BOOKS BY OUR MEMBERS

Below are books written by members of the Epic Fantasy Fanatics community. Thank you to each of the authors below for supporting our group! 

Note: new submissions to this page are CLOSED right now as we prepare for the EFFys… the 2019 Epic Fantasy Fanatics Readers Choice Awards. Stay tuned for more info!

THE KISHI

Antoine Bandele

If you like mythical creatures, tormented heroes, and intense battles, then you’ll love this enthralling fantasy novel steeped in African folklore.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Antoine lives in Los Angeles, CA with his girlfriend, where he produces work on YouTube for his own channel and others, such as JustKiddingFilms, Fanalysis, and more. During the summer he is a camp counselor. Whenever he has the time he’s writing his debut series: Tales from Esowon.

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THE LOST CLANS OF LYDANIA

Alin Silverwood

Already haunted by ghosts, archer/scoundrel Rhinan finds himself on the run from ruthless General Gethor Dran. Worse, he carries a magic gem and unusual sword, both outlawed by the oppressive king of Lydania.

His friend Silarrah meets a secret cabal dedicated to restoring magic knowledge of the divine Lore Givers. Their interest in Rhinan leads her to revelations about him—and about herself.

Fleeing toward the dead and distant homeland of the lost Ylvan Clans, Rhinan is joined by various allies. But the gem’s secret connection to the lost clans may be the key to survival or destruction for all.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Alin Silverwood is a former Marvel Comics editor (as Gary Barnum) editing titles such as The Incredible Hulk and Ghost Rider, also writing some comic stories. He has worked for Paramount Pictures and Mattel/Hot Wheels. He currently writes and edits novels and comics. Influenced by the likes of Tolkien, Star WarsThe Twilight Zone, and comic books, he enjoys epic fantasy, haunted places, ghosts and cryptids, superheroes, and Steampunk. He resides in Portland, Oregon.

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KHALIA’S PLAY

Eric K. Barnum

Thieves and a dead god.

Khalla is a young elf. She rules Perdition, one of the most powerful Thieves Guilds. In the struggle to control the black market for the dead god of necromancy’s body, Khalla is also working to assemble a team of heroes for an adventure to a lost Tower of Sorcery.

If you enjoy intense characters and themes as well as a fast-paced action full of magic, pick up Khalla’s Play and begin reading it today!

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About the Author

To learn more about Eric K. Barnum and the world of the Forsaken Isles at www.forsakenisles.com

An avid fan of the fantasy genre, Eric K. Barnum finally released his first book, Dar Tania, in September 2016. Set in a novel fantasy world pulled between magical and divine powers, Eric presents the Forsaken Isles, a world not too unlike our own. As the druid Brook said in Dar Tania II: Set’s Dream, ‘forsaken’ because the people of the isles fled from their devastated homes, never to go back.

Eric writes from Virginia when not otherwise engaged in his career as an analyst, hiking with his three daughters, or reading.

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A DARK RECKONING

J. R. Rasmussen

Now that he’s come home, Wardin is determined to reclaim all that was lost. But when his enemies unite against him, he finds himself outnumbered and outmatched, and his kingdom in more danger than ever.

Desperate not to repeat the failures of his forebears, Wardin turns to mysterious new allies and perilous new magic. And even that may not be enough. To win this war, he’ll have to trust the unfaithful, sacrifice the irreplaceable–and perhaps even do the unthinkable.

Yet win it he must. Because if Eyrdon falls, magic will be next.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Writer, reader, tireless champion of the Oxford comma. Casual gamer and hardcore pie enthusiast.

I can quote 80’s movies with startling accuracy, and name all the Plantagenet monarchs in order. I’m for dogs. I have no feelings either way about scones. I am terrified of Mrs. Danvers.

A lifetime fantasy fan, I’ve been knocking on the backs of closets in hopes of getting to Narnia since the age of six. I write epic fantasy under the name J.R. Rasmussen and paranormal fantasy under the name Jen Rasmussen.

Visit me online at jrrasmussen.com.

