New free Sword and Sorcery Kindle books for 2017-10-15:

Blade's Edge (Chronicles of Gensokai Book 1)
by Virginia McClain
$0.00, 314 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (22 reviews), #8 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Mishi and Taka live each day of their lives with the shadow of death lurking behind them. The struggle to hide the elemental powers that mark the two girls as Kisōshi separates them from the other orphans, yet forges a deep bond between them.

When Mishi is dragged from the orphanage at the age of eight, the girls are unsure if or when they will find each other again. While their powers grow with each season-cycle, the girls must come to terms with their true selves--Mishi as a warrior, Taka as a healer--as they forge separate paths which lead to the same horrifying discovery...

The Rōjū council’s dark secret is one that it has spent centuries killing to keep, and Mishi and Taka know too much. The two young women have overcome desperate odds in a society where their very existence is a crime, but now that they know the Rōjū’s secret they find themselves fighting for much more than their own survival.


The Cycle of Arawn: The Complete Trilogy
by Edward W. Robertson
$0.00, pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (981 reviews), #3 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Dante Galand is young. Penniless. Alone. But devoted to learning the dark magic of his world.

His quest will take him from the city gutters to a foreign land of sorcerers. To a war for independence. And finally, to another war--this time, for his people's very survival.

A USA Today bestselling series, THE CYCLE OF ARAWN is a complete trilogy of 1600 pages--over half a million words of strife, civil war, friendships made and broken, and one man's obsession to become the greatest sorcerer since the days of the gods.

 A 2016 Audie nominee for best fantasy novel.


Early Years (The Beginning After The End Book 1)
by TurtleMe
$0.00, 222 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (76 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Asian
King Grey has unrivaled strength, wealth, and prestige in a world governed by martial ability. However, solitude lingers closely behind those with great power. Beneath the glamorous exterior of a powerful king lurks the shell of a man, devoid of purpose and will.

Reincarnated into a new world filled with magic and monsters, the king has a second chance to relive his life. Correcting the mistakes of his past will not be his only challenge, however. Underneath the peace and prosperity of the new world is an undercurrent threatening to destroy everything he has worked for, questioning his role and reason for being born again.


The Path of Swords (The Song of Amhar Book 1)
by Martin Swinford
$0.00, 123 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #41 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Coming of Age
"I felt at times that I was walking old school through Middlearth with Strider..."
"A sprightly tale...totally enchanted me"
"...a book I would read again."

"Luan ap Garioch, second son of the house of Artran, this is the day of choosing. How do you choose?"

On the last day of the summer of his fourteenth year, Luan takes the first step on The Path of Swords. He has been told that the path will be hard. He knows that it will lead him into danger. The reality is beyond all his imagining.

Described as "Wonderfully imagined" and "skilfully crafted", The Path of Swords is the first novella in the Song of Amhar fantasy series. Set in an alternate Iron Age where the world of the spirit is always close by, the series follows the adventures of Luan, a boy training to become one of the Klaideem, elite warriors who dedicate their life to the service of the kingdom.

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Ruins of legend (The Aielund Saga Book 3)
by Stephen L. Nowland, Laurel Nowland
$0.00, 302 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #123 in > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Sagas
Aspiring adventurers Aiden Wainwright and Pacian Savidge are tasked with tracking down an obscure relic, said to be capable of banishing the Kingdom's greatest enemy once and for all. But the two friends are at odds over Pacian's dire actions and their comrades are forced to choose sides as they scour the land for the lost artefact.

Along with their companions, both young men face challenges of such magnitude that the existence of entire cities are threatened. Only their valour and determination will see them through as they uncover ancient evils determined to assail their every move.


Exile (Bloodforge Book 1)
by Tom Stacey
$0.00, 396 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #60 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical

Epic fantasy from an exciting new talent


A gripping tale of heroism and the darkness within


On the fringes of the Verian Empire, two small boys stumble upon a strange altar, buried in the heart of a mountain. There they awaken a horror unseen for generations, that will descend upon the realm of men while it is at its weakest. For Veria is a nation at war with itself, only recently recovered from a bloody rebellion, and the time of heroes has passed. The empire is in a state of chaos, and while its ruler, the Empron Illis, rids the land of his remaining enemies, unseen forces are gathering at the borders. However all eyes are turned inwards. The Empron is not a well man, and there are whispers among the common folk that his advisors are spies; demons that only wear the flesh of men.

