Monday, July 30, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Monday -- Moon Dog Magic by Jennifer Willis

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Moon Dog Magic by Jennifer Willis

The fate of the world depends on an unwitting teenage witch and her overweight cat.

Sally Dahl thought she was casting rune spells for a healthier planet, but a grievous error in her magickal calculations has her calling up legendary Berserker warriors instead—sworn into her service, and with bottomless junk food cravings. Worse, her mistake rebounds and ages her at an alarming rate. So much for saving the Earth.

When she stumbles across a living Norse god in Portland who promises to help, she thinks she’s out of danger. But Sally doesn’t know that Thor, Freya, Odin, and other survivors of the Norse pantheon are nearby, struggling to eke out a living, and trying desperately to stop one of their own from bringing about the destruction of the Cosmos.

With her own life on the line, can Sally harness her power and find her way to a new generation of Vikings in time to prevent Ragnarok?

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Sunday -- Jump Gate Omega by Tom Shepherd

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Jump Gate Omega by Tom Shepherd

Without Jump Gate Omega, the Terran Commonwealth may not survive.

In trouble far from Terra, facing trial in an alien court? Welcome aboard the starship Patrick Henry, refurbished pleasure ship converted into a flying law office building, with former holographic prostitutes re-purposed as crew and legal staff.

Tyler shook his head. “Specify, Dad. What do you want us to do?”
His father glared at him. “Go to the Rim, sue those amphibious bastards for everything they’ve got, and get Jump Gate Omega on track again!”

If the new Matthews Corporation Jump Gate fails to span 2.5 million light years to the Andromeda galaxy, the heavily invested star-faring civilization of the Milky Way will face economic ruin and brutal war.

The Star Lawyers must run a gauntlet to the Rim, dodging pirates, politicians, prelates, and predatory star nations intent on seizing the new Gate to Andromeda.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Interview With Science Fiction Author John Wilker

What got you interested writing Science Fiction books?

I’ve always been an optimistic person, and Sci-Fi is nothing if not optimistic. I mean even with dystopias, we’re still here, still fighting. Sci-Fi is a great escape that reminds us that someday we may have jetpacks and space ships.

Tell us a little about the Space Rogues series.

Space Rogues was born during NaNoWriMo ’16. I’ve competed every year for like 10 years, LOL. 2016 was my first (and so far only) win. Once I was done, I let it sit, and on re-read, I thought it was worth sharing the story. Almost immediately I wanted to tell more stories about the crew of the Ghost.

If you could live the life of one of your characters, would you?

Yes, 100%  Wil, for sure. Intrepid astronaut, way out of his depth, but doing the best he can. He owns a ship, finally has a family to care about.

What's your favorite character that you have created and why?

I like Wil, but am eager to dig deeper into Bennie. In Book 3 we get a bit more of a look into his family and homeward.

Do you have any real-life stories that you have incorporated into one of your books?

Not really. I do incorporate my own personal tastes though. Wil likes the stuff I like; Xena Warrior Princess, both Ghostbusters movies, beer :D

If you had to choose a different career other than writing, what would it be?

Probably my day job. I organize events and conferences. I love bringing people together and seeing what kind of cool stuff happens.

What is your favorite book that you have ever written and why?

Not a super deep pool, yet. Space Rogues 1 is my favorite. 2 is good of course (at least I think so!) but I love seeing the team come together.

What do you like to do with your time when you’re not writing?

Other than the aforementioned day job, in the summer we camp and hike when possible, enjoy Denvers bountiful breweries. In the summer I stay in and count the days until spring returns. Mixed in with that, wrangling our two French Bulldog/Chihuahua mix dogs.

What’s a fun fact that your readers might not know about you?

I like my popcorn stale. I know, I know. I’ll get a mega jumbo popcorn at the movies, refill it (Yay free refills) when I leave and let it sit out overnight. I blame my mom, she likes stale popcorn too.

What do you have in store for your readers next?

