Chris Turner


Visual artist, musician, meditator, writer of fantasy, adventure and SF.

Chris's books include: The Relic Retriever, the Rogues of Bindar series, Future Destinies, Fantastic Realms and Denibus Ar.

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The Isk Rider of Bazuur
Price: Free! Words: 15,410. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A strange black-garbed marauder plagues the folk of the pavilion city of Bazuur. A treasure-seeking drifter falls afoul of the menace and launches himself on a quixotic mission to end the villain’s depredations, especially in light of the sizeable kickbacks offered by the city guard for the capture of the brigand.
The Temple of Vitus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,540. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shipwrecked off a dangerous coast in an unknown land, a treasure-hunter stumbles upon a mysterious cult in the ruin of ancient temple grounds. An odd but alluring acolyte takes him under her wing, but the legend of their long dead saint is notoriously disquieting. The miracle-working pariah has visited the subworld and made friends with forces better left alone . . .
Price: Free! Words: 19,580. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Adventure strikes Risgan, gambler, bon-vivant, collector of magic relics. From jungle pygmies to powerful shamans to sea pirates, the rogue battles them all, on land, sea and air. On the course of his travels he encounters a strange creature, allotted with significant frightful repute, if local legend is true. Risgan’s greatest trial yet awaits him . . .
The Time-smith of Ezmaron
Price: Free! Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Cursed with carrying a talisman bringing youth or age, by strange fate, a relic-seeker crosses paths with a Timesmith, an inventor of remarkable engines. He is enveloped in a series of inexplicable events and earns the wrath of the Time Adjudicator—a predicament not to be taken lightly. Besieged with bizarre circumstances, the relic-monger must contend with forces more universal than he cares for.
Price: Free! Words: 22,080. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The unearthing of an ancient rattle in the deserts of Zanthia creates a stir amongst the nomadic peoples. A treasure-hunter and his band must fight their way to freedom amidst perils of long dead brooding wizards, ghoulmen, murderous isks and stone giants while they struggle to comprehend the mystical significance of the rattle.
Price: Free! Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An outlawed relic-hunter flees north from the Pontific of Zanzuria’s wrath and falls afoul of bounty-hunters. In a struggle for survival, he comes face to face with an unpleasant secret hidden deep in the forest: a menace lain hidden for many years. Here in a land of scattered kingdoms, strange beasts and ageless magic, he gathers others of his kind who are only too ready to exterminate the bane.
The Relic Retriever
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,340. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a remote temple, a treasure-hunter uncovers a cursed relic. Disaster falls when he is betrayed by a fellow relic-trader and driven from his homeland, across a dozen strange lands haunted with predatory beasts, magicians and terrors. He strives to cope with the irreversible physical transformation that binds him to the relic while plotting to settle scores with old enemies.
Price: Free! Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A shape-shifter attempts to bring order to the failing circle of the necromancers of Mismerion while her future ally, a conniving outlaw and his roguish adventurers, struggle to elude foes in the mysterious Brauvn forest.
Pirates of the Poesasian
Price: Free! Words: 54,890. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
A clash of swords and wits...A young vagabond is unwittingly indoctrinated into a band of sea raiders and struggles to escape their murderous clutch.
The Wish Bone
Price: Free! Words: 14,920. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A relic hunter uncovers an ancient talisman in a ruined temple. Hoping to pawn the item in the market, he finds himself plagued with a series of bizarre misfortunes which he can only attribute to the relic’s powers.
Rogues of Bindar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 360,220. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
High fantasy adventure: the complete saga (Books I-III) (750 pages). . . In this rich journey of adventure, villainy, and sophisticated language, heroism prevails and spellcraft brings captivity, ruin and death.
Redeemer, Rogues of Bindar Book III
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150,430. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
High-fantasy intrigue and epic confrontation continue . . . the neomancers of Mismerion are scattered or destroyed—by a rebel magician out for his revenge against the Order. To redeem his past indiscretions, a haggard outlaw joins forces with a Mismerion shape-shifter and her crew of questionable enchanters to fight the knavish magician.
Tales of Other Worlds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Deux Voiliers Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
This is the first anthology of short shorts written by Chris Turner, Canada's up-and-coming fantasy writer. It is suitable for all ages.
