Rather embarrassingly, I recently said my new short story “The Escape” should be read after Rise of the Wolf, when it should actually come after The Wolf and the Raven.
You’d think I’d know my own stories by now, but, in my defence, they’ve been written over the past four years at different times and the shorts in particular all have similar names!
So I thought I’d post a recommended reading order, along with the dates they’re set in, just to keep you (me) right.
This is how I suggest you read them:
Wolf’s Head -1321
Knight of the Cross -1309 This one can really be read any time but I think it’s best to meet the characters of Sir Richard and Stephen in Wolf’s Head before moving onto this spin-off novella.
The Wolf and the Raven – 1322
“The Escape” – 1323
Rise of the Wolf – 1323
Friar Tuck and the Christmas Devil – 1323
“The Prisoner” – 1325
“The Rescue” – 1325 Get it HERE for FREE! This is the only place it’s available.
Blood of the Wolf – 1326
The Abbey of Death – 1328 (not released yet, but it’s due very soon!)
My fourth and final book in the Forest Lord series, Blood of the Wolf, will be published in just a few short hours. It will be flowing down your telephone cables, bouncing off orbiting satellites and being delivered by postmen worldwide!
This isn’t just the end of the series – this is the end of a most amazing chapter in my life. It seems like only yesterday that I sat in a street in Glasgow wondering what I should write about, only to settle on Robin Hood when I saw a house named “Sherwood”. Then, a couple of years later, when I published Wolf’s Head, I dreamt of seeing it on my bookshelf as part of a full, complete series.
Tomorrow, October 14th, that dream will become reality and it feels fantastic!
All four books have been well received and early indications from reviewers with advance copies suggest Blood of the Wolf is a fitting, exciting end to the series. I hope you all agree.
Thank you for supporting me over the past three years or so and, if you’re planning on reading Blood of the Wolf tomorrow – ENJOY!
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