Twisted Paths

Read an extract from the first chapter of Twisted Paths, the first book of Beyond the Face of the World.

I have also added a brief description of Tammie and Angel, the main characters in Twisted Paths, as well as some information about the worlds they live in.

The World o’Tales

If you’ve read my post about the forthcoming publication schedule for Secret Paths Editions, you’ll know that the title of the fourth book of The Storyteller’s Quest is The World o’Tales. There’s no cover art as yet for the book, but I have already written just under half the book, seven chapters amounting to eighty thousand words. Lengthwise then, it is likely to be as long as book three, The Starless Square (162’000 words). The World o’Tales follows the adventures of Brent, Sally, Keira, Jenny and the others. It also paves the way for book five, the title of which I won’t give you just yet. If all goes well, book five will be available in print and ebook format in 2013. The World o’Tales should be published in Autumn 2012.

Publishing schedule

Here’s the planned publishing schedule for books from Secret Paths Editions till the end of 2012.

April 2011 – The Reaches, vlm 1 of the Storyteller’s Quest (1st edition)

August 2011 – The Reaches, vlm 1 of the Storyteller’s Quest (2nd edition – mostly layout changes and a new cover)

November 2011 – The Keeper’s Daughter,  vlm 2 of the Storyteller’s Quest

Spring 2012 – The Starless Square,  vlm 3 of the Storyteller’s Quest

Summer 2012 – Twisted Paths, vlm 1 of Beyond the Face of the World

Autumn 2012 – The World o’Tales,  vlm 4 of the Storyteller’s Quest

The Reaches – revised ebook version available

The Reaches - ebook cover

A revised ebook version of The Reaches is now available on Smashwords for $5.99. Here’s the link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51360

The version will subsequently be available on the iBookstore and Kobo.

Live in Switzerland … get your book here!

If you live in Switzerland, you can now order your print version of The Reaches using Secret Paths new online shop here: http://author.secret-paths.com/?page_id=98 or use the “Shop” link in the menu above.

If you don’t live in Switzerland, you can obtain the print version of The Reaches from Amazaon.com at this address: http://www.amazon.com/Reaches-1-Alan-McCluskey/dp/297007561X/.

You can also obtain the eBook version from Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51360 or from Apple’s iBooks in Canada, Germany, the U.K, the U.S., France, and Australia.

The books arrive


Just received a box of books of  The Reaches from CreateSpace. They arrived from the States much faster that I was led to believe. Excellent service! So now if you can’t or don’t want to get the book from Amazon.com and while we wait to get it into other online bookshops, you can oder a copy from me.

The Reaches available in eBook format

The Reaches cover

The Reaches, the first book of The Storyteller’s Quest is not available in eBook format via Smashwords at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51360

The Reaches is available from Apple’s iBookstores in Canada, Germany, the U.K, the U.S., France, and Australia.