Vancouver, WA, June 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the acquisition of the worldwide print and electronic publishing rights for the Fantasy novel “The Unremarkable Squire” from Kendallville, Indiana, author Nick Hayden. Mr. Hayden’s other Fantasy novels include “Trouble on the Horizon” and “The Remnant of Dreams.” He has penned a number of short story collections, including “Dreams & Visions,” and the novella “The Isle of Gold.” Hayden also co-hosts “Derailed Trains of Thought,” a monthly storytelling podcast.
A squire’s oath is to be of service… but to whom? In the kingdom of Basileon, an unremarkable and emotionally detached young man named Obed Kainos is about to stumble into adventure—quite against his will. When the knights of the realm gather in a quest to search for the lost Armor of Arkelon, Obed is chosen at random to replace Sir Lance Valentino’s recently deceased squire. But while trying to perform his menial tasks faithfully, the young squire becomes entangled in the plots of mages, thieves, and kings. And that’s just his first week on the job. Unfortunately for Obed, his indifference cannot save him from his new oath. For despite his enigmatic personality (or perhaps because of it), he manages to attract a band of misfits to his cause— the ugly, the arrogant, the clumsy, and the cowardly—putting the legendary armor within the grasp of one who never wanted anything at all.…
Publication for both the print and eBook formats of “The Unremarkable Squire” is scheduled for December 2012. Interested readers can preview the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at barkingrainpress.org.
About Nick Hayden
Nick Hayden's Fantasy novels include "Trouble on the Horizon" and "The Remnant of Dreams." He has penned a number of short story collections, including "Dreams & Visions," and the novella "The Isle of Gold." He co-hosts "Derailed Trains of Thought," a storytelling podcast about once a month. Nick describes himself as a mild-mannered bookkeeper by day, a mild-mannered (albeit tortured) writer by night, a writing teacher three times a week, a youth leader on weekends, and a podcaster every month or so. He has a wife and two kids, who do a fine job of putting up with him. Find out more about Nick at his website, worldsofnick.com.
About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, barkingrainpress.org.