War of the Words

We’re thrilled to kick off March with the paperback release of Spellbound, the sequel to Blake Charlton’s thrilling and original Spellwright – set in a world where words are power and literally fly off the page. Old faces from Spellwright return, and a fresh cast of intriguing characters mingle to form a compelling new story:

Francesca DeVega is a successful healer in the city of Avel, wielding magical text to close wounds and disspell curses, but her life is thrown into chaos when a dead patient suddenly sits up and tells her to run. Now Francesca is in the middle of a game she doesn’t understand, one that ties her to the notorious rogue wizard, Nicodemus Weal, and brings her face to face with demons, demigods, and a man she thought she’d never see again.

It has been ten years since Nicodemus Weal escaped the Starhaven Academy, where he was considered disabled and useless, where he battled the demon who stole his birthright and killed his friends. Unable to use the magical languages of his own people, Nico has honed his skills in the dark language of the kobolds, readying himself for his next encounter with the demon. But there are complications: his mentor suffers from an incurable curse, his half-sister’s agents are hunting him, and he’s still not sure what part Francesca DeVega will play. He certainly doesn’t know what to make of Francesca herself….

Introducing new twists to the unique magical system of Spellwright and uncovering more sinister dangers, Spellbound is sure to please Blake Charlton’s fans and earn him new ones.

If you want to know more about the man behind Spellbound, visit Blake’s blog – it’s a fun mix of his musings on Amazon and tanning salons, progress in his medical studies (a man of many talents!) and serious, considered essays – there’s a great piece up recently on Writing Strong Women.

For a sneak preview of Blake’s talent, check out his free short story Endosymbiont – a sci-fi novelette about a young woman struggling with brain cancer, whose normal hospital routine is interrupted  when she beings to suspect that she’s been put into a hospital for the dead. And if you missed out on the first title in the series, Spellwright, there’s no better time to dive into the first four chapters and get in on the action.

Fall under Blake’s spell and order Spellbound from the following online retailers – or buy it at any good bookstore from March 1st.

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