The Heart of Iuchiban

A Legend of the Five Rings Novel

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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 31 Oct 2022

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Description

Return to the world of Legend of the Five Rings: Adventures in Rokugan, in this fantasy adventure pitting noble samurai against a forgotten evil corrupting the whole realm

Something is wrong in the Emerald Empire. The emperor is ailing, the court is weak and the Great Clans threaten to escalate their petty squabbling into all-out war. But in the shadows, another threat lurks – sinister Bloodspeaker cults attempt to resurrect the forgotten sorcerer Iuchiban, who possess a power so great it could destroy all of Rokugan. Now seven samurai, one from each of the Great Clans, must put aside their pride, fear, and rivalry to unite and prevent the Bloodspeakers from finding the legendary tomb of Iuchiban, and the hideous treasure locked inside. All that stands in the samurai’s way is their hatred of each other. The road will be long and bloody, but glory waits for them at journey’s end. As does death…
Return to the world of Legend of the Five Rings: Adventures in Rokugan, in this fantasy adventure pitting noble samurai against a forgotten evil corrupting the whole realm

Something is wrong in the...

A Note From the Publisher

This is the first Aconyte novel to feature all of the seven Great Clans in a single story
Will tie-in to EDGE Studio’s next campaign for their Adventures in Rokugan RPG
Not a novelization of the game but will allow the readers to get a feel for the history of the Tomb of Iuchiban prior to the start of the adventure. It will enhance the gameplay for gamers who read the book first with easter eggs and hints and tips of traps in rooms

This is the first Aconyte novel to feature all of the seven Great Clans in a single story
Will tie-in to EDGE Studio’s next campaign for their Adventures in Rokugan RPG
Not a novelization of the...


Advance Praise

PRAISE FOR EVAN DICKEN

“Imaginative, deftly written and action-packed.”

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, on The Red Hours

“Dicken’s writing is clear and imaginative, and there’s lots to enjoy with interesting characters, a vivid setting and an entertaining plot.”

Track of Words, on The Path to Glory


PRAISE FOR EVAN DICKEN

“Imaginative, deftly written and action-packed.”

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviewer, on The Red Hours

“Dicken’s writing is clear and imaginative, and there’s lots to enjoy with...


Marketing Plan

 Season announcement via Aconyte and EDGE Studios Feb 2022

 eARCs w/ NetGalley 3 months prior to publication

 Co-op with Ingram and Baker & Taylor

 Cross-promotion w/ EDGE Studios for fans

 Facebook Live interview w/ author on publication

 Keyword Amazon Ads

 Aconyte Extra with free chapter samplers, high-res covers etc. to support reviewers

 Print and digital media support and ad campaigns planned

 Social media promo & giveaways w/ influencers


 Season announcement via Aconyte and EDGE Studios Feb 2022

 eARCs w/ NetGalley 3 months prior to publication

 Co-op with Ingram and Baker & Taylor

 Cross-promotion w/ EDGE Studios for fans

...


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Featured Reviews

I'm so happy to get back to the Legend of the Five Rings series, it was one of my favorites in the series. I enjoyed that this book had all the seven clans and I think it worked so well and blended perfectly. The plot was what I was hoping for and enjoyed the way Evan Dicken's wrote the story. The characters were fantastic and I was glad to get to know them. It had the charm of previous books in the series and was glad to read this.

“He must not wish anyone to learn these secrets.” Naoki paced the burial chamber, occasionally pausing to pick a bit of stone from the carpet of rubble. Like the other tombs in Qadan’s notes, this one was relatively unassuming. In the style of the pre-exodus Unicorn, it was bored directly into the mountainside, little more than a long downward stair connecting one or more burial chambers. “He is jealous of his secrets,” Qadan said.

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