Assorted Blackdog Samples (and Torrie too)

There are a couple of Blackdog excerpts online, for people who like to taste a book beyond the back cover before they buy it. One is on my website, here. It’s not the start of the story, but the first appearance of the hero, Holla-Sayan. The other excerpt recently appeared on Amazon as a preview of the Kindle edition of the book in the US and in the UK; it is the first part of the first chapter.

And just for fun, here’s a link to another excerpt, although this has nothing to do with Blackdog and is for a somewhat younger audience. It’s an alternate chapter from Torrie and the Dragonslayers, which didn’t make it into the book, though it stands on its own as a vignette telling how Torrie and Cossypha first met. You can find it through the page about Dragonslayers. It’s a largish pdf, but in its defence, it’s illustrated with faux-engravings of the Wild Forest.

About K.V. Johansen

The author of Blackdog, The Leopard, The Lady, and Gods of Nabban, epic fantasies from Pyr, I also write for teens and children, including the "Torrie", "Warlocks of Talverdin", and "Cassandra Virus" series, and the "Pippin and Mabel" picture books, as well as a couple of short story collections and two works of adult literary criticism on the history of children's fantasy literature. I have a Master's degree in Mediaeval Studies, and read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and history. Blog at
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