BLACKGUARDS Anthology Series, Book 1
BRIGANDS: A BLACKGUARDS ANTHOLOGY
Editors: Alana Joli Abbott & Melanie R. Meadors
Authors: Bradley P. Beaulieu, Zin E. Rocklyn, Richard Lee Byers, Lian Hearn, David Dalglish, Linda Robertson, Anton Strout, Jean Rabe, Joseph Lallo, Anthony Lowe, Laura Resnick, Kenny Soward, & Erik Scott de Bie
Cover Illustrator: Dan Rempel
Cover & Interior Design: Shawn T. King
Outland Entertainment is proud to bring you Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology. Featuring thirteen tales of scheming anti-heroes and dark protagonists from the wrong side of the palace gates, Knaves brings together some of the finest fantasy authors in the industry in a book that will make readers wonder, “What is the ‘right side,’ anyway?”
Stealing into shadows. Coveting coin…and blood. No one is safe from the schemes of those who lurk in the city’s underworld-those who prey on the weak and naive. Within these pages lie tales of intrigue and murder, thievery, and revenge, by bestselling and award-winning authors like Bradley P. Beaulieu, Jean Rabe, Lian Hearn, Anton Strout, and many more!
Series: Blackguards Book One
Release Date: June 2019
Page Count: 295
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
ALANA JOLI ABBOTT
Alana Joli Abbott has been an editor for eighteen years, working on a variety of projects including biographies, news articles, reference books, role playing games, and fiction. At Outland, she has served as co-editor to anthologies, including Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters.
Alana is the author of the novels Into the Reach, Departure,and Regaining Home, the interactive multiple choice novel apps Choice of Kung Fu, Showdown at Willow Creek, and Choice of the Pirate, and she has written for the comics including Cowboys and Aliens II and Ithaca. Her game writing has been featured in Steampunk Musha, the award winning Serenity Adventures, and Dungeon and Dragon magazines. Alana has visited ancient ruins around the world; sung madrigals semi-professionally; and earned her black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate.
MELANIE R. MEADORS
Melanie R. Meadors is the publisher at Outland Entertainment, where she uses her marketing, social media, and business experience to bring Outland works to the world. When she’s not an Outlander, Melanie is the co-director of the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium, the general b*tch monkey and blogger at The Once and Future Podcast, and the marketing and publicity consultant for Mechanical Muse. Melanie is also an editor of anthologies, including Hath No Fury and MECH: Age of Steel. She is the author of fantasy where heroes don’t wear shining armor and bad guys lose to nerds who outsmart them. Her work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies, including Champions of Aetaltis and Kaiju Rising 2: Reign of Monsters, and she was a finalist in the Baen Memorial Science Fiction Contest.