Announcing my first novel
I am thrilled to announce the upcoming release of my first novel, THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD.
In it, a shapeshifter hero battles ancient spirits, a covert government agency, and his own dark past in a race to solve a murder that could mean the end of the world.
From the back cover:
The Heroka walk among us. Unseen, unknown. Shapeshifters. Human in appearance but with power over their animal totems.
Gwyn Blaidd is a Heroka of the wolf totem. Once he led his people in a deadly war against the Tainchel, the shadowy agency that hunts his kind. Now he lives alone in his wilderness home, wolves his only companions.
But when an Ojibwe girl is brutally killed in Gwyn's old hometown, suspicion falls on his former lover. To save her, Gwyn must return, to battle not only the Tainchel, but even darker forces: ancient spirits fighting to return to our world…
And rule it.
Cree and Ojibwe legends mix with current day environmental conflict in this fast-paced urban fantasy that keeps you on the edge of your seat right up to its explosive conclusion.
With a Special Introduction by…
One of the best parts of this experience for me was having one of my writing heroes, the award-winning Charles de Lint, the father of urban fantasy, write the introduction for the book.
Here’s an excerpt from that intro:
"What makes THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD such an engrossing read are the characters and Doug’s wonderful prose, a perfect blend between matter-of-fact and lyricism. I can’t remember the last time I read a book that spoke to me, so eloquently, and so deeply, on so many levels. ... I’ll be rereading it in the future because it’s that sort of book. Richly layered and deeply resonant. An old friend, from the first time you read it."—Charles de Lint, World Fantasy Award winner
An excerpt of the first four chapters of the novel is available on my website on this page. But there’s more!
Discounts Just For You
THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD will be released October 15, 2013. As an exclusive offer available only to my regular blog readers, you can pre-order your copy of the ebook or print edition at the following special discount.
15% off: Use the promotion code “BLOG-WOLF-15" at checkout to receive a 15% discount on the ebook or print edition.
Your ebook edition will be emailed or your print edition mailed to you come October 15.
THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE WORLD is based on my award-winning story, "Spirit Dance," picking up events five years later. You do NOT need to have read "Spirit Dance" to fully enjoy THE WOLF, but if you're interested, you can pick up "Spirit Dance” from my website store or all the major ebook retailers either as an individual ebook or as part of my collection, IMPOSSIBILIA.
Thanks for listening!