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SOUL RENDER

T. L. Branson

Will Sumner wants little more than to avenge his father who died at the hands of the ruthless king, Alexander Drygo.

Obtaining the unimaginable power of a legendary soul stone, Will learns that the gods of old aren’t dead after all. But even his newfound ability is no match for the tyrant that sits on the throne.

Now, his power he thought would be his salvation may very well claim his life. To tame this uncontrollable magic, Will seeks assistance from an unlikely source and aligns himself with a rebel group that may not have his best interests at heart.

 Available on Amazon here

About the Author

T.L. Branson is an author of YA and Epic Fantasy. He first fell in love with fantasy when he picked up a copy of R.A. Salvatore’s The Thousand Orcs. Since then, not a day goes by where his mind doesn’t wander into the realm of elves, dwarves, and orcs or crave for an epic adventure. Born in Pennsylvania, he currently lives in California with his wife and two children.

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KEYS OF THE ORIGIN

Melissa A. Joy

In a world where ancient races still dwell, events of an age-old prophecy stir.  From the pages of an antique tome is much the ancients themselves have yet to learn.  The time comes for the Keys of the Origin to participate in restoring balance to Aeldynn; but how will their choices affect the outcome?

A righteous law-abiding servant to the people and a distinguished

pirate are about to play their part in a foretold bid for Aeldynn’s future.  Coaxed into the embrace of the ancient Nays and fabled Drahknyr, they are entangled in the masterful puppeteering of a renegade sorceress.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Melissa A. Joy is a new fantasy author who challenges the conventional expectations of fantasy, taking them to a whole new level.  It is no secret she believes in the existence of all things fantastical, and that anything is possible.  When she isn’t locked in a reverie about what’s going on in the world of Aeldynn, she’s probably sailing the high seas on a tall ship, or perhaps cosplaying at an anime convention.

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THE SECRET REALMS OF THE HIDDEN ELVES: THE BEGINNING

Jonathan J. Bowerman

In an attempt to save their secret realms from a dark and dangerous deviant, hidden elves must pull into their world an adventurous young girl with untapped powers. Excitedly, Jasper embarks on a journey of magic, danger, and self-enlightenment. Will she learn to trust her new friends and herself before evil unveils its true form? Will the vexing villain gain the upperhand in the war they wage? Exuding fantasy and originalty, The Beginning is a familiar tale of good versus evil… Let’s see who wins!

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Jonathan Bowerman is an author, firefighter, and mentor. The Secret Realms of the Hidden Elves: The Beginning, book one of a three-part series, was released June 2017. Jonathan graduated from Liberty University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Jonathan speaks at events, schools, libraries, and anywhere else he can make a difference and spread his passion for writing. Ultimately, his desire is to be an influence on children and young adults everywhere.

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BOMOKI’S GATE

Eric K. Barnum

Who wins when Tiamat’s Dragons take on Necromantic Gods?

Join the empire of Morbatten taking on Orcus, the God of Undeath! This fast-paced book will transport you into a world of dragons and their servants in the ultimate bid to kill the unkillable.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Eric writes from Virginia when not otherwise engaged in his career as an analyst, hiking with his three daughters, or reading. Inspired by modern fantasy authors, Eric fearlessly takes on familiar ideas about magic and gods sets them loose in a world of heroes, grand battles, and adventures that linger in your daydreams.

 

Visit www.forsakenisles.com to learn more about his writing and the world of the Forsaken Isles.

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EMBER

JE Schmidt

When Laderic and Midiga stumble upon a lost elf, the adventurers agree to help her discover the truth about her past. But they must be vigilant. This young woman is more important than anyone could have imagined.

Alleria knows nothing of her heritage. Her only clue lies to the north, home of the mythical elvish capital. Laderic and Midiga, though skeptical of the existence of the capital, agree to accompany Alleria as far as she is willing to go.

