Alex Sheikman provides the artwork for the serialized IRONSPELL saga. See more of his work at

Over at the latest installment of my heroic-fantasy novella THE WEIRD OF IRONSPELL has just been posted. “The Tomb of Azazar” is Chapter 6 of 8.  

Two more chapters will wind up the saga:  

7. On the Mountain of Sorrows  

8. The Breaking of the Weird  

This story is something of a tribute to the great Sword-and-Sorcery writers: Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, and Darrell Schweitzer.  

Hopefully IRONSPELL will take these inspirations on a long, enjoyable ride and end up somewhere unique and refreshing. That’s the goal anyway.