Stunning art and illustration from the Japanese-inspired fantasy realms of Rokugan, setting for the famed Legend of the Five Rings series of games.
For more than a quarter of a century, Rokugan has provided the setting for one of tabletop gaming’s most beloved sagas, the Legend of the Five Rings. Now, the land of Rokugan, its Imperial rulers and the Great Clans who vie for their favor are set center-stage... [click here for more]
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN SHADOWS…
JackPointer mage Winterhawk hadn’t planned to accompany the expert team he’d hired to study ley lines in Boston’s Quarantine Zone. But he also hadn’t planned on a shocking and unexpected secret from his past catching up with him either.
When the trip inside the Zone goes catastrophically wrong, ’Hawk finds himself alone in hostile territory—but... [click here for more]
The Sixth World doesn’t give people much time to grow up. Whoever you are, wherever you live, there’s going to come a time when the world is going to throw you some serious curveballs, and if all you can do is bitch and moan about how you’re not ready for what’s coming your way, you’re not going to last long. Get strong, grow up, and figure out how to survive—that’s what... [click here for more]
Out of Time, Out of Options
JackPointer mage Winterhawk left the shadows at the top of his game: these days he indulges his curiosity about all things mysterious and magical on his own terms. But he’s about to discover that the shadows are hard to leave behind, and old enemies have their ways of drawing him back in. Dosed with an exotic arcane poison that will kill him in days unless he retrieves... [click here for more]
OUT ON THE STREETS…
By 2053, the return of magic to the world has filled the streets of Chicago with beings and creatures from mythology. For those in the politically dominant mega-corporations, the underworld, and everywhere in between, it is a time of chaos and wonder—and incredible opportunities ripe for the taking.
For fifteen-year-old Peter Clarris, transformed by his Awakened... [click here for more]
DEATH HAS COME TO AEMILIUS.
It is the twentieth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Caesar Augustus. The Empire spans the known world. No power is greater, and nothing can threaten the peace it brings. And no one must know of the horrors that haunt it.
Aemilius thought he would die heroically in battle like his forefathers, mourned by a loving wife and many children, but he’s barely a man when... [click here for more]
NEW TO THE DARK STREETS…
Megacorporations are the new world superpowers, ruling from the safety of vast arcologies. But outside the corporate enclaves, the dregs of society are at war. Organized crime gangs and other, more nefarious organizations struggle to carve out their own small empires. Sliding through the cracks in the between are shadowrunners—professionals of the underworld... [click here for more]
Welcome to Glitter & Mayhem, the most glamorous party in the multiverse.
Step behind the velvet rope of these fabulous Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror tales of roller rinks, nightclubs, glam aliens, party monsters, drugs, sex, glitter, and debauchery.
Dance through nightclubs, roller derby with cryptids and aliens, be seduced by otherworldly creatures, and ingest cocktails that... [click here for more]
ONE WRONG MOVE COULD BE HIS LAST...
Continuing the mission given to him by the Dragon Dunkelzahn, Ryan Mercury promises to deliver the magical Dragon Heart safely to the metaplanes, where Thayla and her song are all that defend the earth against the onslaught of the Enemy. But when the protector of the world is swallowed by the Chasm, all hope for the future disappears with her. Now... [click here for more]
Apex is proud to present the first book in Grand Master Award winner Brian Keene's long-awaited new series, a loving ode to lost world classics like Burroughs's PELLUCIDAR, Howard's ALMURIC, and Lansdale's THE DRIVE-IN, but with a thoroughly modern twist that only Brian Keene could conceive.
When modern-day occultist Aaron Pace discovers the secrets of inter-dimensional travel via a mystical pathway... [click here for more]
“Do you think they’d give me a couple clams now?” Dab asked plaintively. “I don’t think I can wait. I’m going to ask the guard. Watch my pack.”The white Duck person waddled toward the dripping cart, her gaze fixed on the big mound of clams that poked up above the tall side walls. She barely noticed as a Rarebit, ears poking through a floppy red hat, threw a swollen bladder... [click here for more]
The first adventure in the Mirror Realm Cycle, a Spanish Inquisition-era fantasy trilogy inspired by Jewish folklore, with echoes of Naomi Novik and Katherine Arden. Toba Peres can speak, but not shout; sleep, but not dream. She can write with both hands at once, in different languages, but she keeps her talents hidden at her grandparents’ behest. Naftaly Cresques sees... [click here for more]
"I've lost my marbles."
