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The Vinland Invasion of Jorvik

Outland’s very own Ian Stuart Sharpe went Viking with what was billed as the “Vinland Invasion” of the Jorvik Viking Festival in the UK. You might not be old enough to remember the British Invasion, but you still feel its effects. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the...

The Soulless by Kate Martin Acquired

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Where the Veil is Thin Announced!

Hello folks! So, coming in February, will be a campaign for our latest anthology - Where the Veil is Thin. Featuring stories from David Bowles, Seanan McGuire, Glenn Parris, Shanna Swendson, Gwendolyn N. Nix, L. Penelope, Alethea Kontis, Linda Robertson, Grey Yuen,...

APEX LAUNCHED

Hello everybody! It took us a while, but APEX: Collected Edition is now LIVE on Kickstarter! Thank you for being patient, giving us feedback, and sticking with us while we sorted out all the details to give this the biggest chance of success as possible. We appreciate...

APEX to Launch January 7th!

Hello everybody! We're well aware that we've had multiple announcements for the launch of APEX: The Collected Edition on Kickstarter and apologize for that. We were excited about getting the game back out there and we made announcements prematurely. To that end, I...

Fox & Willow Acquired by Outland Entertainment

Fox & Willow, an online grim fairytale series, has been acquired by Outland Entertainment. Written by Allison Pang and illustrated by Irma ‘Aimo’ Ahmed, Fox & Willow debuted in April 2012 and has maintained a strong fanbase ever since. Following the runaway princess, Willow, and her mischievous fox spirit companion, Gideon, the overarching plot…

APEX Kickstarter Launch Date Revisited

Hello everybody! I know that we announced the hard launch date for the Kickstarter for APEX: Collected Edition yesterday. When we announced that, we felt pretty sure we were ready to roll, but we had a significant amount of feedback on the campaign. Because of how the...

APEX Kickstarter Launch Date!

Okay folks! We finally have news. We're planning to launch the APEX: Collected Edition on Tuesday, December 10th. Here's a preview of the campaign that you can check out before launch!...

Final 20 Hours of The Jötunn War Issue 02 Kickstarter!

The Jötunn War Issue 02 just reached it's primary funding goal on Kickstarter! We're now at the final 20 hours of the campaign and we're hoping to raise funds for issue three! Thank you all so much for your continued support! The Jötunn War is a FOUR ISSUE graphic...

Apex Kickstarter Update

Hello everybody! A quick update on the status of the upcoming Apex Theropod: Deckbuilding Game Collected Edition Kickstarter. We had expected to launch the Kickstarter last week, but it took a little longer than we anticipated to get all the details in from the...
Swordgirl Book 01: Winter By Winter

Swordgirl Book 01: Winter By Winter

swordgirl Series, Book 1

Winter by winter

Author: Jordan Stratford
Editor: Gwendolyn N. Nix
Cover Illustrator: Chris Yarbrough
Cover Designer: Jeremy D. Mohler
Interior Designer: Mikael Brodu

When the enemies of King Ragnar destroy Ladda’s village, she’ll do anything it takes to lead the survivors to safety—

even agreeing to marry the king himself. But Ragnar and Ladda both quickly discover that there’s more to her role than that of queen. As she assumes the burden of shield maiden and admiral of the Swanfleet, guiding her own ships among Ragnar’s, her calling to battle becomes clear. She’s been chosen, blessed by the goddess Skathi, and her enemies will fall before her blade…

Winter by Winter brings to life Hladgertha, the historical teenage Viking pirate queen from the Chronicles of Saxo, and presents a heroine whose cunning and heart resonate across the centuries.

AUTHOR

jordan stratford

… has been pronounced clinically dead, and was briefly (mistakenly) wanted by INTERPOL for international industrial espionage. He has won numerous sword fights, jaywalked the streets of Paris, San Francisco, and São Paulo, and was once shot by a stray rubber bullet in a London riot. He lives in the crumbling colonial capital of a windswept Pacific island populated predominantly by octogenarians and carnivorous gulls. 

He’s the author of the Middle-Grade Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series from Knopf / Random Penguin, which is being adapted to a video game for iOS and Android, a tabletop pen-and-paper Roleplaying Game, as well a television series in production.

