An Epic Fantasy* like no other!
Epic Fantasy *With Dragons
Master Dragonslayer Corlan Tang is the best in the business!
So it is little surprise that jealous Guild rivals conspired to have the sniveling Prince to banish him from the city.
Sent out into the Valley of Death – and stuck with a runaway boy from the palace kitchen – Corlan decides on a plan. He will head to the far end of the valley where he’s heard a vast marsh provides nesting grounds for the dragon horde. There he will smash their eggs and lance the younglings, destroying dragons once and for all! Then he can return as a conquering hero!
However, like any foolhardy quest, there are constant dangers and seductive detours along the way – as well as unsettling encounters with new allies, fiends, and traitors. A quest changes a man, Corlan realizes, and he finally must reconcile the dark secrets from his past.
Despite every distraction, Corlan must succeed, if only for his own stubborn sense of justice, but also so he might return home again. To achieve his goal, he must push himself onward, use his wits and guile, demonstrate his daring-do, and employ all the will and strength he can muster – for surely the gods have assigned him their harshest tests in this twisted new world, harshly cleaved from fire and quake. After all, the fate of the world rests in our hero’s hands.
[Read more about the creation of this epic work on the author’s blog.]
Deeds done in the heat of battle cast long shadows.
The most famous man in the history of the Temple, retired Commander John Farmer, has left the militia behind. War looms and John must answer the call to serve, but his terrible secret could destroy everything. A broken mage trying to rebuild his shattered life, he must somehow regain his abilities, or everyone and everything he loves will be lost.
John must face the crimes of the past to become the hero he never was.
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The thrilling conclusion to the epic fantasy series, TOWER OF BONES
A grieving man whose life has gone to hell in his absence,
A son whose action sealed his father’s fate,
A crippled warrior facing his future,
A broken soldier seeking redemption for an unspeakable crime…
Driven by prophecies and racing against time, four mages sacrifice everything in a final bid to save their world from the Children of the Bull God. Can Edwin Farmer set aside his worries and raise the new shield before Lourdan and the Legions of Tauron arrive to conquer Braden?
The Gods are at War, and Neveyah is the Battlefield.
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Simon, Fey and Rebecca. An ordinary family trying to cope after the death of the girls’ mother. One day, Rebecca ‘gives’ her imaginary friend, Nathaniel, to her Simon, telling her father he can keep Nathaniel ‘forever’…
Then the phone appears. Then the lies begin. And the pain. And the faces in the photographs…
Simon asks Rebecca who Nathaniel really is. She tells him he prefers to be known by his nickname, ‘Mr. Boogie’…
Specially commissioned by Universal for the release of the movie sequel ‘Sinister 2‘, Suffer the Little Children is “genuinely terrifying!”
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“Once upon a time…”
All the best stories begin that way. Once upon a time, Jack climbed a beanstalk. Cinderella did go to the ball.
Once upon a time, his parents died.
When your parents are killed in front of you on the one day of the year when all crime is legal, what do you do?
You prepare for next year. You prepare for payback…
Specially commissioned by NBC Universal for the release of the film The Purge: Anarchy, Mr. Composure is “simply superb” with the best plot twist ever!”
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What if you could steal the final moments from the dying? What if you had the darkest secret, but couldn’t think what it might be? What if you entered the forest in the deep of the night. Who is the melting man? And are your neighbours really whom they appear to be?
So many questions.
To find the answers, you must enter a darker place. Thirteen stories. Thirteen poems. Thirteen more doorways.
Darker Places is the follow up to the acclaimed Dark Places and can be found on Amazon and Smashwords.
Dead, dead, dead. Say it enough times and it becomes just another word.
What would you do? Could you kill a killer? Does the death of one appease the deaths of a hundred? What about that hundred against a thousand?
What if you had no choice?
Meet Sin. No, not that sort of sin, but Sin, crazy as a loon (you ask Sister Moon), and proud of it. Sin locks himself away in an asylum and, every so often, gets violent. That’s only so they’ll give him those nice drugs, though. The ones that help him forget.
It’s a pity they don’t work.
