“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.”
Radcon this year is my busiest schedule at any con I've done, yet. As you can see below, several of these panels are geared toward me in particular, and several more are geared toward my particular areas of expertise as an author, adventurer, martial artist, linguist,...
So, something fun. We took a week and did a retreat to the desert. Well, not so much a retreat as a frontal assault, but the point is, we left the rainy Northwest and ended up in the desert.Some of you may remember that the desert and I don’t get along so well. I’m...
“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
RadCon 8 Pasco, WA February 14-16, 2020
Panel events all weekend, including combat demonstrations, successful publishing strategies, and conlanging (creating fantasy languages). At 7 PM on Saturday, Feb 15, Joseph Malik will teach a class on employing celestial navigation on an alien planet. Full author schedule here.
Barnes & Noble Kennewick, WA February 15, 2020
Author appearance & signing, 12-2 PM. facebook.com/BNKennewick
NorWesCon 43 Seattle, WA April 9-12, 2020
Military Track panelist and moderator, including demonstrations of Norse roundshield combat and close-quarters tomahawk. norwescon.org
Watch this space for additional news about 2020 appearances.
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 computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command.