‘The Butcher of Khardov’ Nominated for Hugo Award

Privateer Press is pleased to announce that the Skull Island eXpeditions book The Warcaster Chronicles: The Butcher of Khardov, by Dan Wells, has been nominated for a Hugo Award for best novella of 2013. Presented annually since 1955, the Hugo Award is the most prestigious award for science fiction and fantasy fiction and considers works published across the globe. A complete list of 2014 Hugo Award nominees can be found at thehugoawards.org.

The legacy of the massacre near Boarsgate at the hand of the warcaster Orsus Zoktavir has followed him his whole life—but it is another memory that fuels both his rage and his will to live. Before he was one of Khador’s most potent weapons he was simply a young man striving to make a life for himself, and for his beloved, free of the violence that came so easily to him. Her gentle presence helps him quell his simmering temper, but fate changes everything, sweeping him up in events that would lead to grief and madness.

Learn the tragic history of Orsus Zoktavir and plumb the depths of his rage in The Butcher of Khardov.