Fantasy Writing

131 Days (Book 1)

Strength.
Honor.
Death.

Once every year, in the city of Sunja, gladiators meet within the arena known as Sunja’s Pit.

Men such as Baylus, Goll, and Halm enter for the lure of fortune. Others enter for the fame. And some simply for the fight.

The games continue for days, until a champion is finally crowned. Or all who are involved perish.

This is blood sport at its finest. At its worst. At its longest.

131 Days.

NOTE: This is a novella of approx. 130 pages or 39,000 words.

131 Days: House of Pain (Book 2)

Strength.
Honor.
Death.

Once every year, in the city of Sunja, gladiators meet within the arena known as Sunja’s Pit. Some men enter for the lure of fortune, some for the fame, and some simply for the fight. The games continue for days until a champion is finally crowned.

Or until all involved perish.

Four companions struggle to change their lives in and out of the arena as it becomes clear that to be a Free Trained pit fighter is to live with a mark on one’s head. And not everyone is pleased to learn of their plans, as the four warriors soon discover that the path to establishing a formal presence in the games, after the season has started, is infinitely more difficult than expected. All the while, unseen forces watch, waiting for the best time to strike at the companions and take everything that they have.

This is blood sport at its finest.
At its worst.
At its longest.

131 Days: House of Pain. Approximately 350 pages, or 126K words.

131 Days: Spikes and Edges (Book 3)

Strength.
Honor.
Death.

Once every year, in the city of Sunja, gladiators meet within the arena known as Sunja’s Pit. Some men enter for the lure of fortune, some for the fame, and some simply for the fight. The games continue for days until a champion is finally crowned.

Or until all involved perish.

Feeling the weight of sustained injuries, Halm decides upon his future with the Ten, which prompts a crippled Pig Knot to contemplate his own remaining days. An act of vengeance drives Borchus into hiding. Within the underbelly of the Pit, arrangements are made to introduce Sunja’s most despised and dangerous criminals into the games, including a captured group of Nordish Jackals.

All the while, the House of Ten prepares for its day of vengeful blood matches, where the gladiator known only as Junger will shine as a legend.

This is blood sport at its finest.
At its worst.
At its longest.

131 Days: Spikes and Edges (book 3). Approximately 240 pages, or 84K words. Contains violence and some language.

131 Days: About the Blood (Book 4)

Strength.
Honor.
Death.

Once every year, in the city of Sunja, gladiators meet within the arena known as Sunja’s Pit. Some men enter for the lure of fortune, some for the fame, and some simply for the fight. The games continue for days until a champion is finally crowned.

Or until all involved perish.

The fighting season continues, and as a result, Goll prepares to participate once again in the games while one man plots revenge upon the returning Kree.

Growing weary of the insolent Prajus, golden-faced Gastillo seeks to strike a bargain with the wine merchant Nexus, which would rid him of his troublesome gladiator and provide him with the wealth to forever leave the games.

Seeking death, Pig Knot wanders the alleys and backstreets of Sunja and discovers the city of his birth does not favor him in the least.

The captured Jackals embrace the Pit and discover the arena sands favor them. And the Perician Weapon – now called Wonder – faces perhaps his most telling match yet.

This is blood sport at its finest. At its worst. At its longest.

White Sands, Red Steel

Mad.
Brutal.
Unpredictable.

And those are their good points.

Vicious. Hateful. Foul-mouthed and bad tempered… He-Dog and Balless are all of these and more but, as mercenaries go, they are not without some merit. After accepting a mission that no one wanted, He-Dog and Balless travel the treacherous Lands of the South to the glittering city of Foust. There, they find the fabled walls under a massive Beastman siege.

No one in their right mind would try to get past an army of Beastmen. But He-Dog, Balless, and their companions aren’t in their right minds.

Getting into Foust is utter madness. Getting out will get them killed.

Approx. 305 pages.

The Troll Hunter

A warrior with a secret.
A band of cutthroats.
And a monster of legend.

Battle rusty from the war infirmaries, a company of Sujins, the heavy infantry of Sunja, march north. They guard a mysterious koch destined for another land. Whipped by the murderous Rusk the Two Knife and led by the enigmatic Bloor, the only cavalier to survive the Field of Skulls, they will march into the unknown, and arrive at the teeth of hell.

And only one man will possess the skills to bring the survivors back.

A tale of heroic fantasy. Some graphic violence and language.

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