Sin, you see, has a serious problem. Well, it’s not so much his problem, as ours – yours, mine and everyone else’s. People die around Sin. He doesn’t like it and there’s nothing he can do about it. But someone else knows, and Sin has to stop them… and himself…
Flip and catch…
Find the ‘dark, disturbing and amazing’ #1 Psychological Horror Sin on Amazon and in audiobook form, narrated by Grammy nominated R.D. Watson on Audible or iTunes.
Read more from Shaun at his website, on Facebook or at his blog. Sin also has his own blog, his ‘Diary of a Madman‘.
Forbidden Road takes up Edwin’s story six years later. When four mages are sent into the shadowed lands claimed by the mad priest of the Bull God, who will return unscathed? Sorrow, peril, and magic await in the Valley of Mal Evol.
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Beneath the veneer, beneath the beauty, there is always the coldness of stone.’
Tragedy has torn apart Emelia and her companions, a terrible betrayal instigated by the Darkmaster, Vildor. A devastated Jem struggles to control the fearful power of the crystals, becoming distant from his closest friends. Hunor and Orla are tested by a secret from the past, a revelation that will change everything between them. In the Dead City, Emelia begins a search for her past, a journey that will plunge her deeper into the darkness of Vildor and his twisted schemes.
Desperate to seek aid in their battle against Vildor, the companions travel north to Belgo, capital of North Artoria. But everything is not what it seems in the palace, and danger lurks in every shadow, whether cast by friend or foe. Separated and alone, can Emelia, Jem and Hunor hope to prevail? Or will the evils of the present and the past overcome them at last?
Darkness Rising 5 – Broken is the fifth in the epic fantasy series that reviewers are calling ‘epic and spellbinding.’ It is a must read for fantasy fans the world over.
Bravery is measured in moments.
In the lands of Nurolia the evils of the past are returning to torment the present. Emelia and her companions traverse the arid desert of Pyrios seeking the red crystal. Its power resides in the grasp of the dreaded Red Emperor, who enslaves the warrior race of Incandians. Time slips away as Vildor, Lord of the Ghasts, begins his dreaded plan and as Emelia’s sanity starts to crumble.
Far to the north, in the hills of Artoria, Aldred Enfarson holds onto life by a thread. His friends flee towards the walled city of Keresh, a dark army on their heels. Yet when the opportunity to save Aldred’s life presents itself, they unleash a force every bit as terrible as Vildor. The Cabal, creators of the Prisms of Power, seek to return to the world—and Aldred may become the key.
The forces of darkness are rising—and tragedy awaits even the most heroic.
Darkness Rising- Loss is the fourth book in the original epic fantasy series that reviewers are describing as ‘epic and spellbinding.’ It is a must read for fantasy fans the world over.
About the series…
“Totally gripping… I was completely absorbed and loved reading every minute of it.”
“Each page is a new rush of tension, mystery, and adrenaline.”
“Richly imagined, well written and thoroughly absorbing.”
“Embrace the darkness, welcome the fury, savour the anger…”
After their escape from Goldoria, Emelia and her companions begin their journey into the swamps of Ssinthor. A land ravaged by ancient sorcery, it is a place of secrets and danger. Deep in the mists an insane lizardman sorcerer wields the green crystal to devastating effect. As darkness threatens to tear them apart they must somehow challenge the awesome power working against them.
Far to the west Aldred and his new comrades travel to Artoria on a mission to save his cursed father. A chance encounter with a seer throws them into an impetuous diversion deep into the Emerald Mountains, where a terrible foe awaits.
Hidden in the secret recesses of a ruined fort a crystal of blackest sorcery awaits its former master, Vildor, Lord of the Ghasts. And the time has come for him to reclaim its power.
Darkness Rising- Secrets is the third book in the original epic fantasy series that reviewers are describing as ‘epic and spellbinding.’ It is a must read for fantasy fans the world over.
About the series…
“Ross M. Kitson has built a complex and convincing world here. Frankly, I wouldn’t recommend just picking up just the first book, or even the first two books. Get all three, because you’ll be chain-reading them.” D Brzeski (British Fantasy Society)
“Totally gripping… I was completely absorbed and loved reading every minute of it.” Amazon review
“Each page is a new rush of tension, mystery, and adrenaline.” Amazon review
Emelia dreams of escape from her life of servitude. She dreams of magical powers; she dreams of dark things. When tragedy awakens the sorcery within her she embarks upon an epic journey in the company of two charming thieves.
