Thousands of years ago, Eledon was created for the Elves by their Mentors when they were forced to leave Earth. At least, that’s how the legend goes. In return, the Elves must pay them a tribute in gold, known as the Golden Harvest, every four thousand years. The Elfin Council of Elders appoints Lady Alexin (Alex) Dumwalt, the Keeper of the Keys, to manage the next payment, due 244 years from now. That is, until the Mentors show up unexpectedly and demand immediate payment of the Epsilon Account. Since the Harvest has never been called that, Alex suspects foul play and uncovers a sinister plot by the Star Elves, a rival clan from the Constellations, who want to steal the gold. To make matters worse, they’re willing to do anything to succeed to include murder. Can Alex stop them and save the Elfin gold before it’s too late?
“… an extremely enjoyable read.” – Amazon Review
The Great Destruction brought Earth to its knees. As centuries passed, humanity had grown into the near-utopian realm of Tartica. Yet, utopia once created, cannot long endure the onslaught of human nature. Benevolent leaders guiding Tartica’s ideal society succumb to dark ambitions and assassins from a parallel dimension—a brutal world condemned to exist forever in darkness—arrive, and everything is driven towards chaos.
Utopia Falling: A Darkness Rises begins the dark epic fantasy trilogy, The Utopia Falling Saga.
Goodreads Review – “Overall, the story is great and I’ll be waiting for the next in the series to come out.”
Targeted Age Group:: 18+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As an avid reader or all things scifi/fantasy, somewhere along the way I got the notion to weave a story that I'd want to read. Writers that inspired me include Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence, and Stephen R. Donaldson to name a few. The more I read over the years, I found myself attracted to stories that explored the darker side of human nature while leaving just enough room for hope.
Orphaned at birth and raised by an abusive aunt and uncle, Apo flees Thelbe, where he was born, to seek his fortune in the nearby town of Blandford. A kindly blacksmith and a helpful priest become his mentors, and he eventually finds himself called to be a priest, warrior, and prophet on the magical world of IR. His world is moving into dark times, and he must warn the “kind” of his world and offer them hope for a way out. While Apo struggles to understand his calling, the charismatic Lord Hevrel grows in strength and enacts diabolical schemes to consolidate all power to himself and to fool even the wise, no matter the lives destroyed. War, plague, and famine scar the land. Inspired by Apo’s messages, the Church will fight to reach and save some. Faced with persecution and death, all the “kind” of IR will be affected. As the end of times approaches, difficult decisions will be made, good people will be martyred, and lives will be forever changed.
An Hour You Do Not Expect is filled with characters from all walks of life. Some you will root for. Others will evoke your anger. Yet others will strike a chord with your heart. All of them will be forever changed.
“Crites novel is filled with tension, betrayal, love, forgiveness, mystery, and friendship. The fight between good and evil will keep you turning the pages. As a reader of fantasy novels, I highly recommend adding this one to your library.” – Amazon Customer⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Targeted Age Group:: 12-Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wrote the first half of An Hour You Do Not Expect in the summer of 1993. I had been woken around midnight by a vivid dream – a grand battle between a knight struggling with his faith and a demon-possessed dragon. Now I typically don't have fantasy dreams (only one ever), and my dreams are never so lucid. I was compelled to write. I proceeded to write the first 25 pages before going back to bed. Then a few hundred pages came that summer. Then I got a real job.
Last summer, I buckled down and carved out dedicated time to write. I finished it in 5 months. My inspiration for this book, besides the dream, was to show what the end times in the Bible might look like if it was occurring in a fantasy world and see how the characters would deal with it. Characters from various walks of life and experiences will struggle with what is happening to them. Some will find hope and faith; others will find despair and sorrow.
The Blood Sagas is a captivating epic fantasy novel that introduces readers to a rich and
vibrant world filled with adventure and intrigue. From the very first page, readers will be
drawn into a world where loyalty is tested, and blood is spilled in equal measure. The
unforgettable cast of characters is both riveting and ruthless, making for a heart-pumping
read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The novel’s characters are one of its greatest strengths. Some are filled with loyalty,
determined to protect their loved ones at any cost. Others are driven by a thirst for power
and will stop at nothing to achieve their goals. The complex relationships between the
characters create a rich tapestry of intrigue and suspense that will keep readers guessing
until the very end.