Yet there is hope...

In the distant mountains, a forester who has buried his past learns that he has not been forgotten, and that his crimes have sought him out at last. But he is no simple woodsman. He is Beccorban the Helhammer, Scourge, Burner and the Death of Nations, and his fury is a terrible thing.

For when all the heroes are gone, Veria will turn to those it has forgotten, before all is lost.

Exile is the first part of the Bloodforge series, a historical fantasy epic in the vein of David Gemmell's Drenai saga.


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The Snow Song: Hungering Saga 3 (The Hungering Saga)
by Heath Pfaff
$0.00, 333 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #335 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Lowin has driven himself tirelessly towards his goals, seeking an end to the torments that have riddled his soul with guilt for years. The threat of the Hungering seems abated, but still greater challenges lay ahead. His companions are divided, and his own mind is split by dark thoughts, and darker urgings. Lowin must master himself, and find friends amidst the enemies that surround him, or all he has worked so hard to gain will be lost. Far across the ocean, an enemy beyond his understanding waits. Hero, tyrant, man, beast; which is Lowin Fenly?


For more books by Heath Pfaff, have a look at the following:

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Servant of Steel (Chaos Awakens 1) - NEW RELEASE


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Servant of Steel (Chaos Awakens 1)

The Hungering Saga Complete

The Noble Fool (Hungering Saga 1)

The Vengeful Malice (Hungering Saga 2)

The Snow Song (Hungering Saga 3)

God Ender [SHORT]


SCI-FI/HORROR



Seventh [SHORT]


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Gold For Steel: The Gates of Kastriel, Book One
by Charles Dixon
$0.00, 294 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #42 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
After a major victory in battle, Dalvin, Marco, and Oremund are becoming local legends. With the growth of their names come a deadly contract with an equally impressive bounty. Though the job seems impossible, the reward for success is too great to turn down. Upon accepting the contract, the trio of sellswords find their loyalty and trust to one another tested and in some ways irreparable.

Meanwhile, Iman, a foreign priestess is trying to keep herself and her companions safe as they are hunted by a deadly assassin. After crossing paths with the sellswords, she finds herself in desperate need of their help. The secret she and her companions carry may determine the fate for all of the realms. Hunted by a vicious orc, the priestess is unsure how many times she will be able to escape death's grasp. A lost treasure is set to alter the direction of humanity, and she is forced to protect it.


Why Dragons Hide (The Arclight Saga, Book 0)
by C. M. Hayden
$0.00, 133 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Military
To rise through the ranks of an ancient military order, magic-wielding students are pitted against each other in vicious survival matches.

Sixteen-year-old Kyra dreams of making it to the top, but on her final trial she's teamed up with a mysterious student who isn't what he appears to be. Amidst the chaos and bloodshed, they must find a way to survive while preventing a great evil from finding its way back into the world.

WHY DRAGONS HIDE is a must-read for fans of the Arclight Saga, and a good entry point for new readers.

Books in the series:
Why Dragons Hide (2017)
The Reach Between Worlds (2016)
The Stars That Form Us (2017)
All the Gods Below (2018)


Dreadmarrow Thief (The Conjurer Fellstone Book 1)
by Marjory Kaptanoglu
$0.00, 225 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith’s apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider—a forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone, who reigns over Sorrenwood with an army of boar-headed men, and corpses he calls up from the dead. The tyrant sends his knights after Tessa, resulting in the death of her Papa. To save him, she sets out for the castle to steal Fellstone’s Dreadmarrow, his most prized magical artifact, which has the power to restore life. She’s joined by the fortune-teller Calder, searching for his lost love, and Ash, the gravedigger’s son, whose growing attraction to Tessa distracts from his plan to avenge his murdered twin. Dreadmarrow Thief is a universal coming-of-age story about a girl who seeks to wield great power, only to learn it comes at a terrible price.


