Skip to main content

The Call of Fate now Available for PreOrder

My new short story The Call of Fate is available for preorder.  Here is a short excerpt:

Wogan Nance, more commonly referred to as Boot Chuck by his squad, looked out over the sprawling camp of the army. Tents were lined up orderly in rows for as far as the eye could see. Soldiers milled around cook fires, sharpened swords, and fletched arrows, mostly staying close to their own squad's compound of tents and supplies. He wondered how many soldiers were like himself, hiding their true nature to keep from being used up in short order. He wondered how many secret mages, or at least those with the ability to become mages lurked in midst of the throng of these men and women.

Mages were a hot commodity in the Imperial Army as it swept across the continent claiming new lands for its own. Magic turned the tide in battle for whichever side had the most numerous mages. While ability helped greatly, a large number of fledgling mages could overcome a seasoned magical user in due time, at the cost of a large number of their own mages. The empire relied on numbers more than ability. However, that tactic was beginning to wane as less and less mages were readily available to the commanders. Pretty soon, they would have to start using real tactics with the mages or risk having none left.

Boot Chuck held his secret tightly. He didn't want to risk becoming like the hundreds of fledgling mages before him, dead in their first battle because of poor magical strategy. The Mage Imperator had died in the first engagement on this continent over one hundred days ago. Yes, the commanders had replaced him, but there was no one with magical abilities even close to what his had been. And, they didn't have the strategy to command the position properly. So, whoever was placed in the position usually ended up getting more mages killed than surviving. The army commanders knew strategy, but they didn't have a clue in how to fight magical battles. That was what the Mage Imperator was for.

Check out my author page on Amazon to see all my titles.


Popular posts from this blog

A Gambler's Odds Available for PreOrder

A Gambler's Odds is available for pre-order on Amazon. This is the fifth installment in The Colliding Empires short story collection and will be available for download on 12/22/14. I hope you enjoy the book. I've had a ton of fun writing this series. This story marks the official halfway point for The Colliding Empires. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and keep reading!

Amazon Author Page Following

Check out my Author Page on Amazon! You can follow me there and get notified of new releases and my current portfolio. I think it's a great resource for those who want to get notified as soon as new titles become available. The Colliding Empires short stories have been coming out in a flurry lately. I'll be starting on the final five stories of The Colliding Empires soon. I'm hoping you won't have to wait as long for those as the previous five. By following me on Amazon, you'll be able to know as soon as they're available. Check out my page and follow, you won't regret it.