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The last survivors of the raid on the Barrow of Azharad have scattered to the four winds, each walking a separate path. For some, it is the path of noble service, as the households of great kings and warlords beckon, offering a chance to enter the fray of politics with the fate of nations on the line. For others, it is the path of secrets and magic, as the veil of the world parts open to reveal the hidden truths that dwell in shadow and spirit.

And for Stjepan Black-Heart, royal cartographer and suspected murderer, it is the path of battle and sacrifice, as he is summoned to serve as scout and pathfinder to the lords of the Middle Kingdoms on their latest campaign to find and kill Porloss, the Rebel Earl: an elusive quarry lurking behind an army of ruthless renegade knights in the wild hills of the Manon Mole, a land where every step could be your last, and where lie secrets best left undisturbed.

BLACK HEART—the sequel to THE BARROW, itself a prequel to the ARTESIA graphic novels—will be released digitally in three parts, of which this is the first: WORDS ON WIND, ADRIFT ON DREAMS OF SPLENDOR.

Includes illustrated chapter breaks. WARNING: Contains graphic violence and sexual situations. 

File Formats available include PDF and ePUB [ePUB v2 file is reflowable; ePUB v3 file is fixed page layout, depending on your reading/ePUB platform preference]. 

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Greg M May 13, 2020 9:56 pm UTC
I am so happy to see this coming out! I loved the Barrow and eagerly awaited the sequel. Any chance of a PoD edition when you are finished?
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Mark S May 13, 2020 11:04 pm UTC
Hi, Greg! There will eventually be a print edition, whether via POD, a Kickstarter, or a partnership with another publisher (or some combination).
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Greg M May 14, 2020 4:56 pm UTC
Awesome! I'm buying now, regardless, but I will get that as well.

Mark, as a thought -- have you ever considered revisting Artesia's tale in this medium as well? I know lots of folks want to see where the story goes, and the art is amazing, but you only have so many hours in the day. I'd certainly revisit Artesia in straight prose.
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Mark S May 14, 2020 5:28 pm UTC
Technically I believe if I answer that question that would count as spoilers.
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Greg M May 14, 2020 5:44 pm UTC
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Greg M May 14, 2020 9:01 pm UTC
I think THAT answer counts as a teaser!
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