Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Set to Kill, Awaiting the End

Yay. I have Pius History coming out on Sunday. For All Their Wars are Merry the next week .... or maybe the week after... then I have a proposal to make my Snarky Theology series into a nonfiction collection, and I'm going to run it past Jonathan Ryan of Ave Maria Press, to see if he's interested. I'd have him back on the radio show, but I don't want to make it seem as though I'm trying to bribe him with radio appearances.

And, of course, awaiting Castalia House to say yay or nay on Set to Kill, and my entire vampire series....

So, yeah, nothing to do. Everything is going according to plan ....

Yup .... nothing to do but wait .... Nothing at all....

At which point, I should ask and make sure, does everyone have some idea of what I'm talking about every time I say Set to Kill?

Let's start with something simple: the flap copy (the stuff on the back of the book).
After the events of "A Pius Stand," Sean A.P. Ryan has spent the last year in Italy, keeping his head down and his mouth shut. But now, he has been brought out of his exile for one big job: security at the world's largest science fiction convention, WyvernCon. His mission? To keep the peace between two factions warring over the "coveted" Hubble Awards -- the Tearful Puppies and the Puppy Punters. Even though Sean has a bad feeling about it, he takes the job, expecting a relatively quiet weekend.
Unfortunately, Sean soon learns that he has a bounty on his head. Every bounty hunter and mercenary within shouting distance of the internet is descending on the convention, each of them set on killing him. And his enemies list is long enough to cover half the free world, and most of the world still in chains. 
If that wasn't bad enough, the first casualties of the War of the Puppies happen at the convention. Could it have been one of the Puppies, who are all armed and dangerous? Or could it have been one of the Punters, who claim pacifist tendencies, and fanatical devotion to their cause?
With the bodies piling up, and the attacks becoming more frequent, Sean has to discover who wants him dead, and who the true Puppy killer is, before all of WyvernCon goes down in flames. 
And, just for the record, this is everything, to date, about Set to Kill that has shown up on the blog thus far.

Announcing: Set to Kill, A Sean AP Ryan Novel 
The original announcement and the concept behind it. And some of the initial insanity.

Meet the Puppies
This is the complete cast of the novel.

Chapter 1
Sean A.P. Ryan has an interesting return to the United States.

Chapter 5: Meeting the Puppies
Do I even need to discuss this one? Heh. Heh. Heh.

Chapter 7: Minions of the Puppy-Punters
Another one I don't need to elaborate on, huh? Though it was originally "Puppy Kickers," though that's been changed.

Chapter 8: Leveling Tokyo 
Elf versus Godzilla.

Set to Kill, Chapter 9 excerpt 
The children of Jesse James

Chapter 11 Excerpt 
Sean has found his type of people.

Chapter 12 Excerpt
Assassin on assassin violence. Only one's an elf, and the other's a mercenary.

Fight to the Pain
Hurting your characters.

Submitting to Castalia, the Intro 

Set to Kill, submitted to Castalia House
Sexy nerd stuff.

Awaiting the Castalia House Axe

Anyway, while you're waiting for that, consider Honor at Stake. You might like it.

1 comment:

  1. That cover is terrible. For one thing, you can't tell what the burning thing in the background is. For another, you can't tell what the thing in the blue globe (crystal ball?) is.


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