Grim Oak Press Distributing New Michael J. Sullivan Novels

Grim Oak Press Distributing New Michael J. Sullivan Novels




Age of Legend, Book 4 of Legends of the First Empire, publishes July 9, 2019


SEATTLE, WA, May 13 – Celebrating a new approach to publishing, Grim Oak Press announced today it will be handling distribution for New York Times bestselling author Michael J. Sullivan, beginning with Age of Legend. The forthcoming fantasy novel continues the story begun in Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, the first three books published by Del Rey Books. Chesley Award-winning artist Marc Simonetti will continue supplying cover artwork, promising continuity between the first three books and the final three books.

“I am excited to work with Michael again,” said Grim Oak Press publisher Shawn Speakman. “He donated one of the first stories to Unfettered, the charity anthology that helped eliminate the medical debt I had accrued from treating cancer in 2011. Unfettered helped launch Grim Oak Press. To partner with Michael now and bring his exceptional storytelling to his eager readership is a dream come true.”

Age of Legend has already been selected as a Goodreads Hottest Book of Summer. Its sequels will publish every seven months. Bookstores can order copies from Ingram Content Group.

To order signed hardcover copies of the Legends of the First Empire series, click the book title below:

Grim Oak Press is the award-winning science fiction and fantasy publisher devoted to producing beautiful limited and signed editions. It most recently published Unfettered III, a new charity anthology featuring stories from authors Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson, Naomi Novik, Lev Grossman, Seanan McGuire, Tad Williams, Robin Hobb, Mark Lawrence, and others, as well as the recent SF novel Street Freaks by bestselling Shannara author Terry Brooks.

Michael J. Sullivan is the New York Times bestselling author of epic fantasy and science fiction. He has sold more than 1.4 Million copies of his books in the English language, has more than 75 foreign language translation contracts, and his titles have appeared on more than 250 best-of or most-anticipated lists. The Legends of the First Empire is his newest series, beginning with Age of Myth, Age of Swords, and Age of War, and continuing with July’s Age of Legend.

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If you’d like more information about Grim Oak Press or Michael J. Sullivan, please email Shawn Speakman at or visit

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