I'm an indie author writing epic fantasy, and my website will introduce you to me, my books (see below), release plans, giveaways, and other related information. In particular, I'd like to introduce you to my fantasy series…
The Stone Cycle
How would it change your world if you could suddenly see into other people's minds?
The Stone of Knowing begins a new saga that traces the lives of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances at a time of growing conflict between nations. The story follows the upheaval that stems from the intrusion of a small object of unusual power into an otherwise normal world.
- The Stone of Knowing (Book One)
- The Cost of Knowing (Book Two)
- The Seer (A novelette length prequel to The Stone of Knowing). The Seer is a standalone story that can also be read independently of other books in the series.
- The Rending* (A novelette length prequel to The Cost of Knowing)
Coming in February 2020…
- The Stone of Authority (Book Three) - I've finished it, and it's now out to beta readers and editors
*The Rending is a free download available to readers who subscribe to my mailing list. It can be read before The Stone of Knowing or The Cost of Knowing, but the recommended reading order is after both novels have been read.
The untroubled world of young Thomas Stablehand is changed forever when he stumbles upon an unusual stone. With the thoughts and intents of others laid bare, he eagerly indulges his curiosity. But seeing into other minds isn’t like Thomas expected. And troubles are only beginning.
Invaders attack the kingdom of Arvenon, and dangerous enemies seek the stone. Unable to release its full potential, Thomas has nowhere to turn except to his friend Will Prentis.
Will is fearless, and where he leads men follow. With the kingdom on the brink, Will leads a small band on a perilous quest to thwart the invaders. Fearing exposure, Thomas flees with them.
As Thomas struggles to unravel the enigma of the stone, Will must outwit a relentless adversary whose true purpose remains hidden.
Staying alive is a formidable challenge. Defeating their enemies seems an impossible dream.
The Stone of Knowing saga continues and concludes in The Cost of Knowing, book two of The Stone Cycle. (Note that The Stone of Knowing is not a standalone story.)
Thomas Stablehand’s life is not the only thing spinning out of control since he found the stone. Entire kingdoms are now in turmoil.
Will Prentis, newly appointed as army commander, must outmaneuver a growing array of enemies as he prepares for an unequal showdown with Arvenon's invaders. Thomas, hunted unceasingly, must sacrifice all to safeguard the stone.
The fate of kingdoms soon hinges on them as they confront a ruthless invader hiding a darker purpose.
The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows.
The Cost of Knowing concludes the saga begun in The Stone of Knowing, book one of The Stone Cycle. (Note that The Cost of Knowing is not a standalone story.)
Sheylha is a seer—a woman with unique and extraordinary abilities. Powerful men want to control her, to use her to dominate others.
Kalvor is a warrior of unusual tenacity, a hunter who never gives up. Driven by his past, he has become a dangerous enemy.
When Kalvor is sent to find and capture the seer, each of them will be tested in ways they could never have imagined.
In time the outcome will determine the fate of kingdoms.
The Seer is a short prequel to The Stone of Knowing, book one of The Stone Cycle. It is a novelette, so a quick read (5 chapters totalling 13,500 words). The Seer is a standalone story, so can be read independently of other Stone Cycle novels. It was written after The Stone of Knowing and The Cost of Knowing.
How to Order
- Ebooks are available from Amazon (in Kindle format)
- Paperbacks are available from Amazon, and also from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide, including barnesandnoble.com, bookdepository.com, booktopia.com.au, etc