“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
I want to touch back on POV and voice again, because the last installment on voice was something of a master class. I wanted to write a post that's a bit more basic, for those of you who are just getting started on your writing journey. This post is an introduction to...
THIS POST HAS SPOILERS FOR DRAGON'S TRAIL. This is a topic that has come up a few times. And frankly, I've been nervous to discuss it, since it's a touchy subject. However, now that The New Magic is going through developmental editing, I was going over deleted scenes...
“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.