Synopses & Reviews
In one world, theyre ordinary university students. In another world, they are a company of heroes in a place of magic and myth called Anfractus
The Cree called the area Oscana, pile of bones,” a fertile hunting ground where game abounded. The white settlers changed that to Wascana. And centuries later, it became Wascana Park, a wooded retreat in the midst of the urban sprawl of Regina.
For a select few, who stay in the park until midnight, the land reverts into a magical kingdom, populated by heroes and monsters. They become warriors, bards, archers, gladiators. In the city called Anfractus, they live out a real-life role playing game.
All harmless fununtil they find themselves in the middle of an assassination plot which threatens to upset the balance of everything. Politics are changing, and old borders are about to disappear. The magic of Anfractus is bleeding into the real worldan incursion far more dangerous than the students suspect. Only they know what is happeningand only they can stop it...
Praise for the Fallen Blade novels:
andldquo;A fascinating worldandhellip;Broken Blade is a compelling read that was hard to put down.andrdquo;andmdash;Fresh Fiction
andldquo;A new series filled with multifaceted characters, layered plots, and the type of quixotic scenarios that only the imagination of Kelly McCullough could possibly createandhellip;Brilliant!andrdquo;andmdash;Huntress Book Reviews
andldquo;McCullough evokes a rich and textured setting of back alleys, rooftop hideouts, dank dungeons, and urban magical grime. Call it fantanoir.andrdquo;andmdash;SF Reviews.net
andldquo;Aral the jack, formerly the noble Aral Kingslayer, is the best kind of hero: damaged, cynical, and despondent, yet needing only the right cause to rise from his own ashes.andrdquo;andmdash;Alex Bledsoe, author of Burn Me Deadly
Praise for the Fallen Blade Novels
“Aral the jack, formerly the noble Aral Kingslayer, is the best kind of hero: damaged, cynical, and despondent, yet needing only the right cause to rise from his own ashes.”—Alex Bledsoe, author of The Girls with Games of Blood
“Filled with multifaceted characters, layered plots, and the type of quixotic scenarios that only the imagination of Kelly McCullough could possibly create. The author, once again, crosses genres…Stories by Kelly McCullough are one of a kind—just like him. I found Arals world to be compelling and highly addictive. Brilliant!”—Huntress Book Reviews
“The world McCullough sets up was certainly the highlight of the book for me. I enjoy fantasy-world politics and dark humor, both of which are in abundance here.”—Night Owl Reviews
To save his girlfriend's webgoblin, Ravirn-a sorcerer with a shape-changing laptop-must brave Hell itself. Can he do it without corrupting the magical Internet-and without facing the Lord of the Dead himself?
Hades has a hell of a firewall in this WebMage novel from Kelly McCullough.
Not just any computer geek can hack into Hades. But Ravirn, a direct descendant of one of the three Fates, is no ordinary hacker. Magic has gone digital in the twenty-first century, and Ravirn is a sorcerer with a laptop otherwise known as his shape-changing best friend.
These days, Ravirn s crashing at his girlfriend's place while she works on her doctorate in computer science. Only one problem: all of her research is in her webgoblin's memory, which is now in Hades along with its soul. To save Cerice's webgoblin (and her PhD), Ravirn must brave Hell itself. But can he do it without corrupting the mweb the magical internet and without facing down the Lord of the Dead himself?"
For six years, former temple assassin Aral Kingslayer has been living as a jack of the shadow trades, picking up odd jobs on the wrong side of the law. But the past is never dead, and Aralandrsquo;s has finally caught up to him in the beautiful, dangerous form of Jax Seldansbaneandmdash;a fellow Blade and Aralandrsquo;s onetime fiancandeacute;e.
Jax claims that the forces that destroyed everything Aral once held dear are on the move again, and she needs his help to stop them. But Aral has a new life now, with a fresh identity and new responsibilities. And while he isnandrsquo;t keen on letting the past back in, the former assassin soon finds himself involved in a war that will leave him with no way out and no idea who to trustandhellip;
After the fall of the goddess of justice, temple assassin Aral Kingslayer lost his purpose in life and turned to the bottle. That might have been the end of him if luck hadnt given him a few people to help him get back on his feetnotably the irresistible Baroness Maylien Dan Marchon, who once sought his aid in claiming the throne thats rightfully hers. Reluctant to resume the role of an assassin, he turned her down.
But now Aral has learned that one of the few people willing to help him in his darkest days has been imprisoned by Mayliens uncle, King Thauvik. Aral knows he cant let an old friend die, but the alternative is to return to the life he left years ago. It was the death of Thauviks half brother that earned Aral the name Kingslayer, and now he is thrust into a war that will see no end until he lives up to his name
About the Author
Kelly McCullough was raised and educated by free-range hippies. Later he received a degree in theater and worked in improv. That combination was the perfect preparation for his current career as author and cat herder. He lives in the Midwest with his physics-professor wife, Laura. He enjoys hiking and biking and his role as self-heating cat furniture. He is the author of the WebMage and Fallen Blade series.