Freebooter, Rogues of Bindar Book II
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Indoctrinated into a pirate cabal notorious on the high seas, a fugitive-outlaw struggles for his life against ruthless sea rogues and in ship-to-ship battles with the mighty Arnin, Prince of northern Bindar. Can the outlaw and his two fearless battle-hardened cronies save the Princess Solstress from a fate worse than death?
The Jisil-ou-az-lar
Price: Free! Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a far future earth of melted polar ice, cities are gone; continents are flooded and humankind must fend its way by sea. Only a handful of individuals survive on ships, invariably in competition with each other. Can one lonely man make a difference to the lives of a few? Learn about the hero’s saga in a sombre world aboard—The Jisil-ou-az-lar. Science fiction, 9800 words.
Price: Free! Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Far future technology allows scope for a tactical ship to VR-merge with its pilot. A routine mission goes awry in space and a pilot discovers an unexpected menace, far worse than any nightmare . . . Space-thriller, 16000 words.
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the desert city of Sanctus, a genetically engineered miner goes AWOL to escape the fate of drudgery. The struggle for his freedom comes at a high price: little does he know that his ‘excursion’ to bigger pastures is bound for more complications than it is worth. Science fiction, 4800 words.
Price: Free! Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A Flowerling of Sapo escapes the gravity of her home world and experiences marvels unbeknownst to her flowerfly mind. An adventure is in store for her, but will she ever return to her home world? A meld of SF and fantasy, 4700 words.
The Movie Maker
Price: Free! Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A gifted university student develops an innovation to revolutionize the holographic film industry . . . Putting the power of film-production into the hands of the creators is good for creators, but bad for big business: a truth that the inventor learns in a hard way. Near future SF, 10,000 words.
Benevolent Influence
Price: Free! Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A short speculative fiction ebook that explores the age-old “ancient alien” trope . . . 2400 words.
The Dragon of Skar
Price: Free! Words: 17,340. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
For all Conan enthusiasts : the dark exploration which picks up where 'Conan the Barbarian' left off. The larger-than-life Cimmerian hero and Subotai the Hyrkanian archer engage in a daring adventure. Heroic fantasy, 15000 words.
Curse of the Crugmut
Price: Free! Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Herein lies a tale of adventure passed from the ancient Moglish scripts from time out of mind. Whether the Three Mages of Mog ever existed, or whether one of the crugmuts slumbering fast under the mountain was better left to its dreams, is an interesting mystery. The truth of which readers can decide for themselves . . . 10000 words.
Denibus Ar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,160. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The discovery of a six-sided pyramid creates a stir in the archaeological world. A team of international archaeologists are sent to excavate the site in the bleak Sahara; however, in the midst of unexplained phenomena, military corruption and paranormal sightings, they uncover a sinister presence. Archaeology adventure.
A Simple Lens
Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A washed-out burned-out alcoholic struggles with his life and has one last stand in his long series of career dead ends. He teams with fellow technologists to produce a marvelous invention in solar technology. The question is, is the world ready for such an innovation? Near future, hard SF, 4900 words.
Wolf's-head, Rogues of Bindar Book I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,550. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Welcome to Bindar: a world of scoundrels, opportunists and glib talkers. A conniving fisherman discovers a new meaning for the words mischief when he falls on the wrong side of a macabre magician, propelling him and his jokester poet friend into outlandish adventures, shattering all illusions of a just and fair world.
Price: Free! Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A gang of vandalistic teens grow up on a far world and discover unsettling clues of their planet’s mysterious heritage. One youth is left to explore the possibilities . . . and explore the cosmos. Speculative fiction, 9500 words.
Future Destinies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,710. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ten gripping speculative fiction tales: teens discover clues to their heritage and unsettling facts about their backward world ; a university student develops an innovation to revolutionize the holographic film industry ; alien pirates compel a pilot to know what it means to be alien ; a hybrid man struggles for freedom on a mining planet ; solar power in the new age is in jeopardy, and more!
The Brain Machine
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Brain 0.4 is the marvellous invention of Professor Sadsook. The professor is more or less pleased with his AI prodigy. Especially when it creates a stir revealed nation-wide for the first time. The bigger question is: can the professor handle his own creation? Speculative fiction, 6100 words.
