Light of the Outsider

My next novel, Light of the Outsider, is coming June 18, 2020! You can pre-order the Amazon Kindle e-book edition right now:

An opportunity to pre-order the paperback (via Amazon) is coming soon — be sure to join the community so you know as soon as it happens!

In Light of the Outsider, a group of desperate people are thrown together to recover a kidnapped infant prince before ethnic, international, and magical pressures can threaten the stability of the entire continent and millions of lives.

Light of the Outsider is a character-driven fantasy adventure / thriller hybrid with touches of noir and the threat of cosmic horror. Even though it’s the first of a trilogy, the book stands on its own. I won’t cliffhanger you on the last page!

Is there magic? You bet!

Crime? The whole thing’s set off by a vile act. A few, in fact.

Violence? Um… yep.

Intrigue? Sure! The fates of a child, a city, an empire, and maybe an entire world are at stake.

Light of the Outsider is the first novel of the Shaper’s World Cycle and volume one of The Outsider Trilogy:

  • Light of the Outsider
  • Shadow of the Outsider
  • War of the Outsider

The Outsider Trilogy introduces us to the Shaper’s World, and sets the stage for a second trilogy, The Dominion Stone:

  • Thraal
  • Invasion
  • The Shaper of the World

Additionally, I have plans for serial fiction, short stories, novellas, and even role-playing-game materials.

It all starts with Light of the Outsider

What Is The Shaper’s World?

The Shaper’s World is a fully-realized original fantasy setting in which three sentient hominid species struggle to peacefully co-exist… while encroaching forces from beyond reality threaten existence itself. You won’t find elves and orcs in the Shaper’s World, and it’s not your typical “Medieval Europe with funny names and some magic” setting, either. I built the Shaper’s World from the ground up. I think you’ll enjoy hanging out there.

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After that, I’ll send periodic updates on Light of the Outsider and my other creative endeavors… not too often, don’t worry. And hopefully it goes without saying, but your email address is safe with me, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Thanks!
~ Matthew Wayne Selznick

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