Fans of Robert B. Marks may be wondering what’s up with him. He wrote the first Blizzard Entertainment eBook… Diablo: Demonsbane. What’s he doing nowadays? Well, he launched a publisher company named Legacy Books Press based on Kingston, Ontario. Recently, he published a compilation of all the Garwulf’s Corner articles titled Garwulf’s Corner:An Odyssey into Diablo and the World Beyond the Video Game.
Robert emailed me today to inform he joined forces with (legendary Canadian-born fantasy writer and the original creator of the Forgotten Realms game world) Ed Greenwood to publish The Eternity Quartet: An Evil Wind (eBook). Those interested in supporting Robert, go ahead and read this new production for $2.99.
THE ETERNITY QUARTET: AN EVIL WIND
“It is the Spring of the World. The Great Ice has retreated, leaving verdant fields and fledgling new civilizations. It is a time of wild and terrifying magic, wondrous opportunity, and great danger. Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms® and New York Times-bestselling author of Spellfire and Elminster: The Making Of A Mage, and Robert B. Marks, author of Diablo: Demonsbane, welcome you to the first movement of The Eternity Quartet.
Millennia have passed since the ice left the world. New and hungry civilizations have arisen, eager for land and conquest. In the valley of the Godsblood, Lord Emgrar and his people face a terrible ultimatum: surrender or death. Lord Kutharl has come to conquer and enslave, and the price of survival will be very high indeed.”
Ed Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author of Spellfire and Elminster: The Making Of A Mage, and the creator of the Forgotten Realms®, and Robert B. Marks, author of Diablo: Demonsbane, The EverQuest Companion, and Garwulf’s Corner, have teamed up for an groundbreaking new project launching on February 15, 2015: The Eternity Quartet.
Consisting of 16 separate yet linked stories, each providing a snapshot of a time and place, The Eternity Quartet tells the tale of a fantasy world from one ice age to the next, covering around 25,000 years. Structured like a symphony, The Eternity Quartet is divided into four movements representing the four seasons, each containing four stories.
The first story – Seizing the Torch, by Robert B. Marks – takes place as the glaciers recede and a tribe of hunter gatherers face a previously unknown challenge. The second – An Evil Wind, by Ed Greenwood – sees the leaders of an early civilization confront overwhelming odds and make a terrible sacrifice for survival.
The plan is to release one story per month. The first 14 stories will be released on Amazon Kindle for $2.99 each. The final two stories will be published along with the rest of The Eternity Quartet in an anthology in paperback and e-book format in mid-late 2016.
“We have wanted to work together for over a decade,” said Marks. “To be able to work with an author of Ed’s caliber on a project like this is a dream come true.”
“As a veteran gamer and game writer, Rob understands the fun in storytelling,” said Greenwood, “and this is a great chance for us to have fun together that should come through to the reader loud and clear. I love collaborating with talented, creative, nice people – and Rob is talented, creative, nice people!”
Seizing the Torch, by Robert B. Marks, will be released on February 15, 2015, and is now available for pre-order at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T3GG9W0
An Evil Wind, by Ed Greenwood, will be released on March 15, 2015, and is now available for pre-order at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T3MNSYQ
Robert B. Marks is an author, editor, publisher, and researcher. He is the author of Diablo: Demonsbane, The EverQuest Companion, Garwulf’s Corner, and co-author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora.
Ed Greenwood is the creator of The Forgotten Realms® fantasy world, and an award-winning writer or co-writer of almost 300 books that have sold millions of copies worldwide in more than three dozen languages. He hangs out on the Internet at: http://theedverse.com