The Rifter is a 10-part serial novel which will be completed in a total of 12 months.
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The Rifter is a ten-part serialized novel by award-winning author, Ginn Hale. The first episode, The Shattered Gates, was published on March 8, 2011. The final installment, His Holy Bones, was published on December 13th, 2011.
It is available as a zipped file of the 10 installments in the format of your choice (pdf, epub, mobi, lit). There will not be a one-volume edition in the foreseeable future as the 1000+ page ebook would be too unwieldy. However, there is a now a three volume print edition available from Blind Eye Books:
The Rifter One: The Shattered Gates (First 3 ebooks: The Shattered Gates, Servant of the Crossed Arrows, and Black Blades)
The Rifter Two: The Holy Road (Next 4 ebooks: Witches’ Blood, The Holy Road, Broken Fortress, and Enemies and Shadows)
The Rifter Three: His Sacred Bones (Final 3 ebooks: The Silent City, The Iron Temple, and His Holy Bones)
When John opens a letter addressed to his missing roommate, Kyle, he expects to find a house key, but instead he is swept into a strange realm of magic, mysticism, revolutionaries and assassins. Though he struggles to escape, John is drawn steadily closer to a fate he share with Kyle—to wake the destroyer god, the Rifter, and shatter a world.
“The true sorcery here is in Ginn Hale’s writing, which is by turns funny, fierce and lyrical. I can’t say enough good things about her work. Rifter is an astonishing story: terrifying and yet romantic. I was bewitched from the first sentence.”
“Hale is a master storyteller.”
Rifter 1: The Shattered Gates
Rifter 2: Servant of the Crossed Arrows (April)
Rifter 3: Black Blades (May)
Rifter 4: Witches’ Blood (June)
Rifter 5: The Holy Road (July)
Rifter 6: Broken Fortress (August)
Rifter 7: Enemies and Shadows (September)
Rifter 8: The Silent City (October)
Rifter 9: The Iron Temple (November)
Rifter 10: His Holy Bones (December)
Praise for Ginn Hale
“An intricate world, well-integrated social issues, believable sexual encounters, and an interesting mystery make this dense, languorous tale appealing for any fan of romantic fantasy.”
“Lushly detailed, with believable, fully developed characters, this fantasy with homoerotic overtones is reminiscent of Mercedes Lackey’s Vanyel novels and should appeal to a similar readership.”
“This ingenious fantasy romance continues to resonate in my imagination.”
—Drewey Wayne Gunn, Lambda Literary Report
“Hale is a natural storyteller, and knows how to plot. It’s hard to believe that this is a first effort. I found both sections of the novel unputdownable.”
—Craig Gidney, Fantasy Book Spot
“Wicked Gentlemen… is so sharply observed, so uniquely constructed, so original, and so touching in places that I have to give it a high recommendation.”
—Janine, Dear Author
About the Author
Ginn Hale lives in the Pacific Northwest, donates blood as a pastime, and tinkers with things. She is the author of The Lord of the White Hell (Blind Eye Books), Wicked Gentlemen (Spectrum Award Winner; Lambda Award Finalist; Blind Eye Books), “Feral Machines” in Tangle (Blind Eye Books), “Touching Sparks” in Hell Cop (Loose Id), “Such Heights” in Hell Cop 2 (Loose Id), and “Shy Hunter” in Queer Wolf (Queered Fiction). She is currently working on a sequel to Wicked Gentlemen.