Vanx Malic can't seem to avoid adventure. After following a crazy old wizard's map, to an island that no one else can see, Zeezle ends up on the edge of death. Will Vanx be able to save his closest friend? Will his Goddess forgive him for losing his way? All Vanx wants to do is get home but, to test him, his Goddess has sent him on another quest.
The Legend Grows Stronger V-VIII collection contains four complete novels (Trigon Daze - Book 5, Paragon Dracus - Book 6, The Far Side of Creation - Book 7, and The Long Journey Home - Book 8) All from the multiple award winning, action and adventure, fantasy, series: The Legend of Vanx Malic. What do a rogue bard, a shape-shifting princess, a lesbian barbarian, and a dog-riding elf have in common? Start reading to find out! The Legend Grows Stronger, is the second four complete volumes of the ten book, award winning, The Legend of Vanx Malic series together in one anthology. The first collection To Kill a Witch: Books I-IV won the 2017 American Book Fest Award for Fantasy, and was also a 2016 Kindle Book Award Semifinalist. The series received so much attention that the great Larry Elmore, the artist who painted almost every Dungeons and Dragons image you've ever seen, offered the cover for book ten, which went on to win a 2017 Reader's Favorite Award.
When the Royal Wizard of Westland poisons the king so that his puppet prince can take the throne and start a continental war, a young squire is forced to run for his life carrying the powerful sword that his dying monarch burdened him with from the death bed. Two brothers find a magic ring and start on paths to becoming the most powerful sort of enemies, while an evil young sorceress unwillingly falls in love with one of them when he agrees to help her steal a dragon's egg for her father. Her father just happens to be the Royal Wizard, and despite his daughter's feelings, he would love nothing more than to sacrifice the boy! All of these characters, along with the Wolf King of Wildermont, the Lion Lord of Westland, and a magical hawk named Talon, are on a collision course toward Willa the Witch Queen's palace in the distant kingdom of Highwander. There the very bedrock is formed of the powerful magical substance called Wardstone. Who are the heroes? And will they get there before the Royal Wizard and his evil hordes do? Whatever happens, the journey will be spectacular, and the confrontation will be cataclysmic.
Author: J. Lynn
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary
Twenty-one-year-old Sydney is not sure what to do with all of her strong feelings for childhood friend Kyler, especially since he can't stay with a woman for more than a few days and he wants to sew his oats in his senior year of college. Original.
In the tradition of Sam Spade, Phillip Marlow and Travis Magee The Fall and Rise of Cain is a modern day Mystery Thriller. Retired in disgrace, Houston Police Detective, Richard Cain, left the Department when a brutal ambush crippled him and killed his partner. Two years after the gunfight that broke his body and spirit he is called back to the town that turned it's back on him. He must know who was responsible for his shattered life and lost friend. Seeking the help of his ex-wife and former comrades Cain rekindles love for her and seeks to solve the complex mystery that took everything from him.
Author: M. R. Mathias
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Vanx, Trevin, and Darbon, along with Prince Russet and the crew of the Sea Hawk, sail to Vanx's homeland to find an old friend who just might know the wyrm lore needed to make their quest to Dragon Isle seem survivable. Meanwhile Coll and Duke Martin have set their shadowy schemes in motion in Dyntalla where Quazar is keeping the princess from death with all he has. What will King Oakarm do about Duke Martin's treachery when he arrives? Will Matty the one-handed whore get her wish? Can two High Wizards of the Royal Order hold off the ogres, and the even darker thing that is seeking the Bloodstone? And what will happen on Dragon Isle, where our hero and his friends have become little more than prey under the revealing light of Aur's Moon.
