The Journeyer and the Pilgrimage for the Origin of Magic

“The Journeyer and the Pilgrimage for the Origin of Magic” chronicles the adventures of Gai Laguna and his trusty dragon ally, Gimchi. Their mission, given by their sensei, is no less than to find the origin of magic itself, a force potent enough to combat the destructive power of Nae, who has torn a void in the sky. Their path is guided by ancient bonfire stories that lead them towards primordial essences of extreme magical potency. However, gathering these essences is not without peril or ethical quandaries. Through their struggles and triumphs, Gai learns to embody the purpose and meaning of each essence.

Throughout their journey, they commune with the spirits of fallen champions in the hero’s graveyard, discover magical weapons that sprout from the earth, and converse with deities that can raise entire cities into the air. Meanwhile, their world teeters on the brink of oblivion as Nae’s sky void devours more of Arkadia’s history and people. Can Gai and Gimchi harness the origin of magic in time to save their world from an apocalyptic fate? Embark on this journey of courage, wisdom, and magical discovery to find out.


Meet Benjamin T. Dudley

Born in 1982, Benjamin T. Dudley is a North Carolina native with a rich academic background, holding degrees in Economics, Philosophy, and Composition, Rhetoric, and Creative Writing. Now residing in Tianjin, China, he leverages his diverse knowledge and global experiences to inform his storytelling. Currently, he imparts his writing expertise to students at Hebei University through its partnership with the University of Arizona, while also engaging in travel-blogging. His life’s journeys, both literal and academic, shine through his writing, creating rich, immersive narratives.

Tarak: Blood Dictates All

On Tarak, blood dictates all.

The universe is vast and tamed, managed by a galactic-wide government called the Syndicate. Planet Tarak is an exception. Located on the rim of civilization, its people are independent and as fierce as its roving planetary storm held back by their high-tech biodome.

Through their hardened militaristic and scientific advancements, Tarakians have become the most formidable society in the universe, governed by a king with an unmatched bloodline, the Sight ability that even the Syndicate fears. Tarakian King Relaa will do anything to maintain his power and keep his planet safe from threats both internal and external while staying out of the Syndicate’s affairs.

But some threats not even he can see. A galactic civil war is brewing and even the isolated Tarakians will have to join.

Ehreo is a high-ranking Citadel agent on Tarak investigating a terrorist scheme that reaches right to the top of Tarakian society. What he discovers puts him in the crosshairs of a centuries-old prophecy . . . one that no one knows has already been set in motion by King Relaa, which may be the key to everything or could spell disaster for all.

Is Relaa as invincible as he thinks? Will Ehreo succeed or will Tarak crumble from within or succumb to assault from without? The galaxy is going to war. Billions will die. How will Tarak intervene with its own rebellion secretly underway?

Find out in Tarak.

Featuring the rich and complex worldbuilding of Game of Thrones meets Dune meets Star Wars, Tarak is full of action, political intrigue, and suspense. From the radiation-enhanced blood of the elegant Tarakians to mutated rebels to global superweapons to raging planetary storms and biodomes to the brutal warrior culture of its monarchy, Tarak is one immersive and memorable sci-fi ride.


Meet Sage Patel

When I started writing, I didn’t know what the f*ck I was doing, and candidly I still don’t. But I’ve always been told I’m a good storyteller.

I grew up in the hospitality industry, working front desk to maintenance and eventually went to business school, twice. I dove deep into financial modeling and strategy but something always ate at the back of my mind in the wee hours of night staring into the abyss of a soon to be #REF excel spreadsheet.

Since I was a child I told myself stories to fall asleep. Eventually I wanted to write them down. With no formal writing training I opened MS Word and let my thoughts pour out of me and just kept going.

Tarak, my first novel, is my pride and joy. It will be a multiple book series with unlimited potential for future stories. I wrote this for those who find home in worlds beyond our own.

Dwarvish Dirty Dozen Complete Series Boxed Set

War is a messy business and anyone who claims otherwise is trying to sell you something.

This is a tale of war and desperation, of grit and heroism. See what a batch of desperate dwarves can do when the chips are down.

Pick up this complete 6-book fantasy series boxed set and join the dwarves in their battles today!

The dwarvish legions, the Holt’Dwan, are familiar with this but these are strange times.
The dead are rising from the earth in the freshly settled Ysgand Vale and the war just got a lot messier.

So an old custom was resurrected and the Bad Badgers were formed.

Condemned and disowned, the Badgers have nothing to lose and everything to prove. But in a world where the dead don’t stay dead and victory will cost you everything, what can be done?