Ahrion's Minions
Price: Free! Words: 9,810. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this dark tale, a prominent warlord and three important men awake in a strange place, shackled and bound, and surrounded by several undead. To answer the simple question ‘why?’ one must first look to Ahrion . . . Heroic fantasy, 9500 words.
Fantastic Realms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,590. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Twelve original fantasy-adventure tales: three mages disturb an ancient menace; a thief with a conscience faces the formidable Magistrar; a healer wields an infamous weapon to protect her clan, and more!
Tempting Yerva
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A young acolyte in the midst of puberty finds monastic life a drag. An alien presence whispers in her ear, tempting her with visions undreamed of, visions so sinister as to be . . . appealing? Speculative fiction, 2200 words.
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A magniloquent knight is invested with a curious and disturbing task: to investigate a young girl’s purported ‘loitering’ about the infamous Castle Creep. Is it for real? The task seems trivial, almost absurd . . . but all is not what it seems . . . Fantasy, 6400 words.
The Mirror of Eventualities
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Magus is summoned by the queen of Amphidares to deal with her political troubles. The Magus, however, is inept. His thaumaturgy hurls him into the murky dimension of Ynos where to survive he must elude strange phenomena and even feyer creatures. Fantasy, 6000 words.
Enchantress of Rurne
Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a warrior monk discovers his master slain, he sets out to punish the perpetrators. On the way, he is forestalled by an unforeseen force . . . a seductive sorceress who has other plans for him, less trivial than revenge. Can the warrior outwit her charms? Does he have a choice? Sword and sorcery dark fantasy, 8800 words.
Tournament at Bergum
Price: Free! Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An upstart swordstress, seeking her place in the world, trains under a controversial wanderer. Is he a sword-master in his own right? Her restless heart seems to think so, yet she is caught off guard when the trials come . . . The annual tournament is announced, and the Regent boasts of a new champion—one who strikes fear into the hearts of all . . . Fantasy adventure, 5600 words.
Touched by the Tithys
Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An up-and-coming healer must wield the infamous Tithys blade to protect her clan from the rival warrior-dans. But how can she unleash its sinister power when she feels so much compassion for the enemy? Heroic fantasy, 5000 words.
The Magic Hoop and Hat
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A mischievous glist seduces a woebegone archer into a kaleidoscopic journey of self discovery. The archer’s somewhat goofy adventures lead him to the realm of Phargus, where anything is possible—or so it seems . . . Fantasy, 5000 words.
Koruka's Prophecy
Price: Free! Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In the ancient tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, a young plunderer, intent on the riches within, faces an unexpected presence. Suspense, 4800 words.
Magical Entities Are Not For Sale
Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A young girl is taken under the wing of a benevolent shopkeeper. Can she grasp the significance of the old man’s inventions, his cryptic but illuminative wisdom? If so, she will know her true destiny, discover her ultimate calling . . . Fantasy, 4300 words.
The Bones of St. Isis
Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A burglary gone bad forces a young thief on an impromptu adventure to faraway Parnoss, the city of the Magi. Under the sway of a new master he is gifted with synchronistic sight by a strange set of prophetic bones, but is it enough to take on the mysterious and formidable Magistrar? Heroic fantasy, 9900 words.
Sundered Lineage
Price: Free! Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Treachery, deception, death . . . A Jinju-martial-arts fighter must use every ounce of his wits, every trick to avenge his slain Jinju master. Short story, 2800 words.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Turner

  • Cougar on Oct. 16, 2012

    This is a simple tale that recalls a snapshot in time of three wild animals and their connection with each other, and to man. Keith writes with a startling sympathetic ear for the wild that captures the spirit of these animals and conveys an insight into the way they think. I have never considered what the lonely rabbit or the hidden pheasant feels while the cougar is on the prowl. The pall of terror that mankind has inspired into these majestic creatures is all too evident. I found myself caught up into the minds of his remarkable characters, particularly the cougar, feeling that I have gained an understanding for the hardships they face, and their hatred for humans. Keith is a fine writer. `Cougar' is an enjoyable read.
  • Tales from The Painted Door I: Davaidh & Annie on Oct. 23, 2012

    A poignant story in a bar that we can all relate to. David Keith writes compelling tales.