Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Night of Zealotry (A Tale of the Assassin Without a Name #3) is free on Amazon 9/11-9/15

Continuing with the rolling Assassin Without a Name sale, this week Night of Zealotry is free on Amazon. The sale runs from 9/11 – 9/15.

Night of Zealotry is really where the series begins to pick up the larger story. Consider Fine Wine and Killing the Dead introductory pieces. Still worthwhile reads, of course, especially if you got them for free as part of this promo, but I really start to entangle our witty assassin starting with this story. It’s longer than the first two tales, coming in at around 15,000 words or 60 pages (Amazon says 40; I use the standard 250 words/page to make my determination). You’ll be introduced to the Jakaree, the Warders, and the Progressives (read The Goddard Affair to find out more about them). Oh, of course, there’s also Elizabeth West, with whom our witty assassin was once involved. Liz brings a new set of skills to the table and a strong female presence, which readers have come to enjoy in my writing.

This should go without saying by now, but look for the next Assassin Without a Name story, The Goddard Affair, to go free this time next week. In the meantime, go download Night of Zealotry, give it a read, and (always appreciated) review it on Amazon, Goodreads, or your favorite web site.

Oh, one last thing. Remember to sign-up for my mailing list and I’ll send you the next, currently in-progress story, Thief’s Gambit, when it’s ready.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for reading.

Side note: I’m also running a sale on The Five Elements. It’s just 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time.

Release Announcement: Night of Zealotry

Night of Zealotry, the 3rd story in the Assassin Without a Name series, was officially released to Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play, and the iBookstore today.

Fresh off his adventure in Killing the Dead, the Assassin Without a Name finds himself mixed up with a mysterious group of religious zealots whose interest in technology is anything but well-intentioned. Here's the full blurb:

Take out the mark, retrieve the scroll, and avoid getting killed by his protection detail of Black Guard mercenaries. That was the job. Simple enough, or so the Assassin Without a Name thought, until he finds himself smack in the middle of three organizations all vying for possession of the item he just stole.

Of the three, the worst is the Jakaree, a group of fanatical priests willing to kill to fulfill their mysterious goals. But by making the Assassin Without a Name a target, they're about to get a lesson in death themselves from one of the best.

If you're on Goodreads, you can add Night of Zealotry to your TBR list here.

Stay tuned for more info on subsequent releases in the series.

Night of Zealotry Comin' at Ya

The next Assassin Without a Name tale is coming soon. It's called Night of Zealotry, here's the cover, and check below for an easy way to get it for free:

Night of Zealotry is the 3rd Assassin Without a Name short story in the series. It is preceded by Fine Wine and Killing the Dead, both free downloads on Amazon.

But wait! Before you rush off to download those gems, there's more!

You can get Night of Zealotry for free, too. How, you ask? Here's how: sign-up for my mailing list and I'll send you the story when it's complete. It's that simple.

What do I use my mailing list for? Good question. I'll let you know about new releases of mine when they come out, often when they're offered at a discounted price. Also, I'll send you free shorts. Not only Night of Zealotry, but probably later installments in the Assassin series, too.

Don't believe me? Well, those who were signed up when the second edition of The Hall of the Wood was released last year got it for free. Also, when the second book in The Alchemancer series came out, I told subscribers when and where to get it for 99 cents (regularly $5.99). Not a bad deal. All for allowing me to send you at most 1-2 (maybe 3) emails per year.

So why in the world would I want to give away free books and shorts when it costs me $$$ (covers, editing, my time) to produce them? Another good question. Because my hope is you'll like them enough to tell someone else about them. Or maybe leave a rating or review somewhere. Word of mouth is a huge, huge way for me to get more readers and, quite frankly, to cover my expenses (at minimum). It's a great help in making this writing thing viable and I really do appreciate such efforts.

Sound reasonable? Then what are you waiting for? Go sign-up!

Oh, and in case you're wondering what Night of Zealotry is all about, here you go:

Take out the target, retrieve the scroll, and avoid getting killed by the protection detail of Black Guard mercenaries. That was the job. Simple enough, or so the Assassin Without a Name thought, until he finds himself smack in the middle of three organizations all vying for possession of the item he just stole.

Of the three, the worst is the Jakaree, a group of fanatical priests willing to kill to fulfill their mysterious goals. But by making the Assassin Without a Name a target, they’re about to receive a lesson in death themselves from one of the best.

Sound awesome? I thought so when I wrote it. He's definitely a fun character to write about. Hope you'll join me for this and future installments.

You can add Night of Zealotry to your Goodreads TBR list by going here.