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Lord Giovanni’s Daughter

Scholarly John Fiore has long sought to preserve the literary heritage of the fallen Empire in a library, a library funded by the proceeds of his life as a mercenary, assassin, and adventurer. His most recent assignment is to rescue Adriana Cimino, daughter of a lord of the Narrow Sea, from the lecherous Talassos, prince of the serpentine Naga.

But Talassos, guarded by both human and Naga soldiers in an oceanic fortress and a fierce warrior in his own right, will not be easy prey.

Paul Leone, author of the Vatican Vampire Hunters series, describes this short fantasy story as a fun blend of Robert E. Howard’s sword-and-sorcery and Renaissance fantasy in the vein of John Whitbourn’s novel POPES AND PHANTOMS

Lord of the Dolorous Tower

Andhun and Eric, two young men from Eastvillage, leave during the long, boring months of winter to seek out the legendary Dolorous Tower, tomb of a fallen Dark Lord. Andhun is a true believer, while Eric tags along to humor his friend and keep him out of trouble.

Little do they know that the Dolorous Tower is very real and that they might not be coming back from it alive…

Uncommon Senses

Uncommon Senses Digital Fantasy Fiction Anthology Series 1 – Book 1 features the following incredible fantasy stories:

*Something Rich and Strange by Mike Reeves-McMillan
*The Beast of the Bosporus by Matthew W. Quinn
*The Family Spirit by Lillian Csernica The Desire of All Things by Jordan Taylor
*Lord Giovanni’s Daughter by Matthew W. Quinn
*Toward Inevitable Dawn by Brandon Nolta
*There Is a Season by Scott R. Parkin
*Black Horticulture by David Tallerman The Blue Rocker by Gary Cuba
*The Magic of Money by J. J. Steinfeld

Three Wells of the Sea

Our world and the Five Quarters are shadows of one another, joined by death and three wells of the sea…

When Nechtan, warrior king of the Five Quarters is murdered, he leaves his land on the brink of civil war. His closest adviser, the druid Lyleth, has a price on her head and the evidence to condemn the real killer. Seeking to unify the land, she strikes a bargain with her green gods and weaves a forgotten spell to summon her king from the land of the dead.

Hugh Cavendish is torn from his life as a high school English teacher and pitched back into the turmoil of his previous life as king Nechtan. If he and Lyleth fail to regain his throne and prevent civil war, the ice-born reaver known as the Bear waits to snatch up the scraps of the kingdom. As Hugh clings to life in our world, in the other he must face the rebellion as well as the Bear. If he lets go of life in either world he will lose not only his kingdom but the woman he loves.

The Salamander’s Smile

Book two in the bestselling fantasy series Three Wells of the Sea . . .

Six years have passed since the druid Lyleth resurrected Nechtan, won back his throne, and held him as he died once more. But now his murderous nephew, Talan, is king of the Five Quarters. He wants more than the throne, he wants Lyleth’s six-year-old daughter, whispered to be the fabled “Child of Death.” When Talan’s warships anchor at the Isle of Glass, Lyleth knows he’s come for his little cousin, and Lyleth will do anything to get her daughter back.

Six years have passed since the English teacher, Hugh Cavendish, journeyed to the Five Quarters and returned to our world, paralyzed and broken. When he discovers his ailing Aunt Merryn has not only been to the Five Quarters, but has found a way back, Dish vows to follow her.

He’d best hurry, for an ancient god-king stirs in his stony tomb and whispers in Talan’s ear, “None but ye can set me free.”

The Black River Chronicles

You know these characters: The ranger, the fighter, the wizard, the rogue. But haven’t you ever wondered how they learned to be those things?

Three months into his studies at the Black River Academy of Swordcraft and Spellcraft, Durren Flintrand is shocked by the news that from now on he’ll be assigned to a party, and that his only hope of progressing beyond the lowly rank of level one is to succeed with his new companions. However, Durren has a secret that may make that impossible, and his three partners have problems of their own. Wizard Areinelimus is terrified of her own magic. Rogue Tia has no patience at all with others. And warrior Hule is just an idiot. In fact, when a disembodied, floating eyeball is your most competent party member, you know you have serious problems.

To stand a chance of succeeding, they need to work together, and that means learning to tolerate each other, while surviving a world of angry rat people, murderous sorcerers and homicidal unicorns. But even if they can somehow find a way to get along, dark and ancient forces are stirring, ones no level one students should ever have to confront…

The Black River Chronicles is a new fantasy series from David Tallerman and Michael Wills. Set in an academy for young adventurers in training, the Black River Academy, our new dungeon crawlers set out to learn the ropes. Follow them in their adventures and misadventures and see if they save the day, or flunk out of school before earning their next level.

The Black River Chronicles

You know these characters: The ranger, the fighter, the wizard, the rogue. But haven’t you ever wondered how they learned to be those things?

Three months into his studies at the Black River Academy of Swordcraft and Spellcraft, Durren Flintrand is shocked by the news that from now on he’ll be assigned to a party, and that his only hope of progressing beyond the lowly rank of level one is to succeed with his new companions. However, Durren has a secret that may make that impossible, and his three partners have problems of their own. Wizard Areinelimus is terrified of her own magic. Rogue Tia has no patience at all with others. And warrior Hule is just an idiot. In fact, when a disembodied, floating eyeball is your most competent party member, you know you have serious problems.

To stand a chance of succeeding, they need to work together, and that means learning to tolerate each other, while surviving a world of angry rat people, murderous sorcerers and homicidal unicorns. But even if they can somehow find a way to get along, dark and ancient forces are stirring, ones no level one students should ever have to confront…

The Black River Chronicles is a new fantasy series from David Tallerman and Michael Wills. Set in an academy for young adventurers in training, the Black River Academy, our new dungeon crawlers set out to learn the ropes. Follow them in their adventures and misadventures and see if they save the day, or flunk out of school before earning their next level.