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Hardcover Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-0997887549
  • 386 pages
  • $29.99
Paperback Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-0997887556
  • 390 pages
  • $16.99
Ebook Details
  • 09/2016
  • 9780997887501 B01JF0KWZ8
  • 390 pages
  • $5.99
Dragon's Trail
Joseph Malik, author

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

"I didn't come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back."

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. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.

When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth's mythical past. He 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 being hailed as the pioneering work of a new genre: the Fantasy Technothriller.

Reviews
Malik’s debut novel sparkles with a fresh take on some traditional epic fantasy tropes. Jarrod Torrealday is a disgraced Olympic-level fencer. Years ago, when he was at the top of his game, he accidentally killed a competitor and was consequently banned from the life he loved. He’s survived since by teaching the art of the sword and consulting on stunts for films. When offered the opportunity to travel to the fantasy land of Gateskeep and assist with their upcoming war, he happily accepts, bringing along his friend Carter Sorenson, a greatsword expert, and as many of his “artisanal killing tools and works of 21st-century metallurgical genius” as he can carry. What follows is a deceptively simple and shockingly painful crash course in the politics of a world with Dark Ages–level technology. Despite a slow start, the action, humor, and intrigue quickly build, showcasing Jarrod as James Bond in tarnished armor. Detailed descriptions of equipment and tactics don’t distract from the plot; rather, they add a layer of depth and dimension that carries the tale to the next level. This is a highly enjoyable story for fans of self-aware epic fantasy. (BookLife)
Forever Lost in Literature

"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."

Tiana Warner, #1 bestselling author of Ice Massacre

"A fantasy read that delivers on every level. I don't think I've come across a storyline like this!"

News
06/18/2017
#1 Fantasy Bestseller in US e-book stores

Dragon's Trail has gone into wide release and is now available in all major e-book stores.  It currently sits atop the Fantasy bestseller list at the Barnes & Noble Nook store, Amazon Kindle store, and the Kobo e-book store!  Introductory price of $0.99 valid now through 6/25/17.  Pick up a copy today!  

05/08/2017
Amazon International Bestseller!

Dragon's Trail is being discovered around the globe... today it received its "bestseller" badge on Amazon.ca as Canadians boosted it all the way up to #1 in Fantasy! In Australia it's currently at #2 in Fantasy, and in the UK it hit #2 in Sword and Sorcery.  A big milestone for this exciting new author!  

04/01/2017
Appearances at NorWesCon April 7-10

Joseph Malik will be a guest author and panelist at NorWesCon 40 in SeaTac, WA. Panels include Worldbuilding: The Military ElementAsymmetric Warfare, and Norse Sword, Shield, & Spear Tactical Combat.

Book signing and Q&A will take place on Saturday, April 9 in Grand Ballroom 2.  Pick up your copy of Dragon's Trail from the University Bookstore's onsite collection and meet the author!  

09/01/2017
Dragon's Trail comes to Hardcover this fall!

Dragon's Trail became a surprise hit and international bestseller as an e-book, and soon will be available in hardcover for the first time! Stay tuned for release date and pre-order information.

11/10/2017
Joseph Malik on KIRO FM Morning News

VETERANS DAY WEEKEND EVENTS:

Friday 11/10: Catch Joseph Malik on KIRO-FM 97.3 Morning News with Dave Ross!  

Saturday 11/11:  Meet Joseph Malik, bestselling author of Dragon's Trail, in person at the Barnes & Noble in Tukwila, WA. 4:00-5:00 PM Lecture: Research in Fantasy Worldbuilding. 5:00-7:00 PM: Book signing 

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-0997887549
  • 386 pages
  • $29.99
Paperback Details
  • 10/2017
  • 978-0997887556
  • 390 pages
  • $16.99
Ebook Details
  • 09/2016
  • 9780997887501 B01JF0KWZ8
  • 390 pages
  • $5.99

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