unfetteredUnfettered is here.

Well, at least the digital version is!

The physical hardcovers should arrive today if the freight company is to be believed. 5000 copies. A lot for a small press. The proceeds from sales go toward alleviating the medical debt I garnered from treating cancer two years ago. I am happy to report that debt is almost gone. I suspect it will be entirely gone by the end of the year.

The story of Unfettered is a good one. The science fiction and fantasy community rallied around me and for that I’ll be forever indebted. As a token of appreciation, I decided to post the eBook edition of Unfettered a few days early!

Here is the table of contents for Unfettered:

  • Foreword by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Introduction: On Becoming Unfettered
  • Imaginary Friends by Terry Brooks (a precursor to the Word/Void trilogy)
  • How Old Holly Came To Be by Patrick Rothfuss (a Four Corners tale)
  • River of Souls by Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson (a Wheel of Time tale)
  • The Old Scale Game by Tad Williams
  • Game of Chance by Carrie Vaughn
  • Martyr of the Roses by Jacqueline Carey (a precursor to the Kushiel series)
  • Dogs by Daniel Abraham
  • Mudboy by Peter V. Brett (a Demon Cycle tale)
  • The Sound of Broken Absolutes by Peter Orullian (a Vault of Heaven tale)
  • The Coach With Big Teeth by R.A. Salvatore
  • Keeper of Memory by Todd Lockwood (a Summer Dragon tale)
  • Heaven in a Wild Flower by Blake Charlton
  • The Chapel Perilous by Kevin Hearne (an Iron Druid tale)
  • Select Mode by Mark Lawrence (a Broken Empire tale)
  • All the Girls Love Michael Stein by David Anthony Durham
  • Strange Rain by Jennifer Bosworth (a Struck epilogue tale)
  • Nocturne by Robert V. S. Redick
  • Unbowed by Eldon Thompson (a Legend of Asahiel tale)
  • In Favour With Their Stars by Naomi Novik (a Temeraire tale)
  • The Jester by Michael J. Sullivan (a Riyria Chronicles tale)
  • The Duel by Lev Grossman (a Magicians tale)
  • Walker and the Shade of Allanon by Terry Brooks (a Shannara tale)
  • The Unfettered Knight by Shawn Speakman (an Annwn Cycle tale)
  • Acknowledgments

I’m not ashamed to say that mighty forces came to my aid. There are some great stories in Unfettered, something for everyone. Terry contributed two stories, a Word/Void story and a Shannara short. The anthology is available as an eBook on the Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iBooks for the price of $9.99.

The hardcover edition will begin shipping by the weekend. To order a hardcover, click HERE. It’s going to take me at least three weeks to get all copies gone from me but it will be worth it!

Until then, try the eBook!

Hope you enjoy it!

Written by Shawn Speakman
I am the long-time friend and webmaster for Terry Brooks as well as the author of The Dark Thorn, an urban/epic fantasy hybrid novel Terry calls "a fine tale by a talented writer." Join me on Facebook and Twitter (@shawnspeakman)!