Sitting by The Pyre Light

I grew up a huge Robert E Howard fan.

His stories about Conan, Kull, and Soloman Kane wrapped their arms around my childhood and never let go. It was because of those that I always wanted to be a writer.

The story of Robert’s life is as captivating as his fiction. A decade of struggles trying to ‘make it’ as a writer, only to end it all in a suicide even though his name was beginning to be known. True writers, are deep and unpredictable.

Hegemonian is the Sword and Sorcery tale that has been waiting to be written since my childhood. I packed as much of what readers of this genre expect into it as I could. It has a little bit of all the elements that make a Sword and Sorcery tale; monsters, Minotaurs, witches, sorcerers, tyrannical kings, and a host of interesting characters and places.

Hegemonian is only the first book in what I hope will be an enduring series and lifelong adventure. It is an introduction into my Sword and Sorcery vision; into its vast world and its character style. There is so much I plan to do with this, so many things in my imagination screaming to get out. I’m really looking forward to see all the future things that develop from this. I hope you’ll take the journey with me.

Most of all, I hope that I have done Mr. Howard proud, and treated the genre with the respect it deserves.

~ Tom Reinhart