Throughout the novel, the action never lets up. From epic battles to heart-stopping chases,
The Blood Sagas is a rollercoaster ride of excitement and adventure. As the characters
navigate a dangerous and unpredictable world, readers will be swept up in the excitement,
and whisked away into a world of magic and mystery.
Overall, The Blood Sagas is a must-read for fans of epic fantasy. With its unforgettable cast of
characters, thrilling action, and richly imagined world, it’s a book that will stay with readers.
long after the final page has been turned. So if you’re looking for a book that will take you on
an unforgettable journey, look no further than The Blood Sagas, Book I, Blood & Loyalty
The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey: Jade, the Youngest Ever Witch is the fifth stand alone adventure in the series of Jimmy Crikey’s adventure stories.
Jimmy is the alien orphan who, despite being bullied, chose to make his home on Earth and grew into a hero who overcomes every challenge place in his path.
Jimmy’s close friend Jade approaches the end of her apprenticeship with Matilda as a witch.
There are several challenges to complete before she can graduate as a fully qualified member of the sister’s Coven. Matilda is head of the four guardian witches of Earth’s realms. But she has been called to move to a higher level. Who will be appointed as her successor?
Jimmy is told not to help Jade directly. She must succeed in the trials using only her skills.
When collapsing roofs threaten the cave world of Lithnia, both Jimmy and Jade’s skills are needed to save Lithnia from the giant, rock-chewing beatles who originated in Egypt as scarabs.
The Sky Islands have been caught in tornado winds and a whirlwind. It is tearing the islands apart, and Matilda instructs Jade to go to their aid. Jimmy is forbidden from interfering, but he does help Jade to carry out her plan to save the Islanders. Can the youngest witch overcome the danger?
Madam Cleoptra who rules the Sky Islands and has given birth to The Weatherman’s ,aka Lord Oron’s, son, Uran and he must be introduced to the Coven of sister witches.
The dreaded Giant Scarabs return to their destructive chewing of rocks which threatens Roombelow, far away from Lithnia.
Jimmy and Jade trace the beatles resting place to a floating island in the Arctic seas, where the Centaurians, a race from planet Xe, in the Alpha Centauri system, are seeking diamonites from Lithnia to protect their planet from gamma rays being emitted by one of their suns. To save their planet they would risk destroying Earth. Jimmy employs XRU, his talkative starship’s navigator to help the aliens,
In the era where prehistoric and modern people coexist, darkness infiltrates the Goldleaf kingdom as it is left vulnerable in the King and Queen’s absence. Determined to defend their castle, the heirs to the throne and their friends must combat the power-hungry Caveman King and his vicious army who threaten the safety and dominion of their home. They soon realize that he is just the beginning of their coming storm of trouble: ruthless giants, tyrannical aliens, and the Caveman King’s vengeful son, Prince Chad.
Despite warnings from the Kings of the Alliance and the elves of Hermstingle, a disgraced knight named Qualtan moves forward with his knightly Order, prompting war against his former allies. Only one thing can save them all: for Qualtan to reproduce the quest his uncle and father had undertaken many years ago to defeat Those That Stand in Shadow – to find the Master of the Great Beasts, the Dragon King, and bring him back in time to stop the battle.
The time has come.
The Dark Mage, Lord Morgorth, and Aishe of the Ravena Tribe, are to become bondmates.
Morgorth is equal parts nervous and excited. He wants to unite with Aishe in the sacred dialen ceremony, to proclaim their devotion to the world, to show everyone that Aishe is his equal and deserving of respect. After all they’ve survived together, why shouldn’t they make the cosmic promise before friends and family? But duty must often come before pleasure. When Morgorth’s estranged mentor, Master Ulezander, comes to him with a time-sensitive mission involving a major stone of power, Morgorth has little choice but to acquiesce.
