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The Sons of Masguard and the Mosque Hill Fortune, 

Part One (Volume 1)

By Vivienne Mathews
Published: July 13, 2013 
Words: 83,080 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301979493

Short description:

The first installment in a new series from Vivienne Mathews, this anthropomorphic tale is sure to strike a chord with fans of “Redwall,” “Watership Down,” and “Warriors.” Centered on a rivalry between two otter captains and the ancient threat that brings them together, it is an adventure-fantasy on the open sea, described by the author as “’Wind in the Willows’ with pirates.” 

Extended description:

A haunting mist sits on the harbor beneath Secora Tor.

It hides a secret that only Captain Marshall, accomplished military figure and heir to the greatest explorer in the kingdom’s history, can unlock. When he receives a cryptic message from a shocking source, the stoic otter sets out on a dangerous journey to save his queen, never suspecting that McKinley the Marauder, notorious pirate and general miscreant, might have ambitions that could put his entire mission at risk.

Now, accompanied by a gypsy mercenary, a dishonored knight, and a family of thieves – and tailed by the evil wolf Baron Von Ulric – the Captain finds their paths converging in an uneasy alliance, becoming a race against time as they travel through mythical tales to the legendary island of Mosque Hill, each of them hoping to reach an ancient artifact before it is too late. Each of them desperate to stay ahead of the secrets that they keep.

What will they lose along the way?

And where will they turn when they realize that nothing is as it seems?

Mythed Connections

By Michael G. MunzPublished: July 08, 2013 
Words: 10,330 (approximate)
Language: American English
ISBN: 9781301308514

Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised... 
Three short stories from award-winning writer Michael G. Munz about what happens when beings of Greek mythology make themselves known in the real world…

"The Atheist and the Ferryman": An atheist named Marcus learns the hard way that just because the old man living a hovel along a river that flows through a giant cavern in his basement is crazy, it doesn't necessarily mean that he's not telling the truth about being the ferryman to the land of the dead.

"Snipe Hunt": Janette's older brothers have ditched her in the woods. Again. But when Hermes takes a liking to her, vengeance is hers. 

"Playing with Hubris": A young man a café finds himself stalked by a man who claims to be the god Apollo, who says he wants to help him, and who won't take no for an answer. 

League of Super Heroes: 

Rise of the Villain (Book #1)

By Celeste AyersPublished: July 18, 2013
Language: English
ISBN: 9780991766468
Words: 5,310 (approximate)

A Super Hero died last night, it looks like someone is out for blood. The super heroes thought they were safe. They thought wrong. Darkness lurks in the shadows, a darkness the heroes could never see coming. Is there a new threat on the horizon or has one of their own stepped over to a darker path? Super hero and super villain are about to collide in an all out war that will see friends parted and new alliances made.

League of Super Heroes: Rise of the Villain is a story based on the hit party game by Celeste Ayers. 

The Magic Paintbrush: A Tale of Taloria

Published: July 14, 2013 
Words: 1,200 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301420902


Flash fiction from the world of Taloria. A young man finds that the joke is on him as his tales of woe are overshadowed by the imaginations of his new friends. 

Stumped: A Tale of Taloria

Published: July 14, 2013 
Words: 1,530 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301769209

Flash fiction from the world of Taloria. William has been having the most fantastic dream, and he's been having it for quite some time. There's just one problem: a troublesome stump keeps getting in the way. 

Hero/Zero, Press Start

Published: June 20, 2013 
Words: 9,270 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301055944

Short description:

What happens to the hero of a game once his adventure is over: given he has no education, job training, or peace-time skills? One year after defeating the demon king, the aptly named Hero is now jobless, homeless, and has a rap sheet longer than his arm for all the items he stole during his adventure. Together with his foul-mouthed holy sword, Hero needs to find his place in a post-game world. 

Extended description:

What happens to the hero of a classic role-playing game once his adventure is over: given he has no education, job training, or peace-time skills?

One year after defeating the demon king and saving the world, the aptly named Hero Generic is now jobless, homeless, and has a rap sheet longer than his arm for all the items he stole from villagers' homes during his adventure.

Together with his foul-mouthed, human-hating holy sword, his old partner, a near-blind elf archer, and a demon princess hell-bent on Hero paying her back for getting her father's castle repo'd by the kingdom, Hero needs to find work suitable to a man who not only once saved the world -- but took dozens of blows to the head without a helmet.

What choices will a destined hero make when, for the first time in his life, destiny isn't making his choices?

Hero/Zero, Press Start is the first of a long series of comedic short stories about Hero Generic's professional misadventures in the post-game world.

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F-Infinity Saga Canto I

Published: June 06, 2013 
Words: 30,680 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301057078


Find out what happens when magic and technology clash in the world's final days! Ascended are damned souls, weapons abandoned by both Heaven and Hell in ages long past, doomed and bound to the Earth, born and reborn. But when Seven Kharaos, a unique first-generation Ascended appears, with the power to redefine the very rules of the universe, some see it as an opportunity to end their long exile. 

The promised day has come, when all of humanity seeks judgment for its greatest sin: existence.

But there are those who oppose the machinations of Fate, and choose to bare their teeth at what lay beyond. Heretics, damned souls -- the Ascended, they are called, cursed to wander the Earth lifetime after lifetime, vestigial, humanoid weapons once wielded by both angels... and demons in a proxy war that tore the world apart.

Hope lies with a single young man, blissfully unaware of the hidden world and secret war that rages around him: a first-generation Ascended with the unique power to shape and redefine the very laws of the universe.

Yet Seven Kharaos vaguely does know the extent of his own destiny, haunted by prophetic dreams of pure white wings. Terrified of such portents, he chose to run from his fate.

For Seven Kharaos, inevitably, is the man who will destroy the world.

The F-Infinity Saga is an episodic series updated every few weeks! Please check back often to find more cantos, and learn the answer to the question: Who, exactly, is Seven Kharaos?

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