Adventure Fiction

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BITCH OF BALARClick Here

Kidnapped with the able-bodied of her village, Calena is taken to the mines of Kristan and brutalized. Left for dead on the slag pile, she recovers but the trauma has left the voice of Krela, the spirit of death, resident within her mind. Pressed by Krela, Calena sets out to free her enslaved people and destroy the fort at Kristan.

DEMON HORDEClick Here

Dagast is a grotesque monster of a man whose shoulders and neck seemed oversized, even on his six-foot plus frame.  His arms were as thick as thighs and bristled with hair that appeared to spread out from his chest and back as if seeking a less crowded place to grow.  The outlaw chieftain is as ruthless as his appearance, never showing a hint of humor or compassion on his distorted face.  He commands a band of cutthroats the provinces neighboring his lair in the Desfalan Mountains decry as a demon horde.  No one dared to challenge Dagast until the youthful son of a commander of a city guard, Algin Tamas, ventures into his lair.

END OF FOREVER . . . Click Here

Goda Dabra is on her way to Katid to marry a minor noble when she is abducted from the horse train by brigands in the Tuduk Forest who abuse her.  Pulak Mazul, convicted noble on his way to his execution, takes advantage of the raid to escape and joins the brigands.  He eventually escapes with Goda and the pair are pursued, fighting off the men who are bent upon killing them.

KEEPER OF THE SEAL . . . Click Here

The southern Kharan desert was his to command but only as the unrepressed leader of an outlaw band. Taur raided the royal caravans of Sulan Gaghan with impunity to the chagrin of Kehlal, the grand malek of Akkaba. Yet, neither the assassins of the malek nor the ghirdhi regulars of the sulan can suppress the ruad.  Taur is defiant, rebelling against the mindless commitment to tradition embraced by his exiled tribesmen. Standing apart from the Dumari, he chose the unfettered lifestyle of a desert marauder; a self-reliant mode of living he will be forced to relinquish when he became their zham.  Destined to replace his aging father as head of the Dumari, Taur has little to look forward to until Fate intervened. He is on his way to the capitol city of Rizhad disguised as an itinerant merchant when a whirlwind series of events propels him into leading an insurrection, challenging Sulan Gaghan and Kehlal for the control of Akkaba.

REPRISALClick Here

Abram is a cold calculating zhan, a member of the Shagri, a caste of priestly warriors at the Temple of Ishkata in the city of Lakas.   His sister comes to congratulate him on his acceptance as a full-fledged member of the caste when the Shemasi attacks the city aided by a discredited zhan.  She and his mentor died at his side below the temple stairs along with the other members of his caste.  By chance, Abram is struck on the shoulder by a Shemasi war club and is knocked unconscious when his head strikes the base of a statue.  When he recovers, the Shemasi are gone, leaving the city in ruins.  Overwhelmed by grief, Abram swears revenge.  He sets out to kill the treacherous zhan and the grand prince of the Shemasi.  His ambition spirals as his grief subsides and he plots through intrigues to assume control of the Shemasi domain.

SWEET REVENGE . . . Click Here

Kadul Rashin, the son of Kalis Rashin, a former royal guard commander turned outlaw, is assigned sentry duty above the canyon that serves as their lair.  Cajoled by the warm morning sun, he falls asleep and fails to sound the alarm when the forces of Sulan Asin Fadid, led by Taran Maduk, attack.  The young man watches as his father and his men are executed.  Tormented by a deep sense of guilt, Kadul leaves the brigands’ lair in the Tolan Mountains, taking Lacca Pushah, the only other survivor of the raid, with him to Deran where Kadul decides to seek revenge by killing Sulan Fadid.  He and Lacca seek employment in the palace and, through a series of fateful circumstances, they both rise to the ranks of nobility, primarily through illicit affairs with the wives of the impotent sulan.  At the urging of Fadid’s first wife, Kadul is commissioned to provide a royal heir for the childless monarch, becoming the official stud stallion for the royal mares on the palaces seventh floor.  Given his new status, Kadul plots to kill the sulan and seize control of the sulanate, serving a regent to the heir he expects to father.

TALONS OF THE GODS . . . Click Here

Karanis, the transcendent sorcerer who managed to free himself of his material body, left behind twin sons, Seraph and Shaitan.  Both of his offspring, utilizing the texts of their father, partially achieved his transcendent state.  However, while Seraph managed to free himself completely from his emotions, Shaitan refused to give up his and, consequently, endures its torment, rendering him partially insane.  Seraph exists as a disembodied spirit but Shaitan maintains a fiery fluid form.

Before he left this earth, Karanis gave each of his sons an indestructible enchanted bracelet to protect them while they pursued their studies in the arcane.  These he named the Talons of the Gods.  The Talons have the power to protect the wearer from all weapons and can release a charge of electricity ranging from a stunning blast to total obliteration of a target.  Only the wearer can remove a Talon from his wrist and, when set aside in its active state, it will kill anyone who mishandles it.  Both sons set the bracelets aside when they surrendered their solid material forms.

As they progressed in their studies, Seraph and Shaitan became diametric opposites.  Seraph maintained his humility but Shaitan grew to fancy himself a god and sought to rule the Earth, claiming it as his personal domain.  A battle ensued between the brothers and, with the aid of Ramadian the imperion of Voltar, Seraph imprisoned Shaitan in an abyss atop the volcanic Mount Sannud.  Communicating via mental telepathy, Shaitan strives to secure control of the Talons in order to set himself free.  Both Talons are required to destroy the barrier imprisoning him.  Seraph opposes the efforts of his brother and, as only one possessing a human form may use the Talons, both sorcerers engage each other through the citizenry of Voltar, extending their conflict to the lowlands beneath the high plains, to the cities of the Malanat Desert.  There, their battle of wits rages on.