My hope is to take the Space Rogues universe in some neat directions. I want the crew to experience some things that aren’t as common in sci-fi. Hoping that all works out. I’d love to not be just another space opera, not that that’s at all bad, it’s my favorite genre.

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Interview With Science Fiction Authors Wayne Faust and Charles Eugene Anderson

What got you interested writing Science Fiction books?

Wayne Faust:  I've always loved Sci-Fi and those are the books I gravitated to growing up. I especially liked the apocalyptic books, where civilization is destroyed (in those days it was usually from nuclear war) and people had to find a way to survive. I always liked to put myself into those stories, wondering how I would handle things differently. To me, if a book didn't have a speculative element, I was rarely interested in reading it.

Chuck: I have been writing Sci-Fi short stories for many years. I have had many of them published and novels seemed like a natural evolution in my writing, but I still like writing short stories the best.

Tell us a little about the Jupiter Saga series.

WF:  I've been in the Edward Bryant writing group in Denver with Charles Anderson for a lot of years. We've critiqued each other's stories over the years. Last year he approached me about doing a book together. I was skeptical because our writing styles are very different, but when he sent me a couple of introductory chapters, I thought, what the hell, this might be fun. It turned out to be a labor of love, since he comes at things from a whole different perspective and the two styles really meshed together.

The first book, "Europa Nightmare," takes place in the future where humans have colonized a lot of the outer planets and some of the moons of Jupiter. A mysterious ship appears from past Saturn and starts a series of events, culminating in a gripping climax, setting up more books in the series.

What makes the book so interesting is the rich bouillabaisse of characters of all different nationalities and personalities. Chuck and I contributed those characters equally and each of them contain personal tidbits from our own life experiences. Whenever I finished a chapter and it was Chuck's turn to contribute the next one, I couldn't wait to see what kind of character he would dream up next.

Chuck: This is a really dark universe in this story. While I haven't included all of the details in 'Europa Nightmare.' The nations of Earth are still fighting wars on our planet and those wars have continued out to space. I have always thought it's similar to the 16th and 17th centuries how the wars of Europe eventually spread to the new world. This time the wars are being fought near Jupiter, and with Wayne's help, I threw some nasty aliens into the mix. It's horrific, scary, and fun.

If you could live the life of one of your characters, would you?
WF:  I'm not sure I would live any of their lives, because some horrific things happen to all of the characters.  
If I had to choose one, it would have to be Aaron Ljungman. He was a guy I came up with and he's a lot like me in temperament. In our story, the Swedes have a colony on Europa and basically a monopoly on the docking of ships coming to and from the outer parts of the solar system. I'm Swedish, and we tend to not be too flamboyant, unless we're pushed...

Chuck: I really don't want to live in the Jupiter Saga universe because it's and harsh and nasty place. If I would have to be one character, it would be Jelly Roll. I like him because he's the ship's cook and a terrific pastry chef, and I also like him because he's the moral compass of the novel, and he always tries to do the right thing.

What's your favorite character that you have created and why?

WF:  That would have to be Bodean Crockabilly. He makes an appearance in one of the Molly and Oscar chapters. He's a sort of travelling salesman who has actually come up with a new technology to sell them, which helps them in their quest to find the mystery space freighter. I really hung a left when I put him in the chapter, but I think it worked well.

Do you have any real-life stories that you have incorporated into one of your books?

WF:  All of us use our life experiences in one way or the other in novels and stories. It's rarely a one on one relationship, but you take a favorite phrase from one person know, mix it with a mannerism from another, and throw in an scary event that you have had, and put it all in. It makes your story much more real I think.

Chuck: After I retired a few years ago after being  a public school teacher, I learned how to bake, and I might of put a few cake baking paragraphs into the story. Who doesn't like cake? I also put my experience as an oil painter into the story. Luckily, my co-author Wayne Faust is very patient with me and stories about my hobbies.

If you had to choose a different career other than writing, what would it be?