In the Dead City an ancient evil awakens. The Lord of the Ghasts covets a magical Prism, the clues to which lie with Emelia. And when he begins to share her dreams, surely it is only a matter of time until she succumbs to his power?
Darkness Rising Book One – Chained is the first book in an exciting new epic fantasy series combining traditional heroic fantasy plotlines with modern dialogue and thrilling characters. Book One is the first half of Prism Volume 1, previously available as a single volume and now presented in two books with additional material and sample bonus chapters.
THE SOUTH SEAS BUBBLE, book IV of the Crown Phoenix Series
An Edwardian hospital hides many secrets:
A mysterious patient lurks in the cellar…
A secret passage leads to danger…
Coded messages reveal new riddles…
Visions of danger haunt the people of Grimstead Manor…
Portland has a ghost problem.
Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes “hope” and “trust”.
Everything changes when Justin rides his magical horse into her path and takes her under his wing. Like the rest of the elite men who serve as Spirit Knights, he hunts restless ghosts that devour the living.
When an evil spirit threatens Claire’s life, she’ll need Justin’s help to survive. And how could she bear the Knights’ mark on her soul? Everybody knows Girls Can’t Be Knights.
Before Edwin Farmer and the Tower of Bones, there was Wynn Farmer, the legendary smith and lightning mage. This is his story.
Charged by the goddess Aeos, Wynn and his companions face a gauntlet of jagged peaks and deadly traps. Danger, mystery, and dark prophecy—who will fall and who will survive?
The Gods are at war, and Neveyah is the battlefield.
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When Tali is hired to cut out the heart of Prince Kas, the huntress can’t refuse. Tali realizes there is no escape from the dark magic of the queen’s mirror, even though her own feelings for the prince are far too complex to understand.
As they try to run from their shared destiny, Tali and Kas have to rely on their wits and each other as hunter becomes prey and hearts are won and lost.
A genderbent Snow White for adults (18+ only.) All royalties go to Save the Children.
Available on Amazon and Goodreads.
HUW THE BARD, by Connie J. Jasperson, published March 28, 2014
(new release)(mature readers)
Genre: Fantasy, alternate history
The youngest master in the Bards Guild, eighteen-year-old Huw Owyn is at the top of his craft. The Spring Conclave is underway, and Huw is late to the ceremonies. While he lingers with his lady, the Bard’s Guild is attacked. Seeking to become the heir of most powerful man in the valley, Earl Rann Dwyn hangs the Guild Master, Huw’s father. His thugs torch the hall with everyone still inside, burning a quarter of the city with it.
Smuggled out of the burning city in a reeking ale barrel, Huw is a wanted man. Starving, reduced to begging and worse, he must somehow make his way north to safety. It’s a 200-league walk, as the crow flies, to the one place he might have a friend, though the path Huw must take is anything but straight.
Murder and the taint of treason – a lot can happen to a man on journey like that.
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One bite started it all . . .
Another mysterious disappearance sparks a frightening chain of events for Remy and her family. Events foretold come to pass, and more strange and alarming occurrences assail her life. Where can she turn?
Coven politics continue to threaten Joshua’s existence, but an even bigger menace looms . . .
And Remy’s life hangs in the balance – can Joshua save her?
Fate still toys with mortals and immortals alike, as hearts torn apart by darkness confront perils which could lead to their doom.
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From the ashes of an ancient empire, five must save the future.
Jake: Last in line to the Elementi High King throne, sent through time and space to be brought up in an alien world, he has no knowledge of his past.
Mirim: As the caretaker of the mysterious Citadel which hosts the dying crystal mind of the Matrix, her air power is the only link to the old world.
Kiera: A Romani foundling with growing powers over nature, she is searching for a better life away from her criminal past.
They must find the other two heirs and reunite all their elemental powers over earth, air, fire, and water together with the Matrix to defeat the Empire that conquered their parents. With a fire demon on his trail, can Jake bring together the last of the Elementi in time?
Three grownup Tales from the Dreamtime in one novella…
A conversation with Galahad
A prince on a quest and a goddess in mourning
A stolen kingdom and the Fractal Mirror
Three tales of wonder and great deeds
Three tales of heroes and villains
Open the door and enter the Dreamtime, the world of fairytales, the flower of all that is delightful and mysterious, frightening and amazing.
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