In the final age of mankind, where technology has become finer than magic, a civilization stands at the forefront. On a severe world where plots and intrigue, extremist ideologies and bizarre rules of behavior are the norm, the center of a confederation can be found in a floating city. But not all is as it seems. Appearing on a distant planet unexpectedly, is a phenomenon so powerful, so perplexing that it threatens to overtake all that is known. In great fear, the Qenateedians, the rulers of this confederation, dispatch a special ship to investigate the strange manifestation. Encompassing the exotic, the unexplained, this is a story of discovery and betrayal, of space explorers and mystics, of stalkers and killers, of the camouflage of time and the yearning of the human soul. Battling enemies within and without, the limits of technology and scientific understanding-the veil of mortality-the crew of a Vanguard/enforcer races to explain, a cosmic force so brazen and baleful, as to hold the fate of the universe in its nebulous clutches.
Named an Award Finalist under Visionary Fiction in the American Book Fest 2017 Best Book Awards. To the quiet town of Lamplight, a prophet has come in the form of a monster. The wisdom he brings has the power to change the world in radical ways. He comes to begin an awakening, to open the eyes of all. But he is also a murderer, and his arrival is a reckoning to those who will cross his path: A detective who is filled with disbelief as he follows a trail of seemingly impossible events. An aging man, himself a retired detective, who is haunted by his famous case involving two psychopaths and their cult–a case with ties to what is happening now. And a young woman named Jezebel whose life is split between our own world, and the fantastical and mysterious Higher World beyond the forest down Fairlane Road, a place that may hold the answers to the questions that the dark man’s reckoning brings.
There is a place where nightmares are real. A dark and terrifying place that is hidden from the world we know, by borders that only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross. James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone. No food. No water. No light. Almost no memories of his past. Things moved in the darkness around him. Things that growled.
“The Sieve” is Book I of the epic fantasy novel Drakon.
“I am here to redeem the lives of my wife and daughter. I’ve brought the offering.”
Thus said Da-Ren, the Devil’s First Blade at the gates of the Castlemonastery; His only offering, a jar of honey.
This is his story, as transcribed by the monk Eusebius, as ordered by the Emperor himself.
Book I chronicles Da-Ren’s early years, growing up in a tribe of archers and pagan witches. He enters the Sieve, the forty-day initiation trial that determines the fate of every boy and girl. Many of his comrades will fall, the strong will join the warriors, an elite few will be marked for leadership.
Da-Ren learns to obey the Truths, to hate all other tribes, and to conquer fear. And yet there is one trial that will bring him to his knees. The Goddess’s favorite daughter. “Brown-haired, brown-eyed. Brown was the first color of the day.”
South of the Blackvein River, a young Sarah survives the horror of the barbaric raids and devotes her life to acquiring knowledge and wisdom. She will talk to the witches, the priests and the rag dolls, she will learn the tales and the songspells, she will give birth and demand death. Revenge is her only mission.
Not even ten thousand warriors will be able to stand against her, when she delivers her vengeance of wine and song.
Captain Roberts and his crew are at the end of their resources. The Alliance have confiscated everything of value and conscripted most of his crew. They are being taxed again. There is no way he and his crew could make enough credits to satisfy the Alliance, and they know it. They are watching him, making sure he can’t escape. The next time the Alliance boards his ship will be his last. He needs to find a way to escape the Alliance, and cross the border into the Collation of Free Worlds.
He and his crew would become exiles. It didn’t matter. He had no intention of returning to Alliance territory. It was up to Nathaniel Roberts to restore their family wealth and get revenge against the Alliance for what they did to his friends and family.
Captain Roberts was unaware that the Alliance was breaking a century-old treaty in preparation for war. The Alliance wasn’t alone; they formed a pact with the Crimson Tide, a pirate organization. Captain Roberts wouldn’t be facing one enemy; he would be facing two. He would have to fight both of them while trying to make a new home for his crew.
It’s magic versus machines as a sickly boy gets caught up in the politics, prophecy and prejudice that threatens to tear the world apart! “An imaginative feast for younger readers. Grey’s message is laudable” – Kirkus Indie Review “I’ve compared this book to Final Fantasy and Dr. Strangelove. For those who know me, you’re starting to realize that I actually enjoyed the heck out of this book. It was really a fun read. The book is really about propaganda, religion, and the depths to which humanity can sink if it places faith over humanity. Jono is a great character. … His beliefs are challenged, and his intelligence starts to put together a comprehensive picture of the world. That, in turn, sends him off on this journey to try to reconcile the two sides of this Cold War at what would be the equivalent of the Cuban Missile Crisis.” – Friday Indie Review “A well-crafted novel, its universe holding together without the inconsistencies sometimes apparent in the fantasy genre. There are excellent fight scenes and illusion. There are also themes of the Cold War in the depiction of two cultures divided, armed against each other, almost too paralyzed with fear to act..” – San Francisco Book Review
It was supposed to be just another mission…
Buried deep in the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a secret that could alter the future of mankind – a secret that billionaire Elizabeth Grey has invested millions in solving. When the dig goes silent and all attempts at making contact fail, an elite team of battle hardened military contractors is brought in led by former Marine Max Ahlgren, a warrior haunted by his past. The mission: to make contact and rescue a team of scientists and engineers working on a secretive “archeological” project.
Once on the ground, the team discovers the grizzly truth that this is no ordinary rescue mission. In what was supposed to be an easy pay day, Max and his men find themselves in the fight of their lives against a nightmarish enemy like nothing they have ever seen. The mission becomes a struggle for survival as the world’s greatest soldiers encounter the universe’s ultimate terror in a battle that puts all of humanity at stake.
2076 is not a good year to be a special agent in this urban fantasy thriller from M. S. Farzan!
Brad Johnson is the lone witness to a UFO sighting. The sighting, while odd in itself, is not the only incident that occurs that evening. The incident is followed up with the alien targeting him and his family.
The firefight with the alien destroys everything Brad thought he knew about his family and pulls him into an intergalactic battle between two space faring aliens. Brad quickly finds himself leaving Earth struggling to understand his role with the aliens on both sides of the conflict. One group threatens Earth’s security, the other group wants something from him.
All Brad wants to do is to survive and return home to his family, but not until he embarks on the greatest adventure of his life.
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When Chip Collins finds the Lost Journal of Nikola Tesla at work (well, I don’t know if you’d call it “work”), he doesn’t know he’s about to open a portal to infinite dimensions – and that him and his friend Pete will have to save the entire Multiverse. Two full-length novels worth of saving. That’s a lot of saving. But Chip and Pete are up to it. I think. Maybe. (You might want to get that underground bunker ready, just in case.)
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You never know with sequels… Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this one. Dircks’ second in the Tesla series delivers every bit as well as the first – in the same balls-to-the-wall writing style that made the first book so entertaining.”