Courage and Steel: Erlik Illustrated, in print and #18!
Four Fools Press is super pleased to announce Courage and Steel, by Amazon Best-selling author R. R. Hunsinger. Courage and Steel is a brand new PRINT offering from Four Fools Press, but it also is a landmark product in that it also is our first collection and it contains our first illustrated stories! Read a little more about it here:
Here in is the Saga of Black Erlik, called the Kinslayer. Alfred the Great dreams of a united England. Charlemagne’s empire crumbles. The dark things of legend haunt the fens and deep forests, plaguing the unwary. Erlik’s fate leads him on path of terror and glory.
Weregild - Young Erlik Rowanson must earn his place among his father’s raiders. His cousin Adulwulf challenges the boy’s will and blade. Erlik’s wyrd is written in the dirt and blood.
Tides of Fate - Black Erlik, the Kinslayer returns to his home among the Orkenyjar Isles, yet nothing is as it once was. Great evil lurks in the cold gray waves and all are not who they appear to be. Fighting time and tide, Erlik knows even myths wrapped in flesh and bone can be broken and bled.
Death-Head - Black Erlik ventures below Hadrian’s Wall with Byzantine nobleman Palladius Mauricius Veratius, his sword brother from Miklagaard. Terror plagues the small village of Edenston. The warriors confront a horrific evil from Palladius’ own eastern lands.
King’s Table - Black Erlik, alone, in the shadow of Jotunheim, plays a dangerous game with the cursed undead. Valhalla or Hel’s cold realm is his fate should he win. Should he lose? There are worse things than Hel’s corpse kiss.
Aviking - Erlik takes his leave of his fey-touched bride to sail the whale-road. The Norns weave and the runes tell his fate.
Two tales, Weregild and King’s Table are illustrated by Michael Clark Munson. Cover art by Michael Clark Munson and color by R. Brannon Hall.Courage and Steel contains all of the published Erlik's Sagas to date: Weregild, Tides of Fate, and Death Head, plus two brand new Erlik's Saga stories penned by our very own real-life Viking, R. R. Hunsinger, "Aviking" and "King's Table". Also of import and excitement, two of these tales, "Weregild" and "King's Table" are also illustrated by the amazing Michael Munson. Michael, who was originally merely a fan of Hunsinger's writing, contacted the Fools and asked if he could provide some illustrations for his beloved tales. Now, he's illustrated two of them to date: "King's Table" and "Weregild", as well as provided the inks for the cover of Courage and Steel.
Word on the street is that "MunsonX", as he is known, is also working on additional art for other Four Fools Press products! You can see more of his art at: http://michaelcmunson.crevado.com/
Courage and Steel is currently available in print via Amazon's Createspace and the Kindle version will be available soon.