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Hand of the Trickster series
Leverage meets Lankhmar in this sword-and-sorcery heist novella.Reviewers say:
"Fun, self-aware, and with a perfect balance of world-building."
"With only a few sentences, I could see the buildings of the city, hear the people in the marketplace, smell the dust or the trees, perfectly."
He wants to steal their money. They want to steal his memory.Reviewers say:
"These stories leave me feeling so good - these are characters I would love to spend a day with, and I regularly found myself smiling, even giggling, at the banter."
Auckland Allies series
Underpowered magical practitioners defend their city against demon-summoning invaders.Reviewers say:
"Blends a thrilling struggle against nefarious foes of awesome power with nerdy personal conflicts and a bit of off-beat romance."
The Allies discover a necromancer preparing to strike at the city's most vulnerable citizens.Reviewers say:
"Love the plotlines of not-so-powerful wizards defending Auckland because nobody else is stepping up against the bad guys."
Nazi sorcerers are plotting to steal the body of a tech billionaire, and the Allies must stop them, while outnumbered and, literally, outgunned.Reviewers say:
"A great story of overcoming evil in the face of personal weakness... Absolutely heart-wrenching, with a twist I never saw coming."
Gryphon Clerks series
Heroic civil servants must find common ground with a conservative shaman before war overtakes them all.Reviewers say:
"Almost symphonic... above-average writing and superb character development."
A reluctant ruler learns to lead his people in the face of a populist uprising.Reviewers say:
"Strong and dynamic female characters... Carefully crafted."
"The dialog is excellent."
"I am very impressed with the world-building."
A brilliant young mage and an eccentric inventor help to free an oppressed underclass.Reviewers say:
"The characters are deep, believable, admirable, and sympathetic...The writing is also very good."
A troubled mage must overcome a curse from her past to be with the wounded hero who loves her.Reviewers say:
"A fascinating but authentic world...I was touched by their love story."
"It's rare that I find fantasy with this much emotional depth."
A humble cleaner aspires to represent his people in their struggle to turn emancipation into true freedom.Reviewers say:
"Politics done right... such an inspiring story."
"How honorable people can make a difference without being superheroes."
They may be running a newspaper, but there are some things they don't want becoming news.Reviewers say:
"A hopeful world, in which one feels that with personal courage, interpersonal support, and sympathetic leadership, obstacles really can be overcome."
Author Archives: Mike Reeves-McMillan
I was delighted to find this review of City of Masks by Ben Rovik, whose Mechanized Wizardry books I’ve been enjoying. He says in part: This book has all the twists and revelations you’d expect from a story of courtly intrigue, … Continue reading
I’ve started a new novel, The Gryphon Clerks. Heroic steampunk-fantasy civil servants. Where City of Masks was “no-magic” fantasy, The Gryphon Clerks will be packed with magic. And sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from mad science. Go now and subscribe … Continue reading
Silentrequiem writes: I love epistolary stories, and I love political intrigue, and I love masks. This book was all three wrapped into one delicious package. Reeves-McMillan has created a fascinating society with Bonvidaeo where all the citizenry wear masks and … Continue reading
Now, this is at a very early stage, so my excitement is probably not well justified. But I’ve just heard that an Italian agent wants to present City of Masks to some German publishers. Germans are huge readers, apparently, and … Continue reading
Here’s a little joint project by some Podiobooks authors, including me. In the lead-up to Christmas 2009, we’d like to suggest that you consider buying our books as gifts, or asking others to do so for you. HORROR NIGHT’S KNIGHTS … Continue reading
Just found (via Google blog search, which I have fed into my feed reader) a nice review of the podcast version of City of Masks on Livejournal. The reviewer initially wasn’t sold on my reading, until s/he (I think she) … Continue reading
City of Masks is now available on Smashwords as an ebook. This means you can download it and read it in multiple formats, including Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Palm and iPhone (using Stanza). I’ve set it to have the first … Continue reading
If you’ve been putting off backing City of Masks on Authonomy, please, delay no longer. After an initial rapid rise up the rankings, it’s starting to slowly slip back as activity around it dies. I’m appealing to you, who are … Continue reading
I mentioned in a previous post that I’ve been thinking about submitting City of Masks to a traditional publisher. I’ve discovered a way of doing this that is quite clever (of the publisher, not me). Harper-Collins has a site called … Continue reading