R J Murray
R J Murray was born on a small farm in central Kentucky in the early fifties. Growing up in the country gave him a love of nature and a dislike of shovelling manure, as well as the certain knowledge that goats were smarter than dogs and cows were dumber than rocks.
After moving to Florida with his family, he returned to Kentucky each summer with his siblings and first heard about organic gardening as a teenager. Manure finally had a purpose. Winters were spent attending school on Florida's east coast and he returned to Kentucky after graduating from High School in 1969, where he got a job flipping burgers while he attended the local branch of the University of Kentucky. His free time was spent reading Science Fiction from the Golden Age, hunting, fishing and gardening. Hobbies have included history, spelunking, geology, as well as many different home crafts such as cross stitch, leather work, making mail armour and baking. At age fifty-nine, he accepted a challenge from his wife. (With your wild imagination, it should be easy for you.)
He wrote his first novel in fifty eight days, changed the title many times, and ended up with a manuscript of two thousand pages which eventually became the first books in the series, Tales of the Triad.
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Conquest KotS Book 2
The rush of being violently shoved across dimensions into another world has worn off. Now, Kent and his band of followers have carved out a kingdom and must defend it against all comers.
Grannen, King of Araondil, still wants the land and wealth Kent controls. He has given himself and his kingdom to the Galadorn in his desire for revenge.
Militia - Berserkers
Jack had a good life. He had left the farm to his brother and happily went to his dream job. Well, OK, it wasn't his dream job, but he liked it and he was very good at it. He stayed as far away from the family farm as he could, even missing the birth of his niece. She was now twelve and he was finally going to meet her. Pity that was the weekend the aliens decided to invade Earth.
Kingdom of the Sky
Step through a portal into another world. Earth like, except for the carnivorous parrot lizards and a few meat eating trees. The medieval culture has many similarities with the ancient cultures of the earth. This is a good thing for Kent, a perpetual student and reenactor. Just in time to find himself leading a group of earthlings across a barbarian landscape. School did not prepare him for this.
Lyra - Tales of the Triad, Book Four
The fourth book in the series Tales of the Triad. Lyra is the story of a young Elf learning who and what she is through love and war, set against the background of life in the Triad Kingdom.
Most of the Elves in the Triad are High Elves, dark, serious and somewhat bloodthirsty. Lyra, a small, constantly giggling young Elf, loves bright colors, butterflies and dancing in the meadows.
The Dark Lands - Tales of the Triad, Book Five
Book Five in the series Tales of the Triad
After two hundred years of living and working in the Triad Kingdom, Phillip was tired of using his magic to load grain silos and ships. He had been hanging with the same friends for longer than many people had been alive, drinking beer and eating pizza after work for almost a century.He wanted to take on an adventure in the Outlands
The Departure - Tales of the Triad, Book Three
The third book in the series 'Tales of the Triad'.
In a post apocalyptic future where magic is the law of the universe, the survivors continue to rebuild their world. The Fringe, the cause of the destruction, is still with them, but it will soon pass, leaving behind only the laws of magic.
Dragons & Goblins & Wizards, Oh My! - Tales of the Triad, Book Two
The second book in the series Tales of the Triad.
The survivors, now established on the Citadel, the plateau that sprang up in central Florida, must continue to deal with the changes taking place in the human race.
Goblins, Elves and Dwarfs are joined by other creatures, some friendly to man and others hostile.
Dragons are once again seen flying in the bluish purple skies.
Wizard for Rent
The lighter side of magic.
Grolek, a mediocre wizard, has been forced to join a rather unpleasant Nobleman in his bid for power. When the bid fails, Grolek must flee through a portal to a new world, one he had visited several times in the last few centuries. It is far different than his last visit, three centuries earlier.
Welcome to California
The Event - Tales of the Triad, Book One
The first book of 'Tales of the Triad'.
Seven billion people die overnight, killed by a change affecting entire galaxies. John, a resident of Florida, awakens to find himself on a plateau half a mile high in central Florida, the only survivor in the entire state. Others awaken and find themselves alone in destroyed cities or laying beside empty highways, all of mankind's technology gone.
Emma - Tales of the Triad, Book Six
Emma is the post apocalyptic tale of a young girl learning about herself and her world. Born in the kingdom of Tamarkand, a land founded three hundred years before by one of the dark wizards who fled the Citadel, she was the youngest of four in a family where girls were unwanted and unnamed. Known only as Girl, she was sold at age eight to a strange man from the Guild.
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