I've been getting a lot of emails recently about people going through Royce and Hadrian withdraws now that they have devoured both Revelations and Chronicles. If you are one of them, then I just might have the cure.
The Jester, a Royce and Hadrian short story was released yesterday on Auible.com and the good news is it's FREE! Yep, it won't cost you a cent or a credit to listen to Tim Gerard Reynolds weave his magic as he performs this short story.
The piece was originally written for the Unfettered Anthology. For those that may not be aware, this was the anthology that I (and a bunch of other authors) volunteered stories for to help raise money to pay off a huge medical debt that Shawn Speakman amassed while fighting (and beating) cancer. The full anthology includes these works:
- Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks
- How Old Holly Came to Be by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams
- Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn
- The Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey
- Mudboy by Peter V. Brett
- The Sound of Broken Absolutes by Peter Orullian
- The Coach with Big Teeth by R. A. Salvatore
- Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood
- Heaven in a Wild Flower by Blake Charlton
- Dogs by Daniel Abraham
- The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne
- Select Mode by Mark Lawrence
- All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham
- Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth
- Nocturne by Robert V. S. Redick
- Unbowed by Eldon Thompson
- In Favour with Their Stars by Naomi Novik
- River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson
- The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan
- The Duel by Lev Grossman
- Walker and the Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks
- The Unfettered Knight by Shawn Speakman
The full version of Unfettered is also available on Audible. While it's not for free, the authors who weren't previously compensated will get a portion of it's earnings so buying it is a way of saying thanks to the people who so generously gave of their time in creating the anthology in the first place.
An ebook version of The Jester will be available soon. It was submitted to the various sites and I'm just waiting for them to go live. I'll update you when they are available.