“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.”
Hello, friends. It's been a while. I haven’t been active on this blog because I’ve been very active on social media over the past couple of years. Also, I’ve been wrapped up in the mad scramble that is Army Medical Retirement—imagine a scavenger hunt designed entirely...
Well, it's con season again. Finally! My first con is a small local fantasy and SF convention, RustyCon. This will be my first time at RustyCon, and I've heard a ton about it over the years. I'm really excited about this. My schedule is below. If you are visiting from...
“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
Doubletree Hotel, Sea-Tac, WA April 6-9, 2023
Panelist and moderator, including demonstrations of armed and unarmed close-quarters combat. Book Signing / Meet & Greet session.
Full schedule coming. Watch the Blog for details.
Check back soon for news about further 2023 appearances.
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 late 2023. 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.