When fourteen year-old Angie hears these simple words uttered from her aging grandfather's lips, she has no idea that it will send her on a journey into a hidden world of magic born from childhood imagination - one that bonds each and every one of us to our own unique spark, a special talisman with wondrous powers.
Like many over the years, Angie forgot about her spark, as... [click here for more]
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT…
When Rachel Meyer’s boyfriend Warren Storey is abducted by a mysterious party, she hires shadowrunners to find him and bring him back.
But the runners uncover a plot by one Doctor Oslo Wake to transform all metahumans into the walking dead. Wake is developing a new strain of the virus that still causes vampirism, and Warren has become a test subject to... [click here for more]
“At the Shrine of Othrys” is a fun and lively novella-length work of fantasy fiction that follows the activities of four stalwart adventurers, Myrmidon fighter Myrmex, Human rogue Teris, Cynocephalian sorcerer Lyco, and Olympian priestess Angelia as they travel to and explore an ancient temple complex.
This publication is designed to look like a journal written and illustrated with sketches... [click here for more]
In a time of war the royal family of the kingdom of Kyrana go missing. Shortly thereafter a fisher family in another kingdom finds a baby girl inside a pearl oyster. Could she be the missing princess? What is this child's future?
Another great fantasy written by the Author K. L. Brandon!
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Part sword and sorcery, part extreme horror, King of the Bastards is wild adventure across seas, beaches, and mountains full of horrifying monstrosities, dark magic, and demonic entities.
Rogan has been many things in his life as an adventurer — a barbarian, a thief, a buccaneer, a rogue, a lover, a reaver, and most recently, a king.
Now, this prehistoric bane of wizards and tyrants... [click here for more]
Kellan Colt has come far in her magical training. but all her accomplishments haven't satisfied her desire to know the truth about her shadowrunner mother, and to learn the secrets of the amulet she found among her mother's possessions. Kellan is determined to find answers - and to earn the respect of her fellow runners in the process. Lately Kellan has been troubled by disturbing dreams. Something... [click here for more]
In this second book of the greatest epic in Shadowrun history--the maelstrom of cyber-magic and political intrigue following President Dunkelzahn's assassination rages out of control. Ryan Mercury, Dunkelzahn's secret agent, is torn between his duty and his desire to find a killer. But when a spirit wrongly concludes that Ryan is working for the enemy, he anoints a cyberzombie to carry out a hit of... [click here for more]
DEATH OF A DRAGON
Dunkelzahn the dragon's election as President of the United Canadian American States promised the dawn of a new era. But the hopes of a nation disintegrate with the powerful explosion that assassinates him. On that same fateful evening Dunkelzahn's most trusted special agent, Ryan Mercury, is on a secret mission of great urgency involving dangerous magic. And only a miracle can save... [click here for more]
Start no fires. Carry no weapons. Do no harm. Follow the rules of the enchanted forest and live. Break them, and you will die.
Sarn wakes in the enchanted forest, far from home, with nothing but his magic, the clothes on his back, and the three rules he must not break if he wants to survive. Monsters and murderous trees, twisted by the same dark magic he found earlier, stand between... [click here for more]
Sword and sorcery collides with horror once again in this sequel to Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury’s award-winning KING OF THE BASTARDS.
Learning that his family is in danger, Rogan returns to his former kingdom, now under siege from foreign invaders and supernatural forces led by his bastard son. With time running out, the aging barbarian and his trusted companions,... [click here for more]
Rogan—the aging, jaded barbarian who gave up his throne—painfully realizes that his most storied childhood heroes are fading into antiquity, becoming mere ballads in the eyes of the younger warriors.
And he might be next.
He stops at the hometown of his idol, but little remains to show of the man’s exploits … until he meets the hero’s daughter, Roan, riding her father’s infamous seven-hundred-year-old... [click here for more]
The World’s Greatest Detective Meets Horror’s Most Notorious Villains!
