Category Archives: Sword and Sorcery

This sub-genre is the bread and butter, some would say, of the Fantasy genre itself. And examples surely abound of award-winning novels replete with the hack and slash/ spells-a-flying plot lines. These types of stories usually include (with notable exceptions) sword-play, magic, and a modicum of medieval-brand adventure. One does not have to look far to find outstanding examples of this type of story, with authors such as J.R.R. Tolkien, Fritz Leiber, and Robert E. Howard.

“Mastery of Earth” (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3) by Michelle Bryan and M. Lynn

 

Mastery of Earth (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3) by [Lynn, M., Bryan, Michelle]

What if you were able to have someone you love back from the dead?

Reunited, they should be stronger than ever, but none of them have returned to the palace the same.

When the man she loved died, Rissa had a choice: fall apart or let the anger take control.

Her hatred, her need for vengeance filled every part of her, turning her from sarcastic princess to unashamed killer. Continue reading “Mastery of Earth” (Legends of the Tri-Gard Book 3) by Michelle Bryan and M. Lynn

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“Kingdom of Durundal” series by S. E. Turner

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‘Where clans and courts collide
Where masters and leaders connive
Where rulers rise and fall
in the Kingdom of Durundal’

I would like to introduce you to my series – The Kingdom of Durundal – available in kindle, paperback, and free in kindle unlimited. There are four books, made up of the following elements:

Fantasy, history, ancient mythology, sword and sorcery, battles, apothecary (herbal medicines), spirituality, honour, betrayal, vengeance, hope and despair, relationships, the building of families, the destruction of clans, the downfall of courts, moral dilemmas, voyages of discovery, journeys of body and soul, coming of age, love, strength, courage.

The Kingdom of Durundal is foremost a series, and involves the same central characters throughout. The books can be read independently of each other – and can be read as stand alone – certainly by Book Three – there are more dynamics and more themes – a rawness and a much darker side. However, to get the flow of the story – it is best to start at the beginning with ‘A Hare in the Wilderness’ and read through the story in order. That way, you understand how the characters develop – and how their lives interweave. —S. E. Turner

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BOOK EXCERPT – “Artesans of Albia” Book One – King’s Envoy by Cas Peace – series endorsed by Janet E. Morris

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In Albia, the Fourth Realm, the precious Artesan gift is dying. Although born to the craft, Taran struggles to achieve his potential. Against his friends’ advice, he embarks on a foolhardy plan to acquire the teaching he craves. Alone, he crosses into Andaryon, the Fifth Realm, but instead of finding a mentor, he stumbles upon a treacherous plot.

In the wake of Taran’s actions, Albia suffers a series of vicious raids. Major Sullyan of the High King’s forces is sent to oppose them. But a dark and treacherous force is moving through the realms and both Taran and Sullyan will feel its power. Continue reading BOOK EXCERPT – “Artesans of Albia” Book One – King’s Envoy by Cas Peace – series endorsed by Janet E. Morris

“Destiny Revealed: A Wizards and Beasts Adventure Series” (The Destiny Trilogy Series Book 1) by Cris Pasqueralle

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On the day of their thirteenth birthdays, twins Jack and Maddie Austin receive a special gift from their wizard relative Uncle Benny: two necklaces, along with a note shrouded in secrecy. The celebration is interrupted by three intruders, led by the evil being Tardon, who kidnaps the twin’s parents. Uncle Benny manages to escape with the twins and later, reveals the truth behind both their gifts and identities: that Jack and Maddie are powerful wizards from the magical realm. Now, faced with the decision of a lifetime, they must return to that realm, rescue their parents and save all the realms from imminent doom. Continue reading “Destiny Revealed: A Wizards and Beasts Adventure Series” (The Destiny Trilogy Series Book 1) by Cris Pasqueralle

Heavenward: Dark fantasy on Celestial Lore (Celestial Creatures Book 1) by Olga Gibbs

olga coverWith the power to end the world, would you protect humanity when it broke you or would you take revenge?

Meet Ariel: a quiet, unnoticeable girl with an incredible gift…

Ariel never had an easy or pleasant life, but the arrival of three gorgeous strangers meant her measured life is turned upside down, as she discovers that angels exist.
Now against her will, she’s drawn into an ancient celestial conflict, where her powers will decide the fate of humanity.
Deceived, threatened, hunted and now on the run, who can she trust? Continue reading Heavenward: Dark fantasy on Celestial Lore (Celestial Creatures Book 1) by Olga Gibbs