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Welcome to Malora! (and now Tawas and Bacra, too!)




I get asked a lot about the correct order to read my books in. This gets complicated so hopefully my explanation won't be too confusing. Because the books focus on different characters in different eras, I've learned from my readers that most of the books stand well enough on their own that reading them in a specific order isn't necessary.

Several of the books stand alone and can be read in whichever order you choose. Mayfly Requiem, Shadows of Absolution, and the first two books in the Emergence trilogy work very well on their own. The Emergence trilogy is a very distant sequel to the original five books and is its own complete story, but reading the eight books as a set gives a lot more insight into the history and lore of Malora/Melor. The eight stories are connected by three immortal characters who act as bridges between the past and the future.

There are two common reading orders for The Malora Octet, and the order you choose may alter your perception of the world. Mayfly Requiem can be read either before or after the Echoes of Oblivion trilogy, but it may be a little easier to ease into my world if the trilogy is read first.

The short story collection, Rain Falls on Malora, encompasses the entire series, so it may be best not to read a story that corresponds to a book you haven't read. I'll be releasing the collection Summer 2018.

I changed the ebook covers for the series in May of 2018 so they identify the chronological order and are consistent across the series. I plan on leaving the paperback covers alone for now since I have limited time and energy to rework them all.

Chronological:
1. Mayfly Requiem
2. The Abyssal Night
3. Shards of Chaos
4. The Shattered Veil
5. Shadows of Absolution
6. Sand into Glass
7. The Crystal Lattice
8. Arrow of Entropy

My preferred order because Mayfly likes to be a spoiler:
1. The Abyssal Night
2. Shards of Chaos
3. The Shattered Veil
4. Mayfly Requiem
5. Shadows of Absolution
6. The Crystal Lattice
7. Sand into Glass
8. Arrow of Entropy
9. Rain Falls on Malora

If you want to go the strange route, here is the order I wrote them in:
1. The Crystal Lattice
2. The Abyssal Night
3. Shards of Chaos
4. The Shattered Veil
5. Mayfly Requiem
6. Shadows of Absolution
7. Sand into Glass
8. Arrow of Entropy
9. Rain Falls on Malora




Due to low sales from other retailers, I've moved my ebooks back to just Amazon. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read them for free! If you don't have a Kindle, you can download a free e-reader app for other devices here. I also have paperbacks available from CreateSpace, Amazon, and other retailers.

Ebooks on Amazon:

Completely separate from Malora, one of my short stories, "They", was included in a Halloween anthology, which was released in October 2015.


May 2018 saw the release of two of my short stories in two anthologies by Kristell Ink/Grimbold Books.

"Facsimile" appears in Infinite Dysmorphia and "Lastborn" is in Holding On By Our Fingertips.



My oddball baby is Huron. I've loosely categorized it as YA Horror, but it doesn't fit neatly into that genre or any other that I've found. Huron is available in paperback and e-book.



And now, for a new world...

The Bacra Chronicles is my new series. It's more of a traditional sword and sorcery epic fantasy than The Malora Octet is, but I've had a lot of fun subverting some of the standard tropes.

The first book, Cavelost is out in paperback and e-book. Book 2, Faelost has just been released, and I'm currently working on Book 3, Spellkeeper.






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