WF:  I already have my dream career. I've been a full-time music and comedy performer for over 40 years, performing in 40 states and overseas in Holland, England, and Scotland. I've recorded 15 albums, am on ITunes, etc. etc. Years ago, I had a nightmare and the closing scene was so vivid, I was motivated to write it down. It eventually led to my story "Promised Land," which was published in Australia, and was performed live in Denver. Since then, writing has been one of my main activities when I'm on the road and not on stage.

Chuck: I have been blessed and given the opportunity to do many jobs I have I enjoyed like being a high school basketball coach, a volleyball coach, and a physical education teacher.  I'm going back to college in the fall so I can continue my art studies. Finally, I am a publisher, Mad Cow Press with my senior editor, Jim LeMay. We have published some terrific anthologies last year. I have been privileged to publish Connie Willis, Kevin J Anderson, James Patrick Kelly, Robert J Sawyer, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Wayne Faust. Finally, I help run a writer's group, and I have just been elected president of my retired teacher's association. I am pretty good at keeping myself busy since I since I quit working.

What is your favorite book that you have ever written and why?

WF:  That's a hard question, because I only have three books out there and they are all very different. One is a memoir of performing called "Thirty Years Without A Real Job." The 2nd is a collection of Christian stories called "12 Parables." The 3rd is "Europa Nightmare." I'm just finishing the 3rd book in a dystopian trilogy called "Calek's Tale" that I'm very fond of, so we'll see what happens when that one sees the light of day.

Chuck: It's always the book I'm currently working on. Isn't that way for every author? Recently I finished a story in a new universe, 'Mech Troopers.' It's a fun story, it has giant Mechs fighting in Texas, and it's a story that seems to write itself.

What do you like to do with your time when you're not writing?

WF:  Hockey hockey hockey.  I love to play ice hockey and am on two teams in Denver. I play twice a week from September to April. And I still have all my teeth...

Chuck: I like to train for running races. I'm really really slow, but I have the heart of an Olympic marathoner. Sadly, I'm usually one of the slowest runners. I have also recently started powerlifting. It's fun especially when I get to deadlift.

What's a fun fact that your readers might not know about you?

WF:  I've been married to the same woman for 42 years. We have three kids and eight grandchildren. Just like my kids, my grandkids LOVE to have me make up stories for them. Who knows, maybe a kids' book is in my future.

Chuck: I have completed seven marathons, and I ran the Las Vegas marathon with a broken toe.  I finished the 26.2 miles as the last runner in the race, and I'm sure I cost the casinos on the strip many thousands of dollars. I also have a video clip of me crossing the finish line escorted by twenty Las Vegas motorcycle patrol officers with their sirens blasting. It was embarrassed at the time, but it's a good memory now.

What do you have in store for your readers next?


Chuck: I have been lucky, and have been asked to write for Blaze Ward's Boundary Shock Quarterly magazine. So far I have completed three stories for published, and a few more on the way. I just started writing the next book in the Jupiter Saga, 'Europa War,' and I can't wait to turn it over to Wayne. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Friday

The North Star by Killian Carter

Bringing down his ship was their biggest mistake…

When Jason Grimshaw, First Commander of the Starship Bakura, leads a routine training mission to Colony 115, an unidentified alien vessel forces them to crash-land.

Ensign Clio Evans is separated from her crew in the wreckage. She must re-join them if she stands any hope of surviving, but an alien army stands in her way.

With the invaders hot on their heels, Grimshaw and Evans must find a way off the battle-scarred planet in time to warn the Galactic Council before the mysterious new race tears the Alliance asunder.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Randis Kahn fights for survival on the lower levels of Sentinel Station. Caught between warring gangs and a political conspiracy, he must look to a past he would rather forget or lose everything he holds dear.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Wednesday

Flicker by Rebecca Rode

Ember lives two very different lives. By day she's a mysterious Roma future-teller, and by night she struggles to care for her sick father. All she wants is the power to control her own life--no arranged marriage, no more poverty. Her future-reading talent is what will get her there.
But when the empire discovers her gift, Ember's life changes forever.
Ember soon finds her innocent talent is far more dangerous than she believed. The empire wants to turn her into a deadly weapon. But Ember has plans of her own, and they don't include living under the empire's control--because even the best weapons can backfire.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Tuesday

The Girl With The Good Magic by M.J. Caan

Sometimes, life’s a real witch.

