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WELCOME to the website for J.P. Ashman, author of the Black Powder Wars fantasy series.
J.P. continues to produce complex, gritty fantasy – and now scifi – whilst blogging about books and tabletop games, as well as anything else that takes his fancy (usually his hectic but enjoyable family life).
2018 marks the release of two anthologies I am excited to be a part of. We have the charity anthology: Art of War, which includes forty stories by a huge range of fantasy authors, and Lost Lore, a FREE fantasy anthology by the Terrible Ten. I urge you to check them both out, for there is bound to be at least a few stories in there that you will love – hopefully all of them!
JP’s current titles include:
Black Cross – Black Powder Wars #1
Black Cross was awarded the ‘Most Complex’ award and chosen as a group finalist in Mark Lawrence’s Self Published Fantasy Blog Off 2015
“The magic system is fascinating and very well crafted. This is quite an epic saga, and surprisingly political. There are factions, and back biting, plenty of twists and turns, violence and bloodshed – everything epic fantasy fans enjoy.” – bookwormblues.net
Black Guild – Black Powder Wars #2
The sequel to Black Cross is current available on Kindle (physical copies coming soon)
“This book is a tour de force of epic fantasy.”
Len Evans Jr. – Goodreads
Bren’s Lament – Standalone Flash Fiction
(Flash fiction – available for free here)
“I liked Bren’s Lament. Good, clean scene-setting.” – Conn Iggulden
Black Martlet – Black Powder Wars Short Story #1
“J. P. Ashman writes with a thundering style, that resonates strikingly within this short story of a hero-in-the-making. The Black Powder Wars will be a series that’s tailor-made for fans of fantasy in the vein of Bernard Cornwell, Paul Kearney & J. V. Jones.” – Fantasybookcritic.blogspot.co.uk
Dragonship – Standalone Short Story
“Brilliant, sharp, original, witty and emotional.”
– Dyrk Ashton, Author of Paternus