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Deuce, color comp stageDeuce. Readers of my fantasy trilogy may be interested to know that I’ll soon be telling a new story in the Galleries of Stone universe. Deuce is a series prequel that will deepen your appreciation for Aurelius Harrow’s courage as he courts danger in the form of Ulrica Rakefang.

COMING IN JANUARY

The story begins right here at CJMilbrandt.com, with a new chapter posting every Friday. Cover Sketch. This is a sneak peek at an early stage of the book cover—a rough sketch with test colors—by artist and illustrator Hannah Christenson.

BYWAYS: Three Ways

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Pointing to the map, Uncle Vanek said, “North through the forests and mountains. South through rolling hills and rocky coves. Or the central route across the plains and desert. Which path will you choose?”

—excerpted from Byways, Book #1, On Your Marks: The Adventure Begins

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FAQ. When it comes to Frequently Asked Questions, the one I’m asked the most lately is … “Three books? Why are you releasing three?” Continue reading BYWAYS: Three Ways

BYWAYS: Sketches for Book #3

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Coming Soon. This fall, I’ll be releasing the next three books in the Byways series, one for each brother. Between now and then, I’m offering peeks at some of the details that are falling into place. Story snippets. Character introductions. Cover reveals. Today, I bring more of Hannah Christenson’s sketches, this time for Byways Book #3. Over the Bridge is Zane‘s first solo adventure.  Continue reading BYWAYS: Sketches for Book #3

BYWAYS: Sketches for Book #2

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Coming Soon. This fall, I’ll be releasing the next three books in the Byways series, one for each brother. Between now and then, I thought I’d give you a peek at some of the details that are falling into place. Story snippets. Character introductions. Cover reveals. Today, I’m sharing a preview of Hannah Christenson’s cover art. Her illustrations are what make my books look amazing. Continue reading BYWAYS: Sketches for Book #2

BYWAYS: Magic

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Countdown: 2 Weeks. We’re counting down to the release the first book in my new children’s series. Each week, I’ve brought out sketches, character introductions, and explanations of the adventure ahead. Today, I’m unveiling the element of magic that’s found in the Byways books. Continue reading BYWAYS: Magic

PREVIEW: Byways Spot Illustrations

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Countdown: 4 Weeks. We’re counting down to the release the first book in my new children’s series. Each Thursday, I’ll bring out sketches, excerpts, and explanations of the adventure ahead. Yesterday, I revealed the cover for Byways, Book 1: On Your Marks. Today, I’m offering a peek at the story’s interior illustrations. Continue reading PREVIEW: Byways Spot Illustrations