The Water of Awakening
by David V. Stewart
$0.00, 331 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #6 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Norse & Viking
Salvation lies beyond dreams...

Newlywed Helga wants nothing more than a life of peace and bliss; instead she finds herself with a husband dying of an unknown illness and no way to save him. When a mysterious old volva comes to town offering a cure, Helga is forced to travel beyond all she knows to the boundaries of the prim, the border of reality, to barter with fay beings for a substance known only as the water of awakening.

Helga soon finds that the journey is more perilous than anyone had thought, with danger coming not just from wolves and men, but from wizards, dragons, and twisted creatures beyond imagining. Surrounded by strange magic, but aided by a group of uncanny talking ravens, Helga begins not only to gain the skills necessary to survive her ordeal, but begins to awaken to her true self… and a power long dormant.

A new High Fantasy book from David V. Stewart with plenty of unexpected elements, The Water of Awakening is sure to please fans of classic adventure and heroic fantasy stories.


The Fall of Rath: Blood and Magic
by Gavin South
$0.00, 512 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #51 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
In the Four Realms, power lies in the hands of the Undying. These few men and women are immortal mages of rare strength. But what does it cost a person to live the length of many lifetimes and see friend after friend die?

With little more than a century behind him, Yerikan is young for an Undying mage. Yet he is already learning the cost of his years. He fights for his kingdom of Rath and his master, Lord Paelan … and against his fondness for wine. Fearing an invasion from the East, Yerikan is sent to the Jehari Empire to stir up trouble. He succeeds too well. His seduction of Nyreni and its discovery sets the Four Realms on a path to brutal war.

The Fall of Rath is a novel of High Fantasy, with blood, magic, and romance. Please note that this novel contains adult themes.


Bone Kien: A Tale of Heroes
by James Dutton
$0.00, 449 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #17 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Bone Kien is the tale of a young man's wish to join a company of adventurers who dwell in a haunted castle -- Bone Kien. In the process he meets heroes, mages, ghosts, and fantastic creatures. But Ket's life is quickly complicated by the need to help his new friends overcome assassins and a mysterious army which strikes allies without warning, and with terrible effect. Of course Ket will succeed, and you'll have a lot of fun reading how he does!


Mickey London and The Ring of Infinite Power (Super Mickey Book 1)
by N. N. Barnwood, D. M. Brown
$0.00, 190 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #87 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
What would you do if you inherited a ring of infinite power? Suddenly, at your disposal, is the magic to do anything you want. But here’s the problem, you don’t know to use it or control it, and no-one else appears to either.
Added to the even larger problem of your accidental arrival on another world, and things really do start to get interesting....

Enter a world, stumbled upon thousands of years ago by a mystical celtic race, where an ancient enemy awaits.

Encounter mages, dragons, skeletons, witches and more. Let the adventures of Super Mickey begin!


The Last Pantheon: Revelations Untold
by Jason R Jones, Andres Castro
$0.00, 716 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #83 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
“Let me tell you a story, or a few, to take your mind off of these troubling things.”

“ I have heard your stories, some of them.” She whispers.

“Is that so?” I pay little attention to her words, just the sound of her voice having a semblance of life to it between her sobs is enough for me to respond.

“ Mmmm hmmm, I listen at night often , when you tell them to your son.”

“I have never heard you come close to our chambers, you must be very quiet indeed.”

“I am, perhaps being a widow allows me to be ignored where men would normally give attentions.”

“I shall try to notice you more then, Myrmya, since it is troubling you so. Let us wait for Alessandeir, and perhaps we could all share some tales, together?”

Revelations Untold takes place between books IV and V, in the span of years between quartets one and two of The Last Pantheon Series. Join James Andellis in the reborn city of Mooncrest as he defies the commands of Armondeen. Step the old stairs inside the Tower of Carados with Gwenneth Lazlette. Meditate in the groves of an ancient elven kingdom with Shinayne T'Sarrin. Saberrak Agrannar opens the doors to the Temple of Annar while Azenairk Thalanaxe explores the depths of Kakisteele with the brothers Anduvann. Kendari stalks the nights with Bedesh as the Red Wolves hunt the White Spider of Johnas Valhera. Even the Caricians of the White Moon take notice in this collection of tales from The Last Pantheon.