 

Vikingverse: Loki’s Wager

Vikingverse: Loki’s Wager

Vikingverse Series, Book 2

LOKI’S WAGER

Author: Ian Stuart Sharpe
Editor: Shannon Page
Cover Illustrator: Jeremy D. Mohler
Designer: Shawn King

THERE ARE SOME BOUNDARIES THAT SHOULD NEVER BE CROSSED

Midgard is a funeral pyre. Ragnarök, the doom of the gods, has brought the Empire of the Heavens to ruin.

For some, the harrowing promises a new beginning. Mother Jörð will rise again, and new gods will return to the golden tables of old. But Iðunn Lind, keeper of the great World Tree Yggdrasil, no longer believes in ancient prophecy or the hand of fate.

Across the veil, Churchwarden Michaels is stuck dealing with his own personal Ragnarök – and just how to save his neck now that three Viking crosses have appeared overnight at St. Mary’s.

When the boundaries between realities fracture, the two guardians discover that the gods not only play dice with the Vikingverse, they are rolling snake-eyes.

In this new chapter of the Vikingverse, the tapestry of time unfurls in deadly new ways:

• An Arabian ambassador faces a dead reckoning in Viking Ireland…
• A Jomsviking Jarl sails to far-flung lands beyond the record of the sagas…
• A lone Runesmith defends the Pax Nordica against the Mongol horde…

THE RESURRECTION IS AT HAND, AND HEAVEN ON EARTH AWAITS THE FAITHFUL – BUT WILL THE FUTURE BE KRISTIN OR ÆSIR?

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Series: Vikingverse
Release Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978-1-947659-82-7
Page Count: 260
Genre: Fantasy, Historical
Tropes: Man vs. God/Fate, Elseworld, Alternate History

AUTHOR

IAN STUART SHARPE

Ian Sharpe was born in London, UK, and now lives in British Columbia, Canada. Having worked for the BBC, IMG, Atari and Electronic Arts, he is now CEO of a tech start up. As a child he discovered his love of books, sci-fi and sagas: devouring the works of Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett and George MacDonald Fraser alongside Snorri Sturluson and Sigvat the Skald. He once won a prize at school for Outstanding Progress and chose a dictionary as his reward, secretly wishing it had been an Old Norse phrasebook. The All Father Paradox is his first novel.

 

Soultaker

Soultaker

The Knights Eternal Series, Book 1

SOULTAKER

Author: Robert J. Duperre
Editor: Alana Joli Abbott
Cover Illustrator: Tomasz Chistowski
Cover Designer: Shawn T. King
Interior Designer: Mikael Brodu

Available for purchase in print, audio, and ebook in MARCH 2020.

It’s been a thousand years since the Rising.

Earth is a wasteland, and a holy order of knights is all that stands between what remains of civilization and the brigands and demons trying to bring it all down. When the oldest of these knights, Abe, isn’t trying to keep his brothers in line, he’s tirelessly attempting to decode the riddles that have guided the Knights Eternal for the past two centuries.

The visions Abe’s been having aren’t helping matters.

The latest riddle sends the Knights Eternal after a prophet and his band of Outriders. Or is it sending them to seek the Prophet’s aid? It’s a question Abe needs to be answered. With his sanity fleeing, more demons than ever rising from the Pit, and rumors circulating of an army of risen dead, failure for the Knights might end the world this time once and for all.

Where else will reincarnated musicians become gun-slinging knights to patrol a post-apocalyptic wasteland? Only in Soultaker. This book by Robert J. Duperre takes a pound of Game of Thrones, a few cups of The Wild Bunch, a dash of Doom, and a sprinkle of Doctor Who, and mixes them all into a fun, horrific ride.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Series: The Knights Eternal
Release Date: March 2020
Page Count: 265
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-fi
ISBN: 978-0996399784

AUTHOR

ROBERT J. DUPERRE

I’m an author from Connecticut, and I write. Redundant description of myself, isn’t it? But it’s all true.

