New free Sword and Sorcery Kindle books for 2017-04-22:

Twin - Book One of the Path to Chaos
by Howard Gurney
$0.00, 431 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #4 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
Jack and Tul are twins separated at birth by evil monks who seek to break down the Weave that separates hell from the world. One is raised in a monastery and the other in the southern wilderness of Ganya but their lives are again brutally changed when a prophecy is revealed that says the twins must find each other to save the world.

But in a land where the separation of good and evil is rapidly fragmenting, Tul and Jack find that no one is who they first seem to be – including each other! They struggle with the discovery that they can control the pattern of life so that impossible things become a reality. Is that chaotic power magic? And more importantly, is it evil?

Twin is a rich and gripping story of action and adventure, isolation and the strength of family, and the choice between good and evil. Maybe it’s not a fantasy after all …


Night of the Chalk (Spies of Dragon and Chalk Book 1)
by Samuel Gately
$0.00, 350 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Two spies. Five nights. A weapon that will change their world.

Cal has been squandering his time on cards and drink since his old partner Aaron Lorne vanished. A midnight summons changes all that. Aaron is back in the city, enemies on his heels. Dragons have returned to the world. And Aaron holds the secret to unlocking their loyalties and claiming the skies.

Greedy government agents, entitled nobility, and ruthless street gangs all hunger for a piece of this new power. On top of that, the stunted, shadow-loving Chalk have been sighted in the city. Together, the spies must scheme and fight for their prize. And keep themselves out of a shallow grave.

Night of the Chalk, first in the Spies of Dragon and Chalk series, combines elements of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and crime noir into a thrilling world of epic fantasy.


Escape Vo'Arum
by Nicole MacDonald
$0.00, 130 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #59 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy

In a land of sword and sorcery, treachery is afoot…

The realm of Vo’Arum is ruled jointly by two great families, the Mestarns, and the DeNagas. For centuries these two families have worked together, using their hereditary gifts to enhance the lives of all in their realm.

While playing in a corridor in the Manor Lodge both great families occupy, Mila loses her cousin’s ball down a manhole. The search for the ball reveals the beginning of a sinister plot. In a night of terror only one great family will remain.The other must escape Vo’Arum, or die



Worldweaver: Book 2 in the Eld Creatures Series
by Emily Schroeder
$0.00, 462 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #104 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > New Adult & College
The war between the elemental kingdoms has ended, and a tenuous peace established. However, the strength of that peace depends upon a marriage alliance between Princess Vivian of Gealgath and King Adonyss IV of Norbane. Adyn has agreed to the match, but Vivian has other ideas for her future, and they don’t include marriage to a foreign king. She would much rather remain unwed and continue with her research, as she has always done. She soon learns that what she wants is of little consequence to kings, and finds herself unceremoniously packed off on a difficult journey to Norbane.

Across the continent, Morgan, Roden, and Heliodor have problems of their own. With the threat of war gone, they must now find a way to break the Great Segregation Spell. The lack of useful information on the subject is frustrating, and the eld creatures are little help. With a reference from a folktale as their only lead, the three set off on a journey to find the fabled Worldweaver. The goddess from Svengai is rumored to hold time in her hands, and if anyone would know how to unravel an ancient spell, it would be her. However, there might be more to this spell than any of them realize, and breaking it could prove extremely difficult, if not impossible.



Aran the Changeling (Infants and Dragons Book 1)
by Robert Young
$0.00, 33 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #144 in > Short Reads > One hour (33-43 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Here is a brief excerpt.

