Servant of Rage (First book of the Bloodrage Trilogy)
To kill an heir is to claim their power. But at what cost?
As the khan’s fiercest headhunters, brothers Subei and Bataar are feared across the steppe. When they’re struck by lightning from a freak storm, however, they awake to find unnatural powers growing within them. And what’s more, they’re not alone.
All across the land other “heirs of the ancestors” have been imbued with these powers. Some call it a gift. Others, a curse. The khan calls it opportunity.
Under the tutelage of two infamous women – one a conqueror, the other a monk – the brothers are sent to the lands of the mighty Zhong empire to hunt heirs and consume their power for the good of the khanate.
With each kill, their powers grow. But so too does something else, boiling beneath the surface until it breaks free in uncontrollable fits of violence. As these so called bloodrages grow stronger and last longer, Subei and Bataar must weigh their duty, and their honor, against the unnatural madness growing within.
The Nova Online Series (Warden, Renegade, & TBA)
Ready Player One meets Halo
Imprisoned for a murder he didn’t commit, Kaiden’s only hope of early release is in serving as a Warden in the game-world of Nova Online.
Playing as a unique class while surrounded by aliens, pirates and warring guilds, he and his squad are tasked with protecting new players and enforcing the rule of law.
But Kaiden has other ideas; he is intent on proving his innocence. The keys to his freedom lie hidden in the game’s seedy underbelly. And as he’ll soon discover, the bloody trail that led to his arrest is more twisted than he could ever have imagined.
**Renegade coming July 2019**
Nine Parts Bluster and Other Stories
A potent mix of madness, myth, and murder, with a sprinkling of black humor.
Nine Parts Bluster...
A monster of legend stalks the shadows, surrounded by rumors as abundant as the slashed and torn corpses it leaves in its wake. It’s wonderful news, assuming you’re Senesio Suleiman Zhao, famed monster hunter, Champion of the People, and murderous egotist.
In the Garden of Giants...
It’s the place of lesser men to fear the dead as Harper conquers the sacred mountains of the ancestors. Honor be damned, there’s glory at stake.
Kiss of the White Mistress...
Jao has always tried to do right by others, but the time for that is long past. When his brother and companions are murdered by bandits, there’s only one recourse: a feast.
A classical education at the imperial capital has taught Chen a great many things. What it hasn’t taught him, however, is to lie, cheat, and steal. A shame, then, that he’s working for the biggest liar, cheat, and thief this side of the empire.
Edge of the Far Wild and Other Stories
Untamed nature, undaunted explorers, and unfed predators. Well, mostly unfed.
Mad Bastards on the Nostos River...
Something’s pillaging the fishing nets. When fishermen too start to disappear, it’s up to Elpida to investigate. But as she soon finds, the waters of the Nostos river are full of more than fishermen’s superstitions.
Tim, the Decidedly Unexceptional...
Timaios was born to be a hero. A shame no one asked him first. These days he leads a quiet life where his biggest challenges are delivering the mail, sweating overly much, and fighting off the world’s weekly attempts to make him a protagonist.
Coming Fall 2019 | Explore the Far Wild
It’s A Living
If you’re looking for ancient sorcerers and daring adventurers, you’ve come to the wrong place.
The realm of fantasy is filled with legends of dashing heroes and epic quests. But behind every hero stand hundreds of average denizens that just want to get on with their lives. These are their stories.
This anthology is filled with 15 brilliant and hilarious stories that follow the lives of everyday citizens who just want to do their jobs and live their lives.
Featuring: Tim, the Decidedly Unexceptional, an exclusive short from A.Z. Anthony.
Beyond the Shadows
For eons, the shadows have concealed humanity’s dark heart, now see it laid bare.
Dark and gritty worlds come to life in this thrilling anthology, brought to you by sixteen new and best-selling authors. Dive into the pages of this collection and prepare yourself for an onslaught of grim and dark tales.
Featuring: Mad Bastards on the Nostos River, an exclusive short from A.Z. Anthony.