Saturday, July 02, 2011

New Short Story Up at Smashwords

A Lesson in War
A Sword of Otrim Story

by Lyndon Perry

Fighting the barbarian hordes for Queen Philipa of Idessa, Otrim - a fierce yet contemplative warrior - hadn't considered that his real enemy might just be his commander. Completing the campaign against the Korreti infidels and returning home victorious was all he really wanted. But when Otrim's commander, Ardus Telemachii Atellus, challenges him on the battlefield, the bronzed warrior must quickly determine where his ultimate loyalty lies.

This short story (about 4800 words) taps the spirit of battle and intrigue reminiscent of classic sword and sorcery. You can read a sample first page here. It is available for $0.99 online at your favorite eStores:

* Smashwords (Kindle, Epub, PDB, PDF, etc.)
* Amazon (Kindle)
* Barnes and Noble (NOOK)

About the Author (that's me!): Lyn Perry writes a variety of speculative fiction, from fantasy and science fiction to mystery and spiritual thriller. He is the founding editor of Residential Aliens, a zine of spiritually infused speculative fiction.

New Reviews:
"The spiritual musing of [Otrim] is reminiscent of a time when holy warriors fought for the greater good...or at least some of them did. A good read for those who love heroic fantasy." - Milton Davis, "Soul & Sword" author of Meji and Changa's Safari.

"This short story has a medieval fantasy setting and sometimes these types of stories can have language that plods along. Perry's story isn't like that at all. The dialog is fun and the character interaction is great." - Julie Jansen, science fiction and horror writer, and an Associate Editor for Dark Moon Digest.

"Great swashbuckling summer read! It is packed with action, great characters, and beautiful fluid language...[with] a "Lord of the Rings" kind of feel." - Jason, Amazon Reviewer
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