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Knights Hill Publishing (KHP) is a micropress dedicated to publishing the best in epic fantasy, urban fantasy, horror, and suspense. KHP authors include Felix R. Savage, a rising star on the epic fantasy scene, urban fantasy and horror author Rose Nanashima, and John W. Campbell Award-nominated fantasy author Felicity Savage.

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The Dismal Riddle of Doloboys Abbey (A Short Story of the Worldcracker Universe)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
I never liked my brother . Now the inconsiderate little prick has got himself murdered, forcing me to come home to Doloboys. This midden of a town is sick with secrets. But I'll find my brother's murderer, I swear, even if I must venture once more into Doloboys Abbey. The good Lord made me an incurable for a reason, and it cannot just have been to suffer from head colds all the time.
Finity: A Short Story of Mars Colonization
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,550. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
How would it feel to be one of the first pioneers to colonize Mars? Raphaella signed up on an impulse. She never thought she'd actually get there. But now it turns out that her worst enemy isn't the Red Planet. It's what came with her. First published in Amazing Stories, this new short story explores a controversial new way to reach Mars: a mission funded by reality-TV broadcasts.
A Rosary for Our Lady of the Magma (Chronicles of Nairn)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Modester used to be a monk of Our Lady of the Magma monastery. Now he’s a prisoner of war. When his captors order him to use his gift of dowsing to find new islands during a sea voyage, Modester must decide how much he’s willing to pay for revenge. A ROSARY FOR OUR LADY OF THE MAGMA is set in eleventh-century Nairn, the universe of Felix R. Savage's epic SWORD OF TRUTH trilogy.
The Battle for Tongg Place (Chronicles of Nairn)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When you’re losing, you have to fight dirty. In a world of sorcery, serfdom, and murderous corporate wars, university student Miek van den Tongg faces long odds in his struggle to restore his family’s fortunes. With the future of House van den Tongg hanging in the balance, Miek devises a radical plan that undermines the foundations of warfare ...
A Garden of Salt (Omnibus Edition)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 261,130. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This omnibus edition of Felicity Savage's debut duology, first published by Penguin ROC, includes HUMILITY GARDEN and DELTA CITY. Step into the world of Salt, where the gods have ruled among humans for centuries. Now a new movement has taken grip, denying the gods are masters and thrusting the world into chaos. Young Humility Garden embarks on a journey of art, politics, and love.
The Knight of Craps (Chronicles of Nairn)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A less-than-honorable knight, Aenghel fights in tournaments by day and runs a floating craps game by night. Danger strikes when the gunfathers of his violent homeland demand protection money—and he can’t pay. With his neck on the line, Aenghel rolls the dice in the biggest gamble of his life. Set in Nairn, the gritty universe of Felix R. Savage's epic SWORD OF TRUTH trilogy.
EVER Part Three: A Trickster in the Ashes
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Series: EVER, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,380. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The war that divided Oceania is over, and Crispin Kateralbin has achieved wealth and anonymity as a middleman for a drug-smuggling monopolist. On the far side of the continent, Crispin’s first lover Rae Akila has joined a cult that worships daemons. And in Okimako, Mickey Ash fights Greater Significance for the right to live. When these three come together again, the world will change
EVER Part Two: The Daemon in the Machine
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Series: EVER, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 178,910. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The epic battle joined in EVER Part One: The War in the Waste continues in the second volume of Felicity Savage's groundbreaking EVER trilogy, The Daemon in the Machine. Kirekune is winning the war in the Wraithwaste, but a Significant victory will have terrible consequences for humans and daemons... and for Crispin, the daemon handler turned trickster who is now stranded behind enemy lines.
EVER Part One: The War in the Waste
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Series: EVER, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 166,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Crispin is a circus kid, working as a daemon handler and aerialist... until an accident on the high wire casts him out into a world even stranger that the circus that nurtured him. Crispin falls headlong into the arms of Rae, an orphan girl of equally exotic origins. And soars in daemon-powered biplanes over the wastelands of the Raw, joining the awesome battle between Ferupe and Kirekune.
Love in Japan: Coming Clean and Four More Ways of F**king Up
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,960. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of novellas about women on the wrong side of the world. Felicity Savage's LOVE IN JAPAN draws on the author's experience as an expat in Japan to paint devastating portraits of five women grappling with a foreign culture and their own desires. From a grotty Tokyo hostess club to the hinterlands of China, LOVE IN JAPAN lays bare the seamy underbelly of the Far East. Length: 360 pages.
The Spirit of Harlem
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Shizuka Nishino, a young Japanese artist, is starving herself in a grotty Harlem apartment. When you've got love, who needs food? In an unwanted intervention, her brother's girlfriend, an American ex-artist, takes matters into her own hands. Her quest to save Shizuka's life brings the conflict between the two women to a head, and reveals the true cost of throwing away your dreams. 72 pages.
Going Under
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fay wants to leave her husband. She just has to find the right moment to tell him. A vacation in the hinterlands of China pushes her over the edge. Crap food, ruined cities, no Internet connection. Can it get any worse? Yes. Tom works for the US Foreign Service. And the couple are being followed. Novella (80 pages)