Aishe knows his mate struggles with the revelation of his true destiny, after a lifetime of defining himself as the future Destroyer of Karishian. All he can do is reassure Morgorth that being the Savior is a far better fate for both of them. But as Morgorth and Aishe leap through worlds and dimensions in pursuit of a stone of power, more pieces to the puzzle of Morgorth’s destiny are revealed. And they form an image of sacrifice and tragedy.
The dark cloud of an ancient enemy looms ever closer, and the path to becoming the Savior might prove more monstrous than that of the Destroyer.
This is a stand-alone, fourth in series, The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey, the alien orphan who, despite cruel bullying, decided to make his home on Earth. He numbers among his friends the four witch guardians of Earth’s realms and the ancient Lord Oron, aka The Weatherman.
The underground Emerald Lake, the home of the Aquamites, is invaded by a flesh-eating, fire-breathing serpent, which is impervious to the magic of the four guardian witches. Matilda, the chief witch, asks for Jimmy Crikey’s assistance.
Jimmy accompanies Elwinn, witch guardian of everything associated with water, to visit the Emerald Lake. They arrive at a plausible plan to capture the serpents in a spider’s web net.
Their strategy is complicated because Jimmy cannot breathe underwater unless he is included in Elwinn’s bubble. Several of the strongest young Aquamites agree to act as live bait to entice the serpents into a lake inside an extinct volcano’s caldera.
Once the serpents are lured into the volcano’s lake Jimmy, with the help of his starship SR3 and XRU, the intelligent computer/navigator, will trap the reptiles in a spider’s web net, ready to drag the creatures into the cold depths of deep space.
Jimmy’s heart is captured at first sight of Annison, a young, golden-headed Aquamite who is also the daughter of Milton, the leader of the tribe.
During the operation to rid the Aquamite’s world of serpents, Annison is seriously injured when one serpent takes a bite out of her lower tail. She is dying from the loss of blood. The witches do not have the power to help. There is no time to get her to Jimmy’s home plane of Attalia for advanced surgery.
All appears lost until Lord Oron reveals his real identity. Lord Oron is one of the twelve Lords who serve the all-powerful Master. The Master could save Annison, but he refuses to bring a subject back to life from the dead. Can Lord Oron persuade the Master to intervene and save the life of Jimmy’s first love, Annison?
Bargain Book Promo : Earth is invaded by an alien omnivorous worm, which no one has encountered before. The four guardian witches of Earth are powerless against the alien organism. Jimmy seeks the help of his technologically advanced friends on Attalia, his home planet in a different dimension. Jimmy is an orphan, with friends on both sides of the universe. Jade, the apprentice witch, joins Jimmy on his quest by becoming a stow-away on Jimmy’s starship but they are attacked in another dimension of space, by more wormz. They are rescued and recovered to the safety of Attalia where President Alpha calls upon his scientists to formulate a solution to solve the threat not only to Earth but to any civilisation in the universe.
They arrive at a plausible strategy, and it is in Jimmy’s hands to deliver salvation, or die in the attempt.
Their strategy is complicated because the Wormz can bore into adjacent parallel worlds and also into their chasers. Jade becomes infected and needs the technical assistance of the Attalian scientists to save her life.
The team cannot fail at the last hurdle. Will Jade recover in time to apply her special skills to help rid the world of Wormz?
A time tunnel, a pirate king, a lost city. In three separate adventures, Princelings Fred and George set out to solve trifling problems, and uncover dangerous and sometimes desperate foes, each with his or her own agenda, threatening the peace of the Realms.
The Princelings of the East: the saga starts with Fred and George leaving their cosy Castle in the Marsh. They encounter the mysterious cola vendor Hugo, the playboy Prince Lupin, and the over-worked innkeeper Victor, and have to use their own wits to decide who to trust, and how to prevent their ordered society descending into chaos.
The Princelings and the Pirates sees our heroes setting out to discover what has gone wrong at Castle Dimerie. It’s a simple errand that ends in kidnap, shipwreck, and a battle in which no quarter is given. Princeling Fred rescues a damsel in distress, not that she thinks she is.
The Princelings and the Lost City introduces George to the delights of flying, and Fred to the tortures of true love. Their inventions and experiments take a back seat as the puzzle of the Lost City and its all-female society lead to questions that may be too difficult to solve.