“Please consider changing back so that we can talk. I am hungry and night is approaching. I have spent two nights here and I am bored.” The female child looks right at me now with the most striking yellow eyes.
Yellow eyes, that is rare in humans. Not a weak yellow either, bright yellow like a wolf. A feeling of unease fills me. Yellow eyes, that means magic. Some sort of powerful spell casting is the only way that a human ends up with yellow eyes.
I continue to stare at the human. She stares back. I blink first and growl softly.
“You cannot scare me, in fact I do not believe you could harm me even if you tried.” She looks at me and grins.
By all the furry demons, she smiles at me! I growl deep in my throat. I turn my back on the infant after I send a “caution” feeling to Evaki. I turn my attention to the body of the female. There is a large amount of dried blood. I see that her clothing is torn and she has bruises on her body. I am saddened by the damage to what appears to be a very well formed and attractive human female. Her head is tilted at an odd angle, her neck must be broken. Her mouth is battered and her teeth are gone. I sit next to her and try to smell out how long she has been here. The several days the baby mentioned seems to fit what my senses tell me.
I am saddened by this, not sure why, but I am deeply saddened. Evaki feels my pain and moves close to me. He learns his huge head against my shoulder. He is offering his strength, I can feel him try to send joy to me through our link. I hear a rustling noise nearby, Evaki lunges over me. In a flash I see that he has the baby pinned under one huge paw with the other paw raised to strike. The baby is unfazed.
“I miss her too, she was a wonderful chalice for me. I had so much fun with the men around her. They did not understand that she was created. They just saw her beauty. I spoke through her mouth. I played them, I teased them, I brought this on her. I did this
without knowing the anger men can feel when they are rejected,” the child says softly and looks up into Evaki’s face.
I send a peaceful thought to Evaki. He lets the baby roll over and crawl to me. I am surprised to see her small finger lightly touch the dead woman’s face. A tear rolls down the baby’s face, I watch it drop in slow motion and fall into the mouth of the broken corpse. I almost expect it to revive the woman, but nothing happens. The baby’s other hand has moved to my huge foreleg and she strokes me softly. I can feel the goodness in her and I look at Evaki. He can feel it through our bond I see him relax.
I let the baby stroke me for a while. The night is getting closer and I start to wonder why there are no insects feeding on the corpse. She should be rotting after two days. There should be insects, climbers, especially in this area. I have seen them climb my leg moments after I cut myself . I lean over and gently pick up the infant with my mouth. Her skin is sweet in my mouth. I have her and I can hold her but her skin is steely. It feels as hard as dragon scale just below the surface. If I had to guess I would not be able to pierce it even if I tried. She did not struggle. I move her to give myself room to dig a hole for the woman’s body.


Verge of Darkness (Threads of Fate Book 1)
by Ollie Odebunmi
$0.00, 319 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #229 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
The near-immortal Gualich soul eaters had held the land in awful thrall for hundreds of years. Disgorging from their night-blighted towers in the dread city of Tor-Arnath like maggots from a festering wound, they and their demonic servants indulged their depraved appetites to the full, leaving vast tracts of the land denuded of life. Such was their malice and dreadful hunger, even those in far-off continents were not spared. As the known world teetered on the edge of darkness, an alliance of sorcerers and warriors gathered to oppose the abominations. But such was the might of the Gualich, the alliance couldn't slay them. They had to be content with banishing them and their servants to their desolate home world. They sealed the portal between worlds, but prophesy foretold the barrier would collapse in time, and the remaining descendants of the members of the alliance would one day reprise the roles of their forebears and stand against the demons.

A thousand years have gone by, and the soul eaters have passed into myth and legend, mentioned only in obscure manuscripts of interest only to white-bearded historians and one very frightened tavern owner descended from a sorcerer of legend. Casca knew the soul eaters were returning, and only he and a trio of formidable but ill-matched warriors stood ready to oppose the abominations. He knew they would need all the help they could get to prevent the land from plunging into a new age of darkness.


Seed of Vyldur (Chronicles of the Tainted Gods Book 1)
by Fawkes Paz
$0.00, 182 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #73 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Eleven neatly aligned crystal caskets glowed in hull of the ghost ship.

With a shaking hand, Flint stepped to the first in the row and brushed away the thin layer of frost that had collected there.

His heart skipped a beat.

A woman lay inside the first casket. Brown, curly hair flowed like liquid amber past elegant shoulders and over ample breasts. Her brightly colored satin gown, so different from the coarse wools of the women of Norpont, barely managed to conceal a tall and elegant body that epitomized femininity.

Upon her neck, embedded in a shield of gold, was a single red gemstone, its reflected inner fire ignited by the twinkling torch-light.

Flint’s eyes traced her chin, her full lips, and finally reached her blue, piercing gaze.

He looked only for a moment, but like all men were fated to do, he fell into the depths of her ocean and was lost forever.


Hunter: Warrior of Doridia (The Saga of Jon Hunter Book 1)
by Ronald Watkins
$0.00, 188 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (13 reviews), #85 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Science Fiction
When USNR Ensign Jon Hunter is thrown back in time and space to a strange, unknown world, he must struggle to survive. First enslaved, then trained as a Seker, a warrior of this savage land, he is soon embroiled in rebellion. The ancient continent of Doridia is vividly created in all its splendor and savagery. From the exotic Slave Dancers of Rashmalan, to the towering spires of the walled city of Taslea where nubile beauties are displayed and sold at marketplaces, there has never been an adventure quite like Hunter: Warrior of Doridia. First of a projected series.


