Sunday, 23 February 2020

25 Years of "A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria"

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Bal-Sagoth's debut album "A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria". The eldritch light of the Black Moon has shone triumphantly for a quarter of a century! All hail Bal-Sagoth!

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A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria

Wednesday, 11 December 2019


Byron Roberts

DMR Books has just published "Karnov: Phantom-Clad Rider of the Cosmic Ice". This epic tale of sword & sorcery is available as a trade paperback and digital edition from Amazon.
For more details and ordering information visit the DMR Books website.

"Matthew Knight, Howie K. Bentley and Byron A. Roberts unite to pen this blood-drenched tale of Gothic-inspired sword and sorcery, each of their individual styles bringing to life memorable characters, otherworldly creatures, savage battles and darkly heroic scenarios. Classic horror film atmosphere meets pulp-style swashbuckling adventure, this action packed epic is sure to please any fan of dark fantasy."

Byron Roberts

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Chroniclers of Barbaric Splendor

A series of CAYLEN-TOR miniatures will be available soon from the artisans at "Barbaric Splendor Miniatures". The mighty barbarian warlord first appeared in the lyrics of the second Bal-Sagoth album in 1996 and recently featured in the novel "The Chronicles of Caylen-Tor" published by DMR Books. (The "Chroniclers of Barbaric Splendor" Kickstarter campaign includes a wealth of fantastic characters created by authors and artists including Byron Roberts, Howie Bentley, David C. Smith, Trevor Ngwenya and Didier Normand. Back this fantastic campaign when it launches in early 2020 and add these highly detailed 32mm miniatures to your collection!)

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Caylen-Tor Miniatures
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Chroniclers of Barbaric Splendor

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Caylen-Tor Miniatures

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The Bal-Sagoth stories continue!

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The Saga Continues

Available now from DMR Books... two mighty tomes which feature the continuing saga of the legendary Bal-Sagoth lyrical canon by Byron A. Roberts!

The colossal SWORDS OF STEEL OMNIBUS edition includes three tales of the Elizabethan privateer Captain Caleb Blackthorne ("Into the Dawn of Storms", "A Voyage on Benighted Seas" and "The Scion at the Gate of Eternity"), presented in their thrilling entirety. This splendid 454 page volume additionally contains all the stories from the original three Swords of Steel paperbacks and is available from Amazon as a trade paperback and digital edition.

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THE CHRONICLES OF CAYLEN-TOR is a new novel-length epic featuring the fearsome Wolf of the North! Follow the adventures of Caylen-Tor in three novellas ("The Siege of Gul-Azlaan", "The Battle of Blackhelm Vale" and "The King Beneath the Mountain of Fire") as he reddens his steel in epic battle against an array of terrifying foes. Also featuring an extensive appendices section and interior illustrations. Available as a trade paperback, classic sized paperback and digital edition.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

SWORDS OF STEEL... Omnibus Edition!

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 The SWORDS OF STEEL OMNIBUS edition is available NOW! A mighty compendium featuring all of the stories from the renowned Swords of Steel trilogy! Available as a trade paperback and a digital edition, this spectacular volume is 454 pages long and includes all three of the Caleb Blackthorne stories by Byron Roberts. Cover artwork (depicting a scene from the first Caleb Blackthorne tale) by Martin Hanford.

Order from Amazon today!

Amazon US: HERE
Amazon UK: HERE
Amazon Germany: HERE

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Caylen-Tor miniatures from Barbaric Splendor!

Coming soon from the artisans at Barbaric Splendor... the first CAYLEN-TOR miniature!
Part of the epic "Chroniclers of Barbaric Splendor" campaign! Check out the Barbaric Splendor Facebook page and website for details!

Surging forth from the pages of the lyric booklet of  Bal-Sagoth's second album "Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule" and the epic sword & sorcery novel "The Chronicles of Caylen-Tor", the legendary barbarian king shall soon be immortalized as a collection of highly detailed miniatures! All hail the Wolf of the North! All hail Caylen-Tor! 

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Caylen-Tor Miniatures
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Caylen-Tor Miniatures from Barbaric Splendor
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Caylen-Tor Miniatures from Barbaric Splendor

Friday, 19 July 2019

New from DMR Books...

THE INFERNAL BARGAIN and Other Stories is a free sampler from DMR Books featuring a selection of fantastic sword & sorcery tales. It includes a slightly updated version of my story "Into the Dawn of Storms" which originally appeared in the first volume of the "Swords of Steel" trilogy.
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The saga of the Elizabethan privateer Captain Caleb Blackthorne spans all three volumes of the "SWORDS OF STEEL" anthology trilogy. And the three installments of Blackthorne's adventures will be collected into one volume in October 2019.

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And don't forget that the epic novel-length adventure "THE CHRONICLES OF CAYLEN-TOR" is available now from DMR Books and Amazon!

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DMR Books proudly presents this collection of fantasy adventure fiction by some of our finest authors. Some tales are from our previous releases, others are from upcoming books, and a few you won't find anywhere else. Stories included are:

* “The Infernal Bargain” by D.M. Ritzlin
* “Thannhausefeer’s Guest” by Howie K. Bentley
* “Into the Dawn of Storms” by Byron A. Roberts
* “Grumfobbler” by Gael DeRoane
* “The Mountains Have Eyes and the Woods Have Teeth” by Harry Piper
* “The Sapphire Goddess” by Nictzin Dyalhis
* “The Gift of the Ob-men” by Schuyler Hernstrom
* “The Thief of Forthe” by Clifford Ball
* “Black Genesis” by Mark Taverna 
* “Adventure in Lemuria” by Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr.
* “The Heaviest Sword” by Geoff Blackwell

Tuesday, 21 May 2019


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 An ancient fortress besieged by a vast and unrelenting empire...A mighty legion intent upon the conquest of the antediluvian world...A tyrannical Serpent King ruling from his sinister Black Pyramid...These are The Chronicles of Caylen-Tor, the indomitable barbarian warrior whose cold steel carves a searing, bloody swath through the time-lost kingdoms of legend! A mercenary, a reaver, a king by his own hand… the saga of Caylen-Tor is one of pitiless carnage, dark sorcery and epic battle!


This new publication features three pulp sword & sorcery novellas starring the character who first appeared in the lyrics of the second Bal-Sagoth album back in 1996. The book includes the tales "The Siege of Gul-Azlaan", "The Battle of Blackhelm Vale" and "The King Beneath the Mountain of Fire", plus an extensive section of appendices by Byron A. Roberts. Illustrated by Martin Hanford and Samuel Santos. "The Chronicles of Caylen-Tor" is available now as a trade paperback, e-book and classic sized paperback from DMR Books.

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Order the limited edition classic sized paperback from DMR Books HERE.

Amazon Links:

Trade Paperback US: Here.

Trade Paperback UK: Here.

E-book US: Here.

E-book UK: Here.