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I Published a Martial Arts Fantasy Novella

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    Taylor Clogston
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    “From the Plane of Steel I call you forth!”

    On the day Prince Kurou is to become engaged to the princess of a neighboring city, the bandit lord known as Callicles the Hyena invades the town called White Pepper.

    Kurou and the street boy Olivier find themselves unlikely comrades plunged into a world of martial artists, ancient magic, and Lone Wolves who fight as brothers. Follow the journey of the pauper and the prince as they become Gunslinger and Samurai.

    I’ve put up for preorder the proof-of-concept first novella in my East-meets-West martial arts fantasy series. If you like the sound of that, I’d love to throw an advanced review copy your way! Just email me at itaylorclogston at gmail dot com and tell me whether you’d prefer an epub, mobi, pdf, or some other format.

    Content warnings:

    • Violence: Lots and lots. People use fists, weapons, and magic to fight to the death. A few broken bones, a lot of blood. No detailed physical description of wounds, no evisceration.
    • Language: Occasional use of d***, h***, b*****d.
    • Sexual content: Mention of prostitutes, seduction, and rape, usually in the hypothetical. No characters have any sexual relations, and won’t throughout the series.
    • Ideological content: Characters belong either to a polytheistic religion or to a fantasy version of Daoism. Neither are strongly detailed, usually going to the extent of “if Heaven wills it” and “thank the gods.”

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

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