Kyreen (Chronicles of Calan Book 1)
by Nikki Moore, Ryann Armstrong
$0.00, 244 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #40 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
Seeking a place where she can belong, Kyreen finds anything but peace when she returns to Calan decades after fleeing with her family. This is the story of Kyreen’s flight from the castle with her twin brother and their mother; her subsequent separation from family and everything familiar; and her years spent as an outsider in a xenophobic society; culminating with Kyreen’s return to Calan almost two decades later. What has happened in her absence? Will Kyreen find a place among the Calanians still embroiled in the struggle that stole Kyreen’s family and childhood? What about the man she meets on the road home? How is he connected to her struggles? Is he friend or foe?


Hunted (Dragonlands Book 2)
by Megg Jensen
$0.00, 293 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (78 reviews), #20 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
The second novel in a USA Today bestselling series from Megg Jensen!

Control the dragons. Rule the realm.

The fog that trapped the people of Hutton's Bridge for eighty years has disappeared, but now so have the villagers.

Fearing the worst, Tressa and Bastian must navigate a new and dangerous world in search of their people. Among their allies are a healer, a warrior, and even a dragon—but their enemies are far greater.

Hutton’s Bridge has long protected a powerful secret, one the dragonlords will kill to control. As the realms rise, Tressa and Bastian risk everything to save their people, until one must make the ultimate sacrifice.

Dragonlands:
Hidden, #1
Hunted, #2
Retribution, #3
Desolation, #4
Reckoning, #5


Retribution (Dragonlands Book 3)
by Megg Jensen
$0.00, 260 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (51 reviews), #26 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
The third novel in a USA Today bestselling series from Megg Jensen!

Control the dragons. Rule the realm.

Tensions are mounting in the Dragonlands. The dragon hordes are mustering, each with its own agenda. But Tressa must conquer her personal demons before answering the call to war.

Gravely ill, her body undergoing mysterious and frightening changes, she travels to a distant land for the answers crucial to her survival. What she discovers rocks her to the core.

As the battle begins, a long-slumbering magic--dark, powerful, and brutal--awakens. And Tressa learns the ones you love most can become your greatest enemies of all.

Dragonlands:
Hidden, #1
Hunted, #2
Retribution, #3
Desolation, #4
Reckoning, #5


Carnifex: A Portent of Blood (Legends of the Nameless Dwarf Book 1)
by D.P. Prior
$0.00, 311 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (48 reviews), #16 in > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
A name destined to be forgotten. A cursed axe. An atrocity too great to be forgiven.

"Gritty, tense, and brutally tragic. High quality storytelling with great characters and a relentless plot." -- Mitchell Hogan, author of A Crucible of Souls and Aurealis Award winner.

For more than a thousand years, the dwarves have hidden away from the world in their ravine city of Arx Gravis.

Governed by an inflexible council whose sole aim is to avoid the errors of the past, the defining virtue of their society is that nothing should ever change.

But when the Scriptorium is broken into, and Ravine Guard Carnifex Thane sees a homunculus fleeing the scene of the crime, events are set in motion that will ensure nothing will ever be the same again.

Deception and death are coming to Arx Gravis.

The riddles that preceded Carnifex’s birth crystalize into a horrifying fate that inexorably closes in.

But it is in blood that legends are born, and redemption is seeded in the gravest of sins.

For Carnifex is destined to become the Ravine Butcher, before even that grim appellation is forever lost, along with everything that once defined him.


The long-awaited Nameless Dwarf origins novel, and the start of a brand new series, Legends of the Nameless Dwarf, Carnifex by D.P. Prior is a welcome addition to the sword and sorcery tradition that spawned R.E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Fritz Lieber, and Lin Carter, and it picks up right where the heroic fantasy of David Gemmell left off. With tight point of view, complex characterization, and an abundance of horror, bloodshed, and the relentless march of an uncaring fate, it also carries the hallmarks of modern day grimdark that readers of Joe Abercrombie and George R.R. Martin are familiar with.


Escape from Bythos (Chronicles of the Black Gate Book 0)
by Phil Tucker
$0.00, 107 pages, 4.4 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #12 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
How did Asho end up as Lord Kyferin's squire?

Escape from Bythos leads seamlessly into the novel The Path of Flames, detailing how Asho acquired his freedom against all odds and escaped the slave city of Bythos.

