Richard Nell

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Richard Nell concerned family and friends by quitting his real job in 2014 to 'write full-time'. He is a Canadian author of fantasy, living in one of the flattest, coldest places on earth with his begrudging wife, who makes sure he eats.

His debut novel, Kings of Paradise, is the first of an epic, coming-of-age, low fantasy trilogy, and a Canadian Amazon best-seller in dark fantasy. It's available now.

He also writes flintlock fantasy! Join his mailing list for news on finished work, freebies, and the occasional philosophical rant.
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Richard Nell So glad to hear it! Tentative plan is this:

1. Ash and Sand Series - Book two (King of Ash) to be released August, 2018. God willing and the creek don'…more
So glad to hear it! Tentative plan is this:

1. Ash and Sand Series - Book two (King of Ash) to be released August, 2018. God willing and the creek don't rise, book three (and final) to be released August, 2019.

2. God-King Chronicle novellas - at least 1 more released in 2019, probably end of year.

3. God-King series - first book in latter part of 2020. Maybe another novella or two before that, with the next two books in the series with a year space.

These all might adjust slightly of course, but George Martin I am not. Any and all delays will be short, and as far as I know, I'm not going to drop dead anytime soon. Thanks for the question!(less)
Richard Nell Hi Wes - I'll answer two for one! Well, first that's gratifying to hear, I'm very pleased you've enjoyed the books. I do the same kinds of comparisons…moreHi Wes - I'll answer two for one! Well, first that's gratifying to hear, I'm very pleased you've enjoyed the books. I do the same kinds of comparisons and sometimes need genre breaks. Historical fiction is my go-to, as the depth of the research usually blows my mind and puts me squarely in my place.

Ruka inspiration...that's tough. There is some from Thomas Harris' Hannibal Lecter. But he's really an amalgam of things, and I've been rather obsessed with the character for a couple years. Hopefully, when the series is finished this year, he'll be a bit purged from my soul...(less)
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Book (re)Release – The God King’s Legacy

If you haven’t checked out my flintlock fantasy world, now is the time. I’ve released both previous novellas (Rebellion of the Black Militia and Devil of the 22nd) in a single book, now with an absolutely stunning cover from STK Kreations (Shawn King).


For those of you unfamiliar, this is a new (but related…) world to the Ash and Sand stories. I’ll be creating a new trilogy with this after Kings of

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“Faith is the desire for virtue. The pursuit is worthy of respect, if not the conclusions. Try not to judge those who have been led astray.”
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“What…do I want?” Ruka put his hands to his awful face and closed his golden eyes, shuddering with what could have been a laugh, or a sob. “I want a world where love is not a crime, Priestess, a world where children are not doomed to misery because they are different. I want only laws with mercy, and justice, and wisdom...but I will settle for your pink insides in my palm, and your brains on a rock.”
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“I mean, I know you’re a scribe and all, but you were at point blank range, Johnny. A child could have made that shot. A drunk, palsy child, with a broken hand. The bards will sing songs of that shot. You will live in legend, right next to me.” -Lamorak”
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Richard Nell Kristen wrote: "I think I may have just accepted your friend-vite based solely on your message. I legitimately laughed out loud.
And, of course, i'm happy to know i'm now leading a worthwhile life. Thanks for lett..."


One more life validated! Welcome, book-friend!


Kristen I think I may have just accepted your friend-vite based solely on your message. I legitimately laughed out loud.
And, of course, i'm happy to know i'm now leading a worthwhile life. Thanks for letting me know!


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