Welcome!

(This post was last edited for content on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Also, due to an avalanche of spam, I disabled comments on this and earlier posts. Newer posts should have comments enabled now. If you have trouble commenting, I’ll be glad to respond to emails, and you can still comment at my older blog, Goblins in the Library.)

Hello, and thanks for checking out my work! My name is Chris Willrich (rhymes with “stitch”) and I write fantasy and science fiction. (More below the jump.)

Two books in my Gaunt and Bone sword-and-sorcery series are now available from Pyr.

The Scroll of Years recounts a turning point in the lives of the poet Persimmon Gaunt and the thief Imago Bone, lovers and partners in crime in a fantastical world. Yearning to retire from adventuring, settle down, and start a family, Gaunt and Bone must instead flee magical assassins all the way to the farthest East of their continent, there to encounter a grand empire with dangers of its own.

The Silk Map finds Gaunt and Bone undertaking a quest on behalf of a crafty demigod. They are to find a source of the magical material ironsilk, while contending with dangerous competition and traveling the vast Braid of Spice, a trade route inspired by the real-world “Silk Road.”

I’m also the author of the Pathfinder Tales novel The Dagger of Trust, set in Golarion, the world of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Dagger follows the adventures of one Gideon Gull, bard and spy-in-training, as he races to prevent a war between two countries he loves. It’s available from Paizo Publishing.

I’m represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

That amazing cover art for the Gaunt and Bone books is by Kerem Beyit.

The awesome cover art that adorns The Dagger of Trust is by Lucas Graciano.

Gaunt and Bone have previously appeared in short stories in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, and the sadly defunct Flashing Swords.

You can read their adventure “The Mermaid and the Mortal Thing” (originally appearing in Flashing Swords) for free at Lightspeed.

A chronologically later adventure, “The Sword of Loving Kindness”, is also available at Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

Thanks to Matthew Kressel for the web design for this page, and thanks again to everyone who has visited. For now, I’m still maintaining a separate blog at Goblins in the Library, and you’re welcome to head there for more information.

 

 

 

 

The Dagger of Trust

Pathfinder Tales: The Dagger of Trust by Chris WillrichPathfinder Tales:
The Dagger of Trust

When a magical fog starts turning ordinary people into murderous mobs along the border, it’s up to Gideon Gull and a crew of daring performers to solve the mystery before both nations fall to madness and slaughter.

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Purchase The Dagger of Trust from these online retailers:

Indie Bound | Books Inc. | Kepler’s BooksBarnes & Noble

The Silk Map

The Silk Map (Gaunt and Bone 2) by Chris Willrich

The Silk Map
A Gaunt and Bone Novel

Coming May 2014 from Pyr Books: At the end of The Scroll of Years, the poet Persimmon Gaunt and her husband, the thief Imago Bone, had saved their child from evil forces at the price of trapping him within a pocket dimension. Now they will attempt what seems impossible; they will seek a way to recover their son.

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Purchase The Silk Map from these online retailers:

Books a Million | Indie Bound | Books Inc. | Kepler’s BooksBarnes & Noble

The Scroll of Years

The Scroll of Years by Chris Willrich

The Scroll of Years
A Gaunt and Bone Novel

The first Gaunt and Bone novel from Pyr Books. Gaunt and Bone find themselves fleeing from assassins, all the way to the Far East of their continent.

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Purchase The Scroll of Years from these online retailers:

Books a Million | Indie Bound | Books Inc. | Kepler’s BooksBarnes & Noble

 

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