All Ennoian knights must sacrifice a single year of their lives to garrison the subterranean city of Bythos. Known as their Black Year, it is a time both loathed and dreaded. Lord Kyferin, the infamous leader of the Black Wolves, is down in the depths with six of his knights. Biding his time. Whoring. Dreaming of bloody invasions he'll launch when he is free to return to Ennoia.

Then a Bythian slave brings word of dangerous prey. A legendary monster. A cavekiller. Kyferin chooses to mount a hunt, taking a fraction of the men needed so as to increase his glory. This cavekiller, however, is different. More lethal. Ferocious. And the Bythian slave that Kyferin brings as a guide is none other than Asho's father...


Rogue, Prisoner, Princess (Of Crowns and Glory-Book 2)
by Morgan Rice
$0.00, 184 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (55 reviews), #5 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
“Morgan Rice has come up with what promises to be another brilliant series, immersing us in a fantasy of valor, honor, courage, magic and faith in your destiny. Morgan has managed again to produce a strong set of characters that make us cheer for them on every page.…Recommended for the permanent library of all readers that love a well-written fantasy.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

ROGUE, PRISONER, PRINCESS is book #2 in Morgan Rice’s bestselling epic fantasy series OF CROWNS AND GLORY, which begins with SLAVE, WARRIOR, QUEEN (Book #1).

17 year old Ceres, a beautiful, poor girl from the Empire city of Delos, finds herself forced, by royal decree, to fight in the Stade, the brutal arena where warriors from all corners of the world come to kill each other. Pitted against ferocious opponents, her chances of survival are slim. Her only chance lies in drawing on her innermost powers, and making the transition, once and for all, from slave to warrior.

18 year old Prince Thanos wakes on the isle of Haylon to discover he has been stabbed in the back by his own people, left for dead on the blood-soaked beach. Captured by the rebels, he must crawl his way back to life, find who tried to assassinate him, and seek his revenge.

Ceres and Thanos, a world apart, have not lost their love for each other; yet the Empire court teems with lies, betrayal and duplicity, and as jealous royals weave intricate lies, they each, in a tragic misunderstanding, are led to believe the other is dead. The choices they make will determine each other’s fate.

Will Ceres survive the Stade and become the warrior she was meant to be? Will Thanos heal and discover the secret being withheld from him? Will the two of them, forced apart, find each other again?

ROGUE, PRISONER, PRINCESS tells an epic tale of tragic love, vengeance, betrayal, ambition, and destiny. Filled with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding action, it transports us into a world we will never forget, and makes us fall in love with fantasy all over again.

“An action packed fantasy sure to please fans of Morgan Rice’s previous novels, along with fans of works such as The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini…. Fans of Young Adult Fiction will devour this latest work by Rice and beg for more.”
--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (regarding Rise of the Dragons)

Book #3 in OF CROWNS AND GLORY will be released soon!


Lightfall: When Dragons Die, Volume 1 (The Ahmbren Chronicles)
by K. Scott Lewis
$0.00, 398 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (15 reviews), #23 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy
Lightfall: Volume I of When Dragons Die

“Your god is dead.
You are free from the lie.” - The Archmage

The Black Dragon’s death shatters the faerie realms of the Otherworld. From its fragments, a new elven race emerges in the god-infested lands of Ahmbren.

Aradma is born from light on the frozen slopes of Windbowl, emerging as a grown woman with nothing more than the broken memories of a dead faerie people. She is taken by trolls and heralded as the long-awaited priestess of the Moon Goddess, where she is forced to choose between the truth of the natural world and the intoxicating lure of their Matriarch’s adoration. Aradma must pierce the lies of a goddess before her lover murders half her tribe.

Meanwhile, the immortal God-King who ruled the Artalonian Empire for a thousand years sacrificed himself to defeat the Black Dragon. The Archmage who raised the God-King to power now mourns his loss, even as he falls to madness and threatens to break the very world he saved.


Stormwielder (The Sword of Light Trilogy Book 1)
by Aaron Hodges
$0.00, 318 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (89 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
The first novel in a gripping new epic fantasy series by New York Times Bestselling Author Aaron Hodges

For five hundred years the Gods have united the Three Nations in harmony.
Now that balance has been shattered, and chaos threatens.


A town burns and flames light the night sky. Hunted and alone, seventeen year old Eric flees through the wreckage. The mob grows closer, baying for the blood of their tormentor. Guilt weighs on his soul, but he cannot stop, cannot turn back.
If he stops, they die.

For two years he has carried this curse, bringing death and destruction wherever he goes. But now there is another searching for him – one who offers salvation. His name is Alastair and he knows the true nature of the curse.
Magic.