A lot, if one has the will and stomach for it.

Included in this boxed set:

  1. Mud War
  2. Dirt Line
  3. Dust Song
  4. Stone Cold
  5. Rock Hard
  6. Earth Deep

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The Wizard Slayer

Magick turns men into gods. Men were not born to be gods.

When spells have the power to enslave minds, wizards reign unchecked. Against this sorcery, no mortal can stand. Yet there is one name all wizards fear…

Krael of Mog Muhtar.

He is a barbarian. And just as strong as his sword-arm is his unbreakable will. Magick has no effect on him. He knows no fear. But when corrupt nobles wish to exploit him, Krael finds himself trapped between two evils.

Sorcerers lie before him. A decadent king chases after him. And though Krael has allies, bewitchments can turn them against him at any moment.

Krael’s path has always been that of bloodshed, but more blood than ever must be spilled if he is to survive. If he fails, dark powers will go unchecked, and a tyranny of magick will be unleashed upon the world.

Robert E. Howard’s Conan meets Kentaro Miura’s Berserk in The Wizard Slayer!


Meet Franklin Roberts

When he is not writing, Franklin Roberts teaches martial arts in his hometown in Wisconsin. In addition to old sword and sorcery, weightlifting and heavy metal provide his writing inspirations.

Harmonia

Amazon women wage war on man. In the late Bronze Age, the fourteenth century B.C., an Amazon nymph dares steal forbidden fruit from the gods. But Harmonia Ambrosia’s crime is not only the taste of a pomegranate, her offense is far worse when seized within enemy lands. Greek gods descend from Mount Olympus. Demeter and her daughter Persephone, also known as Cora, look down upon this rebel. But not Hades. Hades becomes enamored with her. With enchanted gifts of war from her lover and champion god Hades, Harmonia fights the dwarfs of Napea and the Hinterland tribes of man. Soon she and her daughter, the princess Nefertiti, lead an Amazon army so far south it even threatens the Pharaoh Amenhotep III of Egypt. But as total conquest lies finally within her grasp, only by sacrifice to gods she loathes can there be any hope of reclaiming peace with man. NEW RELEASE; Harmonia is an epic Greek and Egyptian mythical fantasy prequel to Cora: Rise of the Fallen Goddess, Book I, in the Azure Series.

Meet A.L. Hawke

A.L. Hawke is the author of the bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The author lives in Southern California torching the midnight candle over lovers against a backdrop of machines, nymphs, magic, spice and mayhem. A.L. Hawke writes fantasy and romance spanning four thousand years, from pre-civilization to contemporary and beyond.

Nutcracker of Crystalfall

In a family where secrets weigh heavy, Clara’s life takes a magical turn at a Christmas party. When trolls crash the celebration, a mysterious stranger offers her a choice: stay in her unhappy life or embark on a perilous adventure in the hidden realm of Faerie. This standalone fairy tale is filled with self-discovery, danger, and love.

Meet Kay L. Moody

Kay L. Moody is the YA fantasy author of COURT OF BITTER THORN and THE ELEMENTS OF THE CROWN. Her books feature rich world building, slow burn romance, mythical creatures, and twisty plots. As a lover of strong female characters, books, and the color pink, she enjoys diving into magical worlds where characters can overcome even their darkest struggles. She lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. Connect with Kay directly when you follow her on social media @kaylmoody Visit her website to learn more. KayLMoody.com

THUNDRHED!

Thundrhed is a vikingish barbarian who farms turkeys for a living. At around the age of thirty he decides to sell his land and travel, so he journeys to the big city to unload the last of his livestock. Being a hayseed in the city for the first time, he inevitably goes on a bender. Tavern brawls follow, and a whorehouse, fights with a patchwork zombie and a leper, and a pivotal encounter with a mystical weirdo who tells him of a secret treasure hoard in which he will find the key to his destiny. Somehow, he lives through the night. Post epic hangover, he makes his way to Soenso’s Rare Goods and Interesting Clutter Emporium to speak with Ōle, a purveyor of trinkets and exposition. From Ōle he learns the details of the treasure hidden beneath the Dragon Throne across the sea. He hops on a ship, sails to the land of sinister foreigners, cobbles together a slipshod plan and smuggles himself into the Forbidden Temple. He sets out to interrupt a ritual sacrifice, defeat the guards, rescue the girl, fight off the monsters and discover the treasure chamber. Will he loot the treasure and leg it, two steps in front of the authorities and an angered magnucapra (or greater were-goat) and ride hell-for-leather to the port city, board a ship and escape, intact and wealthy? If so, fireworks and fanfare, drinks on Thundrhed. A little too dry? The devil’s in the detail. Thundrhed is a story for a Sunday afternoon when you’d rather let someone else do the heavy lifting. THUNDRHED! will be available free from 1/9/23 to 30/9/23

