The New Magic

The white-knuckle sequel to the #1 International Bestseller Dragon’s Trail

“Tell me who you ride beside, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

– Falconsrealm proverb

  “Action, humor, and intrigue . . . James Bond in tarnished armor.”

Publishers Weekly

The Outworlders

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



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NORWESCON 45, April 6-9 2023

NORWESCON 45, April 6-9 2023

The theme for NWC 45 is "Between Two Worlds," and what better theme for a portal fantasy author? My schedule for Norwescon 45 is a beast, with panels and demos each day, and all day on Friday and Saturday. Subjects will run the gamut from Norse swordsmanship to...

“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.”

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Holiday Inn, Missoula, MT  May 24-27, 2024 

Panelist and moderator, including weapons and hand combat demonstrations.

Full schedule coming. Watch the Blog for details.




Check back soon for news about further 2023 appearances. 


About the Author

 Joseph Malik is the internationally bestselling author of Dragon’s Trail and The New Magic. Book III of his debut series, Coin of the Realm, is tentatively scheduled for release in 2025. A disabled veteran and former member of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Joseph Malik has also worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window cleaner, and a touring rock musician. He is a member of SFWA, represented by Sarah Hershman at Hershman Rights Management, NY.