What’s this? A wild gryphon book has appeared?

Eyrie releases on March 31st, 2019! The ebook is available for preorder on Amazon for $2.99. The hardcover and trade paperbacks won’t be far behind. I’ve had quite a few gryphon fans from the reading list ask for a case laminate hardcover edition (that’s when there’s no dust jacket, the cover is printed on the book itself), and I have some proofs coming my way to give it a try. If things look good, I’ll okay it for sale in addition to the dust jacket hardcover.

For anyone who wants to order the book from your local bookstore, the ISBN of the paperback edition is 978-1-64392-000-9 and the ISBN of the dust jacket hardcover is 978-1-64392-002-3. They’re both listed in the catalog bookstores use to order books, and I have some proofs on my shelf. They’re scheduled to be made available on the 31st.

The plan is still to release the first three books in the series before summer. Where Eyrie has been done since October, I’m spending this month getting Ashen Weald through it’s final proofreading checks. Starling is on its way to the story editor. I can’t promise all three will be out before May, but you should get the first two, at least! (I don’t know about you, but I like to start a series once the third book is up for preorder, just so I know I’m not going to be left hanging.)

If you’re wondering if you’re the right reader for Eyrie, the obvious question is: do you like gryphons? Eyrie has all gryphon (and opinicus) characters set in a nature-based epic low fantasy world. It has gryphons based on cats and birds ranging from peacocks to saber-toothed tigers, peregrine falcons to diving petrels, harpy eagles to snow leopards. If you read The Black Gryphon by Mercedes Lackey or Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker, you’re probably in the right place. Just in case, though, here’s the synopsis in all its markety-speak glory!

Gryphons, murder, war, and tasty fish!

Zeph is the craftiest gryphon in his pride. Living in the untamed wilds, he hunts in the shadow of the massive sky-cities of the opinici, evolved gryphon cousins. His taste for parrots leads him to a murder scene and a blood-stained notebook—a notebook the opinici will do anything to get back before he unravels the mystery at the heart of the eyrie.

Kia is a serious opinicus scholar with no time for gryphons, but when her best friend goes missing and only a strange notebook holds a clue of his whereabouts, she’ll even team up with an uncivilized parrot hunter to get him back.

When the peace that has held for so long is shattered, they’ll find themselves mixed up with curious songbird scholars, legendary cranes, murderous owl gryphons, mad scientists, and the cunning peafowl who rules them all.

Will Zeph make the sacrifices necessary to protect the life he’s always known, or will both their worlds crumble to ash?