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Freewilds Gazette - Issue Sixteen. Monday, September 12, 2022

Down to the Crunch

Readers and Friends,

With Bastion's release rapidly approaching, I have dedicated the entirety of my writing time to ensuring that it provides as complete and satisfying a conclusion to this first trilogy of novels as I am capable of producing. I do have a few updates to send your way, however. This won't take long, because it is crunch time, and there are plenty of tasks ahead of me between now and Bastion's September 30 release.

First, if you haven't had a chance, please consider visiting my official website, I have added a decent amount of new content, there, to help provide extra information about the world of the Freewilds and its many inhabitants. I have paused any future development on the site until after Bastion's release, but if it has been a while since you've checked it out, I hope you will visit and look it over.

As always, I greatly appreciate any feedback you choose to provide!

Second, Peter Wicks, the producer and one of the two voice actors responsible for the audiobook edition of Stormsend, has made a lot of progress on the audiobook production of the second novel in the series. We do seem like we should see a release for the Vagabond audiobook sometime in October, if everything goes to plan. Then, the same team will begin production on the Bastion audiobook, as well.

Lastly, I am gauging interest in a special edition release of the first three books in a single, omnibus-style volume, with a hopeful release by the end of the year. This would coincide with the Cult & the Constable Box Set, including Stormsend, Vagabond, and Bastion, which I also plan to make available by December 31.

I thought it would be rather poetic, having started 2022 by unpublishing my first, large-format novel, then spending the year fine-tuning the story into a trilogy of separate novels, only to come full circle and release the Cult & the Constable once more in a greatly expanded, single volume, limited run special edition.

Bastion - Saga of the Freewilds, Book Three is still on schedule for an official release on September 30th, 2022

VAGABOND - Official Book Trailer

Thank you, all!

Regards, Michael Paul Scott - Author TheFreewilds on Facebook

This is part of a series of newsletters that I will be providing both as an e-mail to readers who subscribe and as posts to the blog on my website:


Have you had a chance to read STORMSEND - Saga of the Freewilds, Book One, yet? If not, please consider picking up a copy for yourself! It is available now on in Paperback, Hardcover, and Kindle eBook formats!

The Audiobook Edition of STORMSEND is also now available! Narrated by Peter Wicks & Frankie Porter, you can buy this Audiobook on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes!

VAGABOND is the continuation of the adventures of disgraced former Detective Constable Lukarde Alfans as he makes his way south to the beleaguered coastal city of Westport in the forbidden region of the world known as the Freewilds. It was officially released on June 30th, 2022 and is available in Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle eBook formats!

The Special Preview Edition of BASTION - Saga of the Freewilds, Book Three. This e-book, available in ePub, Mobi, and PDF formats, includes the Prologue and Chapters 1 & 2 from the novel. Bastion will be released on September 30th, 2022!


STORMSEND & VAGABOND are also featured in the following sale event:

MYSTERY/THRILLER Sales Promotion. Get these books fast! This promotion ends September 16th!


The Special Preview Edition of Bastion is featured in the following sale events:

FANTASY READS Giveaway Promotion. Get these books fast! This promotion ends September 15th!

Page-Turning Suspense Novels Giveaway Promotion. Get these books fast! This promotion ends September 14th!


Recommended Reading

In the winter of 1892, the gold-mining town of Bodie, California is in decline.

Nell Doherty, an 18-year-old young woman with a wooden leg, has dreams of leaving and becoming a Pinkerton detective.

A tragic shooting presents her with an opportunity to prove she has the skills needed to work for the Pinkertons. Over the objections of most of the town’s residents, Bodie’s justice of the peace deputizes Nell. With the help of Rags, her half-Irish, half-Chinese best friend, Nell investigates the shooting.

As they unearth the details of the mystery, Nell and Rags become the targets of ruthless desperadoes who won’t let anyone get between them and a fortune.


Some forests shunned the encroachment of Man.

The elders of the kingdom which grew in the forest's shadow spread grim tales of those foolish enough to venture into the fearsome trees, or who wandered too close to its malevolent, intelligent beasts.

The falconer knew the stories well, having grown up with the vast expanse of those trees always in view. When the king's soldiers pursued him, he felt little choice but to flee into the forbidden woodland with only his hawk and the clothes on his back.

Now, he faces the forest's wrath and the deadliest winter he's ever known, poorly-sheltered in the bones of a forgotten army outpost. When a wolf takes the life of his hawk --the thin thread between his survival or slow demise-- the falconer can only despair. But he fails to remember that this is no ordinary forest...

...and the wolf is no ordinary wolf.


Meg was raised to do her duty as the youngest daughter of the king.

But when he unexpectedly ties her to the northern nation and then dies, the kingdom assumes she will replace him as the Raven Crown.

With the entire world watching and waiting for something to happen, her eldest sister makes decisions as though she is queen. And as her cousins hope for a share of the power, Meg prays her faith is enough to maintain her sense of duty. As Meg’s hair remains resolutely white, the people wonder what her sisters will do to prove themselves more suitable, or remove the competition. An attack on one sister puts another in danger, and Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. Is her faith in the gods to choose wisely just a naïve girl’s dream? Or are the gods more involved than she imagined, and what could they want? Raven’s Dawn is an exciting start to the Raven Crown Series.

If you like magic, a temple full of gods and a dash of political intrigue, then you will love Georgina Makalani’s series.


Michael Paul Scott - Author

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