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THE TOWER OF II SERROHE
by R J Mirabal
Contemporary Southwest Fantasy
Wrenched from a deteriorating lifestyle when his promiscuous wife kicked him out, Don Vargas rents a dilapidated casita which … unknown to him, of course … is actually to a portal to another world.
Being clueless about his future (or, for that matter, his past), through the portal, Don reluctantly participates in an alternative existence in the Vallle Abajo, a place like, yet strangely unlike, his own Rio Grande Valley.
At first, he sees the Valle clanspeople as a sophisticated mix of divergent races and cultures being forced to unite to defeat the Soreyes. Except they can’t. They desperately need help fighting the wily and power Soreyes who have built a mysterious Tower, a Tower that dominates the landscape and magically empowers them to preempt the clans’ every effort to escape their terrible reign.
But all Don wants is to swill beer, shout profanities, and douse his every thought and action with cynicism. Only the disarming beauty and quiet wisdom of a young curandera of the Piralit clan can hope to convince him to accept their quest, that and the dogged determination of Nersite, a pint-size storyteller and occasional warrior of the Nohmin clan.
Each time Don bounces between the Rio Grande Valley and Valle Abajo, his perception of the clans and their plight evolves until he discovers the shocking reality not only of the Valle, but of the lineage that led him there.
EXTREME DUST STORMS MAY EXIST R J Mirabal, introduces the sequel to THE TOWER OF II SEROHE, and then sometime in 2015, R J will launch the third book to conclude the trilogy. Watch for it.
THE TOWER OF II SERROHE is available where find books are sold, paperback & ebook
RJMirabal@gmail.com or RJMmirabal.glog.com
THE LAST INCARNATION
by J. A. Giunta
J.A. Giunta’s first of three fantastics books chronicling the tales of Barr in a unique and captivating storyline.
The son of a trapper, raised by elves, befriended by animals, entrusted with magic, Barr was but a boy on a journey that had taken many, many lifetimes. Seeking to avenge his father’s death, he would cross into Lumintor, home to shapelings of all manner and size.
THE ASCENSION TRILOGY
by Todd McCaffrey
Mysterious Galaxy Review
“The dragons of Pern are dying and there is no cure. DRAGONSBLOOD is Todd McCaffrey’s first Pern novel written on his own, and Todd gives the reader double the Pern experience in his solo debut. The story is set in two time eras with two female protagonists on quests- Lorana, a young healer during Pern’s “present” (Second Interval/Third Pass) and Wind Blossom, an old geneticist during Pern’s “past” (First Pass/First Interval). Lorana is trying to find a place for herself on Pern and is unaware of her destiny with Pern’s dragons. This type of personal quest is standard Pern fare and the twist of this quest is put to good use in DRAGONSBLOOD.”
” Wind Blossom is seeking redemption for youthful errors and her foresight regarding the dragons could change her ultimate legacy to be one of honor. Centuries separate these two women, but the intensity of the overriding quest for a dragon cure within both women is strong enough to bridge time. What connects the women? Is Lorana’s density fulfilled? Will Wind Blossom find redemption? How does her song help? Will there be enough dragons to fight Thread? If these quests and questions intrigue you, discover the answers in Todd McCaffrey’s DRAGONSBLOOD. The dragons of Pern are dying and two women, out of time, are trying to save them.”- ADB
Del Rey pap. $7.99
Mysterious Galaxy Books
FARMERS & MERCENARIES and MORTALS & DEITIES
by Maxwell Alexander Drake
2009 Moonbeam Fantasy Winner & Named Dragon Roots Magazine’s Best New Fantasy Saga 2009
Read the first five chapters of FARMERS & MERCENARIES AT http://www.genesisofoblivion.com
Book Two of the Critically Acclaimed and Award-Winning Saga MORTALS & DEITIES
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Without hesitation, Klain pounched. He crashed down on the old fighter before the two bodies could slide to a stop. Grabbing the warrior’s helm by its face guard, Klain jabbed his sharp claws through the eye slit, digging them into the unseen flesh within. The sound of the man’s scream bit at his ears as he pushed his claws as deep as the would go. Hooking his thumb under the chinstrap that held the piece of armor in place, it became wrapped in a spongy, warm embrace as it penetrated the soft fleshy underside of the Human’s jaw. His arm muscles bulged under the strain of closing his fist over the front of the face armor. A crackling of bones rang out from the helmet, and the screams emanating from it became a gurgle. Klain listened with satisfaction to his foe choking on his own blood. Ripping the helm up and off, the beast tore away whatever part of the warrior’s face he still held in his grasp.
