One part of writing that I hope never grows old is the joy of seeing a book’s cover for the very first time. It’s like getting the first glimpse of a very dear friend that you’ve spent long hours with but have never actually met.  Shawn King at Ragnarok Publications has done some amazing covers, and I am thrilled at what he’s created with Redemptor.  

Hello, old friend.

Now, for those of you wondering what Valducan #4 might be about, here you go:

Three years have passed since Valducan knight Matt Hollis defeated Tiamat’s cult, but her demonic children are still on the loose. Now, a mysterious enemy is stealing holy weapons across South America, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake. The Valducans fear that her followers have returned.

But not all is as it seems and a new player has joined this hunt – the paladins of the Catholic Church. To stop an evil that none of them have ever imagined the Order must set aside centuries of animosity and join forces with their long-standing enemy.

In the war against demons, there are weapons on both sides. Monsters aren’t born, they’re forged.

The final line was actually the first line that I knew about the book. I had the concept for Redemptor shortly before Dämoren was released. But I wasn’t entirely sure yet what it would be about, and it went through a few versions before the ideas fully crystallized. However, some of the plot elements I did know, and I slipped them into both Hounacier, and Ibenus, as well as a few of my Valducan short stories.

This one has been a long-time coming, and I’m very happy to finally see Redemptor for the first time. Matt is stepping back into a starring role and will be joined by several familiar faces and a few new ones.

I look forward to sharing it with you all.