The Immortals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Adrift in Japan, English teacher Tamsin dreams of making it big in the music industry. Talented vocalist Jafe could be her ticket to stardom. But why is Jafe acting weird? To save her own dreams of fame, Tamsin has to stop Jafe from going off the rails. Whatever it takes. Novella. Length: 80 pages.
Music to Die By
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 129,010. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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A singer in Tokyo’s scuzzy indie rock scene, Shanti buried her past long ago. But when childhood friend Ned turns up in the audience at one of her band’s shows, he threatens to reveal the dark secret he and Shanti share. A botched cover-up leads to murder and a tightening web of deception. Ultimately, to defeat her past, Shanti will have to confront it… and Ned… before someone else dies.
Good Money
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,620. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Money talks. But it never confesses. Ruth earns more as a hostess in a Tokyo nightclub than she’s ever made in her life. Rule number one: never give a customer your phone number. The day Ruth breaks that rule, she stumbles into the middle of a dangerous new money game, with only one thing to rely on… her Catholic faith. Novella. Length: 100 pages plus a free book preview.
Black Wedding and Five More Funerals
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,290. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Here it is, the first short story collection from Felicity Savage, the book they’ll never dare to sell in airports. In this collection of chilling tales, John W. Campbell Award nominee Felicity Savage turns her hand to occult suspense and horror. Black Wedding and Five More Funerals may just change your mind about ever going abroad again. Length: 146 pages.
Vampire Democracy
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 138,570. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A postgrad in paranormal studies, Clare Standing fights for vampire civil rights. But when her fieldwork takes her to Tokyo, she stumbles into a hidden community of the undead where violence is an art form, blood is power, and she’s a target. Fellow researcher Keita Matsudaira, a student of black magic, offers Clare a gift of power to slay the undead. Can she pay his price?
Vanishing Point
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Art Rateniver, struggling solicitor, needs work. When a wruin hires him to track down a runaway slave, Art must choose between his principles and his pocket. No contest. But the case takes a dangerous twist when Art’s employer saddles him with a new partner who holds a skewed view of the law. A Wruinworld short story. Length: 5000 words.
The Unburied
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The harder you work, the sooner you die. As children, the three slaves Tirois, Han, and Sient made a secret pact to defy their bloodthirsty wruin masters. When Sient perishes, Tirois and Han have just one dream left: to bury him, according to their people’s tradition… even if it means rebelling against the wruin. A Wruinworld story. Length: 6,200 words.
The Kingdom of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ivy League freshman Julia wants classmate Colton. And Julia always gets what she wants. But this time, Colton’s gorgeous girlfriend stands in her way. Julia’s best friend, Haly, offers a solution: magic. For love, will Julia step into the kingdom of darkness? Length: 30 pages. Short story set in the world of The Midnighters. Includes sneak preview of another chilling tale by Felicity Savage.
Mercy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Rab lives to loot, steal, and spend his ill-gotten gains. With Emylon under siege by rebels and plagued by chimeras, life is good… until a chimera slays Rab’s beloved younger brother. Now Rab and his friends are out for revenge. But first they must unravel the mystery of the strange gem found in Rab’s brother’s pocket when he died.
Black Wedding
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Special ed teacher Jess travels to Devon to attend her best friend Sophie’s wedding. She falls in love with England – and gentlemanly Tom Fairweather. But Tom’s stiff upper lip conceals a frightening secret about Sophie’s family, and their uncanny neighbors. An unbundled short story from Felicity Savage's collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS. Length: 18 pages.
In the Black Desert
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Koji, an amateur photographer on a trip to Egypt, recklessly started talking to his seatmate on the plane. Now Hattori won't leave him alone. He keeps following Koji around Cairo like he's spying on him. To get rid of his new "friend," Koji will have to use his camera creatively. Length: 15 pages. Includes a sneak preview from Felicity Savage's collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS.
A Natural Phenomenon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
American couple Colm and Kathryn travel to the Irish town of Kilcoole to search for Colm’s roots. But in the era of the Celtic Tiger, Ireland’s past and present mix in a dangerous brew. The dark side of Kilcoole threatens to destroy more than Colm and Kathryn's relationship… Length: 15 pages. Includes a sneak preview of BLACK WEDDING by Felicity Savage.
Walking All The Way
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After a messy break-up, Devin escapes to Japan to visit her college friend Margrethe and Margrethe’s husband, Tatsuya. She falls in love with Japan and its culture. But Tatsuya is struggling with a supernatural enemy of his own, and now the clock is ticking. For Devin. Length: 24 pages. Includes a preview of another chilling tale from the collection BLACK WEDDING AND FIVE MORE FUNERALS.
The Forest of Sincerity
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,200. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011 by Knights Hill Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
The volunteer group JuKyo patrolled Japan’s oldest forest, trying to prevent suicides. Pretty idealistic for a bunch of metalheads. But it all fell apart when one by one, they died mysteriously. Now Lily, an expat American bartender, is the last one left. She thinks she knows what killed her friends. And it’s coming for her. The music she loves may be her last hope... Novella (15,500 words).


