“Action, humor, and intrigue . . . James Bond in tarnished armor.”Publishers Weekly
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.”The Booklife Prize
The New Magic is entering its final round of typesetting and proofing. Our intention is to have it up for pre-order in about two weeks, on the 15th of August, with a release date of the 18th of September. If you’re a newsletter subscriber, we will have a special offer for you if you pre-order.
Highlights for me at MisCon include a reading from The New Magic on Saturday the 26th at 3 PM, and a worldbuilding panel with Brandon Sanderson (the MisCon 32 Guest of Honor) on Saturday at 6 PM.
“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
Worldcon (San Jose, CA) - Aug 17-19
Joseph Malik will be appearing at Worldcon 76 from August 17-19.
Oxblood Books will have a table in Creators Alley.
There will be an author meet and greet & signing event at 2 PM on Saturday, August 18th at the SFWA Table, which is located in the Autographs area of the Exhibit Hall.
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. Dragon’s Trail is his first novel. A sequel, The New Magic, is scheduled for release in 2018.