January 17, 2019

As Nicholas Eames so effectively (and profitably) pointed out, assembling a proper party is a lot like fashioning the perfect rock band: You always open with your workhorse warriors slaying the crowds with their axes, and while sure everyone’s there to see verbal wizardry of the lead singer front and center,...

October 31, 2018

A dark tale from Timandra Whitecastle, whose Living Blade world includes A Touch of Iron and On the Wheel

“I know what you want,” I hear my husband tell the three magpies standing in front of our door, the hags all dressed in black. “But my wife has no voice. She’s mute. She cannot talk to you. Please, leave...

October 30, 2018

A poem from Benedict Patrick's Yarnworld, which includes They Mostly Come Out at Night, and From the Shadow of the Owl Queen's Court

In the dark

The parents hide
Safe behind the red brick walls.
The night wind whispers through the streets,
Calling out their names.

To the shadows
They scurry on
Their tiny feet...

October 29, 2018

An excerpt from Rob's upcoming novel, Never Die. Say tuned for updates on that, and until then, check out his other books

Once they were all settled Cho said, "Have you ever heard of the Eeko'Ai?" 

Zhihao snorted. "There's no such thing as ghosts." 

Roi Astara laughed, a wet rasping cackle. They all looke...

October 26, 2018

A story from the world of Sol's Harvest, which includes The Woven Ring and The Imbued Lockblade

Long ago when glass was still new, there dwelt a little town on the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean. And on the edge of town, furthest up the cliff, lived a sharp-tongued wife and her hen-pecked husband. And...

October 25, 2018

A story from the world of Adal, which includes The Eagle's Flight. Also make sure to check out the upcoming The Prince of Cats.

The travelers made camp for the night. As a pot boiled over the fire, they sat down to enjoy the warmth while the food cooked.

“You haven’t said much about yourself,” remarked one of t...

October 24, 2018

A story from the world of The Raveling, including The Crimson Queen and The Silver Sorceress:

The stars whispered and the shadows laughed in the Garden of Lost Nightingales.

           Wen Linxing glided along the twisting paths, beneath trellises laced with thorned vines and through stone archways gilded silve...

September 13, 2018

There are few simple pleasures greater than curling up with a good book, although a sugary breakfast cereal on Saturday morning certainly comes close. Which led us to wonder what cereals best describe our books. And no, it had nothing to do with the sugar rush we were experiencing at the time.

The Heart of Sto...

August 21, 2018

Traditionally published books come with an inherent advantage over self-published novels, however, it’s not what you’d initially think. Yes, they’re professionally edited, proofed, and polished (at least the big five published ones are), but that’s not the advantage. Their real advantage is that they automati...

August 2, 2018

We've stated before how the rise of self-publishing has sped up the proliferation of subgenres in Fantasy and thought it might be helpful to create a collective noun for each specific subgenre. Because, and let's be honest here, we want to spread around that murder of crows cool. 

Interestingly enough, we disc...

July 17, 2018

They say the secret to business success is to diversify, so we at Sigil thought, why not expand our brand from books to the vibrant (and totally viable) world of magazines. 

Get out and about in these fantasy lands from Ben GalleyRob Hayes, and Benedict Patrick. Subscribe to all three and receive a courtesy...

June 27, 2018

Last year Sigil member MD Presley created a game so anyone could put on their SPFBO judging cap and pick the books they thought would win SPFBO 2017. Not saying that it had anything to do with it (correlation, not causation and all that), but it should be noted that the person who picked the most winners last...

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