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Free PDF Book: Black Crusade by Ari Marmell

Ari Marmell, author of the upcoming fantasy novel The Conqueror’s Shadow, is offering his gothic horror/fantasy Black Crusade available as a free PDF download. Ari says:

Black Crusade was originally written to be one of the first of the Ravenloft: Dominion line of novels from Wizards of the Coast. “Ravenloft” is the name of a gothic horror/fantasy setting. Although Ravenloft was created for the Dungeons and Dragons game, the Dominion line was meant to give it a new flavor-specifically, rather than drawing characters and domains from various D&D worlds, it would draw them from various periods of real-world history. In the case of , that period was the First Crusade.

The line of books was canceled before Black Crusade could be published, though it was released serially online. Now you can download the complete novel as a PDF file.

[via Grasping for the Wind]

Note: Tune in later today for a guest-post by Ari Marmell about The Conqueror’s Shadow!

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1 Comment on Free PDF Book: Black Crusade by Ari Marmell

  1. Wow. I had no idea people were still linking to that. :-}

    I actually wrote that novel before I learned that most readers–or at least most American readers–tend to prefer third-person limited view, rather than third-person omniscient. (Indeed, like most other American readers, I prefer that myself, though not substantially so; I was just never conscious of it until a few novels ago.) So I’m sure some readers will feel that it jumps between characters’ thoughts, in the middle of scenes, more than they’d like. But that aside, I’m still quite proud of how that book came out, and I really am glad it’s available in at least some form.

    Hmm… You know, theorizing as to the reasons for that preference might make for another good column somewhere…

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