Ink Black Magic is nearly at the printer!

Liquid Gold Cover LASTThe final book of Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Mocklore series, Ink Black Magic, will be released just as soon as we finalise the very beautiful cover (soon…!). While this book is an excellent standalone novel, it does have ties to Splashdance Silver and Liquid Gold – have you read them yet?

What people have said about the Mocklore Chronicles (some of these reviews are from when the books were first released in paperback, 15 years ago!):

“…made me laugh out loud on a bus full of people…” (Fran, Goodreads)

“…an undiscovered gem in my opinion. Funny, intricate and exciting – Kassa and her band of merry pirates are such a wonderful team of misfits in a world for misfits.” (AlexEatsBooks, Goodreads)

“Magical. Such detail. A bloody blast.” (Lisa Gormley, Goodreads)

“…this is comic fantasy, and very much in the Pratchett vein. There are witches and pirates, eccentric characters, and other odds and ends – the novel even opens with a view of Mocklore from space ala Pratchett. What is important, though, is that Roberts entertains. This kind of fiction depends upon inventiveness and timing – the author has to be able to produce a non-stop flow of new and interesting characters and situations, while never forgetting that the point is to make us laugh. It is something that Terry Pratchett had made his stock in trade, and it’s a skill that Roberts is clearly learning.” (Jonathan Strahan, Eidolon)

“Tansy Rayner Roberts should be a name we’ll be hearing for a long time to come.” (Jonathan Strahan, Eidolon)

Coming soon from FableCroft and Tansy Rayner Roberts…

Ink Black Magic by Tansy Rayner Roberts is in the final stages of production here at FableCroft. Ink Black Magic is a Mocklore novel and we will be releasing it in ebook and paperbook very soon!

Kassa Daggersharp has been a pirate, a witch, a menace to public safety, a villain, a hero and a legend. These days, she lectures first year students on the dangers of magic, at the Polyhedrotechnical in Cluft.

Egg Friefriedsson is Kassa’s teenage cousin, a lapsed Axgaard warrior who would rather stay in his room and draw comics all day than hang out with his friends. If only comics had been invented.

Aragon Silversword is missing, presumed dead.

All the adventures are over. It’s time to get on with being a grownup. But when Egg’s drawings come to life, including an evil dark city full of villains and monsters, everyone starts to lose their grip on reality. Even the flying sheep.

Kassa and Egg are not sure who are the heroes and who are the villains anymore, but someone has to step up to save Mocklore, one last time. 

True love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Happy endings don’t come cheap.
All that magic is probably going to kill you.
You really can have too much black velvet.

All this and more in the third and final adventure of The Mocklore Chronicles!

Liquid Gold Cover LASTI love that this book works very well as a standalone novel, but if you’re keen to find out more about Kassa and her past, you might like to start with Tansy’s first two books, Splashdance Silver and Liquid Gold, available for around $3.99 each from your preferred ebook retailer!

Splashdance Silver by Tansy Rayner Roberts Kindle / Kobo / Wizard’s Tower Books / Weightless Books

Liquid Gold by Tansy Rayner Roberts Kindle / Kobo / Wizard’s Tower Books / Weightless Books

Announcements

While things may have seemed rather quiet around these parts, we’re like the proverbial duck paddling – lots going on under the water!

  1. Liquid Gold, the second of Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Mocklore Chronicles, is on its way into the ether via Amazon, Kobo, Wizard’s Tower and Weightless Books – check it out at your preferred etailer!
  2. We’re delighted to announce we will be working with Glenda Larke to bring her Isles of Glory trilogy out in ebook – timeline isn’t firm yet, but The Aware will be out in the coming months.
  3. We’ve been working on this one for a while now, but we can now formally announce FableCroft’s first original novel, Path of Night by Dirk Flinthart, will be released in October in print and ebook editions. Think science fictional crime noir with a supernatural flavour and the usual Flinthart flair, and you’ll have an idea of what’s in store!

Another couple of projects underway that are not quite ready for sharing yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we can!