The Healing Pools: A Black Pearl Short Story
by Jennifer Flath
$0.00, 29 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #167 in > Children's eBooks > Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories > Fantasy & Magic > Sword & Sorcery
Crystal Palace is in trouble, and Dmitri needs water from the healing pools to head off a Demon. To get the water, he's going to have to go through a pack of trickster sprites, a shape-shifting water nymph, and himself. Add in his meddling brother and a questionable horse guide, and Dmitri has his hands full.

The Healing Pools is a short story based on events in the novel The Black Pearl, available now as an e-book or a two-volume novel. The Black Pearl follows the story of Rin and Alexander's race to stop an evil people from raising a Demon, while The Healing Pools chronicles a briefly mentioned side quest at the end of the novel. The Healing Pools is a standalone story, but it does hint at the ending of The Black Pearl, so read at your own risk!


Soldier, Kraken, Bard: Legacy of Ash
by James Downe
$0.00, 33 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #230 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
In a city suspended over the shores of a great ocean, a storm has come.

Soften has seen storms before, but those were nothing when compared to the winds which now rage along its high stone walls. The city’s harbours have weathered many rising tides, and the people of Soften are accustomed to pulling tight the shutters, stacking their fires high, and enduring the driving rain. But this storm is different, and for all their preparations, something primal dwells at the centre of this tempest, madness with no regard for people within its dark fury, a terror which quickly begins clawing at Soften’s soul.

For a city guard named Versas, Soften is home. For Ormenir Stills, a travelling bard who has seen much of the world, the city marks the end of his career. And for a girl named Ember, despite all the madness the storm has brought, this city is only the beginning.


The Elf and the Amulet (Deathsworn Book 1)
by Chris Africa
$0.00, 236 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #21 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Many things which seem useless are magical to those who know how to use them…

Waet Tree Village has family roots and traditions as ancient as the silver trees themselves. It is here that Chassy, Nita and Andrev were born, and here they are expected to remain until they die. Chassy Waet will join in the village's great silk weaving tradition. His best friend, Nita Smyth, will become a dutiful wife and mother. Her brother, Andrev, will run the family's inn.

Their idyllic life starts to unravel when the dying wizard Vornole arrives at the inn and sends them on a dangerous quest to recover a magical amulet on the other side of the known world. They learn that the world outside of Waet Tree Village is nothing like the storybooks they grew up with, and the Amulet of Hope is only the beginning. Will they prevail?


The Audacious World of Hivernatien Minimus
by Robert Dorazi
$0.00, 467 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
Welcome to the Audacious World of Hivernatien Minimus, the ice sorcerer. Yes ! Ice sorcerers exist and they live in Antarctica. The most charming amongst them is Hivernatien Minimus. Well, he doesn't always behave well, his parents would like to get rid of him from time to time, he is prone to making errors, and catastrophes follow him closely. But he is so charming...
Come, and read his adventures if you dare ! You will not regret it.


The Guardsman's Tale
by Stephen Hughes
$0.00, 18 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #101 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The town of Orleth has been cut off by land for almost a generation, only getting occasional commerce by sea. When a ragged man-at-arms walks down from the haunted mountain trail, an Officer of the Watch is sent to find out how he traversed a path that none had come across alive in fifteen years.

This is a short story of approximately 4800 words length.


Issabeth Versus...: A Memory Spell Short Story
by Jennifer Flath
$0.00, 61 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #142 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
When Issabeth's brother is under attack from a magical baby, she'll stop at nothing to save him...even if that means battling a cursed town and the secretive Cedric.

Issabeth Versus… is a short story that takes place after the events in the novel The Memory Spell, available now as an e-book or a print novel. The Memory Spell follows the continuing story of Rin (Kat), Alexander, Pepper, Issabeth, Cedric, and a host of other friends and foes they meet along the way. At the end of The Memory Spell, Issabeth and Cedric are left with a pile of unresolved issues, and they needed their own story to sort them out. Issabeth Versus… is a standalone short story, but it does contain Memory Spell spoilers, so read at your own risk!