The Dragonslayer's Sword: The Dragonslayer Series: Book One of Four
by Resa Nelson, Eric Wilder
$0.00, 328 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (53 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Norse & Viking
Astrid assumed all dragons should be killed – until she met one that changed her mind.

In the medieval Northlands, a dangerous family seeks power.
They slaughter all who get in their way.

Children’s rhymes hint at what’s to come, but no one recognizes the danger at hand.

Astrid doesn’t know she holds the key to this power.
She’s just a blacksmith who makes swords for dragonslayers.

But Astrid has a dark secret …
A dragon once chewed her up and spit her out.

She hides the old scars covering her body through shapeshifting.

But the time for hiding is over.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: This YA Epic Sword & Sorcery Fantasy series is written for adults but appropriate for ages 14 and up.

Book 1 – The Dragonslayer’s Sword
Book 2 – The Iron Maiden
Book 3 – The Sword of Darkness
Book 4 – The Dragon’s Egg


Crown of Delusion (The Wars of Reckoning Saga Book 1)
by Tanor Costa
$0.00, 470 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #109 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Coming of Age
THE BATTLE FOR ELDERROCK BEGINS!

When power-hungry Amar aligns with the Phantom Islands and assassinates King Hamen, he takes absolute control of Elderrock and its dominions. But an elderly mage and the king’s two young nephews escape. Can they rally an unlikely group of allies – Vikings, pirates, Samurai, bandits, and others living on the fringe – to join their cause and retake the kingdom? Can a teenager who’s no older than a boy gain the skills of a warrior and a great leader in time to lead a revolt? The answers await in…

CROWN OF DELUSION

Tanor Costa was born in the small state of Rhode Island. When he is not writing, he's usually rooting for the Broncos (loudly), trying a new cigar, or watching the newest film.


Gawain and Ragnell: A Pendragon Chronicles Short Story (The Pendragon Chronicles Book 3)
by Ruth Nestvold
$0.00, 61 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (19 reviews), #111 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical
Gawain was not only Arthur's champion, he was the champion of the ladies as well. He loved many women, but none too much -- until one of his lovers told him she intended to marry another man.

Now, a year later, he is running away from his disappointment, traveling north to fight against a mysterious warrior who has taken the hill-fort of the lady Ragnell.

But there is a mystery to Ragnell too, the beauty with the ravaged face. And Gawain learns he must solve both mysteries, that of the warrior and that of the lady ...

Publisher's note: Gawain and Ragnell is an expanded version of an episode in Shadow of Stone, the second book in the best-selling Arthurian fantasy series, "The Pendragon Chronicles." Readers who have read Shadow of Stone will already be familiar with the story. The ebook includes an excerpt from the first book in the series, YSEULT.

"Gawain and Ragnell" is a short story of approximately 17,000 words, or 65 pages.

What readers are saying about The Pendragon Chronicles:

- "This book is simply Epic! Not only for the length of it (came as a shock after reading novellas for a while!) but also for the amount of history, information and detail given." Review of "Yseult" by Marissa.

- "For those who like a strong historical component in their historical fiction. Yseult is fully realized as an Irish princess, with a component of "powers" totally appropriate to the myths of Ireland and Arthurian tales. This story made even some of the less likely parts of the tale seem not just plausible, but inevitable." Review of "Yseult" by Cary.

- "The book is much more than a love story. It is truly an epic, exploring the conflicts between paganism and Christianity, political maneuvering between the various kings of Britain and Ireland, the wars between themselves and with the Saxons, and a lot more. It reminded me a bit of The Mists of Avalon, although Yseult was much more fun to read." Review of "Yseult" by Kriti Godey.


Paper - A Short Story (Breath Book 1)
by Kell Inkston
$0.00, 21 pages, 3.9 out of 5.0 (34 reviews), #3 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
Armed with the Sword of Destiny, the only weapon powerful enough to destroy the overlord, Ralic seeks out a dark castle tucked away in the furthest recesses of a forbidden forest to save the town from the tyrant's oppressive grip.

Weird... the overlord looks quite a lot like... Ralic.

A battle of brawn and wits ensues, reality descending into chaos and madness for Ralic, his wife, and the people of the island. Ralic’s relationships and life are put to risk as it’s up to his newly-wed wife to discover the Overlords’ secret and save her love. Nothing is as it appears, and as years of treachery are set ablaze, the villagers come to see that there’s much less they can hold onto for support in the face of such an incredible threat. Soon, the people learn the value of holding fast to that which is true, honest, and sacred, something too humble to be praised, but too powerful to be ignored.