Late 1895, and Sherlock Holmes and his faithful companion Dr John Watson are called upon to investigate a missing persons case. On the face of it, this seems like a mystery that Holmes might relish – as the person in question vanished from a locked room. But this is just the start of an investigation that will... [click here for more]
An unlikely pair of brave adventurers – the Dutch explorer Gerard van Oost and the Yoruban warrior Oludara – travel the wilderness of sixteenth century Brazil. They aim to protect both the new colonies and the native inhabitants from dangers human and supernatural. Along the way, they encounter a host of creatures inspired by Brazilian folklore: from the brain-sucking Kalobo to the one-legged... [click here for more]
DEEP IN THE SHADOWS...
Kellan Colt has been making a name for herself as one of Seattle's up-and-coming shadowrunners, and she believes she's ready to break out on her own. Opportunity knocks when she learns the location of a secret weapons cache abandoned by the U.S. military. With the right buyer, a score this big has the potential to secure Kellan's reputation - and her bank account.... [click here for more]
David H. Keller, M.D. (1880-1966) was indeed a medical doctor (a psychiatrist -- and the first to write science fiction).
He was an early proponent of H.P. Lovecraft and wrote a number of articles on Lovecraft's work, whose influence can be seen in some of his horror stories. Another influence was James Branch Cabell.
This volume concentrates on Keller's fantasy and horror, but does include --... [click here for more]
Written and illustrated by mother daughter duo by K.L.B. Van De Walker and Roxanne Van De Walker, The Good Shepherd is a short Christian allegory story in the vein of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, except the hero always does the right thing (thus why it is short). ... [click here for more]
They took her daughter. Now, she’s hunting them.
They kidnapped her baby and vanished without a trace, leaving Robin no other choice. She must ask the Rangers of Mount Eredren to join her quest to save her baby. But they have a secret they'll kill to keep, and that secret is the teenage mage she's been looking for. Only he can help Robin find the supernatural killers who kidnapped... [click here for more]
They took her daughter. Now, she’s hunting them.
They kidnapped her baby and vanished without a trace. With no clues to follow and an injured companion to save, Robin must undertake a difficult journey to get help. But a wintry wonderland fraught with dangers lies between her and the one person who could find her daughter. For Robin, failure is not an option. She’ll do anything to save her... [click here for more]
Apex Book Company is proud to present HOLE IN THE WORLD — a weird fantasy prequel to Brian Keene's popular THE LOST LEVEL SERIES.
An hour ago, they were nineteen strangers on an airport shuttle, braving travel delays and a freak blizzard. Then they fell through a hole in the world. Now, they are nineteen strangers trapped in a dangerous dimension filled with prehistoric monsters, futuristic technology,... [click here for more]
A hundred years ago, the Great Cataclysm caused the lighthouse of Amphitritos to fall into the sea and, with it, the crystal trident that for long years had guided mariners safely through the islands of the Dodecanese. Now, three adventurers, pious rogue Neeko, Aigyptian warrior Kari, and Gnome artificer Zopee, have sought out the ancient site in a quest to retrieve the holy relic and restore it to... [click here for more]
Issue eleven of Worlds Without Master, an adventure fiction and gaming magazine featuring sword & sorcery short fiction and games from Epidiah Ravachol and many others.
In this issue:
"The Shape of the World," a tale of sorcerous rivalry, ancient love and death by Epidiah Ravachol.
"The Spirits of the Forest Apes," another monstrous tale of Kassmamon the Ranger by Dylan Craine.... [click here for more]
In the realms surrounding Rainbow Mist Lake, connected by indestructible passages of gleaming magnetite, magic is as much a part of every young person's life as going to school. In these ten stories, you'll find friends and explore their world—from fighting alongside heroes of legend to fleeing the denizens of the Fog—as they uncover their own pasts and begin to chart new futures.
This anthology... [click here for more]
A CITY... Amberlight, the ruler of the Riverworld.
A MYSTERY... Qherrique, the foundation of Amberlight's wealth. Amberlight's unique possession, whose mother-lodes keep Riverworld rulers on their thrones.
AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE AFFAIR... She leads the most powerful House in Amberlight. He's an amnesiac mugging victim, found bleeding to death on the street. So why should it matter, if he... [click here for more]
War has come in this sequel to the best-selling novel THE LOST LEVEL.
The snake-like Anunnaki have always been a blight for the people living in the hidden dimension known as the Lost Level, but now, the denizens are fighting back. After their community is decimated and their loved ones are enslaved in the aftermath of a devastating Anunnaki attack, Aaron Pace leads a diverse group... [click here for more]
Xaven has a dilemma. Two, actually. The first is a half-orc partner who may or may not have left him to die in an ancient temple. The second is the pressure plate trap that will bring the same temple crashing down on his head should he so much as twitch the wrong way.
