Welcome to the website of award-winning author David B. Coe. Here you can learn about David’s novels, read sample chapters and free short stories, check in with his blog, and find information on his upcoming events and appearances.
David is proud to announce the upcoming release of Tales of the Thieftaker, a short fiction collection featuring eleven stories set in the world of the Thieftaker Chronicles. Writing as D.B. Jackson, David returns to the adventures of Ethan Kaille, the hero of his critically acclaimed Thieftaker series (Thieftaker, Thieves’ Quarry, A Plunder of Souls, Dead Man’s Reach). The collection includes several short stories, some flash fiction, and the long-awaited, full-length novella, “The Ruby Blade,” which tells the story of Ethan’s involvement in the mutiny that changed the course of his life.
The collection, published by Lore Seekers Press, is currently available for pre-order in ebook form, and will soon be available for pre-order in trade paperback. The official release date is December 18. Order it now!
After being out of print for more than a decade, David’s debut series, the Crawford Fantasy Award-winning LonTobyn Chronicle, is finally returning!! All three volumes — CHILDREN OF AMARID, THE OUTLANDERS, and EAGLE-SAGE — are now available in ebook and trade paperback formats!
These are the Author’s Edits of the original award-winning novels. The plots, characters, world building, and magic system remain the same, but the prose has been updated and polished. The result is a series of books that will thrill fans of the original LonTobyn Chronicle while also appealing to readers coming to the series for the first time. Read more about the books here.
For those of you who are wondering, the rest of David’s epic fantasy backlist — the five book Winds of the Forelands series, and the follow-up trilogy, the Blood of the Southlands — will be re-released as well. Right now the plan is to come out with the Winds of the Forelands books in 2017, and the Blood of the Southlands series in 2018. So stay tuned: more classic fantasy is in the works!
SHADOW’S BLADE, the third novel in the Case Files of Justis Fearsson, is now available from Baen Books as an e-book and in hardcover, and it is also available in audio format. You can order it here. Publisher’s Weekly calls it “Gripping,” and says, “This noir-tinged urban fantasy with real-feeling magic and multiple moral quandaries is highly recommended.” Woot!
You can now sign up for the David B. Coe/D.B. Jackson Newsletter! It’s as easy as can be, you can always unsubscribe (although, why would you?), and it will include lots of great information — scheduled events, upcoming releases, and updates on what David is up to right now. You can sign up here.
SPELL BLIND, the first novel in The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, the new contemporary urban fantasy series David is writing for Baen Books, is now available from all booksellers in hardcover and mass market paperback. It is also available as an audio book and ebook. The second book in the series, HIS FATHER’S EYES, is out as a hardcover, a paperback, an audiobook, and an ebook. The books are supernatural detective novels — think “The Wolfman” meets “Jekyll and Hyde” meets “Sam Spade. ” Each installment stands alone as a mystery/adventure, although the author suggests reading them in order. The art work on the jacket is by Alan Pollack, who has done a terrific job capturing the “pulpy” feel of the books.
DEAD MAN’S REACH, the fourth novel in the Thieftaker Chronicles, a historical urban fantasy David is writing under the name D.B. Jackson, is now available in hard cover from Tor Books. It can also be purchased as an audio book from Audible.com. Once again, the cover art, by the extraordinary Chris McGrath, is spectacular, and for those of you keeping track of the series, the action in this newest volume coincides with the Boston Massacre. Fun stuff.
And A PLUNDER OF SOULS, the third novel in the series is out in hardcover, trade paperback, e-book, and audiobook. Order your copy now!! The first two volumes, THIEFTAKER and THIEVES’ QUARRY, are currently available in all formats, including mass market paperback and audiobook. For more information on the Thieftaker books, please visit the D.B. Jackson website.