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My name is Allan Packer, and I write epic fantasy.

This website explores my books (available in ebook, print, and audiobook format), release plans, giveaways, and other related information. It also offers background on me.

In particular, I'd like to introduce you to my fantasy series…

But first…


Amazing Limited Time Deal at Chirp!
Chirp is offering incredible deals on the first 3 audiobooks in my The Stone Cycle series:
  • The Stone of Knowing (Book 1) — selling at just $1.99!
  • The Cost of Knowing (Book 2) — selling at the significantly reduced price of $5.99
  • The Stone of Authority (Book 3) — selling at the significantly reduced price of $5.99
Check it out now! This deal is only available until October 17.



The Stone Cycle


A young stablehand stumbles upon a seemingly insignificant stone. His world is changed forever.

But the stone isn't just his secret. A ruthless enemy is searching for it relentlessly, lusting after its power…

The Stone of Knowing begins a new saga—tracing the discovery of a small object of unusual power by an ordinary person, and its growing impact on the surrounding kingdoms.

If you enjoy epic fantasy with gripping action, relatable characters, and clean romance in a sweeping coming of age saga, then try the novels of The Stone Cycle now!



Reading Order


*The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing is a complete story of novelette length. It can be read independently of other books in the series, although the recommended reading order is after The Cost of Knowing (Book 2) and before The Struggle for Authority (Book 4).

**The Rending: A Prequel to The Cost of Knowing
is a complete story of novelette length. It can be read at any time, although the recommended reading order is after The Cost of Knowing. It is available in a number of formats:
  • An ebook is available free to readers who subscribe to my mailing list.
  • An audiobook version is available from libraries and a wide range of online audiobook sellers, including Audible, Amazon, and Apple. Subscribers to my mailing list are welcome to request a free copy.
  • A print edition is available from Amazon and from a wide range of online booksellers worldwide.



Box Sets




The Stone of Knowing (The Stone Cycle Book 1)


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A talisman that unmasks thoughts, desires, deepest secrets. The fate of kingdoms depends on mastering its power and protecting it...

Under the cold eye of his father, Thomas Stablehand labors in Arvenon's royal stables as his forebears have done for generations.

Everything changes when he stumbles upon an unusual stone.

His new prize lays bare the thoughts and intents of others. Thomas, intoxicated by its revelations, eagerly indulges his curiosity. He quickly experiences the repercussions of peeking into other people’s minds, and the consequences of misusing his new ability.

When invaders attack the kingdom, Thomas has nowhere to turn except to his friend Will Prentis, an ambitious and gifted leader who has risen rapidly in the ranks of the king’s army. With the kingdom on the brink, Will leads a small band of soldiers to thwart the invaders. Fearing exposure in the capital, and hoping to help prevent catastrophe, Thomas joins them.

But powerful enemies seek the stone for their own ends. As Will faces a relentless opponent whose true purpose remains hidden, Thomas must decide what price he's willing to pay to protect the stone and preserve the kingdom.

"A fantastic epic fantasy read, with an engrossing plotline and well fleshed-out characters." Amazon reviewer

The Stone of Knowing is Book 1 of The Stone Cycle, a multi-part saga. The first part of the ongoing tale concludes in Book 2, The Cost of Knowing.

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The Cost of Knowing (The Stone Cycle Book 2)


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The ripples begin to make waves

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 continues the saga of The Stone Cycle, concluding the story begun in book one, The Stone of Knowing. The story of a key character is also revealed in an included bonus novelette, The Gamble.

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The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing


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Eyes see no more than a glimpse

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: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing is a complete story of novelette length. It can be read independently of other Stone Cycle novels. It is recommended to be read after The Cost of Knowing (Book 2) and before The Struggle for Authority (Book 4).

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The Stone of Authority (The Stone Cycle Book 3)


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The invasion is over, and the survivors of the shattered Rogandan army have straggled home. The people of Arvenon and the surrounding kingdoms are at peace. Or so they believe.

Little do they know that a new stone of power has emerged, controlled by a cruel tyrant bent on destruction. But King Agon of Rogand lusts after much more than conquest. He will settle for nothing less than unending power.

No armies are massing at the border. The kingdoms face a threat from within.

As chaos spreads, Will, Steffan, Essanda, and Arvenon’s other key defenders are each confronted with crisis. If any one of them stumbles, the kingdom will fall.

The Stone of Authority is Book 3 of The Stone Cycle, a complete story within a multi-part saga.

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The Struggle for Authority (The Stone Cycle Book 4)


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Arvenon is controlled by a traitor. The kingdom of Castel teeters on the brink. With the unseen hand of King Agon of Rogand pulling the strings, a mantle of oppression is slowly settling over the four kingdoms.

Now recovered from the assassination attempt, King Steffan of Arvenon sets out to wrest back control of his kingdom, vigorously supported by Will, Rufe, Thomas, and their allies. Unlikely influences might ultimately tip the balance.

In a desperate attempt to block Agon, Will and Thomas set out for Rogand. What each of them encounters there will shake them to the core. The fate of four kingdoms will hinge upon the Stone of Authority.

The Struggle for Authority is Book 4 of The Stone Cycle, a complete story within a multi-part saga.

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The Stone of Knowing Complete Set (The Stone Cycle Complete Sets Book 1)


The epic fantasy saga of The Stone Cycle begins...

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A talisman that unmasks thoughts, desires, deepest secrets. The fate of kingdoms depends on mastering its power and protecting it...

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 to him, 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 Thomas has nowhere to turn except to his friend Will Prentis, a gifted and ambitious leader who has risen rapidly in the ranks of the king’s army.

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 his secret will be exposed, and hoping to help prevent catastrophe, Thomas flees with them.

But dangerous enemies seek the stone for their own ends. As Will faces a relentless opponent whose true purpose remains hidden, Thomas must decide what price he's willing to pay to protect the stone and preserve the kingdom.

The odds are hopeless. And for three kingdoms, the stakes are higher than anyone knows.


The Stone of Knowing Complete Set is a complete story that begins the ongoing saga of The Stone Cycle. It includes the novels The Stone of Knowing and The Cost of Knowing as well as the novelette The Seer: A Prequel to The Stone of Knowing.

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AudioBooks (also available at libraries and other online audiobook stores)
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The Stone of Authority Complete Set (The Stone Cycle Complete Sets Book 2)


The epic fantasy saga of The Stone Cycle continues…

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A new stone of power has emerged, controlled by a cruel tyrant bent on destruction. But King Agon of Rogand lusts after much more than conquest. He will settle for nothing less than unending power.

No armies are massing at the border. The kingdoms face a threat from within.

As chaos spreads, Will, Steffan, Essanda, and Arvenon’s other key defenders are each confronted with crisis. If any one of them stumbles, the kingdom will fall.

The fate of four kingdoms will hinge upon the Stone of Authority.


The Stone of Authority Complete Set is a complete story that continues the ongoing saga of The Stone Cycle. It includes the novels The Stone of Authority and The Struggle for Authority.

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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
  • Audiobooks are available from a wide range of online audiobook stores. Listen for free through your library. (Audiobooks are currently available for all titles except The Stone of Authority and The Struggle for Authority.)



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