“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
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.
Coming in September 2018, The New Magic is a white-knuckle fantasy thriller from Joseph Malik, and the highly-anticipated sequel to the international bestseller Dragon’s Trail.
“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
Miscon (Missoula, MT) - May 25-28
Joseph Malik will be a panelist at MisCon 32 from May 25-28.
WorldCon (San Jose, CA) - August 16-20
Joseph Malik will be attending and exhibiting at WorldCon 76 between August 16-20 (exact dates TBA).
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.