Standing, Klain dropped his arm to his side and stared down at the corpse. His hackles rose. The icy hand of terror gripped his core. He whipped around, searching for the source of his unease. Then he knew.
Surveying the stands, Klain tensed his muscles in anticipation of the next test to be thrown at him. The crowd stood, leaning over the rails. All sound fled from them. Fear burned deep in Klain’s veins.
How can I survive a host that will not rest until I bleed out my life for them? It is not me against those they send to kill me. It is me against them! I cannot win.
“The characters of FARMERS & MERCENARIES are well-developed. Their stories are told in alternating chapters, and readers easily become invested in the fate of each. The pace of the book is quick and the story lines solid. Readers will turn pages late into the night just to find out what will happen next. With FARMERS & MERCENARIES, fans of the fantasy genre have another group of characters to get to know and love. I can’t wait for the next in the series.”- Lindsey Losnedahl Las Vegas Review Journal
“Drake’s story reaches in and takes control page after page. Not since Cain and Abel has the conflict between siblings been so masterfujly crafted in such a way that every reader can sympathize with and absorb.”- Rocco, Editor in Chief Dragonroots Magazine
“This is a magnificent addition to the GENESIS OF OBLIVION SERIES, series, and one that begs for a sequel. The richly developed world leaves me wanting more, just as the first novel did. I can’t wait to return to Talic’Nauth! Overall- an incredible, captivating read.”- James Starke RantingDragon.Com
2009 Moonbeam Fantasy Award for Excellence in Literature and named Dragonroots Magazine’s Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009
GENESIS OF OBLIVION THE SAGA BEGINS
In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it. Alant has more power over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?
Clytus Rillion, the commander of a mercenary troop, embarks on a quest to cure his dying son, Sindian. Though he doubts he will survive the journey, he will pay any price to save his son’s life.
The beast, known only as Klain, born a slave and now used t9 entertain the masses in a bloodthirsty sport known as the Games, finds out his true value to those who own him lies with his death.
All are resigned to walk the paths fate has put them upon. Yet, is this of their own accord? Or, is an ancient and powerful race, the Elmorr’ Antiens, manipulating the other inhabitants of Talic’ Nauth? Change is falling upon the Plane. Some Elmporr’ Antiens are making preparations to weather the storms ahead- others intend to use the coming chaos to seize power over all the races.
Follow these seemingly unrelated lives as their paths are set on a course that none can hope to survive. Readers of the GENESIS OF OBLIVION SAGA will immerse themselves in the depth of a unique world culture, the grandeur of its civilization, and the sheer awe of more than ninety-six thousand years of history!
FARMERS & MERCENARIES BOOK ONE OF THE GENESIS OF OBLIVION SAGA
by Maxwell Alexander Drake
2009 Moonbeam Fantasy Award Winner & Named Dragon Roots Magazine’s Best New Fantasy Saga of 2009
Read the first five chapters at http://www.genesisofoblivion.com
GENESIS OF OBLIVION THE SAGA BEGINS
In a sleepy farming stead, a young man, Alant Cor, is found to be one of the few Humans who can manipulate the Essence. And, not simply manipulate it, Alant has more powere over this magical force than any Human in known history. Does his younger brother, Arderi Cor, possess the same ability, or something more sinister?
Clytus Rillion, the commander of a mercenary troup, embarks on a quest to cure his dying son, Sindian. Though he doubts he will survive the journey, he will pay any price to save his son’s life.
The beast, known only as Klain, born a slave and now used to entertain the masses in a bloodtthirsty sport known as the Games, finds out his true value to those who own him lies with his death.
All are resigned to walk the paths fate has put them upon. Yet, is this of their own accord? Or, is an ancient and powerful race, the Almorr’ Antiens, manipulating the other inhabitants of Talic’ Nauth? Change is falling upon the Plane. Some Elmorr’ Antiens are making preparations to weather the storms ahead- others intend to use the coming chaos to seize power over all the races.
Follow these seemingly unrelated lives as their paths are set on a course that none can hope to survive. Readers of the Genesis of Oblivion Saga will immerse themselves in the depth of a unique world culture, the grandeour of its civilizations, and the sheer awe of more than niney-six thousand years of history!
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