In an effort to not make this a yearly thing here’s part 2.
Matthew Johnson also writes fantasy with a bit of mythology mixed in, his first book is Ascension and it came out in january of this year.
Exiled and orphaned by war, Jarrod begins cultivating a new life protecting those he once saved. When a strange woman and child enter Jarrod’s life, everything begins to unravel. A stronger, more powerful force sets the mechanisms of war into motion. Shadow casts over the land of man and the gods prepare to battle for the fate of the Created. Once more Jarrod discovers himself a tool for the divine and must transcend his limitations.
Charles McGarry writes in the fantasy and science fiction genre and yes there will be dragons!
Within these pages you will find a variety of different stories to satisfy your inner dragon. It is chock full of magic, strange worlds, fantastic creatures (including dragons of course), and numerous other little oddities that are sure to keep you entertained. So, relax with your favorite dragon and be transported.
Next we have the lovely M.L. Spencer and no she doesn’t write romance she writes fantasy. Her first book is called Darkmage which came out in 2012 she’s currently working on the last book in the Rhenwars saga and also Art of War
Darien Lauchlin has already lost everything; now, the only thing he has left to lose is his soul. When his own brother sacrifices the woman he loves to unseal the Well of Tears, gateway to the Netherworld, Darien finds himself the last surviving Sentinel capable of defending his world against the ancient Enemy from the north and the demons his brother has unleashed upon the land. But Darien’s hands are tied; he has sworn the Oath of Harmony, vowing never to use his power in the taking of a life. As the Enemy masses in numbers never before seen, Darien finds himself faced with an impossible decision: remain steadfast to his Oath and watch helplessly as nations fall around him…or to become himself the most destructive force his world has ever known. Accompanied by his acolyte, Kyel Archer, and Naia Seleni, a priestess of Death, Darien begins a perilous journey that will lead him down a path of utter self-destruction. In the name of duty, Darien will see crowns toppled, friends sacrificed, and the land he loves desecrated. For there is a very slippery slope between duty…and brutal inhumanity. Darkmage is an allegorical study in the moral choices and ethics of war, explored through rich metaphor and symbolism. The story ponders the age-old question, “Does the end ever truly justify the means?”
Onto S.C. Flynn writes epic fantasy. His newest book The Hidden Face came out last month and it is the first book in a five book series. (hence The fifth Unmasking), book two will be out mid 2018
Once every few hundred years the sun-god, the Akhen, takes on human form and descends to earth. Each Unmasking of the Face of the Akhen ends one era and begins another; the last one created the Faustian Empire. Where and when will the Face next appear, and who will he – or she – be?
Dayraven, son of a great hero, returns to Faustia after years as a hostage of their rivals, the Magians. Those years have changed him, but Faustia has changed as well; the emperor Calvo now seems eccentric and is controlled by one of Dayraven’s old enemies. Following the brutal murder of his old teacher, Dayraven is drawn, together with a female warrior named Sunniva, into the search for an ancient secret that would change the fate of empires.
Last one for today is my lord Martin Owton half-man half-cyborg who writes fantasy. Exile is the first book in the Nandor Tales Series.
Aron of Darien, raised in exile after his homeland is conquered by a treacherous warlord, makes his way in the world on the strength of his wits and skill with a sword. Both are sorely tested when he is impressed into the service of the Earl of Nandor to rescue his heir from captivity in the fortress of Sarazan. The rescue goes awry. Aron and his companions are betrayed and must flee for their lives. Pursued by steel and magic, they find new friends and old enemies on the road that leads, after many turns, to the city of the High King. There Aron must face his father’s murderer before risking everything in a fight to the death with the deadliest swordsman in the kingdom.
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