“Once they were a band of mercenaries who shook the pillars of the world through their cunning, their closely guarded alchemical brews and stone cold steel. Whoever met their price won. Now, their glory days behind them and their genius leader in hiding, the warriors known as the ‘Twenty’ are being hunted down and eliminated one by one.“
Access to literature should be widespread. I implore you to buy Snakewood at your local bookshop or lend/request it from your local library. Failing that, here are some links to online stores.
Snakewood at Barnes&Noble
Snakewood at Waterstones
Want to try Snakewood first?
The first two chapters: http://www.orbitbooks.net/excerpt/snakewood-adrian-selby/
An audiobook sample here
Reviews & Quotes for Snakewood
Slowly Red’s Youtube review, it’s spoiler free but I found he completely gets what I was trying to achieve.
“Snakewood is a Tarantino-esque masterclass in voice and storytelling” The Fantasy Hive
“A thrilling tale of adventure, betrayal, triumph and loss” Interzone
“I give it nothing but the highest recommendation. I consider it one of the best novels I have read this year” Grimdark Magazine.
“Snakewood is one of those rare books that pisses some readers off by simply doing what books are supposed to do. Challenge.” Needleinthehay.net
“Reader investment is certainly required to grasp the threads of the story clearly from the offset, but hold tight because about a third of the way in everything clicks into place and by the end Snakewood has you gripped.” British Fantasy Society
“Grim mercenaries and badass alchemists brought to life by a bold, assured storyteller.” (Peter Newman, author of The Vagrant)
“this is as close to literary fiction as fantasy gets” (Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing)
Articles and interviews
Hiding the Ventriloquist – On John Scalzi’s blog
Q&A with Grimdark Magazine
The Magic of Snakewood – On Barnes and Noble’s sci-fi blog
They followed their mercenary calling – Originally published on Ragnarok Publications’ website, but reproduced on this blog as the former’s link is no longer valid.
Q&A with Writingforums.com
Q&A with Orbit
Q&A with Qwillery