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Buried Lessons continues the story of The Paladin's Assistant
October 07, 2021

Given the 20-year break between my first and second published novels (Defiant Light and Forest Lessons, respectively), you might be excused if you expected a much longer wait before my third novel arrived. Excused but, in this case, wrong. My third novel is actually available starting today, and for the low price of only $1.99 MSRP.

Buried Lessons is the second installment in my new series, The Paladin's Assistant. It takes place several months after the events depicted in Forest Lessons and features the same principle characters. Both novels started as ideas for short stories that I soon realized needed a little more room to breathe, which means they both wound up being short novels in the 50,000 words range.

In this second installment, Edmund finds himself paired with the paladin John as they investigate a new mystery: an underground city that archaeologists are exploring in search of artifacts and history. There's a dark side to their excavation, though, and it's a dark side our heroes will get to meet head-on, even as they take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about the larger realities of the world around them.

I hope that people will enjoy reading this second installment, even if they didn't check out the first one. The story should stand on its own just fine, but there also are references that will make more sense if you've already enjoyed reading Forest Lessons.

To help with that, by the way, I've put through a request to lower the price of Forest Lessons to $0.99. It also is still free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and I may be able to offer it as a free download for everyone for a few days, starting possibly as soon as tomorrow. My goal, as you might have surmised, is to make it as easy as possible to jump into the world in which these stories take place, which is a world I hope to explore in much greater detail in years to come.

Right now, I don't have a lot more to say because this is release day and I'm most interested in hearing what any of you might have to say. Be sure to let me know what you think with a review on Amazon or Goodreads or similar, or on social media. Thanks for reading!

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