COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., March 11 — Marcher Lord Press, the premiere publisher of Christian speculative fiction, is proud to announce that two Marcher Lord Press titles are recipients of 2010 Epic Awards. Starfire, written by Stuart Vaughn Stockton, won the 2010 Epic Award in the science fiction category. Starfire tells the tale of an alien warrior named Rathe who has clawed his way out of the destiny his society would trap him in. Having gained a chance for greatness through skill, luck and deception, he is thrust into the center of a war that will decide the fate of his world. When he discovers an ancient artificial intelligence that imprints him as its protector, Rathe must discover the secrets of his race’s past and must make a choice that will determine their future. For more information, visit www.ritersbloc.com
By Darkness Hid, the first book in the Blood of Kings trilogy, a medieval fantasy trilogy by author Jill Williamson, won the 2010 Epic award in the fantasy division. The Blood of Kings series is about two people who discover their ability to bloodvoice, which is to communicate from one gifted mind to another. Achan is a slave who gets the opportunity to train to be a Kingsguard knight. Vrell is a noblewoman masquerading as a slave boy to avoid a terrible marriage. The novel alternates between their points of view until their stories collide on the battlefield. For more information about the Blood of Kings trilogy, visit www.jillwilliamson.com
“I’m so proud of Jill and Stuart’s accomplishments with these awards,” said Jeff Gerke, founder and publisher for Marcher Lord Press. “Not only did their novels beat out every other Christian science fiction or fantasy in the contest, they beat out all the science fiction and fantasy novels of all kinds. This is a terrific affirmation of Stuart’s grand, alien vision, of Jill’s masterful sense of what’s cool in fantasy, and the excellent fiction skills of both authors.”
About the EPIC Awards: EPIC, the Electronically Published Internet Connection, is a professional organization for published and contracted e-book and print authors. It was established to provide a strong voice for electronic publishing. For more information, visit www.epicauthors.com. Marcher Lord Press is the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. Whether it’s fantasy you love, or science fiction, time travel, chillers, supernatural The small, independent press bypasses the traditional Christian publishing industry to get Christian speculative fiction directly into the hands of the fans who devour it. Visit Marcher Lord Press on the Internet at www.marcherlordpress.com.