Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel Reviews Mark Helprin’s novel ‘Paris in the Present Tense’ at ‘The Federalist’

federalist4siteTony Daniel reflects on the great writer Mark Helprin, and Helprin’s new novel, Paris in the Present Tense at The Federalist web site here.

Tony Daniel Talks About THE AMBER ARROW on Baen Podcast

Here’s an in-depth podcast interview with Tony Daniel discussing THE AMBER ARROW. The interview is conducted by Lauren Dixon. It is part of the weekly Baen Free Radio Hour podcast that Tony usually hosts this podcast in his editorial position at Baen, but this time he’s the featured author. The interview starts at 6 minutes 15 seconds in. You can also listen on iTunes here, and everywhere fine podcasts are available such as TunIn here, or download the podcast at the Baen web site here.

“The Powhaten,” A Free Short Story Starring Wannas Kittamaquand of THE AMBER ARROW, Debuts!

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“The Powhatan” is the story of Wannas Kittmaquand’s escape through the Roman lines to try to get help for his besieged city, Potomak. It’s set just before he shows up to bother/help Ursel Keiler in The Amber Arrow!


The Powhatan,” a free short story set in the world of The Amber Arrow and The Dragon Hammer, is now posted at “The Powhatan” is also available in ebook version at Baen Ebooks. This is a tale of Wannas Kittamaquand, one of the secondary characters in The Amber Arrow, but one Tony really likes, and whose backstory he wanted to explore a bit more. Wannas is a Powhatan young man of seventeen from the city-state of Potomak (which is on the site of Washington, D.C., in the Wulf’s Saga North America). In the world of Wulf’s Saga, eastern North American Indians have done much better in standing off the Vikings than they did against the Europeans in real history. The Chesapeake Indian tribes formed successful city-states along the rivers, and specialized in trade. They are more politically advanced than the Vikings or the Romans colonials of North America, and live in budding democracies, much like the Italian city-states like Venice and Florence in the 1300s. In the book, and in this story, American Indians are known as “Skraelings,” which is what the Vikings did call them in the historical sagas in Icelandic which tell of Leif Eriksson’s journey to Nova Scotia.

The Amber Arrow Debuts September 5

The Amber Arrow, the sequel to The Dragon Hammer, is on the way to booksellers everywhere in September 2017. That’s Ursel Keiler on the cover, by the way, the expert archer and adopted daughter of bear people, from The Dragon Hammer.

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A stack of The Amber Arrow author copies.


The first chapter of The Amber Arrow is in Ursel’s point of view.


Discussing The Dragon Hammer on The Baen Free Radio Hour Podcast

Talking about The Dragon Hammer on the Baen Free Radio Hour podcast (perma-link here). It’s a good, in-depth interview of about 45 minutes conducted by David Afsharirad. I discuss the book, the myth, magic, and alternate history of its setting. We also talk about my main character Wulf and his friends as they discover courage, perspective, and heroism within themselves while coming of age in a fight for the freedom of Shenandoah. Give it a listen; I think you’ll like it!


Talking The Dragon Hammer July 28, 2016 at Quail Ridge Books Raleigh

Tony Daniel will be at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.—the all-new location—on July 28 at 7 p.m. to talk about The Dragon Hammer and more. Please come out if you are in the area! For more information click here.

The Dragon Hammer, Book 1 of Wulf’s Saga, is now available at booksellers everywhere

The Dragon Hammer, Book 1 of Wulf’s Saga, a new high fantasy series, is now available at booksellers everywhere both in print and ebook form.  Find many links to booksellers by clicking here, or get it at your local bookstore!


The Dragon Hammer is Available at Booksellers Everywhere! Click here for details.

The Dragon Hammer Now at Booksellers

Wulf’s Saga begins with The Dragon Hammer. Out today at booksellers everywhere!  the-dragon-hammer-9781476781556_hr

The Dragon Hammer eARC is now available

The ebook “Advance Reading Copy” of The Dragon Hammer is now available! This is the post copyedit, pre-proofread version (so it has typos and such) that is put out by Baen several weeks before the official publication date. Get The Dragon Hammer eARC here.

Embossed dragon scales on the cover. Cool.

Got the cover flats, the cover without the book inside, sent out beforehand. Really cool detailing of the dragon scales in the background. Makes the beautiful Daniel Dos Santos cover come alive. Even a little scary!