William Kenney

Biography

William Kenney is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly dark epic fantasy and has also written in the horror genre. Kenney began writing while in high school, trying his hand at novels in the science fiction and fantasy genre. After reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, he began to focus on epic fantasy. In the year 2000 Kenney wrote A Dream of Storms, the first book of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun trilogy. This book was eventually published in July of 2011, with its sequel Shards of S'Darin being released a year later. 2014 saw the release of the final book in the trilogy called Mournenhile.

William Kenney has also written 2 books in his Tales of Embremere series aimed at younger readers. Book one is entitled Embremere, with Return to Embremere being its sequel.

Kenney has also published a horror novella called Undergrowth as an homage to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.

William Kenney is also an accomplished artist, having painted the covers to his own books as well as many by independent authors. He currently lives in the St. Louis area, is married and has two children.

Twitter- @WilliamJKenney
Blog- AuthorWilliamKenney.blogspot.com
Writers Circle- SkulldustCircle.blogspot.com

Visit the Facebook page for A Dream of Storms at http://www.facebook.com/ADreamofStorms

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Books

In the Shadow of the Black Sun: The Complete Trilogy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 366,250. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the Shadow of the Black Sun: The Complete Trilogy contains the following books: Book One: A Dream of Storms Book Two: Shards of S'Darin Book Three: Mournenhile All 3 books in the Epic Fantasy Trilogy are included in one file with illustrations by the author.
Mournenhile
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Series: In the Shadow of the Black Sun, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,760. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Windenn has returned, changed and all-powerful, coveting S'Darin's staff, her twisted mind set on destroying Mournenhile. When a young and foolish prince takes it upon himself to wrest Harquinn from Malhain's control, a chain of events will be set in motion, bringing Men, Elves and even Dwarves into a climactic battle that will change the world of Kirkaldin forever. Just under 500 pages.
Shadewraiths over Pandaria (In the Shadow of the Black Sun short story)
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Series: In the Shadow of the Black Sun, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,820. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This short story takes place roughly forty years before A Dream of Storms (Book 1 of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun series) and the author highly recommends that you read that book before Shadewraiths over Pandaria. Within the city of Lauden, the old man Trune is known as the village drunk, mostly useless and full of make-believe stories of his past. Here, the truth is revealed.
Undergrowth
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A Horror Novella A madness had hung over the Dinbury house for years. After his father commits suicide in front of him and on a public street, Chet sets about trying to unravel the mystery of his father's insanity. What secrets lie hidden in his father's study, full of odd artifacts and books of ancient lore. What is that sickly sound that he hears in the night and why can't his wife hear it?
Return to Embremere (Tales of Embremere, Book 2)
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Series: Tales of Embremere, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,050. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Horrific creatures have begun to appear in The Under. Through the careless use of Wychan magic, Grivvin has unknowingly resurrected long dead monsters lying at the bottom of Lake Embremere. It is soon discovered that only magic can destroy them, physical weapons only stopping them temporarily. Can Grivvin and his new friends find a way to rid the Under of this unholy horde?
Embremere (Tales of Embremere, Book 1)
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Series: Tales of Embremere, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 43,820. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The majestic city of Embremere had been built on an immense platform high above the surface of the lake, with the poor and criminal element creating their own society below it in a world they called The Under. Into this world, Grivvin Lo'Rynin is exiled. Can Grivvin survive in this strange land and unlock the secrets of Wychan magic to seek revenge on the nobles that branded him useless?
Shards of S'Darin (In the Shadow of the Black Sun, Book 2)
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Series: In the Shadow of the Black Sun, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,170. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Malhain and the forces of Mournenhile now occupy the west's most important stronghold. Now Davaris, possibly the last living mage, pulls the others along on a seemingly impossible quest; to gather the remnants of S'Darin's staff, thought destroyed on the battlefield long ago. The only person that knows the location of the staff is a madman, locked away in the island asylum called Harrow Isle.
A Dream of Storms, In the Shadow of the Black Sun: Book One
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Series: In the Shadow of the Black Sun, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 95,140. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reluctant hero Hagan Marindel is called on to fulfill his oath, to return to battle if the land needed him. Gorin, the Stone Troll, had been sent to retrieve him and make him honor his word. Elfwhere is burning and the Rot is infecting people at random. With the servants of Mournenhile swarming across the land, can Hagan and his companions reach the city of Mages in time?.

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  • Wothlondia Rising: The Anthology on Dec. 16, 2013

    A great introduction to the characters in the Realm of Ashenclaw setting. Sets up the story perfectly for book 2, Covenant of the Faceless Knights. You can't beat the price!