Author: Jason Tesar
Publisher: 4shadow LLC
Since the ages before time was measured, the angelic races have existed. Unseen by our eyes, they move through creation, shaping our world, sustaining our existence, and battling demonic hordes. But the war is changing; the battle lines are expanding into new frontiers and the next epoch is emerging. Seven hundred years after the first humans were exiled from their home, their descendants have pushed eastward into a prehistoric wilderness. In a land shrouded by mist and superstition, primitive tribes struggle to establish new civilizations, unaware that their world is about to change forever. Weary from unceasing conflict, Sariel—legendary warrior of the Myndarym—crosses into the Temporal Realm in search of the only one who can bring him peace. But he is not the first; others have already begun their inhabitation. As the dominance of their kingdom spreads, threatening to engulf all of humanity, Sariel finds himself standing between his own kind and the one he loves and must embrace the life he abandoned in order to secure her freedom. In this riveting prequel to the bestselling Awakened series, Jason Tesar sets in motion a sweeping fantasy epic birthed at the very foundations of humanity when our prehistoric world collided with supernatural forces, spawning an age of mythological creatures and heroes.
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Open Road Media
An “intimate, lovely novel, most of whose concerns swirl about the pain and joys of motherhood,” from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Rules of Magic (People). Rae Perry has been in love with Jessup since high school. Two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, they ran away from Boston together and have been moving ever since—five states in seven years. Now they are in Southern California in what they call “earthquake weather,” a time when anything can happen, and Jessup is restless again. This time, Rae fears, he plans to leave without her. Lila Grey is a fortune-teller. More than a quarter century ago, on a cold and icy night in New York City, she gave birth to a daughter she never saw again. Lila is determined to find her lost child, even if it means an end to her happy life with Richard, the loving husband she refuses to let into her past. It is Lila who tells Rae she is pregnant—but the other symbol she reads in Rae’s tea leaves, she refuses to reveal. From that moment forward, their fates are inextricably linked. While Rae searches for the strength to navigate an uncertain future alone, Lila sets out to resolve her history once and for all. This luminous novel, a New York Times Notable Book, is an enthralling tribute to the profound mysteries of motherhood and childbirth from a writer who, in the words of Amy Tan, “takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.”
To Walk in the Way of Lions
Author: H. Leighton Dickson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
The conclusion to the sweeping epic that began in 'To Journey in the Year of the Tiger'. 'To Walk in the Way of Lions' picks up where Journey leaves off, in the harsh deserts of Khanisthan. The team is running under a very set of different dynamics than before, for not only will they be forced to confront enemies tracking from the North and a hostile force from the Palace following from the South, but they must face their own demons that are plaguing them from within. It's man against man, cat against cat, Seer against Alchemist, knowledge versus 'the Way of Things' - a Sci-Fi 'Pride and Prejudice and Lions', like you've never read it before. From the ruthless wilds of Khanisthan to the wind-swept shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the beauty and savagery of the Upper Kingdom unfolds like a living thing before them as they travel. And soon, against all reason, they take the first steps beyond the Empire's borders into the realm of the Ancestors, of carnivorous horses, of Dogs, Bear and Rats, and Kirin Wynegarde-Grey will find out what it means to follow the code of Bushido to the gates of death and beyond... This is the journey of six individuals as they travel beyond the edges of the known Empire, into lands uncharted and wild. Theirs is a journey of magic and mystery, science and swords, romance and intrigue. It is a journey of different perspectives and unexpected kharma and love found in surprising places. It is a journey that takes place five thousand years or so in the future, naturally in the Year of the Tiger. (Be sure to read Part 1: 'To Journey in the Year of the Tiger', by Leighton Dickson, for sale on Kindle Books.)
End of the Last Great Kingdom
Author: Victor Rose
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Brimstone Chronicles is a dark fantasy series following the life of the Mage Brimstone. The story is fast paced and filled with unique characters and captivating creatures. Be warned this series is not for the faint of heart. Death and suffering lie around every corner, and not even the innocent are safe. 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 stand up 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.
The Drowning Season
Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: Open Road Media
From the author of The Rules of Magic: A novel of a Long Island family matriarch and her namesake granddaughter who discover the power the past holds over their present. Esther the Black is eighteen years old and ready to leave the Compound, the collection of cottages on the North Shore of Long Island where she has lived all her life. But as July turns to August and her family braces for the height of Drowning Season, she realizes that she may not be able to escape her family’s legacy. Her father will find a way through the locked sea-wall gate and try to drown himself in the harbor, her mother will be too hung over to leave her cottage for days at a time, and her grandmother will refuse to say a single kind word. Esther the White left home when she was just a girl, fleeing her abusive parents across a frozen Russian river with a pocketful of stolen jewels. Life has taught her to be cold and unyielding, but in the heat of another fraught summer at the Compound, she feels her resolve melting away. Cohen, the landscaper and chauffeur responsible for keeping her son out of the water, looks at her with a desire she finds harder and harder to resist. Her granddaughter’s name may be an insult to tradition, but does that mean the poor girl should never feel her grandmother’s love or know her story? Graceful, haunting, and wise, The Drowning Season “casts the spell of all great fairy tales. It takes daily life and transforms it into myth as we watch” (Chicago Sun-Times).
