Next week, our next entry in the Foreworld SideQuests will be released (on March 19th; click on the cover if you’d like to go pre-order it now). It’s the first post-Medieval era story, set in Spain during the 1520s, and it inaugurates our Renaissance era stories. I know this is quite a jump from the mid-1200s, but after the release of the third book of The Mongoliad, we wanted to make it abundantly clear we were going to branch out into other eras, and oh boy, but do we with The Book of Seven Hands.
It’s written by Barth Anderson, who is a new name for Foreworld, but he’s been blogging about the food and agriculture industries for several years and he’s quite an accomplished novelist in his own right. You should check out his author page for more information.
As for The Book of Seven Hands, here’s the promo text.
Expert swordsmen Basilio and Alejo have one last mission before they go their separate ways: they must recover their teacher Don Manuel’s ancient fighting manual and take it to remote Cataluña in order to have it translated by the famous alchemist Paracelsus. Unbeknownst to them, however, Don Manuel has been murdered, and a host of powerful forces has come looking for the coveted book – everyone from old lovers and lifelong archenemies to the King’s assassin, and the Spanish Inquisition.
The adventures of Basilio and Alejo usher in a new era of adventures in Foreworld, one wherein the Shield-Brethren, the fabled warrior monks of the medieval era, have been stricken from history. Old traditions are threatened and long-standing secrets are in danger of being revealed.