Edwin C. Mason

Biography

Edwin C. Mason was born in 1964 in a house half full of books and dedicated his early years to similarly filling the other half. Now he dreams of filling other people's houses the same way.

He started writing in 1977 after reading "Pirates of Venus" by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and in the intervening years he has made every mistake it's possible for a writer to make.

He lives in Toronto with his dreams and delusions.

Books

The Morning of Magic
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Series: Tales of Wizards and Adventure, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A little girl lost in a magical wood, an old warrior with creaking knees and an unkillable foe, a teenage girl in a city full of evil. In worlds where magic reigns, anything can happen, and these unlikely heroes face insurmountable odds. Six tales offer six different views of courage and desperation in the teeth of dark and fearsome magic.
The Guardians of Roydai
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Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Above the Isegsae looms the city of Roydai. Here, the twisting streets and sagging buildings hold every sort of depravity the human mind can comprehend. Auda, a teenage Healer apprenticed to doddering Oswine can't understand why they've come here, and just as a foreign army lays siege to the city. Oswine has a purpose, though, because he knows the city holds a thousand-year-old secret.
The Dawn of Magic
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Series: Tales of Wizards and Adventure, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An assassin with a secret, a bookseller with disreputable friends, and an old man with creaking knees and a lifetime of regrets make unlikely heroes, but where magic reigns the most unlikely things come true, as they do in these four stories.
The Ruins of Ospara
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Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Milo, a young man away from home for the first time, encounters a woman on the road. In the ruins of Ospara — once the greatest city in the world — he discovers truths about her that he could never have imagined.
The Coming of Magic
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Series: Tales of Wizards and Adventure, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In worlds where magic exists, monsters prowl dark forests and abandoned churches, and courage only places you in the front line to face the darkness, men and women and a vulnerable, terrified child face challenges they can't imagine. Find the wildfire temptation of magic in these six tales.
The Gate of the Ages
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three thousand years of experience provides Iddin-Lagumal with an abundance of wisdom and the experience to deal with nearly any issue. Now his best defences become his enemy, and he's helpless to protect all he cares for in this world. Can his years and his magic provide an answer?
Temple of the Fox
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hob is a young man on his way to a nearby fair with his friends. Along the way he becomes lost and seeks shelter in an isolated temple. Does he stand any chance of surviving what he finds within? This is a 3200-word short story
Assassin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Basima is an assassin. To the Order of the Scorpion, Death is sacred and life is worthless. When money changes hands, people die. Tonight money has changed hands, but tonight the Order of the Scorpion has to deal with with a challenge it's never faced before. Tonight Basima's priorities change forever. This is a 9,000-word short story.
The Long Wait
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dewi, a child who takes shelter from the rain in a cave, meets an ancient danger seeking vengeance
Eyes of the Nakka
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Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"Fight with whom you will; avenge those you deem most worthy." The island of Gelio in the Isegsae has know peace for centuries. The people farm and fish in liberty and their children marry in peace. They even have to import their fighting men. When Hudde travels to Gelio, his orders mean nothing to him. All he know for certain is that wherever in this world he goes, he goes to intercept trouble.
The Fire of St. Denian's
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Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,200. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Brother Alden is a young man and new to the Brothers of the Third Star. Called on to join an expedition against the Night of Nights, he's certain he has little or nothing to offer. With six others he must confront the darkness. Within the abandoned Church of St. Denian's everything he know will be challenged, and he will learn bitter lessons, or die.
Tower of the Eagle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Henrik comes courting the fair daughter of a powerful wizard, but he comes with ulterior motives and carefully prepared lies. Can Brigitta discover his dark motives? Can she escape the broken and twisted minions he brings? Tower of the Eagle is a 6300-word short story and this e-book includes the short story "The Enemy of My Enemy"
The Enemy of My Enemy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three dangerous men meet in a wizard's tower, an executioner, an assassin, and a wizard darker and more dangerous than both combined. Three men with no love for each other, who will survive? The Enemy of My Enemy is a 3100-word short story, and this e-book also contains the short story "Tower of the Eagle."
Cards
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Zuleika has secrets to keep, and a small magic with which she keeps her world in order. This is a 2000-word short story, and this e-book also contains the story "Cave of the Oracle."
The Pint of Innocence
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jowan, a master mage of the Uala Guild trapped in the rival city of Pnastre must overthrow the masters of the land to free the people. First, though, he must find a source of power because he's exhausted his meagre supply and power is illegal in Pnastre. This is a 3400-word short story and this e-book also contains the short stories "The Lake" and "Masks"
The Lake
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a world of violence and danger, five women must use nurturing magic to overcome an army. As they strive for the safety of their families and neighbours, they discover that all is not as it seems. This is a 3300-word short story, and this e-book includes the short stories "Masks" and "The Pint of Innocence."
Cave of the Oracle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
She's a delicate thing, the Oracle, and very pretty. When Cenhelm, a warrior of high standing in the king's household, is sent to take her home it's a quest likely to try his patience more than his abilities. Then he remembers that when magic is involved, anything can happen. This is a 6500-word short story, and this e-book also contains the story "Cards."
Masks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a little girl is lost in the woods, the last thing she needs is an approaching monster. Can Alienor survive her encounter with a nightmare? This is a 3600-word short story, and this e-book includes the short stories "The Lake" and "The Pint of Innocence."
Rain Walker
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Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When their ancestral enemies lay siege to Lord Horea's castle and city, Kondrat, his ageing captain-at-arms, knows just what to do. Then all changes when his men start dying, killed by an invisible, non-corporeal assassin. Now Kondrat alone stands between destruction and all he loves.
Ozan the Hero
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Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,330. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In Nikye in the conquered land of Nesalia, Ozan lives the quiet life he enjoys, running a bookshop and chatting with customers of all stations in life. Now trouble has come to his shop in the form of hauntingly beautiful people with terrifying secrets. People are dying in the streets, and the secret to survival may lie in any of the thousands of books stored in Ozan's mind.
The Caverns of Night
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Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Young Erramun comes to the Haegmarch to meet his bride, the last thing on his mind the safety of the land. By the time he arrives, though, his bride is missing and much of her family dead. For Theudhar, the loss is more personal, his mother dead, his sister vanished. Now they and their companions must must battle humanity's oldest and foulest enemies to recover them.

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