"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.
"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."
"A fantasy read that delivers on every level. I don't think I've come across a storyline like this!"
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!
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!
Joseph Malik will be a guest author and panelist at NorWesCon 40 in SeaTac, WA. Panels include Worldbuilding: The Military Element, Asymmetric 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!
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.
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