In this fun, empowering short story, discover the real meaning behind ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’ Explore a blend of science fiction and fantasy, weaved through with both thrill and action. Visit the website kellinkston.com for free downloads, more magical short stories, novellas, and novels of heroes, villains, and mystic lands.

Also, find Kell on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kellinkston/.

Looking for Paper's sequel, Nail? Just search for "Nail - A Short Story".


Eden Legacy
by Scott Toney, Yannis Karatsioris, Ivan Amberlake
$0.00, 271 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (23 reviews), #85 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Metaphysical & Visionary
Thomas, the young King of Havilah, is drawn to a forest beyond his lands. Here he discovers seven figs, fruit from the long forgotten Eden.

In the land of Cush, Princess Lilya suffers under the rule of her father, until the day when young King Thomas of Havilah invites her away to his lands. There, she hopes to find peace she has never known.

But Thomas has been drawn to a foreign land, to figs he hopes are from Eden and the Tree of Life. When he eats them to heal his wounds things change within him, distorting him in ways he could not predict.

Now Lilya must make a decision. Does she stand by Thomas's side or act to dispel the evil consuming his soul?

Amidst this world Lilya has befriended a dragon. There are secrets within the beast that could determine all their fates.


Killing the Dead (A Tale of the Assassin Without a Name #2)
by Scott Marlowe
$0.00, 18 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (6 reviews), #233 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Some say the dead should stay dead. Not everyone agrees.

The priests purged one of their own with holy fire. Now they need the Assassin Without a Name to finish the job.

In this short tale, an assassin is hired to kill the already dead.

***

Enter a world of intrigue, adventure, magic, technology, and, of course, murder, as this continuing series finds the Assassin Without a Name embroiled in a secret war where all is lost no matter who wins.


The Worm Returns
by J.R. Rain, Piers Anthony
$0.00, 156 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #13 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Way out West, a bad-ass bank robber becomes Earth’s last hope…

Bad Buffalo is a rootin’, tootin’, sharp-shootin’ son of a gun. He’s also the roughest, toughest, meanest gunfighter the West has ever known. In fact, his only friend is a horse named Horse. When Bad Buffalo comes to town, people get out of Dodge. Literally.

But when Bad Buffalo meets Dia the fairy, she begs for his help. Intergalactic worms have returned to raid the planet and suck the Earth dry of its magic. When the magic is gone—and so, the fairies—the Earth will stop turning on its axis.

Bad Buffalo is a reluctant cowboy hero, so Dia strikes a tantalizing bargain with him: If he plugs up the wormholes and saves Earth, she’ll be his gal. Yes, in that way...and in that order.

So, have gun will travel—through space and time and the singularities. But it’s sure going to take a lot of Bad Buffalo’s bullets to plug those wormholes. Can this unlikely pair save the Earth from utter destruction by the voracious alien worms?

In THE WORM RETURNS, bestselling authors Piers Anthony and J.R. Rain craft a rollicking cross-genre tale of an antihero gunslinger with grit and a brilliant faery who must join forces to save the planet. Fans of classic Westerns, magical fantasy and campy science fiction will delight in this hilarious, fast-paced genre mashup about a planet that’s being devoured by a diabolical species—and a true love that transcends the universe.


WAR OF ANGELS: THE SECOND GREAT REBELLION – VOLUME 01
by Adenilson Lemos Pelozi
$0.00, 72 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #45 in > Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Having in mind the impending apocalypse, Lucifer rebels against God by incarnating himself and build a planet with the intention of forming his infernal army to subjugate humans. To contain them, 'four angels plus one' are sent to the planet of Lucifer to deliver him a notification which demands the end of the rebellion, if it does not comply with the order, a forced war will be unleashed taking unimaginable proportions.
War of Angels portrays the battle that the 'four angels plus one' will have to survive on a hostile planet, by being incarnated for the first time, they have to learn basic functions such as: breathing, feeding, survival to heat and cold, in addition to extensive hiking and thirst. All this process will prepare you for inevitable battles that will follow throughout the book.


Ranger (Tales from Fulorn Book 1)
by Josh Brannan
$0.00, 76 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman
***Ranger is the first in a series of standalone novellas set in the same world as The Kinmark Saga and the rest of The Song of Creation. For a brief word on the recommended reading order of all works set in Fulorn, please scroll down to the "About the Author" section of this page.***

As for the story itself, Ranger is told from the single perspective of Tango Killjoy. One of Ebonia's many woodsmen, Tango is well acquainted with the secrets and dangers lurking in the darkest parts of the forest surrounding his city. He knows why people fear the woods, but he also knows the purity to be found there. It is this latter knowledge that Tango must compete with as he struggles to hold on to his life in Ebonia. For it is the forest itself that is constantly trying to pull him away from that life. The question, of course, is whether or not he will let it.


