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

Christmas 2020: STONELANDS

Christmas 2020: STONELANDS

As some of you might have seen in my other social media by now, the first book of the next series, tentatively entitled Stonelands, is through its final draft. Merry Christmas. I started writing Stonelands back in October of 2019, though I've been concepting it since...

“It’s Probably Fine” : Winter 2020

“It’s Probably Fine” : Winter 2020

Well, it's been nine months. I'd say that a lot has happened, but that's kind of an understatement. COVID hit Washington State early, in late February, right after RadCon. The Army wasted no time in designating me "Essential Personnel" and I've been pretty much alone...

“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

Adventure awaits . . .

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Upcoming Events:

NorWesCon 43  Seattle, WA  April 9-12, 2020 


Military Track panelist and moderator, including demonstrations of Norse roundshield combat and close-quarters tomahawk.

Book signing and meet & greet at University of Washington Bookstore kiosk. 

UPDATE: Joseph Malik will appear at Norwescon 44 in 2021.



Check back soon for news about 2021 appearances. 


About the Author


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.