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Fantasy Ebooks Sale (99c)

A Huge Sale of 95+ Ebooks

This year I took part in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) hosted by Mark Lawrence. You can learn more about that on Mark’s website here. read more

Read The Knight’s Order for FREE (A Fantasy Adventure)

Free for a Limited Time

Want to read The Knight’s Order for FREE? Here’s your chance! If you love reading, books, and fantasy adventures, then try it out. There are 100 copies available, so get yours now! Show your friends how much you care by sharing this with them so they can get their copy too!

GET YOUR FREE COPY HERE. read more

Fantasy & Sci-Fi: Highlights of the Week #8

Wondering what’s new this week? Well here are the highlights on what has caught my eye. Come take a gander at the weekly book picks, content for readers, interesting videos, and more.

Did you know?

It’s 2017 already!? Wow time flies. This will be my first Highlights of the Week for the new year. I hope it’s going well for you so far. We are now into the third week… so how are the new year resolutions going?

Book Picks

Disclaimer: This is merely a list that has caught my attention. In no way can I ensure the quality is up to your standards. The choice to explore this content is entirely your call.

Among Wolves By R.A. Hakok [YA Dystopian]

A decade ago, a nuclear war left the country a wasteland. Gabriel and a small group of survivors have been living in a bunker deep within the mountains — but a disturbing discovery on a scavenging trip makes him question everything… A riveting dystopian read!

Reminds me of the game Fallout.

Outriders By Jay Posey [Science Fiction]

When an elusive villain comes back from the dead, Captain Lincoln Suh leads an elite squad of secret operatives on a high-risk mission to stop her. “Action-packed science fiction that grabs and doesn’t let go” (New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough).

 

The Ten Thousand By Paul Kearney [Fantasy]

The Macht are a race of relentless warriors controlled by the Great King of Asuria. But the king’s brother wants the throne, and he’ll turn the Macht on each other to get it. Can these champions overcome their own conflicts to become legends?

 

 

Bastion Saturn By C. Chase Harwood [Science Fiction]

In 2101, petty thief Caleb joins the wild frontier of Saturn’s moons — and quickly becomes a fugitive after helping several innocent civilians. Can Caleb and his new compatriots survive as tensions heat up between Earthlings and Off-Worlders?

 

 

Dragon Trials By Ava Richardson

To defend their kingdom, dragon riders Seb and Thea have to learn to work together… When dark forces threaten everything they love, their partnership faces the ultimate test in this epic fantasy adventure!

 

 

Pretty neat cover!

Reviews and Other Stuff by Ria on Bibliotropic

Content for Readers

NEED to know!

I remember reading one of his books when I was young. It was part of our little classroom book collection in school. Fond memories, and fun adventures with those rabbits.

Something for those X-File fans : )

Embarrassing, but I’m sure they’ll pull through.

Other Fun Stuff

Skallagrim on Youtube

…And who thought practicing with sharp blades was a good idea? O.o

XD I busted a gut.

Makes sense : )

Blood and Iron HEMA on Youtube

Alexsoo’s Updates

Book and Author News

After changing the beginning three times I think I finally have how I want the next book to start.

[ You’ve only written the beginning!? ]

Ha, no. Don’t worry, I’ve written several chapters already. The beginning is the most important part! I didn’t want a beginning that only satisfied people who’ve read the The Knight’s Order. I wanted new readers to come in and be excited too (and not confused).

So I continue the long trek uphill. I was thinking, once I have it hammered out better, I may offer it as a sneak peek if people sign up for my newsletter. Good incentive right? We will see.

Relaxation and Fun

Witcher 2 was fun, and now I’m trying out Fallout 3. I played New Vegas some time ago so now I know more about how the game works. I never played 1 or 2, but 3 is interesting so far.

Have a great week!

25 Perfect Gift Ideas [Fantasy Edition]

Looking for the perfect gift? Here’s a list of 25 ideas, plus a few bonus suggestions! I’ve personally enjoyed these products, and I hope you and your family and friends will too! A list of books, video games, board games, movies, anime, and bonus movie suggestions kids may enjoy. For all fans of fantasy.

Books

#1

The Legend of Huma by Richard A. Knaak

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I’ve played this many times. It’s definately fun, and is my first game of choice when I get together with family or friends.

#12

Love Letter

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The strategy for the game can get pretty interesting.

#13

Coup

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If you like bluffing, this might be a game you will enjoy.

#14

Roll for It

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In Roll for it! players try to score 40 points by rolling dice and matching cards of specific point values. Each roll presents the player with new opportunities and fun decisions to make. The rules are simple – Roll It!, Match It!, Score It! But look out! Other players may steal the card you’re shooting for. –excerpt from the game page

Game-play video

If you like games that are simple, fast, and fun. Then Roll for it!

#15

Sushi Go

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Pass the sushi! In this fast-playing card game, the goal is to grab the best combination of sushi dishes as they whiz by. Score points for making the most maki rolls or for collecting a full set of sashimi. Dip your favorite nigiri in wasabi to triple its value. But be sure to leave room for dessert or else you’ll eat into your score! Gather the most points and consider yourself the sushi master! –excerpt from the game page

Game-play video: starts at 18:45

Not exactly fantasy, but the game is so much fun that I just had to share it. And even people who don’t like to eat sushi can enjoy it!

Movies

#16

The Lord of the Rings

lordoftheringsA meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle Earth from the Dark Lord Sauron. –excerpt from the movie page

Great movie for a classic story.

