Zypheria’s Call

Welcome to all the new readers!

The promotion was a startling success and I’m so pleased that so many of you took advantage of the offer. I’ve already had a lot of questions about “when’s the next book coming?”

Well, I’ve already got the cover art done, thanks to Kip Ayers.

The text itself was completed in first draft last November, but I’m doing some substantial re-writes on it now and I’m cautiously optimistic that I’ll be releasing it to print, ebook, and podcast audio in March.

Thanks, again, for coming along with Tanyth and her adventures in Korlay.

20 Responses to “Zypheria’s Call”

  1. 1

    I like it. It’s got a bit more character than the first cover.

    My only question is, is that a wrap on her head? It’s hard to make out.

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    It’s a knit cap. Described in the story as “a knit bag of a hat.” She wears it because it’s cold out, and because her wide brimmed hat would blow away.

  3. 3

    I first met your works during a cross country drive this past year. Looks like I’ve got another such drive coming up in late March. Hopefully I’ll be blissfully distracted by another tale of Tanyth Fairport. God knows one needs something to get across the Plains. 😉

    Thanks for your imagination and words thus far, I’m looking forward to much more of each over the years to come.


  4. 4
    Dana Watsham

    Ooooh, I can hardly wait!

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    Lesley Edser in Spain

    I need to hear you reading your work Nathan. From Ishmael to Otto the shaman and Tanyth your reading style brings the characters alive and I can hear you when I read on the kindle. Have exhausted your work now, listening several times (last time in jan/feb during travels in India – you are good company). Will there be more shaman stories too?

  6. 6

    Which March?

  7. 7
    Teri Robison

    Will Zypheria’s call be available for purchase at Balticon? Thoroughly enjoyed Ravenwood, having gone through this Rite of Passage myself. Was fascinated, as well, by a male author so successfully writing about the intimacies a woman experiences as she becomes a Crone. Well done, good sir!

  8. 8

    I’ve decided it would be too much effort to not sound like an impatient kid waiting for Christmas. So…. WHEN IS IT COMING OUT? WHEN WHEN WHEN? (Feel free to picture me stomping my feet and screaming)

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    @Mihcael – i was kinda hoping for LAST March. Things didn’t work out.

    @Geoff – sorry man. it’s in the works but the mill grinds slowly these days.

    @Teri – no, i won’t be selling the books on the floor this year. i spent too much time missing the con last year.

    And I’m pleased to have been part of your celebration week. May you have many more and find magic in all of them.

  10. 10

    You rule Nathan, you rule!

  11. 11
    Kate Oosterman


    Have you got a new release date for “Zypheria’s Call” am really hanging out of it!! 🙂
    Love you books and especially like to listen to you read them, you have a very soothing voice.

  12. 12


    No, I don’t.

    I’m working on getting the Trader’s Tales into print and it’s taking up way too much of my time.

    Sorry about that.

  13. 13

    So when will Zypheria’s Call be available on audio? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE say SOON!!!!!! I have listened to the solor clipper series so many times I know them by heart. And yes I still cry when Greta dies in Owner’s Share. I have listened to Ravenwood just as much and I am ready to follow Tanyth on the next part of her journey. Please let me know when we can expect Zypheria’s Call. Thanks so much for your stories. You are the best!!!

  14. 14
    Tamra Hutchings

    Mr. Lowell,
    Thank you for the lovely women that you create in all of your books. In this world it is difficult and sometimes dangerous to be female as your stories remind us. However, your women come out of their trials strong and powerful without loosing what it is to be a nurturing, loving woman. I just love Tanyth, and I want to be like her when I grow up. If you have, or had someone in your life who you based this character on, you are so fortunate, and so are we, who learn about her through your words. Thank you for sharing.
    Best regards.

  15. 15

    I’m so glad your books are taking flight beyond Podiobooks. The world needs your stories, Nathan, because you show real human beings who despite (and because of) adversity discover their best selves. Like other listeners, I love both the sound of your voice and the way you use it to tell the story. I, too, long for more of Tanyth. Or any other character you create. Please, sir, more…

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    Phillip Knox

    Nathan, just finished Ravenwood. Thank you. Your story telling ability as well as narrative voice bring these stories and people to life. Like myself, I rest assured that everyone who has taken part in these tales is ready and anxious for them to continue! Thanks again so very much for your wonderful ability to make places and characters come to life!

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    Sandy Oitzinger

    So Nathan: I’m hanging out in the 5th century. The only character in my demographic was just killed by an ostrich. This is a not so subtle plea for more of Tanyeth. Not to say I didn’t enjoy the Arian presbytera, but sadly like my present day demographic, she was easily written out of the storyline..

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    Barbara W

    I discovered you on Amazon. I’m not clear on how podio books work. Any idea when Captain and Owner will be out? I am dry eagerly awaiting. Also, a new date for follow on to Tanyths first adventure? I’m impatient because I love your stories

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    George M

    I have listened to your books all of them several times and also some other peoples works that you are in. I can always tell when you are reading you make everything seem so real. I was ready to go down and sign up to a ship when I read the share books and Tanyth I wanted to find her and learn from her. Keep up the super work.

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    It’s so good to see so many other people praising your work. I have just begun yet another excursion through your works. Having finished the Trader series I am starting Ravenwood again then the Shaman. I don’t remember how many times I’ve listened to them but they still hold my attention word for word. That is the test of a true master. If you can’t enjoy a work more than once it’s not worth the first time.

    I also love your work in Abigail Hilton’s Cowry Catchers series. That’s some imaginary stretching isn’t it? Whether it is your own or someone else’s story the way you narrate the story makes the characters come alive.

    Anxiously awaiting the next stories for Tanyth, and the Shaman Tales and for Abigail to complete her hiatus and get back to the Cowry Catchers too. Long over due but well worth the wait.