Allie’s sleepy life is abruptly turned upside down when she’s attacked by a dead man wearing a policeman’s uniform. A decades old spell cast by her mother that eliminated shape-shifting from the world is being chipped away at, awakening Allie to the true depths of her magical powers…Powers she didn’t know she had, isn’t sure she wants, and sure as heck doesn’t know how to control.

But even if she isn’t ready to be a witch, dark forces from her family’s past are ready to slaughter her and plunge humanity into a new Dark Age, one that will bring hungry shapeshifters back into the world of man.

Allie’s untapped abilities could save mankind, or they could threaten to set a war in motion--a war that could tip the balance of supernatural power in our world forever. Even with the help of a handsome, flirty police officer at her side- one with more than a few secrets of his own- Allie is one miscast spell away from dooming mankind.

Supernatural creatures are starting to go bump in the night. Now Allie Is forced to learn how to bump back.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Monday

At The Helm

Interstellar journeys. Epic battles. Artificial Intelligence's longing for meaning. Life as we know it, ending...

Sci-Fi Bridge is thrilled to present its first collection from bestselling authors and newly emerging writers. These stories span the near and far future. They transport you to worlds unknown. They examine today's fears amid tomorrow's technologies. From the far corners of the galaxy to the inner reaches of the human heart, the exciting stories in At the Helm will thrill, inspire, and make you wonder--do humans have what it takes to build a better future? Or are we doomed by our own failings?

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Sunday

Subway Monsters by Lou Klein

Young Andrew Coulter is a keeping wizard and an infamous womanizer. He works for the New York Wizard Council, protecting the city from supernatural threats. He's used to dealing with territorial werewolves and angry ghosts. What he's not used to is an ancient demon roaming the sewers. How on Earth did it got there why none of the Council's big shots felt its presence?  Only his Captain Dora did and now they're trapped in the sewers  with that thing, too busy trying to get out in one piece to seek  answers. Fortunately, they don't have to face it alone, having the rest of their team backing them up: Joey, Andrew's nerdish younger brother, Raul, a powerful elemental wizard who survived slavery, and Fezzan, a freed Arabic genie.  Once they break free, they'll have  to figure out how a mythical monster could walk around New York undetected…and what they'll have to sacrifice to stop it before it destroys the city.
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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Saturday

Advent of Silver by Atilla K. Zengin

It is the year 2141 on Earth – a futuristic world where weaponry besides pre-modern are banished and all continents have collided by the magical embargo embedded into the world by the mysterious entity that appeared in the sky – halting the Third World War in an instant almost a century ago.

A man with silver eyes named Jericho has been confined in prison for murder - he lives in constant trauma ever since his mother cast aside her life in order to save his from his father. Jericho’s life took a dramatic turn when a man broke into his cell and claimed to be his brother – Dantanian – whose identity has been hidden from their tyrannical father. After their successful escape, Dantanian informs Jericho about their father’s true intentions - total world domination. They decide to work together and stop their father from lifting the limiting embargo from the world and unleashing weapons of mass destruction.

The journey that conspires will continue to surprise Jericho – carrying his cursed sword - as he begins to discover shocking new discoveries about the properties and true origins of magic, this new found world…and himself.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Friday

Lucky Universe by Joshua James

In a desperate fight against insurmountable odds, mankind’s only hope is a lifer Marine with a violent past he can barely remember and a habit of picking fights he shouldn’t win.

Ambushed behind enemy lines and left for dead along with a handful of privates so green they actually respect his authority, Lance Cpl. Lucky Lee Savage has to master his inner demons, manage the ambitions of his foul-mouthed AI, and figure out what is tearing a hole in the fabric of space-time before everything goes tits up.

