking here.

Special mention should be given to Greg Chapman’s excellent cover art and design.

Walking the Tree

Botanica is an island, but almost all of the island is taken up by the Tree.

Little knowing how they came to be here, small communities live around the coast line. The Tree provides them shelter, kindling, medicine-and a place of legends, for there are ghosts within the trees who snatch children and the dying.

Lillah has come of age and is now ready to leave her community and walk the tree for five years, learning all Botanica has to teach her. Before setting off, Lillah is asked by the dying mother of a young boy to take him with her. In a country where a plague killed half the population, Morace will otherwise be killed in case he has the same disease. But can Lillah keep the boy’s secret, or will she have to resort to breaking the oldest taboo on Botanica?

Morace’s Story

Botanica is the island, but all of Botanica is taken up by the Tree. When Morace and other students set out to walk around the Tree, a five year journey, he has no idea what lies ahead. Little does he know the risks his teacher, Lillah, will have to take to keep him alive, and the dangers he will face himself to save her life.

Special Offer: Kaaron Warren’s Walking the Tree companion set (with Morace’s Story)

Kaaron Warren’s classic fantasy novel, Walking the Tree, will be rereleased on the 4 April 2022, along with a brand new companion chapbook, Morace’s Story. This is a unique set, as Morace’s Story tells the same tale as Walking the Tree but through the eyes of the young protagonist from the original adult novel. For families who have older pre-teens or young teens, there is an opportunity for the whole family to delve into Warren’s storytelling; for older readers, it will be a refreshing, fascinating alternate viewpoint of the overarching story.

Both titles will be released in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand on the 4th April 2022, and in the USA and Canada on the 15th June 2022 – through all good online and bricks and mortar stores, as well as ebook retailers.

For those of you who wish to buy the two together without fuss and a decent price, or get the titles early in North America, we are offering direct sales to any English speaking country (and European country) for the next two months (offer ends 31 May 2022). Shipments will be made within a week of any order.

Purchases can be made by clicking here (AU$29.95 to all geographies covered by this offer)