Outcast (Tales from Fulorn Book 2)
by Josh Brannan
$0.00, 80 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #10 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman
***Outcast is the second in a series of standalone novellas set in the same world as The Kinmark Saga and the rest of The Song of Creation. For a brief word on the recommended reading order of all works set in Fulorn, please scroll down to the "About the Author" section of this page.***

As for the story itself, Outcast is set in the city of Ventir and takes place over two thousand years before the events of The Kinmark Saga. The main character of the story, a man named Safrom, is, like so many others throughout Parvumor, a member of one of the several tribes that control large portions of the continent. For Safrom, it is the Tul tribe that he was born into, but there was a falling out along the way. It was this falling out that led him to his current position in Ventir. The nature of that very personal schism is the primary focus of this story, but there are also larger events taking place that will transform the landscape of Fulorn for many centuries to come.


End of the Last Great Kingdom (The Brimstone Chronicles Book 1)
by Victor Rose
$0.00, 265 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #25 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
Do you ever feel like the whole world is against you, but you can't figure out why? Brimstone has just that problem as he and his friends are thrown into the nasty world of war and politics, they must learn quickly and not be afraid to standup against overwhelming opposition. If not they will be used and discarded.

The End of the Last Great Kingdom takes place at the beginning of Brimstone's torment and when his world is being racked with violence and politic change. It follows Brimstone and his friends through this period and begins to unlock the mysterious of the magical world of Sulphurium. Sulphurium is a vast land containing many different races. Some you are familiar with like humans and orcs, while others are unique to Sulphurium.

Would you make the same choices? How will their choices affect Brimstone and his friends?


Virulent Tine
by Josh Malbon
$0.00, 314 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #365 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery
Ellokyn Rotkin, a young princess built her palace to be far away from her scheming mother, Queen Sammette and the father she loves, Archbishop Ekim Rotkin.

If Queen Sammette had her way, all her children would be slaves to her will. As her son, Yreva from a different marriage knows all too well. She poisoned his father, King Yewk to death, and since that day Yreva has bid his revenge.

Through this treachery and betrayal of a brewing civil war, there is a boy, Robby Vsade, a great-great-great-grandson to the Prophet Azul, who has the means to change the fortunes of all.


Serpent Goddess: The Horse Lords Book 1
by Diana Drakulich
$0.00, 296 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #11 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Myths & Legends > Greek & Roman

For fans of Conan the Barbarian -

513BC - A bloodthirsty snake cult holds barbarian tribes in thrall as two alienated brothers ride to unite them against invasion by the Persian empire. Gripping adventure saga features a vivid cast including beautiful warrior women.

Though vastly outnumbered by the Persian army, the nomads have one advantage - the biggest fastest warhorses in the ancient world.

HAHQ – The Bastard son - Ambitious. Dominant. Charismatic Rogue. Bold Warrior. All his life Hahq has sought the recognition of his father, whom he idolizes. Hahq craves his father’s power, position, command. And he will do anything to get it. Even give up the woman he loves.

SAVA – The Recognized son - Ardent Horseman. Gifted Musician. Shunned Misfit. Reluctant Warrior. To be accepted as a man, Sava must drink blood and take the heads of his enemies. But he refuses and is branded as craven. Now Sava rides his golden stallion across vast distances in an effort to unite the tribes and win the respect of his people at last.

In Book 1 - SERPENT GODDESS - Sava and his horse are chased by steppe lions and forced to take cover in a giant earthen barrow (burial kurgan). Deep in the bowels of the kurgan Sava stumbles upon a human sacrifice ritual and is forced to make a decision which could destroy his people.

The Horse Lords contain barbarian savagery, steamy sensuality, black sorcery, ancient spirituality, unfathomable mystery, spirited women and beautiful horses.

