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.

New Acquisition: Final Three Books of the Warriors of Vhast series by Cary J Lenehan

IFWG Publishing has had a strong association with Cary Lenehan, exclusively with his long-running epic fantasy series, Warriors of Vhast. Right from the beginning we were entranced with the world building he carried out, and the diversity of characters, associated (inexplicably, but with reason) with many real human cultures. This was and is his strength and sales and a continuously growing fan base has vindicated our decision to publish his novels.

To date we have published books 1 to 5 of the series, and understanding that it will finish at book 8, we have acquired the rights to the final three instalments: books 6 to 8. We are very happy to have completed the legal end of this acquisition and now can focus on the production side, to continue the saga to its fantastical conclusion.

Book 6, Following the Braid, is earmarked for May 2022 – please keep checking in on more news about this exciting new instalment in the series.

Cary J. Lenehan is a former trades assistant, soldier, public servant, cab driver, truck driver, game designer, fishmonger, horticulturalist and university tutor— among other things. His hobbies include collecting and reading books (the non-fiction are Dewey decimalised), Tasmanian native plants (particularly the edible ones), medieval re-creation and gaming. Over the years he has taught people how to use everything from shortswords to rocket launchers.

He met his wife at an SF Convention while cosplaying and they have not looked back. He was born in Sydney before marrying and moving to the Snowy Mountains where they started their family. They moved to Tasmania for the warmer winters and are not likely to ever leave it. Looking out of the window beside Cary’s computer is a sweeping view of Mount Wellington/Kunanyi and its range.

New Release: Clearing the Web by Cary J Lenehan

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IFWG Australia is excited to announce the third instalment of the epic fantasy Warriors of Vhast series by Tasmanian author Cary J Lenehan, ‘Clearing the Web‘. “Cary’s detailed and comprehensive world building shines out as usual,” said Gerry Huntman (Managing Director IFWG), and as the storyline progresses Cary’s work gets better and better. This is a vast project, no pun intended, and we are proud to be publishing it worldwide.”

Kudos to Catherine Archer-Wills for her artwork and design for this, and previous volumes (with earlier design by Elizabeth Lang).

The world book launch for Clearing the Web will be held at:

Amor Bar,
217-219 Elizabeth Street,
North Hobart
at 7pm 29 November 2018

Clearing the Web continues to follow the unfolding events on the distant, artificial world of Vhast. A lost realm, a visit to a nearby Empire, the arrival of foes, and then a dragon test the recently anointed heroes.

Following on from Intimations of Evil and Engaging Evil, the Princess and her mage wife, the Cat, the priest, the ghazi, and the others leave their small newly freed village and set out to uncover the evil infecting The Land. One obstacle after another appears as the evil fights back.

Clearing the Web is the third book of a series that sees reality confronted and a world re-shaped as new myths are created in an epic fantasy adventure.

Clearing the Web will be released in Australia, UK and Europe on 29th November 2018, and in North America January/February 2019 (to be advised).

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For those of you who have missed the series, click on the images above to get more information.

Re-release of Warriors of Vhast by Cary J Lenehan

Later this year we will be releasing the third book in Cary J Lenehan‘s Warriors of Vhast series, Clearing the Web. We have deliberately held back the transfer of the first two books, Intimations of Evil and Engaging Evil, to our distributors until now, as we wanted to make some changes to Book 1 – significant enough to release it as a second edition.

The reason why we made these changes was because Cary wrote his second (and forward) books in a particular style that was significantly different from book 1 and, after a long conference with him, we mutually agreed that it was better late than never to rewrite Book 1 so that the entire series is consistent in style and format. Cary wishes to stress to readers that Intimations of Evil‘s plot has not changed one bit.

“We are pleased to announce that Intimations of Evil, second edition, has now been released,” Gerry Huntman, Managing Director of IFWG, stated, “and both it and Engaging Evil has now been handed over to Dennis Jones and Associates for distribution – retailers and libraries should have these titles available for order in coming days.”

Gerry adds, “We wanted to do this right and we know there is a strong fan base for Cary’s work. Additionally, we know that the readership can expand, as there is definitely a strong market for epic fantasy fiction with an emphasis on world building. Each book is significant in size and the world of Vhast is rich and…truly vast.”

Cary’s Vhast extends well beyond this series – he has written over forty short fiction pieces set in the universe, as well as feeding information on all aspects of the world through his Patreon site: Cary J Lenehan is creating Books, stories, recipes, drawings, maps, characters and cosplay.

The Warriors of Vhast series will be distributed through our North American distributor in coming weeks.

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