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  • The Cartographer's Daughter on Sep. 27, 2011

    The Cartographer's Daughter hinges on a real humdinger of a magic system. Without giving away too much, the novel is set in 15th-century Portugal. Yes, the Age of Exploration; the era when Portuguese navigators were about to redraw all the maps, starting with the west coast of Africa. By weaving at least two real historical figures (Henry the Navigator and one of his celebrated captains, Gil Eannes) into her tale, Abrahamson masterfully blends real events and fantasy into a worthy entry in the "secret history" genre. The evocation of Renaissance Portugal does not always ring quite true, with certain familiar 21st-century tropes intruding -- our heroine, teenager Lianna, can be depressingly feisty at times ("No, Uncle, I will NOT marry the rich and eligible bachelor you've chosen for me, so there!"), and the Evil Repressive Catholic Church (TM) is wheeled out to provide motivation for the bad guy (a Christian, of course) -- but to Abrahamson's credit, these cliches are never allowed to take over the narrative. Agile, exuberant prose keeps the story moving fast, and the central plot of young love thwarted feels fresh and sweet from beginning to end. While this reviewer would have preferred to see more magic and less teenage angst, The Cartographer's Daughter is a satisfying read even for curmudgeons, and ought to be pure catnip for the YA audience. Recommended.
  • Slumgullion Sector on Dec. 31, 2011

    Food critic Darwin doesn't expect much from Doyle's, a seafood restaurant on the Oregon coast. But his friend Patience -- a mysterious redhaired minx -- insists he just has to try the slumgullion. Little does Darwin know that Doyle's slumgullion isn't just the best in the state... it's the best in the galaxy. An unexpected encounter in the men's room catapults Darwin into a universe he never dreamed of, and launches the reader into an inventive science fiction shoot-'em-up with a lighthearted tone that left this reviewer smiling. Darwin's first-person narration evokes a hard-boiled atmosphere that shouldn't work with the fun mood of the story, but does. If there isn't already a genre called comic science-fiction noir, Michael Angel has just invented it. Five stars, minus one for being too short! In compensation, this ebook includes a long excerpt from Angel's space western novel THE ADVENTURES OF AMANDA LOVE, co-written with Devlin Church.
  • Slumgullion Sector on Dec. 31, 2011
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    Food critic Darwin doesn't expect much from Doyle's, a seafood restaurant on the Oregon coast. But his friend Patience -- a mysterious redhaired minx -- insists he just has to try the slumgullion. Little does Darwin know that Doyle's slumgullion isn't just the best in the state... it's the best in the galaxy. An unexpected encounter in the men's room catapults Darwin into a universe he never dreamed of, and launches the reader into an inventive science fiction shoot-'em-up with a lighthearted tone that left this reviewer smiling. Darwin's first-person narration evokes a hard-boiled atmosphere that shouldn't work with the fun mood of the story, but does. If there isn't already a genre called comic science-fiction noir, Michael Angel has just invented it. Five stars, minus one for being too short! In compensation, this ebook includes a long excerpt from Angel's space western novel THE ADVENTURES OF AMANDA LOVE, co-written with Devlin Church.
  • I Married the Third Horseman (Paranormal Romance and Divorce) on Feb. 25, 2013

    This author's name just has to be a pseudonym, because it's too appropriate for this wild, rubber-burning ride through at least four different mythologies, counting Hollywood. The title is a fair description of what's in the tin, too: Protagonist Cassie Van Deene is unhappily wed to the titular horseman, and spends most of the book trying to divorce him. This is not easy when you're married to an immortal scourge of mankind ... but Cassie has a secret ally on her side, whose identity is exposed in a final twist of the sort that makes you slap your head and say "Why didn't I guess that before?!" The most fun part of this book, though, is the mythology. Angel ties together Christian teleology and Greek legends in a truly original way (warning: this is not a book for serious Christians, or for serious worshippers of the Olympus crowd, either, if there are any of those around these days). Clever references are strewn through the text like nuts in a candy bar. The story is written in first person, and I actually suspect that the author may be a woman, because Cassie's voice is so believable. She's a sassy, self-deprecating, calorie-counting (or most of the time, calorie-not-counting) chick-lit kinda girl. But her career as a film director makes her voice fresh and unique: I actually learned more from this book about how to set up camera shots than I did about Greek legends! Unfortunately, the end of the story doesn't seem to leave room for any sequels, but here's hoping. Highly recommended if you're impatient waiting for the next Patricia Briggs or Kim Harrison.