East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

The Crow has landed


As I type this, all my Patrons have received a special edition of my new science-fantasy novella Sons of the Crow. The straight edition will go on sale at the end of the month (watch this space), but my Patrons get it for free and with an extra ten pages of extra contents.
Because it’s good to be my Patrons.

Sons of the Crow is a lost race science fantasy story set somewhere fifteen thousand years ago, and true to Steven Brust’s Rule of Cool Stuff in Literature, features a lot of the things I consider cool

  • cavemen (both Cro Magnon and Neanderthals)
  • mutants
  • lost civilizations
  • sabertooth tigers and giant birds (and the odd giant sloth)
  • ESP powers
  • flying ships
  • action and adventure
  • massive continent-shattering geological events
  • the occasional creature with tentacles

… and I’m sure I’m forgetting something.
So, if you do consider cool the same stuff I consider cool, you might like this story.

Also, this is the first in a series, and I’m already working on the sequel, Friends of the Tiger. I do not have an ETA, but as you can imagine I will talk about the work in progress here in the coming weeks and months.
I like the world that took shape in writing this story, and I will probably return to it a few times, maybe, who knows, in different formats and media. But for the time being, there’s a story written, and one to write.
Life is good.

As I said, the standard edition will go on sale on Amazon at the end of the month – and it will be possible to pre-order it at a reduced price in a few days (barring accidents). I will post an announcement here.

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.

2 thoughts on “The Crow has landed

  1. I’m stunned at how quickly you can go from concept to fully fledged story. Amazing work.


    • Well, it actually took me almost one year to get this one out.
      But yes, I try and be fast – like Michael Moorcock said, more than a week to write a novel means you are wasting time 😉

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