Announcing Our First Issue Lineup

Rakehell is thrilled to announce the contents of our inaugural issue! We had an extremely competitive submissions round, with nearly a hundred entries for six slots.

Without further ado, here’s what you’ll get in our swashbuckling debut…

“The Mortuary Sword” by H.R. Laurence

Captain James Aidee, gentleman of the road, has seen many dark things in his life of banditry… but nothing prepared him to meet Amelia Blood and her strange family.

“The Trans-Pacific Railway” by Mar Vincent

Thomasina is no stranger to mystery—but when an airship full of Frenchmen captures her train, she must leave academics behind and become a lady of action!

“Fool’s Errand in Amberford” by Lawrence Harding

Between her rapier and her magic, Finestra Dunbarton doesn’t usually worry about ghouls. If only her new employer wouldn’t walk toward every one he sees…

“The Daisy” by T.K. Howell

Before he was an admiral, Francis Drake was a scared, seasick teenager on a leaky merchant ship. Will the terror of mutiny break him, or set him on the path to knighthood?

“When Your Only Tool’s a Hammer” by J.B. Toner

Cundar of Raelor is used to winning battles—in fact, it’s become a bit boring. What happens when a barbarian decides to end the war, not just fight it?

“The Temple of the Ghost Tiger” by Dariel R.A. Quiogue

Prince Khalid of Barisa is strong, handsome, and foolish. Fortunately he has loyal Wali to advise him—unfortunately, Wali is a monkey!

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