Lucky wouldn’t bet on the universe. One thing he will bet on: Somewhere, somehow, somebody is going to pay for all this. And he is going to be right there to pull the trigger.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Thursday

Night Goddess by Araya Evermore

A world plunging into darkness. An exiled Dragon Lord struggling with his destiny. A young woman terrified of an ancient prophecy she has set in motion.
He came through the Dark Rift hunting for those who had escaped his wrath. Unchecked, his evil spread. Now, the world hangs on a knife-edge and all seems destined to fall. But when the dark moon rises a goddess awakens, and nothing can stop the prophecy unfolding.
The Dread Dragons came when the sun set, hunting for the one of prophecy. Her homeland razed and her family murdered, Issa alone escapes the slaughter. Fleeing from the undead hordes of Baelthrom, she is thrown helplessly into the battle for the fate of the world. But when a forgotten goddess speaks to her, she discovers she has magical powers beyond her wildest dreams… or worst nightmares.
Asaph, exiled prince of a lost kingdom and last of the mighty, shapeshifting Dragon Lords, has dreamed of Issa his whole life. Even as he struggles against the dragon awakening within him, he must find the woman who haunts him, or die trying.
The world hangs between the darkness and the light but only the hidden powers of a young woman can save it.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Wednesday

Zenith by James David Victor

A perplexing distress call. A missing crew. Only one marine can save them.

Sergeant Andrea “Andy” Dolan leads a squad of fearless marines into the depths of space. After the Star Chaser receives a distress call from the star base Zenith, Andy’s squad is sent to investigate. When all heck breaks lose, there is only one person who can save the crew of the Zenith and her own squad.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Tuesday

Prophecy Awakened by Tamar Sloan

When Eden starts at a new school during her senior year, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. Until she meets Noah, who immediately draws her in with his summer sky eyes and the secrets he hides behind them.

Their connection is as inexplicable as it is undeniable. It's a connection that has Eden running and Noah burning to know more about this shy, wounded girl.

But it's also a connection that's destined to spark a prophecy that neither knew existed.

A prophecy others are willing to kill for.

As families fracture and struggle to realign, as their hearts connect and ignite, Eden learns to trust. But with love and life on the line, Eden must find the power to believe. 

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Monday

Earthless by Jason Letts

In 2166, Earth was destroyed. It wasn't an alien spacefleet firing from above. It was a bomb planted in the center of the planet before humanity even existed. In an instant, the human population dropped from 11 billion to 1,066.

I'm Loris Roderick, set to take command of the Magellan space station. I didn't know I was to become the de facto leader of our species when its survival hung by a thread.

We should run, hide in some corner of the galaxy to eke out what existence we can. But I'd rather we get our revenge.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Fantasy Ebook Deal For Tuesday

Betrayed by Destiny by Joanna Mazurkiewicz

On the quest for a child, she’ll face her greatest fear!
Warlon –the Kingdom of magic ruled by King Thomas where shifters, human and mages live peacefully together. Unfortunately for Daria, her allotted place was decided by her father’s reputation. Remigius ran away with the King’s wife.
As the daughter of the wife-thief, she’s been made to suffer for her father’s transgressions, pushed to the edges of proper society.
When a vampire kidnaps a human child, Daria volunteers to go in search. The promise of learning magic is enough to entice her. It is her one chance to go from being a scullery maid to becoming someone else–maybe even a prince’s true love. Along with the drunken elf, a prince and her panther Bruce, Daria sets off on the adventure that could change her life forever.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Monday