I’ve lived an interesting life, and released seven novels that skirt the line between horror, science fiction, and fantasy, as well as edited and contributed to a pair of short story collections. I also co-wrote “The Breaking World” series with David Dalglish, which was picked up and published by 47North, a subsidiary of Amazon Publishing.

Pileaus: The Unmade Man

Pileaus: The Unmade Man

The World of Pileaus Series, Book 1

THE UNMADE MAN

Author: Daniel Tyler Gooden
Editor: Gwen Nix
Cover Illustrator: Chris Yarbrough
Cover Designer: Jeremy D. Mohler
Interior Designer: Mikael Brodu

Available for purchase in print, audio, and ebook in March 2020.

The job should’ve been simple, but in Boruin’s experience, nothing ever is.

Somehow, the young mute boy he’s been hired to bring in can read the mysterious runes on his arms. Somehow, this boy can create magic with them. And somehow, Bourin’s blank past is suddenly full of questions he’s desperate to answer.

As a simple job transforms from betrayal into the beginnings of an epic journey, Bourin seeks out answers to his past with his trusted companions: Wraithe, a protector whose methods sometimes turn violent; Pile, a young relic-hunter; and Toaaho, sworn to Bourin’s servitude with marks of his own. As they cross mysterious jungles full of monsters, floating forests full of flying sharks, and cave systems teeming with golems, Bourin begins to understand his fate is inexorably entwined with the boy’s. But does that spell his salvation, or his doom?

Life on the Pilean continent grows more interesting by the hour…

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Series: Pileaus
Release Date: March 2019
Page Count: 293
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 9781947659506

AUTHOR

DANIEL TYLER GOODEN

Daniel Tyler Gooden was born and raised outside Kansas City, Missouri. He spent some time in New Orleans, Louisiana, picked up a wife and a southern twang, and brought them both back to midtown KC.

Gooden’s writing ranges between lit, fantasy and horror and is at the moment preoccupied with stories of personal and world apocalypse via: fire salamanders, Google-overlaid reality, internet marketing, VR living, and magic illogically springing into existence and spontaneously giving our favorite brands walking, talking, man-eating personas.

 

Vikingverse: The All Father Paradox

Vikingverse: The All Father Paradox

Vikingverse Series, Book 1

THE ALL FATHER PARADOX

Author: Ian Stuart Sharpe
Editor: Shannon Page
Cover Illustrator: Jeremy D. Mohler
Designer: Shawn King

What if an ancient god escaped his fate…and history was thrown to the wolves?

Churchwarden Michaels thought it was just a run-of-the-mill crazy old man who stood in the graveyard, hellbent on studying the thousand-year-old Viking memorial there. But when things start changing and outright disappearing, Michaels realizes there is more to this old man than meets the eye. Now, Michaels finds himself swept up in an ancient god’s quest to escape his destiny by reworking reality, putting history—and to Michaels’s dismay, Christianity itself—to the Viking sword. In this new Vikingverse, storied heroes of mankind emerge in new and brutal guises drawn from the sagas:

A young Norse prince plots to shatter empires and claim the heavens…

A scholar exiled to the frontier braves the dangers of the New World, only to find those “new worlds” are greater than he imagined…

A captured Jötunn plants the dreams of freedom during a worlds-spanning war

A bold empress discovers there is a price for immortality, one her ancestors have come to collect…

With the timelines stretched to breaking point, it’s up to Churchwarden Michaels to save reality as we know it…

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Series: Vikingverse
Release Date: October 2018
ISBN: 978-1-947659-52-0
Page Count: 320
Genre: Fantasy, Historical
Tropes: Man vs. God/Fate, Elseworld, Alternate History

AUTHOR

IAN STUART SHARPE

Ian Sharpe was born in London, UK, and now lives in British Columbia, Canada. Having worked for the BBC, IMG, Atari and Electronic Arts, he is now CEO of a tech start up. As a child he discovered his love of books, sci-fi and sagas: devouring the works of Douglas Adams, J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett and George MacDonald Fraser alongside Snorri Sturluson and Sigvat the Skald. He once won a prize at school for Outstanding Progress and chose a dictionary as his reward, secretly wishing it had been an Old Norse phrasebook. The All Father Paradox is his first novel.