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You may have heard me mention I have a new book coming out. And you probably heard I’m giving away bonus content for a limited time. But I left something out.
I haven’t been happy with the way my previous book has sold, so I wanted to do something big this time. It was important for me to do everything I could to get the book into as many people’s hands as possible.
That’s where the free book offer came from. I believe this book has potential, and this was an experiment to see how far a message could spread.
As a result, so many have pre-ordered the book, it’s already outselling my previous book, and it’s not even available yet. It is seriously exceeding my expectations.
What the book is about
A Merchant’s Tale is the second installment in The Matter of Manred, a new cycle of medieval romances, action adventures, heroic fantasies, mysterious priests, and their dark and forgetful gods. It’s the story of Corentin, a young foreign trader of the House Pelan who arrives in the debatable lands of Droma to deliver a mysterious chest to a far-away sage in a remote corner of the kingdom.
But it’s also a story about a young man asking himself the question, “What should I do with my life?” It’s something I struggled with for years before finally discovering what I was meant to do. Once I understood the process, everything became clear.
Most people will say you just need a plan, but I think we need more than that. On the quest towards a meaningful life, we need a proven path. We need to walk in the footsteps of those who have come before us and left a legacy worth remembering.
A Merchant’s Tale is that path.
In the book, Corentin will encounter new people with strange customs. He’ll find adventure and danger. He’ll be challenged to consider the path he’s chosen, and the value of old patterns of thinking. Accompanied by the foreign mercenary Yôkull, a young local priest called Adarc, and the native warrior Corvac, he sets out on a journey that will change his life forever.
What people are saying
Early readers have already told me how much they enjoy this book. Here’s what they’re saying:
- “There is no sense of creation behind A Merchant’s Tale; it is a document of pure reality, capturing the subtle beauty of a world that I am only beginning to understand and can’t wait to return to. Even the most casual moments in this second entry in the Matter of Manred resonate with a deep and cryptic history; whatever Michael Dellert is hiding behind this tapestry of shadows, his patience in revealing it sets a mood quite unlike other fantasy tales.” — Christopher Schlerf, Lead Writer, Halo 4
- “Get ready to wish you were part of the Droma tribe. Loved this next installment of the Matters of Manred! Richly detailed, and holds you until the last page.” – Jenn M.
- “That little girl and her dog are a force to be reckoned with! That’s how I secretly envision my dog and I would be in an impromptu battle. He would be the hound from hell and I would be the faerie child calling him back with one hushed word. Perfectly written, sir.” – Astacia C.
- “Dellert deftly uses an outsider’s narrative to add yet another facet to an already all-encompassing tale, giving the readers a more comprehensive understanding of the world he has created.” – Jenn M.
I had one friend tell me he ordered the book and said, “It better deliver, Dellert.” So far, people seem to be telling me it is.
How to Get the Book
Order A Merchant’s Tale today, and you’ll get a special invitation to free bonus content next week, including Hedge King in Winter, The Epistles of Eithne and Eowain, and The Wayfarer’s Guide to Droma, a companion to the most troublesome hedge kingdom on the High-King’s Road. All you have to do to get all this great bonus content is put your name on the waiting list:
And to all those who have already supported this crazy experiment by ordering a book, thank you. You’re welcome to grab another one for a friend, if you’d like. Regardless, I’m grateful.
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