Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sunday 3rd March 2013 Update

Dear Viewers,

The first part of Chapter One of the History of Talbadas, "The Interim and the Tualbid Kingdom" is now complete.  Following From the Ashes of the Empire, new section The Migrations explains the collapse of the Old Empire and the flow of citizens from the outlying protectorates into the Videan Peninsula.

The History of Talbadas is due for its next two weeks from now, on the 17th of March.

Hope you enjoy the ever-expanding history!
T. M. Shannon

Saturday, 23 February 2013

From the Historian (aka the Author) 24th Feb 2013

Hi viewers and followers,

I'll keep it short here, as you can find the bulk of my address over at the Author blog.

Sorry to keep you waiting with history updates, as I've been busy with initial release of TSH and settling back down with work and moving on with the Hero of Talbadas.

I will aim to have installments up once a fortnight, beginning next Sunday, the 3rd of March.  My big push is to have Volume 2 of the Hero of Talbadas ready for initial release in three months, which I imagine may cause interruptions.

Check back for updates, and hope you're enjoying TSH as we speak, don't forget your all important reviews, critique etc!

Thanks for understanding,
T. M. Shannon

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Torment The Shadow The Heart 50% off

The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart moved over 430 copies in its Kindle Free Days
For those of you aching to get your hands on a physical copy - you glorious old-schoolers you! - you can get The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart at a 50% discount for the following two weeks, but only through my CreateSpace store here!

Copy in the code below to get your discount!


Monday, 18 February 2013

Comments most certainly welcome!

Hi everyone!

Don't forget that these blogs are open for you to comment on.  Feel free to let me know what you think of The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart or the History of Talbadas, whether you like the idea, hate it, or have a suggestion.

Without you sharing what works and what doesn't, I can't discover the way to indulge my audience.  Without you replying, I don't know where to find that audience.  Even if its as small as a +1, it means more than the world to me - it means I've connected with someone.  They then become the next ambassador to follow - the Wiglaf to carry on Beowulf's flame.

Put it this way, without fans, the Force isn't with us, we don't live long and prosper, Crom doesn't grant us revenge, and we don't get kicked into a Spartan death-pit.  There are no heroes whose deeds can be told, no Grendel's beaten, no Fafnir's slain, no Jason to lead the Argonauts.

Your thoughts mean a lot to me.  I thank you for sharing.

T. M. Shannon

Sunday, 10 February 2013

To a Kingdom facing darkness, a hero HAS come!

The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart is available for purchase!

Follow my blog for details of more release information, including the 15 Review Copy Giveaway
(one copy for you to enjoy, provided you get your feedback on Facebook or right here on Blogspot,
add it to your own blog or somebody else's, letting the world know what you think of the book!),
as well as news and reviews as they become available.

Further review copies will only be made available to legitimate press - that means I'll on Google checking addresses, making a few calls after this time.

Keep you posted,
T. M. Shannon

Friday, 8 February 2013


Welcome to the History of Talbadas, following the vivid history of the Kingdom of Talbadas, the setting of the newly-released The Torment, The Shadow, The Heart.

Follow the Pages to explore the history from the kingdom's birth out of the Interim in 496.  Share your views, like your favourite pieces, and follow news on The Hero of Talbadas series, with the journey due to continue later this year in The Fear, The Sundering, The Journey.

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Friday, 1 February 2013


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