Sacred Planet by Austin Rogers

Humanity teeters on the brink of galactic war.
Only one woman can stop it. Only one man can save her.
After centuries of expansion into the galaxy and no contact with intelligent, extra-terrestrial life, humanity is split into three superpowers, each dominating one of the spiral arms closest to Earth: Orion, Carina, and Sagittarius. Divided along political, cultural, and religious lines, these galactic mega-states have grown alien to each other over time. Inter-arm relations have eroded. Minor differences have become dangerous disparities.
Now a ruthless religious faction threatens to plunge the galaxy into a catastrophic war.
Conflict sparks when Sierra Falco, the Carinian prime minister’s daughter, is attacked on her space yacht by a powerful and shadowy enemy. As a popular advocate for peace, Sierra’s loss destabilizes the fragile balance of the galaxy. But her attackers’ plans are disrupted when a rugged band of scavengers stumble across the yacht and jump at the opportunity to make a profit. Davin, captain of the scavenger ship, is caught between the lure of fabulous wealth and the nag of conscience as he is dragged into a conspiracy bigger than he can imagine.
A race begins between those who seek to prevent war and the secretive forces who want to escalate it—apparently with Earth in their crosshairs.
In this universe, Earth—the Sacred Planet, the epicenter of human civilization—holds the coveted key to victory.
Whoever controls Earth controls the galaxy.
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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Science Fiction Ebook Deal For Sunday

Project Atlantis by Brandon Ellis

Crack the code or die.

A black-ops agency discovers hieroglyph-covered pyramids on Jupiter's moon Callisto. The government forcibly taps rebel archeologist Kaden Jaxx with only two instructions: 1) decode the ancient writings and 2) keep his overactive mouth shut...or else. But what if the writing spells out an ancient prophecy for Earth’s doom?

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Saturday

Storm Witch by D.N. Hoxa

My name is Scarlet Jones, and I’m a witch…of some kind. Probably.

Those who knew me growing up, thought of me as a spoiled little brat they didn’t want to have anything to do with. I did break things on purpose, stole others, and I may or may not have set half my school on fire, but come on! They were being too hard on me.

I grew up in a family full of strong Blood witches, in which my strange magic never belonged. I thought I was the only one of my kind out there, a true freak of nature, and I liked it that way. I lived on my own, learning to hunt these creatures nobody seemed to know anything about, a bunch of mindless thingies who were in the habit of sucking my magic dry wherever they found me. I even set up a party for them, just so I could teach them some manners.

But my plan went to hell when four strangers crashed the party, people who apparently were like me. Just like that, I no longer felt like a special little flower. With four unconscious bodies at my feet and no idea what was going on, I thought that was the worst it was going to get. Boy, was I wrong…

The rest of my life is only just beginning, and by the looks of it, it is not going to be a smooth ride.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Thursday

The Saint's Rise by Michael John Grist

No heroes endure...

Three thousand years ago the world fell into darkness, when the great black mouth of the Rot ravaged the land. Across the glorious library city of Aradabar its dark tongues hammered down, leveling the glass towers of learning and entombing the bookyards in a thick blanket of lava. Only a single child survived the devastation; an infant with a prophecy carved into his skin, promising the rise of a hero powerful enough to slay the Rot for good.
Now that child is a young man, beginning to question the meaning of his many scars…
Now those scars are hunted by a jealous King, ruler of a brutal industrial city, where a thousand bizarre castes toil away like slaves…
Now a dark beast is watching, an Unforgiven, seeking to fulfill a promise made long ago…
And now the Rot has returned, its great black mouth gaping large in the sky, bringing chaos and fear to a world where no heroes endure…
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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Fantasy Ebook Deal For Wednesday

Road of the Lost by Aidan Russell

If the forest dies, the world will burn.
It has been tens of thousands of years since Cain was banished. Millennia have passed since the people have forgotten their origins. They have raised new idols, forged new gods for themselves, but one can never escape the past.
Reslo, an outsider from birth, wants only to protect his mother forest and be home with his family. Instead, he finds himself thrust into disaster and ruin. The Dark Elves and their Ogre allies are rampaging through his forest homeland, spilling blood and sowing chaos on a quest to make the woods their own. Not only must he contend against these intruders, but he must also keep alive two bungling, novice knights on a quest to find their missing champion and his relic-sword. Should the knights fail to recover what is lost, their armies will march to war.
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