Water of Awakening ebook pre-order is now live!

My latest fantasy novel – Water of Awakening I’m announcing this a few days late, but you can now pre-order the ebook version of my new high fantasy novel (in the adventure fantasy sub-genre) The Water of Awakening on Amazon! The paperback will be available for pre-order (hopefully) by the end of the next or a week prior to release, so make sure you are on my mailing list to get updates on the physical copies (and get access to a free gift soon!). The Water of Awakening is a high fantasy novel by David V. Stewart that tells the story of…

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New Fantasy Book Cover Reveal – The Water of Awakening

So, the silence on the site when it comes to new fiction content shall at last be broken. The secret book is finished, and in the video below I show off the cover, talk about the artist (Kerem Beyit) and give you some insight into this new book, which is solidly in the heroic fantasy/adventure fantasy genre. I’m really excited to bring this experience to you, and will be putting up a pre-order on Amazon very shortly.

In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to my email list (you can do so on the right side of the page or follow this link) to get early access to the book and also get some books for free to keep you busy until The Water of Awakening launches!

Return of the King Movie Adaptation – Analysis

Fellow fantasy author Mattew J. Wellman joins me to talk about Peter Jackson’s movie adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s Return of the King, the third part of Tolkien’s epic fantasy classic, The Lord of the Rings.

Writers of the dawn is:

David V. Stewart – Fantasy and Historical Fiction Author, musician

Matthew J. Wellman – Urban Fantasy author, musician

The Two Towers – Movie Adaptation Analysis and Review

Writers of the Dawn (Fantasy authors David V. Stewart and Mattew J. Wellman) break down Peter Jackson’s adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s second volume in The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers. What sacrifices were made during production to make the movie adaptation function? What was done well? We also discuss the pushing of the original ending into the final movie.

Writers of the Dawn is:

Matthew J. Wellman – Fantasy and Urban Fantasy

David V. Stewart – Fantasy and Historical Fiction

Fellowship of the Ring movie adaptation – analysis and review

Today, we talk about how the first Lord of the Rings book by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, made the transition from printed book to fully fleshed-out high budget movie. We talk pacing, cringe moments, and what was changed to make it work better as a movie.

Reading Fantasy – What books should you start with?

So, are you looking to get into fantasy, or at least do a little exploration of this massive genre? In the video below, I go over some books that I think are a great place to start. I tried to curate the list to include titles that are diverse in terms of setting and style, so if one doesn’t appeal to you another might, and I did my best to talk about titles that are accessible for a wide audience and don’t require you to already have a large amount of experience in the genre to understand. This list, for…

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Break and new content for March 2017

In case you noticed, there was no Walk at Dusk update for today. That work will be going ahead for a release this year, although later than I originally anticipated due to a host of setbacks in my work schedule that have prevented me from having the time to do the editing and re-writes necessary to finish the project. I will resume posting samples and updates in the near future, but don’t expect a full release here on DVS Press like I have done in the past. I also wanted to take a week or two off from those posts…

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Dissonant Tides: Chapter Five, part 3

The sea was on fire as the sun rose out of it, burning bright with hues of red and orange. A crewman wiped sweat out of his eyes and grumbled about the hard work of the rigging, while others busied themselves carrying crates and rolling barrels up the gang plank and onto the main deck. It was going to be a warm day. The cross-beams were being hoisted up the masts. The dingy canvas sails burned umber in the brightening sky, still furled and creaking in the morning wind. Two figures in leathers, one in a long coat and one…

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Dissonant Tides: Chapter Five, part 2

Rone stepped through the small kitchen into the sitting room and launched himself backward, flinging Charlotte to the ground behind him. Sitting in one of the chairs facing him, drinking a cup of tea, was the man from the inn. Rone scrambled, dropping his bag and trying desperately to pull his pistol or his dagger and cursing himself for thinking he was safe. He found his pistol in his belt, but as he drew, the hand of Getty settled on his arms and chest. “No need for that! Nobody is here to shoot!” He said. A gun barrel popped out…

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Dissonant Tides: Chapter Five, part 1

Chapter 5 The bedroom was sparsely decorated, with an old mattress on a low cracked wooden frame next to an occasional table with a single small chair. Charlotte put her bag against the door after she closed it, then put the pistol on the table. She sat on the mattress, which was creaked as it sagged under her weight, and clenched her fists in an effort to get her hands to stop shaking. “Sorry I got rattled,” she said, staring into her lap. “I knew this would be dangerous. I guess I just wasn’t prepared for the violence.” “Don’t be…

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