Meet Damon Wolfe

Damon Wolfe is a figment of his own imagination. He writes stories for people to read because he thought that would be a good thing to do. He is the author of THUNDRHED!, but not the author of Tanglewood. That’s a different guy. When not doing mundane things that you don’t care about, he divides his time between adventurous barbarians, pirates, dragons, monsters, space ships and existential crises, little of which he takes seriously. He has no presence on social media because he doesn’t want one, while casually detesting humanity’s addiction to mobile phones. Nor does he maintain a blog, website or agent, or carefully developed opinions about such things. You might as well address any letters to the man in the moon. He blames much of this on listening to Billy Connolly albums and reading Fritz Lieber. He could have been a contender, he could have been Dostoevsky! But no, here’s Thundrhed!, all in capitals, with an exclamation point and it’s spelled wrong. It’s meant to be. Do authors always refer to themselves in the third person when penning these little bios, or does someone else write them? Maybe he should have pursued traditional publishing. Damon Wolfe’s next book will likely be a novella-length piece entitled PIRATE SCUM!, but that’s been on a back burner for twenty-five years, so don’t hold your breath.

The Paladin Chronicles Book bundle 1-4: A Sword and Sorcery/ Alternative History/ Epic Fantasy

Mega book bundle. Over 1700 pages/ 6000,000 words. All Hakeem wanted was to become a religious monk. He can’t understand why he was refused. The Grand Abbot of the monastery where he grew up said he was destined to be something he had never heard of, called a Paladin. Broken hearted and penniless, he runs away to join their mercenaries fighting in the Greek colonies on the western coast of Turkey. Little does he realise that soon he will be caught up in events prophesied two thousands years before. The once mighty Elves are fading. Their final destruction has been foretold and now the time is all but upon them. Soon Hakeem, an Elvish Princess and their newly adopted daughter find themselves fleeing from assassins as they try to find a way to save the Elves. Review excerpts: “Historical fantasy really doesn’t get better than this” “first-rate … truly memorable” “Awesome” “truly an epic story”

Meet Neil Port

Neil has been a day dreamer all his life, creating stories in his head. He retired from a medical career to write and play a little bad golf. When his wife, dog and family allow him, he loves disappearing into a world of swords, warriors, warrior women and elves. His love of ancient history has resulted in his fantasy series being set in exotic locations in ancient times.

Windcatcher – Book I of the Stone War Chronicles

Unable to fly and with their enemies closing in, the newly-hatched Galirras will have to put his trust in Raylan and his friends as they desperately search for a safe way home. But will they make it? After all, the Stone King is ruthless and he wants his dragon…

Meet A.J. Norfield

A.J. Norfield lives with his loving family on land but below sea level. He tries not to worry too much about climate change and the melting of the polar ice caps. His wife and two rascals of children keep him engaged and grounded in life while he pursues goals of publishing a story that has been stuck in his head for years. As a longtime forest and mountain enthusiast, he often wonders about his flat surroundings and how to escape them. In his free time, if available at all, he enjoys a wide variety of gaming, reading/writing, drawing and socializing. His interest in (dragon-fantasy) novels has followed him throughout his life ever since he was young enough to read. It was this interest–with a number of broken nights thanks to his daughter’s sleeping schedule–that eventually lead to his current undertaking to write his own dragon-fantasy series ‘The Stone War Chronicles’ and put it out into the world.

The Yawning Gap

Invisible boundaries have isolated Cor’s village for centuries. He accidentally finds a way out.

What he finds outside is a violent and blighted world in decline. He learns that the entire world has been fragmented by similar boundaries, which are leeching their power from life itself. Unless something is done about the boundaries, what’s left of life will come to an end.

That heavy task falls on Cor’s shoulders. Fortunately, he soon finds friends and fellow wanderers willing to share the load. Together, they venture across their small, fragmented world into the vast unknown beyond the boundaries.

What they find there threatens their world … but also just might save it.


Meet C.V. Vobh

C.V. Vobh lives with his wife and children as far from his city job as he can manage. He grew up reading J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Raymond E. Feist, and R.A. Salvatore. When he’s not working, writing or reading, he’s running.