A Gossamer Lens
Author: M. R. Mathias
Vanx and crew have a few gem-seeds left to smash, but in usual Vanx Malic fashion, nothing goes as planned. Strange powerful creatures lurk everywhere, especially beyond the Wildwood, where the mountain giants hold reign. But the giants are just one of many people who want to stop Vanx, and his friends. Will Vanx, Gallarael, Chelda, Master Ruuk, Moonsy, and Sir Poopsalot be able to keep the world from spinning apart?Will the Goss show them the way to save their world, or will the tiny spider lead them into a war against a terrible kingdom of ill fae who are clinging to a dead Heart Tree?Will the group be able to retrieve the final gem-seed and get it to the copse of Great Carpi Ultura, a cluster of identical trees near the kingdom of Highwander, or will the wretched fae who lost their tree, keep them from it.Don't miss what might be the end of this series. Get your copy of The Legend of Vanx Malic Book 10 - A Gossamer Lens, now!*A special thanks to the great Larry Elmore for the book cover art! Check out "The Complete Elmore" to see more of his incomparable works
Author: Angus Wells
Ages ago, when the First Gods ruled heaven and earth, they created two lesser deities to reign along with them. But these gods, Tharn and Balatur, were flawed. Their madness threatened creation itself — and thus they were condemned to an eternal sleep. Only an ancient book of spells holds the key to their release. Now an evil necromancer has obtained the book and hastens to Tharn’s hidden resting place with a plan as deadly as the god himself. Ancient prophecy points to the exiled prince Calandryll as the only one who can defeat the wizard — aided by a beautiful warrior woman, a hard-bitten mercenary, and Calandryll’s own uncertain powers. But first Calandryll and his companions must travel a kingdom racked by civil war, cross the rolling prairie of the fierce horse clans, and finally venture into the forbidden wastes and uncharted territories beyond. Enemies and foul treachery await, while the mighty Tharn, as if somehow aware of his imminent release, begins to stir…begins to dream…and all creation begins to quake. Dark Magic is the masterful second chapter of The Godwars, a stirring chronicle of high adventure by one of the most exciting new writers of fantasy. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Royal Dragoneers
Author: M.R. Mathias
Publisher: Mathias Publishing
Hold on to your dragon! You’re about to journey through a brave new world of hearty survivors straight into a dragon riding, troll fighting adventure for the ages. After struggling for more than two centuries to tame the inhospitable, dragon infested Islands where they washed up, the descendants of the survivors of a lost passenger ship are now striving to tame the Mainland they have found. But the Goblin King, an Ivory antlered demon called Gravelbone, has a different plan for the men who are invading his territory. He and his Nightshade are rallying the trolls to defend their lands. With the help of the dragons, goblins, and orcs they plan on rendering the wall the humans have built useless, so that they can drive man back to the islands from where they came. When stubborn King Blanchard finally accepts that the kingdom really is under attack it may be too late, and the only ones who can save the people on the Mainland have been locked away in the dungeon. Join some brave young men and their mentor, a grizzled old King’s Ranger, and a particularly clever young magic wielding woman, as they traverse the wild frontier, and sail to King’s Island to warn the King of the warring trolls. Then hold on for your life as you tear through the pages, because the pure blooded dragons they have befriended have another plan all together.
Saint Elm's Deep
Author: M. R. Mathias
After finding a map on a grueling hunt, Vanx and his new companions decide to travel deep into the Bitterpeaks, where the fabled Hoar Witch's crystal palace supposedly sits hidden in a valley called Saint Elm's Deep.