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FREE ON KINDLE: NUMEN THE SLAYER

Guess what? Numen the Slayer will be available for free on Kindle for the next five days!

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AMAZON UK REVIEW: NUMEN THE SLAYER

Here is a five star review Numen the Slayer received on Amazon UK:

“This is an easy read and a real page turner. The world the author has created and the rules that govern it are extremely well thought out and completely believable. There are some graphic descriptions of violence in places, so beware if you’re squeamish. If you like a tale of sword and sorcery, with more than a few nods to ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, then this should definitely be your next read.”

AMAZON REVIEWS: NUMEN THE SLAYER

Here are some reviews Numen the Slayer received on Amazon:

“It’s a fine story told by someone who is familiar with the arms and armor of medieval times. The author is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms and seems to have taken the word “creative” to heart. It’s a “coming of age” story, starting out with a young man, somewhat sheltered by his father who is a Baron. The young man is suddenly cast into the world when his family is murdered by another noble who has great ambitions. His only weapon is an ancient sword that is the heirloom of his family. The sword is an asset, but also has a liability attached to it. The rest of the story is a series of challenges that forces him to grow up rapidly. The author has a fine imagination and can spin an acceptable fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer

“The first good thing about this book is the cover. The dragon head, set against a flaming inferno, grabbed me the moment I saw it and is worth a solid star on its own. The story is a great fantasy classic – the true heir is uncovered and the evil ruler tries to prevent him taking his rightful place. There is the quintessential fantasy group of differing skilled friends who go forth to right a great wrong. There is plenty of intrigue and many battles. There is a wonderful magical sword and a powerful dragon ally. All the ingredients for a fabulous old-school fantasy.”
– Amazon Customer

TRISTAN BALLOWS

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One of my favorite characters from Numen the Slayer would be Tristan Ballows. Tristan is a hunter loyal to House Magnus and is one of Numen’s oldest friends. Due to years of hunting, Tristan is highly skilled with a longbow and tracking. Like some teenage boys, Tristan has a crush on one of the other characters but is too nervous to act on it. When he is not using his bow and arrows, Tristan uses a katzbalger sword as a backup weapon.

INSPIRATION: KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

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I had an interesting idea for my future fantasy volumes. I am thinking of featuring a military order like the Knights Templar. Like the Knights Templar, these warriors will be an elite order of knights, but they will not be a religious order like the Knights Templar. Essentially, it will consist of the ten thousand of the absolute best knights in the Empire and they will serve as the guardians, chief enforcers, and executioners of the Imperial Dynasty. I have not thought of a name for this order, but they will make their debut in the second volume.

A GREAT WAR

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For the second volume of my fantasy series, I will be depicting an entire war from start to finish. Due to this, it is definitely going to be bigger and more action-packed than Numen the Slayer. There will be more epic battles and more complex politics. I am already six chapters into the story and I have even skipped towards the more significant battles. I will be drawing inspiration from the War of the Roses and this war will have a similarly poetic name.