The Prince of Light
by Simon Hartwell
$0.00, 639 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #298 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
NOW for the first time. All three volumes within one book.

In the tradition of Lord of the Rings and Shannara comes the epic fantasy - THE PRINCE OF LIGHT.

The forces of The Light and The Dark clash in a titanic struggle as old as time.

Following the trail of the Ark of the Covenant, Quentin discovers Shakespeare’s Macbeth is not just a tale of tragedy, but a prophecy and a warning echoing down through the ages. Quentin and his friends embark on a perilous adventure to retrieve the Witches’ Eye from the Dark Wizards’ Castle, which in the hands of evil forces can be used to scry the future and see the prophecy come to fruition.

Following the successful return of the Witches' Eye to the Three Oracles, Quentin and his friends embark on a treasure hunt for the Lost Artefacts of Power believed to be held within King Solomon's Temple.

Lucifer has the Book of the Dead and needs The Cauldron to bring the Dead back to the Living.
The Demon Horde is closing in on Adriana, the Queen of the Magic, who guards the Cauldron.
Quentin and his friends join forces to protect the Cauldron and save the world.


The Magic Sword: The Highwater Saga Book 1
by R. J. Knight
$0.00, 214 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #173 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Kilick Highwater has lived his whole life in a village where nothing ever happens. His only friend, James, dreams of slaying monsters and going on adventures, but Kilick is content to spend his days doing nothing.

But Kilick's peaceful existence is shattered when his older brother Tantas returns from fighting in a far-off war, and - with his dying breath - asks Kilick to go on a perilous mission.

Before dying, Tantas bequeaths Kilick a magical sword - with a blade so sharp it can practically cut through anything. Accompanied by a ragtag band of misfits, Kilick sets out on the epic quest he never wanted - where he'll face ancient monsters, evil witches, gigantic dragons and more!


Fang: The Unique Forge Series, Book 1.
by Brian Quirke
$0.00, 289 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #349 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
One sword, bound by blood.
Three people bound by circumstance.
A king is dead, a king must die.
The forge must be reopened....

They say the king is old... far too old. His mind is given way to madness and paranoia. He orders the death of any of those he suspects to be a traitor. For Akilis, this would be the end of one life and the beginning of another. Betrayed by his king and thrust into a desperate world, revenge is all that he has left.

Karn the statue they called him. Singular in mind and goal, thrusting the needs of all others aside, he searches for her. Those who cannot help him are fortunate. Those who can do so not by their own will.
Pray he ignores you.

Valentine, named after the festival of love. Loved by his mother, and his uncle. But shadows and death will change everything for him. Shadows surround him, constricting his mind. As much as he tries to hold onto himself... he may not be alone.


The Crystal
by E. G. Castle
$0.00, 22 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #339 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
A small band of adventurers; a sorcerer, a warrior and a troll, hunt down a group of thieves to retrieve a crystal.
...But of course, things are a bit more complicated than that...


The Half Fairy: A Short Story
by KC Cowan, Sara Cole
$0.00, 22 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #328 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
A free short story originating from the acclaimed series of fantasy books by KC Cowan & Sara Cole. Book One "The Journey to Wizards' Keep" and Book Two "The Hunt for Winter." Both books can be found on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble in paperback and digital.

Thanks for reading!

The story of Stephon and Marguerite was originally part of the book Journey to Wizards’ Keep, but had to be cut because of length, so we decided to offer it as a free story.

If you’d like to read more about Stephon’s friends and their adventures in trying to defeat the Black Lord, Journey to Wizards’ Keep is available on Amazon.com.

Irene, Kay and Nan are three girls with very different personalities who must come together to find the last living wizards and persuade them to come out of retirement to help save the land. With the help of their friends, Stephon, David, Demetrius and others, they confront Lord William’s army and a wizard determined to enslave mortals.
Book two in our series, The Hunt for Winter, comes out in the fall of 2017.

--KC Cowan & Sara Cole