Through magical battles and emotional turmoil, the trio forges a bond that will be tested by the darkness that awaits them.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Schmidt began writing her debut young-adult fantasy novel, Echoes of Ashes: Ember, at the age of nineteen and has been exploring it and refining it ever since. Schmidt credits her mother with being her biggest inspiration and supporter. After her mother’s death, Schmidt decided to publish Echoes of Ashes: Ember in her honor. Now 22, she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in marketing at the University of Louisville.

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SWORD OF RUYN

RG Long

In a world of dwarves, elves, goblins and magic, one man must decide between discovering his past and preventing a genocide.

Begin the Legends of Gilia today with Sword of Ruyn!

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

RG Long grew up on Dragonlance, Final Fantasy, and Warhammer. As a result, he loves epic fantasy! He lives in San Antonio with his wife and three daughters.

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MALCOR’S STORY

Eric K. Barnum

Can a young paladin defeat a lich? What if he had the support of a veteran team of paladins in his quest?

Be instantly captured into a battle where Time itself is used as a weapon. Malcor must remain true to the path, his faith, and the dragons he serves. You’ll love this book because it follows a young knight into war, conflict with shadow dragons, and an epic battle against the most powerful of the undead: a lich! Unlike most knightly tales, Malcor is young but is supported by a war machine like you’ve never seen in fantasy before.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Eric writes from Virginia when not otherwise engaged in his career as an analyst, hiking with his three daughters, or reading. Inspired by modern fantasy authors, Eric fearlessly takes on familiar ideas about magic and gods sets them loose in a world of heroes, grand battles, and adventures that linger in your daydreams.

Visit www.erickbarnum.com

 to learn more about his writing and the world of the Forsaken Isles.

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DEATH’S MERCHANT

Justan Henner

Should there be a god of Death?

Should it be you?

Trin is cursed by Fate to bring a god of Death to the world.

Jem has a list of people he’s got to kill.

Trin just met Jem. What could go wrong?

Find out in Death’s Merchant.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Justan loves great big fantasy books with lots of characters and points of view. So, that’s the type of books he writes when he’s not wasting time online gaming.

Visit www.JustanHenner.com for free short stories and to learn more about Justan’s writing.

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FORSAKEN KINGDOM

J. R. Rasmussen

To save his people and the forbidden magic they’re sworn to defend, Wardin Rath surrenders his birthright and his past. For seven years he’s held by his deadliest enemy. Until the spell that stole his memories begins to crack.

On the heels of a harrowing escape, Wardin finds his way to the last magistery, where he studied magic as a boy. But he’ll find no safe haven there—or anywhere. Wardin is soon battling for his life, his home, and the survival of magic itself.

And this time, the enemy will take no prisoners.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

J.R. Rasmussen is a writer, reader, casual gamer, and hardcore pie enthusiast. A lifetime fantasy fan, she has been knocking on the backs of closets in hopes of getting to Narnia since the age of six. Failing that, she happily makes up fantasy worlds of her own.

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ANCIENTS

Riley S. Keene

Hidden far beneath the city of Khule lies a spell of immeasurable power. Athala Dohn, wizard and scholar, wants that spell. She’s already spent months researching it and enlisted some help—the barbarian Ermolt and the Conscript Elise—so getting what she wants should be easy, right? She was prepared for the giant rats, and she assumed there would be animated skeletons. But she didn’t expect to uncover a dragon, or to be carted off to jail. Ancients is the first book in the epic Heroes by Necessity series, overflowing with rich world-building, diverse characters, and heart-pounding adventure.

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About the Author

Riley S. Keene is a pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing duo. They live in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy the rainstorms, lack of sunlight, and excess oxygen that comes with it. Robert is in charge of the writing part of Riley’s books, and he has a love for video games and a dislike for pretty much everything else. Kristen is in charge of outlines and edits, and she loves gloomy weather and good books.

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SET’S DREAM

Eric K. Barnum

A medusa’s gaze is not just petrification.

For the ranger Bruce, it brought love. Join this unlikely pair as they confront one of the Abyss’s most terrifying creatures, the Slaadi. Set on conquering all they see through infection, the medusa Syliri races against time and her own nature to avert the destruction of the empire she loves.