And having experienced a time paradox in the first adventure, George is under pressure to achieve a new method of providing the world with energy from strawberry juice. It’s a project that, for all the benefits it brings, creates far-reaching changes in their ordered society.
Praise for the books
“Princelings of the East is a suspense-filled mystery strong on character development, with a deliciously complex and engaging plot, that is sure to be enjoyed by older tweens and adults alike.” (Mother Daughter Book Reviews)
“The plot is absolutely brilliant. It’s sci-fi mixed with mystery and action, and I would recommend it to everyone!!!!” (Joshua A, aged 13, for Published Bestsellers)
“Another hazardous adventure, complete with swashbuckling pirates and beautiful princesses. As in the first book, the story is narrated in a fun and engaging style. The writing throughout is top quality and I love the witty chapter sub-headings.” (Wendy Leighton-Porter, author of the Shadows from the Past series)
“Lost City, book 3 in the [series], is a great read for those who love fantasy with young male protagonists. The plot is new, interesting, and will engage your mind in the story. A great work was created by the author with this trilogy. (Anna Dye, Readers’ Favorite)
These three adventures are also available as standalone ebooks, paperbacks and now as audiobooks (no 3 is in preparation).
This is a revised box set edition of the three titles, complete with their chapter illustrations, updated to match the audiobooks.
Tom dreamed of the spirit of a dragon who encouraged him to help bring the beast back to life on our world. He found the dragon’s seed hidden away in his uncle’s collection of archeological artifacts after the young man inherited the professor’s estate.
This began a strange journey for Tom, as the dragon spoke to him each night, bestowed psychic powers upon him, and groomed the man to become a Dragon Master. Tom relished this opportunity and willingly engaged in every task assigned to him by this mythological creature. That is until certain things went against his moral fiber…
Would you do what the beast in your dreams demanded if it gave you unlimited power? That was Tom’s dilemma and it could have one of two possible outcomes.
THIS BOOK IS TWO BOOKS IN ONE!
After the original ending, I step back six chapters and provide a totally different alternate ending. I hope you enjoy them both.
In a city that relies on the advances made by sorcery, arch-mage Manny Mandeheim hunts for the secret of the curse that ruined his life. But his investigation leads him to the heart of a much larger conspiracy… A spellbinding recent release for fans of Sherlock Holmes!
The goblin chief, under the command of an evil lord named Vyroun, is hunting Adroegen and looking to retrieve a magic jewel that Adroegen once stole. Adroegen’s friends will be killed if he does not return this jewel, and so he must lead them on a trying adventure as they run on foot through the wild from a pack of goblins that ride upon wolves.
Their only advantage is that goblins do not come out in the day, as the sun’s light is blinding to them. Therefore, each day Adroegen and his friends must cover as much distance as they can before nightfall. Adroegen tracks how close the pack is by listening to the wolves howling in the night. The louder the wolves are, the closer the pack appears to be, and the greater the reason for worry.
But another trouble for Adroegen is that the goblin chief once helped to kill all in his family. Thus, Adroegen struggles to not vengeful desires take him, as he tries to protect his new family from the enemy who took his old one.
The Tempter’s Bane is the second book to The Drifters’ Road fantasy series, continuing after the events of The Fleeing Company. Though the goblin chief has been defeated, his master, Vyroun, will soon wage war upon the north. To make matters worse, Adroegen falls over a cliff, while Caitren is taken captive and will be brought before Vyroun.
The rest of the company decides to split up in hope of saving both Adroegen and Caitren. Edelbir and Kattalin choose to find Adroegen, and then search for a hidden dwarven kingdom that Adroegen hoped would help fight Vyroun’s army. Gleowan and Vaenn search for Caitren in hope of saving her from certain torment and death.
Each member of the company is afraid as they enter into lands unknown to them, unsure of where their friends are or if they even still live, and in despair over the coming assault from Vyroun’s forces.
Treacherous. Evil. Dark. Dorcha Wood is all of these. And none of them.