Mathias, the second son of Ramadian and a lackey of Shaitan whom he calls his god, poisons his aging father and murders his older brother, Mosian, and his immediate family in order to obtain the Talons.  However, his father dies before he removes them from his wrists and the bracelets become dormant.  Mathias cuts off the hands of his father to secure the Talons but is unable to place them on his arms.  An infant son of Mosian escapes the massacre of his family with the aid of his governess and is taken to a city in the Malanat.  Daran is now nearing his fifteenth birthday, an age when he can challenge his uncle, Mathias, for the throne of Voltar.

When Mathias learns of his nephew’s existence, he sends an assassin to murder the governess and the young heir.  The governess is poisoned but Daran escapes with the aid of a family member.  Believing that Daran will be able to reactivate the Talons, Shaitan intervenes.  He sends the Hagani of the Malanat who worship him to capture Daran and bring him to Voltar.  Seraph engages the aid of the paladin, Ethran of the city of Tarmak, to rescue the young man.

A council consisting of the heads of its nine estates rules the country of Voltar.  As a formality, a member of the family of Ramadian, the organizer of the domain, is chosen as its chief executive or imperion.  However, all important decisions are made by the Council of Nine and the imperion is little more than a figurehead.  Only Ramadian truly ruled the nation of Voltar.

With Seraph’s guidance, Ethran seeks to safely transport Daran to Voltar and give him over to the care of Tacion, the young heir’s cousin, one of the lords of the Council of Nine.  The paladin steals the dormant Talons of the Gods from the castle of Mathias and gives them to Daran.  Seraph hopes that, by donning the bracelets, the Talons will somehow revive and permanently protect Daran, making the young man the undisputed ruler of Voltar.  With the aid of the young monarch whom he can influence, Seraph hopes to keep the indestructible enchanted bracelets out of his malevolent brother’s grasp.

THE BLADESMAN . . .  Click Here

Davad Colandar is a ruthless bounty hunter employed by the fishmongers of Moratta to track down Naro Maldini and his small band of raiders who have been harassing the fishing villages along the coast of the Sagrad Sea.  After systematically dispatching several members of the band, he locates Maldini at the raucous border village of Eshuna where Tagra Saral, a wandering gambler, suggests that Colandar could increase his fortune measurably by meeting Maldini in a staged formal duel.  Enticed by the size of the purse offered, Colandar agrees.  However, forced to comply with stringent rules of combat, Colandar begins to doubt his prowess.  Maldini is an expert swordsman and duelist whereas Colandar never attacks his opponents unless at a distinct advantage.  As the day of combat approaches, Maldini begins to question his ability, his confidence shaken by Colandar’s reputation and an injury he has sustained to his left eye.  With the avid participation of the village innkeepers, the event spirals out of control, drawing spectators from several nearby cities.  In the sweltering heat of the midday sun, Colandar and Maldini meet in a makeshift arena before a raucous crowd.  The death of one of the combatants is the only acceptable outcome.

THE CRYSTAL CURSE . . . Click Here

On the isolated island of Calista, the clans of Klaran and Montig are at odds and on the brink of war.  Fastian Vedal, brother to the earl of Klaran is marshaling an army to attack Montig.  Geral Macave, first minister to the ailing Lord Vado Redan, is preparing to defend Montig against the Klaran assault.  Lord Vado Redan beseeches his nephew and heir to assume control of Montig as lord protector.  However, Dagar Redan vacillates.  Although serving as commander of the palace guard, he is unwilling to command more than a brigade of guardsmen delegated the menial chore of escorting their minister of trade.  Unwilling to assume the mantle of authority, he defers to his cousin, Tamas Lorang.  Tamas issues the orders and, in truth, commands the guard.  Dagar continues in his malaise until Fate intercedes in the form of an old Ludrin hag.  His demeanor changes abruptly when she presents him with a common quartz crystal.  The stone elicits prophetic visions that haunt his sleep and Dagar becomes a driven man, obsessed with his dreams.  He assumes control of the Montig forces and violently confronts the Klaran army, seeking to unify Calista in a single domain.

Zandor
Kebu is a black warrior of undisputed skill who serves as a guide and protector for caravans plying the Sabran desert. His life is reasonably predictable until he is contracted by the merchant Retal to transport a mysterious young girl to the fabled reclusive city of Zandor. Upon arrival, he finds himself immersed in a ritualistic duel, the Kamaral. As the forced champion of Devana, the girl he transports to Zandor, he must face a hulking brute in mortal combat as the pair scale the treacherous slopes of the lofty Kai. The only alternative is death. As a prelude to the duel, Kebu is involved in a morass of intrigue. Zandor is festering. The city is divided into two hostile religious cliques competing for absolute control and their slaves are plotting a revolt. As a black man in the midst of a city dominated by whites, Kebu finds himself drawn into its conflicts, despised by both the white highborn and their brown skinned slaves.

 Sordid Tales of the Sultre

After he was driven into hiding by outraged parents for producing a children’s book about a chipmonk entitled “Chippy does the Squirrels”, the harried author settled in a tent in the woods with his laptop computer and began to write this raucous ribald tale set in a fictitiously bizarre middle eastern desert wherein the characters of the novel have outlandish exchanges with the frazzled author

Growing Up Kanaka (FREE)
A condensed bio of my early years on the Big Island of Hawaii during World War II following Pearl Harbor attack written for the benefit of my six sons to quote me “So that they would understand why their father was so weird by contemporary standards”. 

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