“Action, humor, and intrigue . . . James Bond in tarnished armor.”
Book One: Dragon’s Trail
Once dubbed “The Deadliest Man Alive,” Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. He now scrapes by as a stuntman and technical consultant for low-budget fantasy films.
A young sorcerer from another world offers Jarrod the gig of a lifetime: adviser to the war council for a magical realm teetering on the edge of collapse, with a foreign army massing just beyond its borders.
Swept into a treacherous and deadly world of intrigue and conspiracy, Jarrod soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war.
Seamlessly blending hard science with epic fantasy, Dragon’s Trail is an international bestseller that’s being hailed as the pioneering work of a new genre: the Fantasy Technothriller. Dragon’s Trail is available at all major retailers in ebook and hardcopy formats.
“Fantasy with a twist . . . executed with verve and intelligence.”
“[Dragon’s Trail] features immersive detail and hold-your-breath battle scenes.”
“. . . within four hours of announcing that I’d engineered sexual violence out of my worldbuilding—that I’d used it in Dragon’s Trail to show the difference in societies but I’ll never use it again—Dragon’s Trail sold every paperback copy that we’d brought.”
So, here we are. I've been a little busy; apologies for the lack of updates. Lots of huge things going on, and the biggest one right now is that I'm going to be appearing on three panels at WorldCon in Dublin on the 15-16 of August. I'll also be doing a signing on...
“Hard fantasy, written with great attention paid to every last detail . . . effortless and finely written. The world-building is extremely well done and so realistic that I was able to easily fall into this world and enjoy every minute.”
Forever Lost in Literature
Sept. 25, 2019: Guest Appearance: Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 8 PM. Master class and Q&A on completing first drafts. https://hugohouse.org/store/class/roughing-it-write-a-rough-draft-of-your-book-in-six-weeks-rebecca-agiewich twitter.com/@hugohouse
In addition to fiction, Joseph Malik writes and lectures on advanced intelligence theory and asymmetric warfare for the U.S. military. He has worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window washer, a freelance writer, a computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command.