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.”
The Booklife Prize
“[Dragon’s Trail] features immersive detail and hold-your-breath battle scenes.”
Just a quickie this morning. Below is the audio of my interview with Dave Ross on KIRO Morning News for Veterans Day. As you can see in the picture, Dave did a wonderful job of throwing me a few questions that took some work to answer. Thanks again, Dave! ...
Hey, everybody. Happy autumn! As we get into the colder weather, I’ll let you in on a little secret to this time of year: one part red wine, three parts hot cocoa. Trust me on this. And don’t forget the marshmallows. I also want to talk a bit about what went into this...
“Hard fantasy, written with great attention paid to every last detail. Malik’s writing is both 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
Joseph Malik 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 early 2018.