The Horse Lords series:

SERPENT GODDESS - Horse Lords Book 1
RIVER GOD - The Horse Lords Book 2
SORCERY OF THE WINE GOD - The Horse Lords Book 3
POWER OF WILL - The Horse Lords Book 4 - to be pub. July 2017



Lich-el (Lich Lord Wars Book 1)
by Marc Van Pelt
$0.00, 136 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #134 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Anthologies & Short Stories
For four years Aguarius Forest has been Almas' childhood sanctuary where he and his best friend Ulec, an elven child, have played with little knowledge of the wars that have plagued the world. But now evil forces had set their eyes on their forest and threaten all that they hold dear. As two families fight to preserve that which is most important Almas and Ulec begin to realize that more is at stake then they ever believed possible.


Dryfeet and Fisherman: The Bloodship - Tome One: Soon to be a sword and sorcery classic!
by Evan Klein
$0.00, 206 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #216 in > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Fantasy
My name is Quinly Percival Dryfeet. My last name really is Dryfeet or so Grandma Dryfeet always claimed. She raised me – if you want to call abandoning me for days on end to wander the streets of Kwest Marwe from the age of seven on as being raised. She believed in baptism by fire, learning from your own mistakes. As she always said, “Aint nothing I can teach you that a swift kick in the arse by an oversized orc or a burly, pot bellied guardsman can’t”.
Mostly I tooled around the back alleys of Kwest Marwe getting in trouble and running from the town militia. She did, however, teach me my how to read and write. She felt it was important to know how to read the baseless crimes lodged against you when you were facing the town magistrate
When I was 11, Uncle Phinias returned from his “trampings” as Grandma Dryfeet called them. He took a shining to me and taught all there was to know about locks and how they work, and how to slink, and hide, and cut a purse. He was impressed by my deft hands. The best lesson he ever taught me was the first time I was caught trying to pilfer the purse from a merchant. Instead of hauling me off to the militia he hauled me off to my uncle. Uncle Phinias beat me with a stick until I passed out. He was mad as the Abyss! But not because I tried to steal a purse but because I was stupid enough, and slow enough, and clumsy enough to get caught. He said, “The next time you try to snatch that purse you will remember this beating and you’ll make sure your hands are dept and you feet quick.”
I am five foot five inches tall, thin and wiry. In my mid thirty, I am still dexterous but I can slowly feel age and an abundance of old wounds starting to catch up with me. Some might call me a rogue, but I like to think of myself as a jack of numerous trades: I can pick a lock, hold my own in a sword fight with an inferior opponent, and can cast a spell or two when the gods are in a good enough mood to assist me. I am for hire and only ask my employees questions that deal with my own personal safety. The right or wrong of what they want me to is something I usually think of once the job is underway; and then I usually regret taking the job in the first case. Missy Razzr calls me morally ambiguous.
I don’t think I am.
Though I am in it simply for the gold, I do know right from wrong. My goal has always been to retire when I am forty and live a life of leisure and rest for the remainder of my days. In order to do this I need the gold, so I take the most dangerous jobs possible since they are the ones that pay the best. While I am no saint, I am hardly the worse sinner either and won’t do anything that might get me damned for eternity by the Mistress of Judgment who decides the fate of kings and peasants upon our arrival at her doorstep.
When I am not working, I am sleeping, and love making, and drinking, and cavorting, and lounging on the beach with my lovely landlady Missy Razzr. She is the love of my life (though I have never told her this). It wouldn’t be fair to tell her how I feel when I can die any day. The jobs I take are dangerous, and I have almost died a dozen times. And I have amassed a few enemies too who would gladly slink into my bedroom at night and plunge a poisoned serrated dagger into my heart or hers. When I am retired and safe on my secluded island I will tell her how I feel and I will catch up with the scribing of these tales.
Future Tomes Coming soon:

Tome Two: Dryfeet and Fisherman: The Metamorphosis – where I awakens to find that a nasty looking mage has transformed me into a nastier looking orc. Oh, the embarrassment of it all! And where I am forced to save Fisherman from the Abyss if he ever wants to be human again.
Tome Three: Dryfeet and Fisherman: The Bickerstaff – in which I am asked to hide a sentient staff that is more irascible than I am from malicious and demonic forces.


Whispers of a forgotten land
by Kevin James Bell
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After the evil and greed of mankind starts a devastating war on Earth, the Lord of Heaven shows his wrath, and brings about a cataclysmic end to our age. A tiny nine-year-old girl, her name Eve magically survives the destruction.
Eve finds she has become a fairy, and has the power to bring life back to the world, in a new age of Eden. Centuries flash by while Eve brings life back to Eden through the magic from her fingers, and she matures to a beautiful teenager.
For the new world of Eden to survive, a boy king must pull the sword Excalibur from a stone. Eve and a beautiful winged unicorn find the boy king just in time and start their epic battles and adventures.