Kingdom of Glass: My “Kindle Worlds” Novella

Super excited to announce that I am writing for the brand new Kindle Worlds platform! For those of you who haven’t heard, Kindle Worlds is a program that allows authors to write in other authors’ universes. You can see the latest press release on Kindle Worlds here.

The cover hasn’t been released yet, so in lieu of that, here’s a Joan of Arc picture.

My novella is called Kingdom of Glass, and it is set in Neal Stephenson’s Foreworld universe (The Mongoliad, etc.). The story is about two English Shield Brethren knights in 15th century France, during the Hundred Years War. The knights, Myles and Bryan Stapleton, find themselves in Normandy, trapped between hostile French villagers and a growing army of Brigands. Cut off from their Shield Brethren comrades, the brothers must decide whether to stand up against innumerable odds, or to flee and leave the woman Myles loves behind. Kingdom of Glass takes place shortly after the death of Joan of Arc, at a time when the morale of both the French and the English was at an all time low.

It was a thrill to be one of the first authors asked to write in the #KindleWorlds program, and I have to say, I loved writing Kingdom of Glass. I am extremely happy with the result and can’t wait to see it on Amazon!

I don’t have a firm release date, but it should be very soon. I’ll keep you updated on my blog and Facebook page. If you read it, please drop me a note telling me what you think. I’m always interested in both positive and constructive feedback!



6 thoughts on “Kingdom of Glass: My “Kindle Worlds” Novella

  1. Great news, Roberto. I’ve had the Mongoliad sample on my Kindle for a while but hadn’t read it yet (mixed reviews on Amazon). Now I have a good reason to dip my toe in. Looking forward to the release of your novella. Sounds very cool!

    • Thanks very much Chris! The novella is a little different in style than the other Foreworld stuff, but it was cool to rely on someone else’s world-building =).

  2. Wow what an interesting idea! I can’t wait to read this novella and experience the new concept of writing in someone else’s world. Congratulations on another published work!

  3. I’ve tried the Mongoliad and while the topic interested me greatly, the parts related to the Khan and their court were kinda boring. I am interested to read your entry into the world. I enjoyed your writing style in Scourge and Nostrom, so my hope is it is more of that style.

    • Hi Jeff. Thanks very much for your interest and kind words. The Mongol parts of the Mongoliad weren’t my favorite parts either. Kingdom of Glass takes place in 15th century France and there are no Mongols. It’s just two knights in an incredibly hostile land facing terrible odds. It’s a little different than the Scourge books, but I think the voice is similar in some ways. Hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think after reading it. Thanks again.

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