If you enjoy bold reimaginations of classic fantasy monsters, you’ll pick this up right now!

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Eric writes from Virginia when not otherwise engaged in his career as an analyst, hiking with his three daughters, or reading. Inspired by modern fantasy authors, Eric fearlessly takes on familiar ideas about magic and gods sets them loose in a world of heroes, grand battles, and adventures that linger in your daydreams.

Visit www.erickbarnum.com to learn more about his writing and the world of the Forsaken Isles.

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EXHUMATION

S. A. Chapman

Exhumation is the tale of Pious Argentum, as he embarks on an unwilling journey of self-discovery.

As the Prime Prefect of Sanctuary, Pious is

responsible for the security and order of his grand city – but his city is under threat from those inside and outside its walls.

To make matters worse, he’s riddled with hallucinations of someone else’s life. Or are they remnants of lost memories from beyond his war damaged mind?

Will you dare ask the questions that require answers? Believe nothing that you hear and half of what you see. More importantly… trust no one.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

S. A. Chapman, an Australian fantasy/science-fiction author, spent his childhood surrounded by old religious and historical texts, occult books, language books, D&D and other curiosities – sparking an interest in the unknown and obscure.

Religion and History are probably his two favourite topics -why? Because of how they are intertwined, the catastrophes and atrocities unleashed In the name of religion as well as the moral advancement of humanity that religion has fostered.

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THE CRIMSON CLAYMORE

Craig A. Price Jr.

Searon wanted revenge. What he got was a snarky wizard and a quest he never expected …

When Searon loses everything he once holds dear, he begins a quest for revenge, leaving behind everything except his Crimson Claymore. He runs into something he doesn’t expect … an egotistical wizard, who won’t leave him alone unless he forms an army, an army that could fulfill his revenge, and save all of humanity in Calthoria.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Craig A. Price Jr. is the author of The Crimson Claymore, an Epic Fantasy adventure novel that has garnered millions of reads, was featured in fantasy, had more than 17,000 votes, and more than 1,000 comments/reviews on the social networking platform for readers and writers, Wattpad.

Visit his website at: www.craigaprice.com

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DAR TANIA

Eric K. Barnum

She is the first barbarian priestess to see Tiamat.

When she hears Tiamat’s call, she begins unifying the tribes of the fire-breathing dragon they worship. Will they be able to set aside their differences and accept unification?

You’ll love this book and its non-traditional take on dragons-as-gods. Dar Tania is not just the first priestess, she’s also the first to ride the fiery Alerius. With a hostile nation to their north and burning totems all around, Dar must find a way to realize Tiamat’s vision of this people as a god-slaying Spear aimed at Set’s heart.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Eric writes from Virginia when not otherwise engaged in his career as an analyst, hiking with his three daughters, or reading. Inspired by modern fantasy authors, Eric fearlessly takes on familiar ideas about magic and gods sets them loose in a world of heroes, grand battles, and adventures that linger in your daydreams.

Visit www.erickbarnum.com to learn more about his writing and the world of the Forsaken Isles.

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WINGS

Asher Wismer

The distant future. A sun-blasted Earth, where the remnants of humanity live in uneasy peace with the dominant human/animal hybrids. Life is cheap, and death costs nothing. For Cloth, a warrior under the rule of the winged humanoids called Raptors, life has been a daily struggle to survive. Now she has discovered a mysterious weapon, threatening her people. Tasked by her ruler to find the source of the weapon and eliminate it, Cloth travels to the wastelands. Her companions are doubtful, her road endless, but Cloth has eyes only for the mission.

Struggling against land and living alike, Cloth will be tested to her breaking point, and even her inhuman strength may fail against this ancient threat.

Available on Amazon here

About the Author

Asher Wismer is a second-generation writer; his father Don Wismer published four sci-fi novels in the late 80s. Asher’s short fiction has appeared at 365tomorrows.com, as well as in anthologies from Wild Wolf Publishing, Matt Hilton, Fox Spirit Press, and Cohesion Press. Asher lives and works in Maine; “The Sungrown: Wings” is his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @Belarafon.

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