An Update for the Year Ahead

The year 2021 has passed and 2022 now lies ahead. For those of you reading this who have been following me or who have been reading my books, this update is for you!

In 2020, I published the six novellas of the Siege Chronicles series. In January 2021, I released Siege Chronicles: The Complete Series, which combined the six novellas into a single collection. This book was also made available in a print edition, and in July of 2021 the audiobook edition was released, narrated by Michael Reimer.

In June of 2021, I published The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard, in both ebook and print editions. I have since received many requests for an audiobook edition, and I am happy to tell you that one is in the planning stages.

But what lies ahead for 2022? Not much that will be released, I am sorry to say. The big item will be the release of the audiobook for the Case Files of Aldicus Vescard. However, I do not have an ETA on that, as it is being produced by an audiobook company that has a bit of a backlog.

My plans for the rest of the year are to continue work on my epic fantasy series, The War of Wars, which has been years in the making. The War of Wars series takes place in the world of Mythania—the same setting for Siege Chronicles (which also takes place during the War of Wars) and The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard.

I wish I could say when you can expect to see the first book of the War of Wars series, but even I do not know. I hope to complete the first few books this year, and have first drafts of the others next year (in 2023), at which point I may begin releasing the series. But these books are epic-length fantasy novels (i.e., 600+ printed pages) so each draft takes a long time to write, to say nothing of revisions and editing.

All I can tell you is to stay tuned. Watch for the upcoming audiobook for The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard, perhaps sometime in the first half of the year, and drop by occasionally to see if I have posted more updates.

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Review of “The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard”

I had not even realized it, but Readers’ Favorite book review site has a five-star review up for The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard. That’s exciting!

Just to quote a few points from the review:

The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard has strong echoes of Sherlock Holmes, mixed with magic and steampunk adventure. Set in the Clockwork City of Corradon, it follows Aldicus, a once powerful and conceited mage who has lost his powers but has not lost his ability to see through all subterfuge, pursuing justice to its source no matter where that might be.

This is the first book I’ve read by Mark William Chase, but it will not be the last. The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard starts as a love note to Sherlock Holmes. It immediately feels warm and engaging, but it quickly transports you into a world of incredible imagination.

Honestly, I don’t know what the reviewer means by “a love note to Sherlock Holmes.” I can assure you, there is no such love note in the stories. Regardless, the review is very nice, and if you want to read the review in its entirety, you can do so on the Readers’ Favorite website.

Of course, be sure to pick up a copy (ebook or print) of The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard on Amazon today.

Siege Chronicles Audiobook Sample

Here’s a 5-minute preview clip for my Siege Chronicles audiobook. If you’re interested in giving it a listen, just click the video to play. And make sure your audio is on, because this is an audiobook after all.

If you are interested in listening to the full audiobook, it is available for sale now at Audible. If audiobooks aren’t your cup of tea, you can get a Kindle or print edition at Amazon.

Siege Chronicles on Audible

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Siege Chronicles audiobook is now available for sale at Audible!

Narrated by the talented Michael Reimer, Siege Chronicles recounting the high-flying, gun-blazing, spell-blasting adventures of Davrick Caliburn, Sid Voltelion, and Talyaana Rae. Taking place during the momentous events of the world-spanning War of Wars, the intrepid mercenary team finds themselves caught up in one death-defying battle after another.

You can get the book in print or Kindle eBook formats, but if you like audiobooks, then you can enjoy nearly 20 hours worth of steampunk fantasy action-adventure. You can also listen to it for free if you subscribe to Audible Premium Plus.

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“The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard” Now Available

The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard is now available for purchase on Amazon, in print, as Kindle eBook, or as a free eBook if you have Kindle Unlimited. Click here to check it out!

Detective Aldicus Vescard knows all too well the monsters and madmen who prowl the fog-veiled streets of Corradon. He is, after all, a monster himself. Cursed in his errant past, his body now harbors a blazing fiend of pure, elemental chaos—kept in check by the bonds that smother his own magical abilities.

But crime ever turns in the Clockwork City, and none are better suited to investigate those most sinister deeds of inscrutable sorcery than Corradon’s greatest detective magus. With his loyal apprentice, Keldon Veldanor, and a host of street-smart allies, Aldicus will face a crucible of sorcery and villainy with only his wits and the science of forensic alchemy to aid him.

Yet, in the decaying depths of the Underworks far below the tick-tock city, there festers an even greater evil—a darkness that threatens not only the unsuspecting denizens of Corradon, but the fate of their entire world.

Preorder “The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard”

My new book, The Case Files of Aldicus Vescard, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Preorder is only available for the eBook, but a print version will also become available.

Detective Aldicus Vescard knows all too well the monsters and madmen who prowl the fog-veiled streets of Corradon. He is, after all, a monster himself. Cursed in his errant past, his body now harbors a blazing fiend of pure, elemental chaos—kept in check by the bonds that smother his own magical abilities.

But crime ever turns in the Clockwork City, and none are better suited to investigate those most sinister deeds of inscrutable sorcery than Corradon’s greatest detective magus. With his loyal apprentice, Keldon Veldanor, and a host of street-smart allies, Aldicus will face a crucible of sorcery and villainy with only his wits and the science of forensic alchemy to aid him.

Yet, in the decaying depths of the Underworks far below the tick-tock city, there festers an even greater evil—a darkness that threatens not only the unsuspecting denizens of Corradon, but the fate of their entire world.

Siege Chronicles Audiobook in Production

I have receive a lot of inquiries asking if there will be an audiobook for Siege Chronicles. Well, good news! Production of the Siege Chronicles audiobook has officially started, and will be narrated by the talented Michael Reimer. The book will be available through Audible.

I do not have an ETA for release, unfortunately. There are factors involved that are beyond my control, such as production time and Audible’s own internal review process. I anticipate sometime in June. Regardless, you can rest assured that when the audiobook hits the Audible store, I will post about it on this website.

In the meant time, you may of course get the Siege Chronicles ebook from Amazon, or add it to your wish list and check back periodically to see if an Audible version is available.