Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Free iBooks for Fantasy Lovers

Do you like fantasy fiction but crave something a little different?

For greater variety, check out indie fiction at the Apple iBooks store. There are thousands of authors like me who write good books that don't quite hang on the marketing hooks of big publishing companies.

Ebook technology has made it possible for authors to directly publish their works for readers. Now we have a literary marketplace that better represents the creative talents of humanity.

And because indie authors like me don't have a big company to buy shelf space at Barnes & Noble so you can notice me, I have to give away some of my fantasy books so you might get curious and give me a whirl.

My obscurity is your gain. You get some free ibooks that are great reads. 

In fact one of my free ibooks Werelord Thal: A Renaissance Werewolf Tale just earned a 5-star review that called it a "great read."

Werelord Thal is the first part of the Werewolves in the Renaissance series. It's like a Renaissance faire with paranmoral creatures. The only down side is that people actually get burned to death.

Werelord Thal is properly labeled historical fantasy. I carefully crafted the setting of 1561 Bohemia around historical themes and realities based on my research.

The Renaissance or Early Modern history of Europe has always been one of my favorites. The period fascinates me and terrifies me. The worst part is knowing that it is the rootstock from which my current civilization is grown.

About Werelord Thal:

Thal is wanted for Devil worship and shape shifting but still boldly walks the streets of 16th century Prague. Jesuits hunt him. Mercenaries fear him. Musicians sing his praise, and women are captivated by his alpha swagger.

Born of a witch and a sorcerer, he is summoned when his desperate mother casts the werewolf spell before facing torture and execution. Burdened with her magical call for vengeance Thal seeks the men that killed her. His hunt is complicated when the Magistrate’s stepdaughter Altea Kardas crosses his path. Horrified that her community is burning women to death, she can confide her doubt and fear only to Thal.

He desires her greatly but knows he will bring ruin upon her. Across Bohemia and beyond people who are different are labeled heretics in a restless world hobbled by tyrannical ignorance. The Renaissance has thrown the Holy Roman Empire into turmoil. Printed books are spreading radical ideas. Firearms are triggering a new age of warfare. And the human spirit is shaking off obedience.

Thal embodies the ancient magic of the pagan past. He challenges a world conquered by a spiritual system that denies the flesh and forgets the Earth. And he awakens within Altea recognition of these truths. She believes any risk is worth loving him until she becomes the bait in a trap set by Thal’s enemies.

My other free ibook is Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I. It's the first novel I ever published, and it has earned me a lot praise and a little hate. 

Union of Renegades is epic fantasy. It has no historical references from the real world although history in general deeply inspires my fantasy writing.

Union of Renegades is set in the world of the rys. They are a magical race with a tendency to rule over humans. They often inspire fanatical devotion from their human champions who serve them in wars against their magical enemies.

About Union of Renegades:

Have you ever looked at the facts of your life and realized your dreams won't come true? Have you ever looked into the unknown and seen opportunity? For Dreibrand Veta, a young officer in the Horde of the Atrophane Empire, these questions explode from his spirit in a fit of rage and launch him into an epic struggle. After he encounters a rare super race, the rys, he is forced to choose sides between passionate rivals and navigate his way through a foreign culture all while plotting to seize his own wealth and glory.

In this opening novel of The Rys Chronicles you'll meet a man scarred by bad deeds who answers the call of a heroic cause. An unconventional heroine will tug at your sympathies as she bravely faces adversity with all the strengths and vulnerabilities of her womanhood. And overarching it all are the rys. Their magic makes them superior to humans, but they are not above employing humans in their deadly schemes.

Right now I have two free iBooks available in over 50 countries at the Apple iBooks store. If you've updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS8, then the iBooks app is preloaded. You're just one touch away from an endless supply of reading material.

My novels are also available at numerous other retailers including my website Brave Luck Books

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