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Wayfarer League: Deadly Dispatch
By C. B. Ash

Series Description:

Wayfarer League, a future fantasy-western following the exploits of express courier Duncan Blake and his unlikely mercenary partner Matsubara Sofia while they uncover the secrets of a world emerging from an ancient catastrophe. 

Deadly Dispatch

A highway robbery along a lone road sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of two kingdoms, and one person’s life. Duncan Blake is a Wayfarer courier thrust into an uneasy partnership with Matsubara Sofia, the thief who tried to rob him. Together they uncover a gang of hired killers, a murderous mastermind, and an assassination plot on a baron’s life. And that’s just where the trouble begins …

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Monthly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For C. B. Ash:

C.B. Ash spends his days going in several directions at once ... surprisingly, he tends to thrive that way! Software architect by day, he is also a very hard working writer by night. His first humble attempt, Kinloch, arrived in May of 2004. After that, was the first book of his Tales of the Brass Griffin Steampunk series, Red Lightning, in 2009. Then comes Deadly Dispatch, the first of the fantasy-western Solarpunk series Wayfarer League in 2016.

C. B. has kept quite busy over his life. With degrees as a Physical Scientist, Mathematics, and Computer Science, it seemed only natural that he started out rather young teaching martial arts. Well, it made sense to him. Beyond that, he’s spent his time also working in the IT industry, as a lab technician, a consultant, a software engineer, and last a software architect. Because, variety is the spice of life, and indecision is a horrible burden.

Through all of that, he’s kept fingers to the keyboard - or pen to notebook - writing. He does promise that he actually sleeps. Usually that would be between the hours of one and three am, or at least that’s what he admits to. Otherwise, people might start to wonder about him.

To find out more about what this unusual person is up to, visit cb-ash.com.

Acknowledgements:

An author creates the story. But by no means does the work stop there. Before all is done, this lump of literary clay has passed through several hands, and minds, each offering opinions and thoughts that shape it into what you, the reader, gets to dive into.

So, my deepest thanks go out to quite a few people, starting with Jennie and Donald. Who, on hearing my bizarre idea, gleefully contributed to it with energetic encouragement. It can be said, this might be entirely their fault for encouraging me to run wild with this thing. They had the bold task of listening to me bounce random ideas off of them. They also helped keep me honest.

Then there are my editors, Jennifer Kontak and Alisha "Alex" Casey. Both of whom deserve heaps of praise, and perhaps volumes of ice cream, for putting up with my attempts at fiction. They are brave souls for editing my work. Did I mention they deserve ice cream?

Following Jen and Alex, there is praise for DaJuan Tillman who listened during our post-lunch walks with his own sage advice. 

After that, there is Tressy Hart, my valiant beta reader who plunged into the Wayfarer League world to give me her honest opinion. Another very brave soul to throw herself on that grenade! Then, finally for helping me bring it together, a huge amount of thanks goes to the brilliant Jeroen Ten Berge. The man is a wizard with cover art. Really, you ought to see what he creates. He keeps a gallery on his web site, jeroentenberge.com.

Last, you the reader have a part to play in all this. If it were not for you, there would be no Wayfarer League

Now, with all that said, for all the rest you find here. I am the only one to blame! I hope everyone reading enjoys the visit to the world of the Wayfarer League as much as I did. See you there! I’ll save you a spot a the campfire.

 

 







Series Description:

Wayfarer League, a future fantasy-western following the exploits of express courier Duncan Blake and his unlikely mercenary partner Matsubara Sofia while they uncover the secrets of a world emerging from an ancient catastrophe. 

Deadly Dispatch

A highway robbery along a lone road sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of two kingdoms, and one person’s life. Duncan Blake is a Wayfarer courier thrust into an uneasy partnership with Matsubara Sofia, the thief who tried to rob him. Together they uncover a gang of hired killers, a murderous mastermind, and an assassination plot on a baron’s life. And that’s just where the trouble begins …

Category: Fiction Book Chapters
Updated: Monthly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For C. B. Ash:

C.B. Ash spends his days going in several directions at once ... surprisingly, he tends to thrive that way! Software architect by day, he is also a very hard working writer by night. His first humble attempt, Kinloch, arrived in May of 2004. After that, was the first book of his Tales of the Brass Griffin Steampunk series, Red Lightning, in 2009. Then comes Deadly Dispatch, the first of the fantasy-western Solarpunk series Wayfarer League in 2016.

C. B. has kept quite busy over his life. With degrees as a Physical Scientist, Mathematics, and Computer Science, it seemed only natural that he started out rather young teaching martial arts. Well, it made sense to him. Beyond that, he’s spent his time also working in the IT industry, as a lab technician, a consultant, a software engineer, and last a software architect. Because, variety is the spice of life, and indecision is a horrible burden.

Through all of that, he’s kept fingers to the keyboard - or pen to notebook - writing. He does promise that he actually sleeps. Usually that would be between the hours of one and three am, or at least that’s what he admits to. Otherwise, people might start to wonder about him.

To find out more about what this unusual person is up to, visit cb-ash.com.

Acknowledgements:

An author creates the story. But by no means does the work stop there. Before all is done, this lump of literary clay has passed through several hands, and minds, each offering opinions and thoughts that shape it into what you, the reader, gets to dive into.

So, my deepest thanks go out to quite a few people, starting with Jennie and Donald. Who, on hearing my bizarre idea, gleefully contributed to it with energetic encouragement. It can be said, this might be entirely their fault for encouraging me to run wild with this thing. They had the bold task of listening to me bounce random ideas off of them. They also helped keep me honest.

Then there are my editors, Jennifer Kontak and Alisha "Alex" Casey. Both of whom deserve heaps of praise, and perhaps volumes of ice cream, for putting up with my attempts at fiction. They are brave souls for editing my work. Did I mention they deserve ice cream?

Following Jen and Alex, there is praise for DaJuan Tillman who listened during our post-lunch walks with his own sage advice. 

After that, there is Tressy Hart, my valiant beta reader who plunged into the Wayfarer League world to give me her honest opinion. Another very brave soul to throw herself on that grenade! Then, finally for helping me bring it together, a huge amount of thanks goes to the brilliant Jeroen Ten Berge. The man is a wizard with cover art. Really, you ought to see what he creates. He keeps a gallery on his web site, jeroentenberge.com.

Last, you the reader have a part to play in all this. If it were not for you, there would be no Wayfarer League

Now, with all that said, for all the rest you find here. I am the only one to blame! I hope everyone reading enjoys the visit to the world of the Wayfarer League as much as I did. See you there! I’ll save you a spot a the campfire.