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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.
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.