Welcome!

(This post was last edited for content on Friday, January 24, 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. I am represented by Barry Goldblatt Literary.

My first novel, The Scroll of Years (Pyr, September 2013) is now on sale. Scroll recounts a turning point in the lives of the poet Persimmon Gaunt and the thief Imago Bone, lovers and partners in crime in a sword-and-sorcery 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.

That eye-catching cover art is by Kerem Beyit.

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.

My second novel, The Dagger of Trust, will be a tie-in to Paizo Publishing’s Pathfinder game world. It features Gideon Gull, bard and secret agent, and a whole crew of colorful and dangerous characters. I am also working on The Silk Map, a sequel to The Scroll of Years.

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 BooksAmazon.com | Barnes & 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 BooksAmazon.com | Barnes & 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 BooksAmazon.com | Barnes & Noble

 

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  • Welcome!
    08/19/2013 —

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  • New Pathfinder Tales story — “The Cloak of Belonging”
    01/24/2014 —

    My new Pathfinder Tales serial “The Cloak of Belonging” is now complete and free to read at paizo.com — see http://paizo.com/pathfinder/tales/serial/theCloakOfBelonging .
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  • Gold and Adventure
    11/23/2013 —

    I’ve been thinking a bit about where the adventurers of sword and sorcery might fit into real world history. Even though my characters Gaunt and Bone inhabit an imaginary world, it’s fun to try to ground their surroundings in the…

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