**First book of The Gray Assassin trilogy, a new Stormtalons adventure!**
For ten years the assassin Grayshade has eliminated threats to the Order of Argoth, the Just God. The Acolytes of Argoth are silent and lethal enforcers of the Order’s will within the sprawling city of Cohrelle, whose own officials must quietly bow to the Order’s authority while publicly distancing themselves from its actions.
Grayshade is the supreme executor of the Order’s edicts, its best trained and most highly respected agent. But when a mission doesn’t go as planned, Grayshade starts to question the authority and motives of his superiors; and as he investigates, he soon finds himself the target of the very Order he once served without question. Now it will take all of Grayshade’s skill, intuition, and cunning to find the answers he seeks…if he can stay alive.
“In Grayshade, we have a complex mystery that unfolds with the care of a craftsman, a rich city that envelops us in its dark streets and maze-like rooftops, and a protagonist as skilled and brutal as he is thoughtful. It’s Jason Bourne meets Assassin’s Apprentice. Fans of traditional fantasy and spy thrillers should give this book a whirl.” — Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of The Lays of Anuskaya and The Song of the Shattered Sands series
ABOUT STORMTALONS Stormtalons! The realms you’re looking for!From Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms®, comes his newest fantasy setting, fraught with deadly mists, magic, and adventure! This is the first of 120 planned books, written by more than 50 Creatives from around the world. Don’t miss out on this sprawling new world!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gregory A. Wilson is Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City, where he teaches creative writing, fantasy fiction, and science fiction along with various other courses in literature. He is the author of the epic fantasy The Third Sign (Gale Cengage, 2009), and his second novel, Icarus, was published as a graphic novel in physical and virtual forms by Silence in the Library Publishing in the spring of 2016 (with a separately released audio dramatization); The Ed Greenwood Group will publish his Gray Assassin Trilogy, beginning with his third novel, Grayshade, in the fall of 2016. He also has short stories in a number of places, most recently the Time Traveled Tales (Silence in the Library Publishing, 2013) and Heroes (Silence in the Library Publishing, 2015) anthologies.
With two-time Hugo nominee John Helfers, he is in the planning stages for a political speculative fiction anthology, with a number of well-known authors already on board. He co-hosts (with Brad Beaulieu and Mike Underwood) the critically acclaimed Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers, and Fans (speculatesf.com), which is in its sixth year of production and backed through Patreon. He has written three articles for the SFWA Bulletin, and is a member of Codex, the Gen Con Writers’ Symposium, the Origins Library and other author groups on and offline. He is regularly invited to speak on panels, conduct workshops, and read from his work at conventions and conferences throughout the country.
Wilson is the author of The Problem in the Middle: Liminal Space and the Court Masque (Clemson University, 2007) and numerous articles and book chapters on a variety of academic subjects. Under the moniker Arvan Eleron, he runs a highly successful TwitchTV channel focused on story and narrative in games. He is also the lead singer and trumpet player for the progressive rock band The Road (thebandtheroad.com), soon to release its third album and follow-up to its critically acclaimed second album Monomyth, nominated for Best Foreign Record in Progawards 2010.
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