Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Eagles and Dragons Publishing

Every publisher, whether indie or traditional, needs a logo for its imprint, something that grabs the eyes at a glance.

Today, I received the final version of the logo for my own publishing imprint, Eagles and Dragons Publishing. Here it is:

'Eagles and Dragons', in addition to being the name of my first historical series, refers to the cultures and periods in which I am writing, and will write.

In ancient Greece and Rome, the Eagle was a symbol of the Gods' power, a personification of the great gods. It is also symbol of victory, inspiration and valour. The Eagle was the messenger of Zeus and of Jupiter, and the supreme emblem of Rome's Legions, the Aquila.

In both ancient and early medieval cultures, the Dragon was a creature of power, of wisdom and of prophecy. The Dragon, of course, plays a great role in the life of Lucius Metellus Anguis, the protagonist in the Eagles and Dragons series. 'Anguis', as I point out in the historical note of Children of Apollo, refers to the great worm, the Python, the ancient dragon constellation.

But for Eagles and Dragons Publishing, the Dragon also represents the Celtic west and the early medieval period, the Arthurian period. For my own writing, the future does indeed hold an Arthurian series, and in this, the Dragon most certainly has a role to play.

2013 is going to be an exciting year for Eagles and Dragons Publishing with a few releases coming up.

In the next month or so, we'll be releasing a second edition of Children of Apollo with a new cover that will blow you away, as well as a complete glossary of Greek and Latin words.

The long-awaited second book in the series, Killing the Hydra should be out some time in June or July, so watch for news of that and all the accompanying blog posts. If you thought Children of Apollo was good, you'll love this sequel.

Part II of the Carpathian Interlude series will also be out toward the end of the summer and let me tell you, Gaius Justus Vitalis and his men will be tested once more! Watch for that.

I've also written a short story that is a retelling of the Phaethon myth of Greek mythology. This will be part of a special offer early in the Summer.

In addition to new novels and stories, Eagles and Dragons Publishing will be working on some swag for giveaways and such. There is a lot to look forward to!

That's the news for the moment.

Thank you all for reading and do be sure to 'Like' Eagles and Dragons on Facebook. You can click on the Facebook box to the right on your screen.

Cheers and Hail Caesar!
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