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Monday , 04 July 2016 , 08 : 40 AM
Matthew Ward's works have appeared in GdM#4 and GdM#8, so it's safe to say we're pretty big fans of his short stories. Check out what he has to say about jumping on board the author group for Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. By backing Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists on Kickstarter, you'll be not only getting Matt's short story The Game, but also two extra novellas already unlocked in Backer Goal #2. Keep sharing and we/ll keep packing the Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists backer packs full of extra goodies! Click the banner below to head to the Kickstarter page for all the latest updates on stretch goals!
Wednesday , 22 June 2016 , 08 : 40 AM
When Kaaron Warren agreed to be a part of Evil is a Matter of Perspective, I was so stoked to have a fellow Aussie join the ToC. Her work is brilliant, her list of awards and nominations as long as my arm, and I'm ecstatic to have her on board. Meet the ladies that made me want to bring Kaaron warren's horror style on board, the Grey Ladies from The Unwanted Women of Surrey! Excerpt of Kaaron Warren's The Unwanted Women of Surrey Of all of the unwanted women of Surrey, Grace was the one most terrified when the Grey Ladies knocked on our door. It was a gentle knock; certainly a gentlewoman. Grace took a last sip of tea and leapt up. “Allow me,” she said, as if anyone else was permitted to answer the door when she was at home. She lived in hope; she imagined somehow her husband would change his mind and take her back to the Manor. He would not. They never do. We heard the door open, and her gasp, then a wild screaming. I spilled my tea in my hurry to reach her, and a plate of scones tipped to the floor. Cook would be heartily offended. Grace was slumped against the door frame, her face ashen. Standing clustered together, tall, skeletally thin, grey skinned, were three women. Their mouths were open as if they would speak, but instead they turned and glided away. Grace screamed again and Dot joined her. Red Sheila shook; she was in no state to comfort them. “Come on, inside,” I said. Faith still sat in the drawing room, neatly nibbling on a ginger biscuit. “Faith, help me seat our friends,” I snapped at her, wanting her out of her reverie. “Who was at the door?” she asked, only now noticing...
Tuesday , 21 June 2016 , 08 : 05 AM
We were ecstatic when Bradley P. Beaulieu put up his hand to be a part of EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE: An Anthology of Antagonists. In this excerpt we get introduced to Rümayesh, Bradley's antagonist turned protagonist! Excerpt Of Sand and Malice Made by Bradley P. Beaulieu Çeda was just about ready to give up when she saw movement near an old acacia. Half the branches were dead, and the thing looked as though it were about to tip over and fall in the water at any moment. But in the branches still choked with leaves she could see two legs hanging down, swinging back and forth. The skin was the same dark color she remembered, and when she looked harder, she saw movement in the branches above—the second twin, surely, sitting higher than the first. She took to the damp earth along the edge of the bank to silence her footsteps, then pulled her kenshar from its sheath at her belt, whispering a prayer to fickle Bakhi as she did so. Reaching past her mother’s silver chain and locket, she slipped Ashwandi’s severed finger from around her neck, whipping the leather cord around her hand with one quick snap of her wrist. She stood twenty paces away now. As she approached the godling boys, she wondered how vengeful the god Onondu might be. She hoped it wouldn’t come to bloodshed, but she’d promised herself that if they wouldn’t listen to her commands, she would do whatever she needed to protect herself, even if it meant killing his children. Her identity was her most closely guarded secret, after all—no different than a chest of golden rahl, a chest these boys had tipped over with their mischief, spilling its treasure over the dirt for Rümayesh and Ashwandi and perhaps all of Sharakhai to...
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Sunday , 19 June 2016 , 06 : 54 PM
I love characters that fit into that kind of "spider" character. They have their hands in everything, manipulating the web of the world around them in a thousand different places through deceit, lies, half-truths, blackmail, threats, torture and murder. They war with the power of their mind, as opposed to the strength of their arm. Andross Guile from Brent Weeks' Lightbringer series comes to mind, as does Matthew Ward's Lord Solomon from Shadow of the Raven. Matthew (Robert Charles) been kind enough to give us Lord Solomon's introductory scene from Shadow of the Raven. Read on and get to know one of the characters you'll meet in EVIL IS A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE: An Anthology of Antagonists. An Excerpt from Shadow of the Raven by Matthew Ward "My apologies for being such a neglectful host," the grey man said in a mannered voice. "I'm afraid that another of my guests was quite… demanding... of my attention." He rinsed his hands in the water and dried them on a cloth. At last taking his eyes off me, he meticulously chased the pinkish rivulets down the length of his thin fingers, making sure every last one was captured in the folds of material. This done, he dropped the cloth into the bowl and retreated to an expansive desk. The attendant, taking this as his sign to leave, gave his master a small bow and then exited the room through the door by which he had entered. The grey man took a seat behind his desk. I remained standing – no one had thought to supply a chair for me. "You do know who I am, of course." I offered a small nod. "I do indeed, Lord Solomon." I'd met Solomon once before, during the brief and farcical reception that marked the beginning of my ambassadorial career. The Tressian council may...
Tuesday , 14 June 2016 , 07 : 31 PM
You've gotta check out the Kickstarter video Pen Astridge put together for Evil is a Matter of Perspective: An Anthology of Antagonists. How good is this! Pen has a brilliant eye for detail, scene planning and has made a brilliant animation based on Tommy Arnold's Artwork and Shawn King's design. If that's grabbed your attention, then head on over to the Kickstarter and check out the the details!
Wednesday , 08 June 2016 , 12 : 04 AM
Jason Deem has just put out his first sample piece of interior art for the Evil is a Matter of Perspective Kickstarter (live June 15). This piece is based on Deborah A. Wolf's Bloodpenny. The artworks will take up the top third of the title page for each short story if we can achieve the first stretch goal. Deborah was pretty damned happy with the image, and I can't wait to see what else Jason puts up when the other short stories start rolling in! If you'd like to follow us on Kickstarter (your Kickstarter account needs to be linked to your Facebook) so you don't miss the start of proceedings on the 15th, head on over to the GdM Kickstarter profile and give us a follow!