NEW

The Santa Myth…

...And Why Pit Such a Cheery Legend Against the Horror of Zombies? by John Mayer Although this very question sounds paradoxical, the horror genre has always been at its best when it injects the shocking, the gruesome, the profane, the unknown, the ugly with the...

Storytime with Ian: Who are the Jötnar?

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. See, that’s where the Christianity has it all wrong. All good Vikings knew the real story of how it all really began. The same way it will all end. With giants. Ginnungagap was the great emptiness before...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Gwendolyn Nix gwen@outlandentertainment.com SANTA VS ZOMBIES, ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL, LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER  Adventurous world full of Christmas cheer and gore to launch April 9, 2019   TOPEKA, KANSAS (April 11, 2019)—A...

NEW COMIC, ORC GIRL & GOBBO, RELEASES FROM OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Gwendolyn Nix gwen@outlandentertainment.com NEW COMIC, ORC GIRL & GOBBO, RELEASES FROM OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT  New Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Comic Releases on March 29, 2019 TOPEKA, KANSAS (March 29, 2019)—Orc Girl & Gobbo,...

Planet Comicon 2019 Booth #1925

Hello folks! As we do every year, we'll be out at our hometown show, Planet Comicon. We'll have a variety of books, games, comics, and artwork on the table for you to check out! We'll be at booth #1925. This year, special guest Chris Yarbrough will be joining us for...

NEW VIKINGVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE JÖTUNN WAR, LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Gwendolyn Nix gwen@outlandentertainment.com NEW VIKINGVERSE GRAPHIC NOVEL, THE JÖTUNN WAR, LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER The first of a four-issue graphic novel brings Norse history to life this March TOPEKA, KANSAS (March 22, 2019)—...

Reclaiming Norse Mythology from the Nazis by Ian Stuart Sharpe

It is one of the most iconic scenes in modern cinematic history:  Indiana Jones is in a desperate race against the Nazis, a lone hero battling against the entire German war machine to prevent an ancient artefact of immense power from falling into the wrong hands. Of...

Interview with Ian Stuart Sharpe, Author of The All Father Paradox!

Q: What made you write The All Father Paradox? Ian Stuart Sharpe: I think it was preordained. Not in a crazy way, you understand. You just learn to spot the signs, to realize that something is off-kilter. For example, in the year 793AD, according to the Anglo-Saxon...

THE ALL FATHER PARADOX Releases in October!

THE ALL FATHER PARADOX by Ian Stuart Sharpe Coming in October! 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...

HATH NO FURY Has Hit the Shelves and E-Readers!

Mother. Warrior. Caregiver. Wife. Lover. Survivor. Trickster. Heroine. Leader.   This anthology features 21 stories and six essays about women who defy genre stereotypes. Here, it’s not the hero who acts while the heroine waits to be rescued; Hath No Fury’s...
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

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: December 2019
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

Sometimes, when part of a man is lost, the rest seems in ruin.

Sometimes it’s the unknown that binds him together.

By sliding the tattooed ribbon of runes across his skin, Boruin may chance upon powerful spells, but not knowing his own magic makes death the surer bet.

When a mute boy reaches up and moves the runes, casting a spell as if born to the strange magic, Boruin finds the first lead to his blank past in thirty years. Discovering the truth of Boruin’s forgotten youth will not be easy. His wraith guardian swings between moon-driven moods of lust and rage. The Fae courts are cracking mountains, stirring up ghosts, and waking flying serpents to find him.

Each spinning of the tattoos is a dead man’s gamble. The runes will unravel him, but before they do, Boruin is determined to find who wrote this magic across his skin.

The Unmade Man is a novel set in Pileaus, a complete fantasy world brought to life through fiction and art. It has its own varied geography and natural phenomena. Each continent includes multiple countries, legions of creatures, and several unique races. Each race and region have a flourishing culture with singular customs, religion, languages, histories, technologies, and styles of dress.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Series: Pileaus
Release Date: December 2019
Page Count: 293
Genre: Fantasy
ISBN: 978-1947659506

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.

 

Shotguns & Sorcery Omnibus

Shotguns & Sorcery Omnibus

SHOTGUNS & SORCERY Series, Fiction

SHOTGUNS & SORCERY OMNIBUS

Author: Matt Forbeck

Hard Times Have Come to Dragon City

Retired adventurer Max Gibson has seen better times. Ever since he and his treasure-hunting friends struck it big and called it quits a decade back, it seems like things have slid downhill.

It’s hard enough to scrape by in a sprawling mountain city in which elves and dwarves live higher than humans in every way. It’s worse at night, when the groans of the zombies laying an eternal siege to the city provide a ceaseless reminder that the Dragon Emperor himself is the only thing that keeps the hordes of hungry dead from storming the walls.

And those times go from hard to bad, then straight past worse, right to the end.

This omnibus contains every Shotguns & Sorcery story written to date: three short stories and three novels, including the brand-new short story “The Job Never Ends.”

“Friends Like These”
“Goblintown Justice”
“The Job Never Ends”
Hard Times in Dragon City
Bad Times in Dragon City
End Times in Dragon City

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Series: Shotguns & Sorcery
Release Date: May 2018
Page Count: 489
Genre: Noir, Fantasy Adventure
Tropes: Man vs. Man, Survival of the Fittest

AUTHOR

MATT FORBECK

Matt Forbeck is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and game designer. He has over thirty novels and countless games published to date. His latest work includes the Star Wars: Rogue One junior novel, DungeonologyCaptain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger, Halo: New Blood, the Magic: The Gathering comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the upcoming Shotguns & Sorcery tabletop roleplaying game based on his novels.