From Michael Kortes, author of such Pathfinder adventures as "A History of Ashes," "Entombed with the Pharaohs," "The Haunting of Harrowstone,"... [click here for more]
About this ebook
Sarn faces an ancient monster with only a ragtag bunch of reluctant magical constructs at his side. If he fails, his home will fall.
But doubts assail Sarn. He’s not sure he’s the hero their world needs. And if he became that man, would he still be the father his son needs?
In a world where belief powers magic, how can Sarn prevail when his doubts undermine his magic?... [click here for more]
Jerlo wants to finish his paperwork, not search for a man who should be dead in a prison that’s nearly impossible to reach. When a disembodied voice warns him that a demon is after his indentured mage, Jerlo sets off without a second thought.
He swore an unbreakable oath to God to protect Sarn, no matter the cost. Even if he hadn’t, he’d still go on this quest. No one except God should have... [click here for more]
In a subterranean world where light is everything, can an untrained mage and his son stop the encroaching darkness? He's an untrained mage spying on the men responsible for his best friend's demise--with his young son in tow. And those men are hunting for magic-stealing rocks to fuel a zealot's quest. When greed collides, something far worse is released, and it's hungry for a certain mage and his... [click here for more]
Take a short journey to adventure with Iron Kingdoms Excursions! Each season features six volumes, each containing three very short tales—1,500 words or less—about the people, creatures, and machines of Immoren. The Season One Collection gathers all eighteen previously released tales from the first season of Iron Kingdom Excursions into one book. Experience the Iron Kingdoms through... [click here for more]
Issue nine of Worlds Without Master, an adventure fiction and gaming ezine featuring sword & sorcery short fiction and games from Epidiah Ravachol and many others.
In this issue:
"Nine Years of Mourning," a tale of a vengeance that crosses the world by P.H. Lee.
"High Upon the Table of the World," a tale of a doomed hunt by Epidiah Ravachol.
Illustrations by Jeff Brown, Maegan... [click here for more]
When noble ruler and skilled musician Sir Orfeo is deprived of his wife by supernatural forces, he relinquishes leadership of his realm and withdraws to the forest as a hermit in grief. While living in the wilderness and playing his music for wild beasts, however, he learns what befell his wife and ventures into the otherworld in an attempt to rescue her.
“Sir Orfeo” is an anonymous Middle... [click here for more]
A brilliant investigation into the motivations and methods behind the actions of Hogwarts's renowned Headmaster! Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts, is one of the most recognizable and mysterious figures in the Harry Potter series. As an unscrupulous beetle-like journalist once said, he's "a biographer's dream." Is he omniscient or limited? Is he benevolent or malevolent?... [click here for more]
Issue five of Worlds Without Master, an adventure fiction and gaming ezine featuring sword & sorcery short fiction and games from Epidiah Ravachol and many others.
In this issue:
"The Trial of the Crimson Ribbon," a tale of insufferable and indomitable curses by Jason Keeley.
"Day of the Coward," a tale of survival in an altered state of consciousness by Epidiah Ravachol.
Illustrations... [click here for more]
Returning from the shuddering shadows, Moonstone once again proudly presents a collection of all-new, blood-draining, fang-filled short stories written by some of today's creepiest, most disturbed fiction entertainers in the business!
So lock up the doors, take good care not to invite any strangers inside... and curl up with this compilation of ten brand-new tales of bloodsucking terror, featuring... [click here for more]
Join Drake, runaway avatar of the God of Night, Rhonwen, a naïve mage of the White Order, Thelonius, a spy and assassin hiding from the Shadow Houses, and Kamaria, a thief with ties to no one but her companions, as they embark on their journey! In their quest to free Drake from his bonds to the Covenant of Mandra they will journey across the Republic of Amathea and face many challenges and enemies... [click here for more]
This short story set in the legendary era of the Mythic North describes the origins of the people who came to be known as Vikings, to include their struggles against foreign invaders and the romance between a Norse princess and the Prince of the Sea.
“The Prince of the Sea” was written by author John V. Sears and illustrated by artist I.W. Taber and was originally published in 1918. ... [click here for more]