#17

The Hobbit

hobbitA reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home – and the gold within it – from the dragon Smaug. –excerpt from the movie page

Entertaining with action and humor.

#18

Dragon Heart

dragonheartThe last dragon and a disillusioned dragonslaying knight must cooperate to stop an evil king who was given partial immortality. –excerpt from the movie page

I loved this movie growing up, and I’d suggest it to anyone.

#19

Robin Hood

robinhoodIn 12th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. –excerpt from the movie page

My favorite Robin Hood movie. It felt slightly more realistic which made it easier to like and relate to the characters.

#20

Underworld

underworldSelene, a beautiful warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons. –excerpt from the movie page

This is more of an urban action fantasy, but who doesn’t love vampires and werewolves?

Anime

#21

Attack on Titan

attackontitanAfter his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Jaegar vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction. –except from show page

The concept of the story-line blew me away. It is a bit gory, but that’s what happens when giant humanoid creatures eat people.

#22

Fate Stay Night

fatestaynightThere is a war going on between masters and servants in order to attain the Holy Grail. Each master can call up one servant each, and their task is to eradicate the other servants, either by defeating them or killing their master. When there is only one master or servant left, he or she is granted the Holy Grail, and any wish they desire will come true. –excerpt from the show page

I liked this one so much I want to watch it again!

#23

Avatar: The Last Airbender

avatarIn a war-torn world of elemental magic, a young boy reawakens to undertake a dangerous mystic quest to fulfill his destiny as the Avatar, and bring peace to the world. –excerpt from the show page

The story-line was a refreshing change, and the humor and drama kept me watching episode after episode.

#24

.hack//Sign

hacksignA strange boy named Tsukasa appears in the online video game “The World”. He claims to be alive, and without a computer. –excerpt from the show page

The end had an interesting twist, and the journey there was pretty entertaining.

#25

Spirited Away

spiritedawayDuring her family’s move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. –excerpt from the movie page

I can’t remmeber why I got this movie, but I’m glad I did. I rooted for the character the whole time.

Bonus – Movie Ideas for Younger Fantasy Fans

#1

Brave

braveDetermined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse. –excerpt from the movie page

#2

How toTrain Your Dragon

traindragonA hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. –excerpt from the movie page

#3

Tangled

tangledThe magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is. –excerpt from the movie page

#4

Shrek

shrekAfter his swamp is filled with magical creatures, an ogre agrees to rescue a princess for a villainous lord in order to get his land back. –excerpt from the movie page

#5

Ferngully

ferngullyThe magical inhabitants of a rainforest fight to save their home, which is threatened by logging and a polluting force of destruction called Hexxus. –excerpt from the movie page

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Knights of Mythreth Book 1: The Knight’s Order

A fantasy novel, just in time before Halloween.

The Knight's Order

Knights of Mythreth Book 1: The Knight’s Order has been quietly floating on the interwebs for awhile as an e-book, and I’d like to thank all the people who’ve taken an interest in it. You rock!

I hope you liked it. Please consider leaving a review  on Amazon, or where you bought it, and I will be inspired to finish Knights of Mythreth: Book 2 faster ;). Another good place to leave a review is on Goodreads.

The book has been doing pretty well, and it’s all thanks to you!

It’s because of your support that The Knight’s Order has reached certain ranks on Amazon (which change and fluctuate hourly):

On Amazon USA:

New Update!

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It was previously:

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On Amazon Canada:

New Update! (along with the very first review!)

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It was previously:

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And on Amazon UK:

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The best ranks it has reached are:

#92 Amazon USA

#24 Amazon Canada (it has reached page 2 on Amazon’s mythology category a couple times now!)

And look, when it was #37 it ranked just after Lord of the Rings! 🙂

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#307 Amazon UK

These numbers are pretty good considering it’s Book 1, no one knows of me, and it was released quietly.

Thanks again to all of you who took an interest, and I hope you liked it enough to leave a review, and are looking forward to Book 2! Don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated on its progress.

Updates for Knights of Mythreth Book 1: The Knight’s Order

Speaking of which, I’m still working on getting the print version up and running. Here are the 1st and 2nd proofs:

Proofs

The 1st proof was too dark. The 2nd is better, but I’ve ordered a 3rd which should be the best.

UPDATE: The 3rd proof arrived! Here is a comparison between the 2nd and the 3rd:

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Here are all the proofs together so far:

3proofs

The 3rd proof has turned out really well. The 2nd proof looked washed out, and the lightning was still too purple. The 3rd proof isn’t too dark, or too washed out, and the lightning is the closest to bluish-purple out of all 3.

So the print will be available soon. I’ll let you know when it does 🙂

Update!

The print version is now available everywhere:

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I didn’t know printing could be so finicky. Hugh Pindur (the cover artist) was awesome and sent me updated files that will work better with the printer. Check out his art, it’s amazing!

Here’s a look at his art for The Knight’s Order without the text:

The Knight's Order background

Here’s a sneak peak of the inside of the book:

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I also did a bunch of test prints 🙂

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Update: The Knight’s Order e-book just went live on Scribd. as well. This one was a long wait (2.5 weeks before it was published).

So now the e-book is available on:

Amazon , Kobo , Apple iBooks , Barnes&Noble , 24 Symbols , Inktera , Thalia , AND Scribd.

At some point I may sell it on my website. I’ll let you know if I do.

For those who haven’t heard of this fantasy novel, you can see more information on The Knight’s Order Page.

Who says Halloween is only for horror?

Dress up as your favorite fictional character!

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