Now that I have a copy of the contract, I no longer feel like I'm jinxing anything by revealing that I have a two book hardback deal with Thomas Dunne, a St. Martin's division, for my Dabir and Asim historical/fantasy/sword & sorcery novel(s). It's a good feeling.
That's Howard Andrew Jones speakin' there. A very good writer of historical and fantasy fiction. His tales of Dabir and Asim kick-a$$. This is cool news for S&S fans. As I recall, Thomas Dunne was the first publisher of Scott Oden and Robert Low as well.
Sword&Sorcery is coming back, slow but sure.