Ignifer Tales

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Ignifer Tales is a collection of 7 epic fantasy short stories set in the world of Ignifer’s Mons, exploring life and death in the city at the center of the world, from battles over Damask in the Boomfire to the whale hunts of a pious Hammerhand, lost treasure in the underground birails, lost souls buried in the Gutrock, and the full tale of how Freemantle Mons made the sun rise again. It is a companion book to the Ignifer Cycle, available in ebook formats here: Amazon US – Amazon UK – Amazon CA Book 1 – Ignifer’s Rise Book 2 …

Ignifer’s War

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Ignifer’s War is an epic fantasy novel set in a bleak industrial world populated by bizarre castes, where a young man with the fate of the world written in his scars must raise a long-dead legendary army to rescue his swallowed world from the throat of an apocalypse god. It is book #2 in the Ignifer Cycle, available in ebook formats here: Amazon US – Amazon UK – Amazon CA – Kobo – Google Play Story: The corpse world is destroyed. The Rot is triumphant. Nothing at all is left. But something is. A lone figure watched the apocalypse from …

God of Ruin – The Ruin War 3

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God of Ruin is a Hard SF thriller, Book 3 in the Ruin War trilogy. Your heart is the door into hell. In the destructive struggle for the Aetheric Bridge, elite Graysmith Ritry broke his soul into seven constituent parts. Now those parts roam the world blinded by loss and new addictions, mopping up holdouts from the war with King Ruin. But the real war has only just begun. From the ashes of King Ruin’s defeat a god-like power rises, with a solitary decree- an unstoppable flood is coming, to wash everything clean. And Ritry is a soul divided. How …

King Ruin – The Ruin War 2

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King Ruin is a Hard SF thriller, Book 2 in the Ruin War trilogy. Your soul is the war zone. In the fearsome battle with Mr. Ruin, elite Graysmith Ritry dived deeper into the fires of the mind than ever before. There he found the ‘Aetheric Bridge’, a crossing-point that links all souls throughout time, and unleashed its awesome power. Now that power has been noticed. King Ruin, a malevolent entity far greater than Mr. Ruin, wants the secret of the Bridge, and Ritry alone stands in his path. But Ritry is nothing compared to the King, and there’s nowhere …

Mr. Ruin – The Ruin War 1

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Mr. Ruin is a Hard SF thriller, Book 1 in the Ruin War trilogy. Your mind is the battlefield. In the war that devastated the world, ex-marine Ritry was a ‘Graysmith’ – an elite interrogator who dived deep into the hellish fires of enemy minds. His efforts made him a hero, saving countless lives, but also scarred his sanity and lost him everyone he ever loved. Now Ritry sees a chance at redemption. A shadowy figure known only as Mr. Ruin offers him an awesome power – the ability to dive not just into minds, but into the fabric underlying …

Ignifer’s Rise

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Ignifer’s Rise is an epic fantasy novel set in a bleak industrial world populated by bizarre castes, where a boy with the fate of the world written in his scars must raise a legendary hero to life, and prevent the rise of an apocalypse god.

Into the Ruins – Adventures in Abandoned Japan

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Ruins of the Rising Sun – Adventures in Abandoned Japan is a hybrid Japan travelogue/ photo-book written by author / photographer Michael John Grist, crammed with explorations of abandoned ruins. Best-selling thriller writer Barry Eisler has said- “Gorgeous, haunting, stunning memento mori photos… fascinating text commentary… I guarantee you will start fantasizing about exploring haikyo yourself.” It’s currently available as an e-book through Amazon: – Amazon US – Amazon UK Story: For five years writer and photographer Michael John Grist explored over 100 of the most beautiful and haunting modern ruins in Japan (called ‘haikyo’), from abandoned theme parks and …

Death of East – 9 Weird Tales

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Death of East is a collection of 9 weird tales that strain against the borders of reality, filled with sky-painting giants, gods of the mud, and a world where the direction East can die. Readers have called it- “magical … poetic … out-of-the-box … a little gem.“ It’s currently available as an e-book through Amazon: – Amazon US – Amazon UK – Goodreads Story: The direction East is dead. When the direction East, a giant living atop an island at the far Eastern ‘pole’, is murdered, the Empire falls into disarray. The compass can no longer be trusted, and trade …

Cullsman #9 – 9 Science Fiction Stories

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Cullsman #9 is a collection of 9 science fiction stories that chart the untamed outer fringe of existence, filled with ruined intergalactic civilizations, lonely globe-roaming robots, and a memetic virus that could destroy all things.   Readers have called it- “Intriguing … atmospheric … other-worldly … excellent.” It’s currently available as an e-book through Amazon: – Amazon US – Amazon UK – Goodreads Story: Would you kill a world to save your family? In the depths of space, the cannibal planet the Host hunts. With its own resources depleted, it ‘hooks’ other living worlds through an immensely complex process called …