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Looking for Beta Readers

Hiya folks,

How’s it going?

I am officially looking for Beta Readers for “The Blade of Absolution” ⚔️, the first ‘proper’ book in “The Volkdrow Chronicles”.

What is the book about?

One sword… a whole load of chaos! 

Part dungeon break, part magical sword heist, “The Blade of Absolution” kicks of “The Volkdrow Chronicles” with a hearty dose of monsters, magic, and mayhem.

Set in monstrous world of Venari, deep in the sprawling city of Red Fern, “The Blade of Absolution” follows Everfrost as she goes in search of adventure and her ever-so-slightly nefarious father. Things don’t quite go to plan and, as chaos ensues, she meets Woodrow (a half-orc assassin), Pyggbe (an untrustworthy goblin), and Yelkrie (another untrustworthy goblin… but with a trick or two up her sleeve). Will they work together or will they be at each other’s throats? 

For those familiar with Lou Yardley’s Venari tales, this book will introduce you to characters and monsters old and new. If you’re brand new to this world, get comfy and prepare yourself for some epic fiendish fantasy, adventure, monsters, foul-language, odd humour, and a splash of gore. 

Who am I looking for?

  • People who have read my previous Venari books;
  • Or people who haven’t read my previous Venari books (I want to see if the story works if you’re brand spankin’ new to this world);
  • People can read and comment this (relatively chunky) book by the end of April.

What do Beta readers get in return for their help?

  • A ‘thank you’ in the book;
  • A copy of the finished eBook;
  • A copy of the finished paperback (signed)

Due to the physical rewards (and the fact that I feel like there’s going to be a lot of feedback to go through), I’m only going to be accepting a handful of beta readers. 


This is all done through StoryOrigin, so you may need to set up an account. This is free though! 

Once I’ve accepted your request, you’ll be able to read the story, add comments, and answer questions about the book.

Got questions?

Let me know in the comments below.

Thanks for your support!

Until next time…

Stay delicious,

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