The people of Felmore talk of Dorcha Wood in whispers, if they speak of it at all, fearing the wrath of the Cù-Sìth should their words be carried on the wind. Those murdering beasts still roam the darkness of the forest, the last remnants of the cursed Aos Sí, a race of elves, long since vanished from the world.
But to seventeen-year-old Fiadh, it is home. A haven. A forest whose secrets become known only when it chooses to reveal them. Her life is one of balance until the outside world shatters it.
From the moment Fiadh set eyes on Gideon, the peaceful rhythm of her life was lost. As a new path unfolds, Fiadh confronts the reality of old hatreds, the consequences of things hidden, and the truth of who she really is.
An epic story of magic, heroism, love, and treachery, Rand is a magical world ruled by an imperial line of Queens.
Three hundred years ago, its most powerful talisman, a magical medallion, was taken through the portal and lost. When Dr. Savannah Cole is on an archeology dig in Algeria, she takes shelter from a violent sandstorm and discovers the mysterious artifact under a Berber ruin. She soon learns unknown forces are at play, powerful secret forces beyond her control. Compelled to wear the medallion, she’s swept through the portal into Rand. There she must forge a new life and embrace her role as the wielder of ancient magic.
Never before has someone from the ‘other world’ been chosen to bear the medallion, someone not a warrior. It’s a puzzle Savannah must solve before it’s too late. Why has she been chosen? As she battles demonic creatures and dark sorcery, she fights to take her place as the rightful bearer in the long line of warrior women.
But the question remains. What is coming that the lost medallion must resurface after so many years?
Despite the Guardian of Maarihk being condemned as anathema, and his very existence relegated to legend, Natharr resumes his ancient responsibilities as Mankind’s protector. He joins with a mysterious Firstborn companion, Ellis the Elder, to journey into the snowy reaches of Biraald, where his Sight promises he will find those who secretly adhere to the ways of the Olde Gods.
Although Biraaldi bloodlines show their Firstborn heritage more clearly than even in Maarihk itself, the two nations have never enjoyed peace. It has been far worse since the rise of Brandt the Usurper to Maarihk’s throne. Natharr and Ellis must navigate threats not only against the Firstborn, but the Maarihkish, as they seek out the sympathizers he Saw who are brave enough to resist Maarihk’s tyranny. Only then can the damage be repaired from when Natharr chose personal happiness with Darshelle and the young crown prince over his weighty responsibilities as Guardian of Maarihk.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I had a dream that stuck with me for weeks, just resurfacing over and over. I finally started working out a storyline around it. To get the same emotional response that I felt, though, took time. As a result, the most poignant moment in that recurring dream doesn't appear in books one (Crown Prince) or two.
Jimmy Crikey’s Adventures in the Sky Islands
This stand-alone story is the second in the series of Jimmy Crikey’s adventures.
Jimmy Crikey is the orphan alien brought up by a loving lady who lived on the edge of the forest close to Esh Village.
Once bullied beyond endurance because of his strange appearance, Jimmy ran away, searching for a place where he could fit in. He found himself in the town of Roombelow, where Jimmy developed his abilities to protect his new home from the dangers that threatened. Jimmy chose to remain on Earth with his new family of friends, which included Gemma, the little lady he found at the bottom of the well but didn’t know how she got there. The four witch guardians became an integral part of his life, as did Lord Oron, the Weatherman who roamed the world in his cloud.
Far above Earth, a war-like, galactic race of Zyrons invade the Sky Islands.
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The Order of the Dark Rose, the first book in The Cursed Mage Case Files shows signs of promise as a series. Author P.H. Solomon welcomes you to the capital city of Cal Rindon, where magic is the lifeblood that runs its industries and is equally abused in criminal activities. Manny Mandeheim used to be an arch-mage with good standing, but it all disappeared when he falls upon a curse, witnesses his fiancée Adrienne die, and loses his career in espionage. As a former spy, he has a need to find out who is behind everything, for it is his way back and the way to honor Adrienne’s memory. But as he becomes more deeply concerned with clearing his name than understanding the depth of his case, it might be too late for him to realize that he has been looking in the wrong direction and that uncovering the mystery may not be to his liking.