Fittingly, on April Fools Day, my second book, “Day of the Dragonking: Book 1 of the Last American Wizard” will go on sale at Amazon Kindle and everywhere else (hopefully).
It’s a political/paranormal/thriller/satire featuring an attack by Black Magicians on Washington Dc that spreads Magic all over the place–turning Republicans into solid, rock-ribbed values types with a penchant for hard currency and Democrats in nurturing Water types who make things grow but can often be hard to pin down.
The only man who can fight these mystical terrorists is a broken-down hack of a reporter who doesn’t believe in much of anything and certainly doesn’t believe in Magic. He is, however, drafted by the oldest program at the NSA to battle the bad guys accompanied by the ghost of a Chinese factory worker in his cell phone, Ace Morningstar, the only woman to serve as a Navy SEAL, a former prima palabra for the MS-13 drug gang who has mutated into a cadejo (the four-hoofed dog of the Salvadorean Volcanoes) and , oh, there are all sorts of other people–human and inhuman.
It’s fun. It’s exciting. And it’s very strange.
Kirkus Reviews said it was a “A clever, humorous fantasy” and that “Irving (Courier, 2014, etc.), a producer of Emmy Award–winning news television and a journalist well-acquainted with the Beltway, makes good use of clichéd Washington stereotypes by mashing them together with fantasy tropes, breathing new life into political satire.” And most of the remainder of the review they spend trashing me for sending them a copy that wasn’t sufficiently proofed.
Well, that’s been fixed!
On the same day, I’m sending my third book, “Warrior” the sequel to “Courier” off to Kirkus to be smashed into tiny bits of literary rubble. They take about 2 months which should mean Warrior comes out in May or June.
So click on bit.ly/lastwiz and buy a copy. If you don’t see it in your local story, please pitch a bloody fit. I’d appreciate it.