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Evolved Publishing Releases “Godsknife: Revolt” by Timothy C. Ward


Godsknife: Revolt by Timothy C. Ward

Book 1 of the “Godsknife” Series

Evolved Publishing is so pleased to announce the release of the exciting first book in the “Godsknife” series of horror/supernatural thriller/dark fantasy novels. You may know author Timothy C. Ward from his previously published works, which include two books in his “Sand Divers” series: Scavenger: Evolution and Scavenger: A.I. Now we release his first book with EP.
Although the official release date is August 22nd, you can pre-order the book now and… if you do… YOU’LL SAVE $2.00! This is because the pre-order price is just $2.99, but the regular price, after the book officially releases, will be $4.99.

And that’s not all: you’ll also get FREE both of Tim’s books from his “Sand Divers” series (linked above). It’s a fantastic deal all around!

How does it work? Well, it’s simple.


STEP 1: Go the listing at Amazon here: Godsknife: Revolt.
STEP 2: Click on the Pre-Order button to reserve your copy through Amazon, which they’ll deliver to you (or your Kindle) on August 20th.
STEP 3: Forward your email confirmation of the pre-order from Amazon to the author at Tim@TimothyCWard.com. Be sure to indicate in your email that you’d like to receive your 2 free eBooks as part of your purchase of Godsknife: Revolt, and he will send you the MOBI files for your kindle (or Kindle for PC Program).

And there you have it, nice and easy–3 eBooks (a $9.97 value) for only $2.99!

So, what is Godsknife: Revolt?


One answer is, it’s an apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss. Another, is it’s a soup spiced with ingredients from all of my favorite Stephen King and Neil Gaiman novels, namely The Gunslinger, The Stand and American Gods, but inserting giant praying mantises, a mind-bending trip into the Abyss, and a multitude of characters I’ve cried with as I told their story.

If you are more of a sci-fi fan, it’s still cheaper to get Godsknife: Revolt as a pre-order and have me send my “Sand Diver” books for free. Those books tell the story of a couple who’ve lost their infant to a sand spill and must reconcile their differences as they fall upon a trap that’s unleashed the technology that caused the apocalypse. Think the Jack Bauer show, “24,” if it were set two hundred years after America was devastated by a nanotech plague.

DanCrossBookBlog calls these books, “Non-stop tech action. Brilliant.”

So, what is Godsknife: Revolt?


The rift between Iowa and the Abyss is thinner than it seems. Modern society meets the power and reality of myth in the new war between Chaos, Order and Maker. A priestess of Order seeking godhood unleashes a virus to mutate and enslave the human race. Those who survive will face the height of her power, but will they bow before it?

[Horror, Dark Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller]

A fleet of enlarged praying mantises has invaded Des Moines, Iowa. Swarms of cicadas are turning survivors into winged soldiers. Orchestrating the warzone is a priestess of Order, who’s pursuing godhood, and the nation of followers who’ll get her there.

Caroline’s new friendship parts the veil between reality and myth, as a recruiter of Order needs her to hide him from capture. In their escape, the boss she’s loved like a father reveals his elevator into the Abyss.

In this new world, Caroline finds a usurped god and an angry ghost eager to make her their getaway back to power. What if the person her friends will need is heartbeats away from becoming the real threat?

And so….

We hope you’re as thrilled about this new series as we are, and that you’ll take Timothy C. Ward up on his extraordinary offer above, allowing you to get his 2 other books free after purchasing (pre-order) Godsknife: Revolt at a $2.00 discount. We think you’re going to love it.

As always, we wish to express our sincere appreciation for your support. As a small press, we strive always to bring you only high quality, great, entertaining books. And we couldn’t possibly do it without you.

C.J. Ballintyne

PUBLISHER’S NOTE, 27 NOV 2021: C.J. Ballintyne was previously known as Ciara Ballintyne, but we are in the process of changing her pen name to C.J. Ballintyne, and we’ll be releasing all new editions of her books, including the BRAND NEW third book in her series: TO MAKE THE DEAD WEEP. Please stay tuned.

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I grew up on a steady diet of adult epic fantasy from the age of nine, leaving me with a rather confused outlook on life—I believe the good guys should always win, but I know they often don’t. I am an oxymoron; an idealistic cynic.

I began my first attempts at the craft of writing in 1992, culminating in the publication of my debut work, Confronting the Demon, in 2013. My first book published with Evolved Publishing was In the Company of the Dead.

I hold degrees in law and accounting, and I am a practising financial services lawyer. In my spare time, I speculate about taking over the world—how hard can it really be? If I could be anything, I’d choose a dragon, but if I am honest I share more in common with Dr. Gregory House of House M.D.—both the good and the bad. I am a browncoat, a saltgunner, a Whedonite, a Sherlockian, a Ringer and a Whovian… OK, most major geek fandoms. My alignment is chaotic good. I am an INTJ.

I live in Sydney, Australia, with my two daughters and a growing menagerie of animals that unfortunately includes no dragons.



Watch for the third book in C.J. Ballintynes’s dark epic fantasy series, The Sundered Oath, to come in December 2021.

After a lifetime of self-sacrifice, now Ellaeva must decide if she will give up all she has left.

When Ellaeva runs afoul of the Rahmyrrim High Priestess and finds herself imprisoned, the only man who can help her is the one she vowed never to see again—Lyram Aharris. But Ellaeva’s faith in her goddess is broken, and when Lyram refuses to abandon her to fate, she struggles to come to terms with what she has lost. Haunted by his broken oaths, and consumed by his quest to restore his honour, Lyram cannot help her find peace.

Together they journey into the desert to solve the riddle of their connection to each other, but their search leads into the middle of a killing field. Amidst the murdered souls, they balance on the cusp of understanding—what is the mysterious link between the Aharrises, the goddess Ahura, and the dragons?

But before they can complete the puzzle, the High Priestess attempts to bring a piece of an evil god into the world, and Ellaeva and Lyram are betrayed from all sides. If the Rahmyrrim cannot be halted, they will lose the most precious thing they have.

Ellaeva has always known her path ends at the ultimate sacrifice—but can an embittered priestess bring herself to fulfill her duty?