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Dwarves, Halflings and Mushroom-men


A brief post to show you the wonderful cover for my forthcoming novella, A Storm Brewing, set in the gaming universe created by my friend Andrea Sfiligoi for his company, Ganesha Games.

This will be my first all-out “traditional”, high fantasy story in about fifteen years.
And given my tastes in fantasy and Andrea’s A Song of Blades and Heroes universe, it will not be that “traditional”, after all. Nor it will be very high, probably.


I love this cover, by the way. It’s absolutely perfect.
And yes, that’s an eyepatch-wearing, pig-riding whip-cracking halfling redhead girl in the background.

What’s the story?
When will it be out?
Are there other books in this series?

Song of Blades and Heroes 4th edition Cover

Song of Blades and Heroes 4th edition Cover (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m just the writer, not the publisher, so I can’t really answer those questions.

I can tell you there’s a second novella planned, by new pulp giant Barry Reese. And I can’t begin to tell you how proud of being in the same team with Barry Reese.
But I know nothing about what he’s planning, so I can’t tel you about his book.

On the other hand, I could tell you about my story.
About the heroes, about the bad guys, about the pigs and the mushrooms, about the magic and the beer.
And I will! But not yet.
For the moment, rest assured I’m writing my best, and I’m having as much fun as possible. And that’s good, because if I have fun writing it, you’ll have fun reading it.

Want to know more?
Patience. Watch this space, ladies and gentlemen.
News will come, soon.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

4 thoughts on “Dwarves, Halflings and Mushroom-men

  1. Intriguing! You have my interest 😉


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