David Dalglish

Biography

David Dalglish currently lives in rural Missouri with his wife Samantha, daughter Morgan, and dog Asimov. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2006 and currently devotes himself to perfecting his craft. He spends his free time playing racquetball and watching PBS with his daughter.

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Books

The Prison of Angels
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,310. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
"This world is not safe. Your angels have done great things, but I fear their illusion of safety has been more damaging than they can possibly understand. The ancient evils may be gone, but new ones have replaced them."
The Broken Pieces (Paladins #4)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,950. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
The war in the north is coming to an end, but it seems neither brother, Arthur or Sebastian, will end as true victor. The priest Luther rallies an army of Karak, his aims unclear. Further north, Cyric continues to proclaim himself a god, and his followers are many. Caught between two enemies, Darius and Jerico must stand together to prevent the destruction of everything they hold dear.
The Old Ways (Paladins #3)
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Price: $3.15 USD. Words: 79,510. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Having fled the defeat at the Green Gulch, Darius and Jerico must separate once more in order to survive. While Jerico rushes to the aid of Lord Arthur and the siege at his Castle of Caves, Darius travels east, determined to remove the bounty on his head. But on his way, he encounters a young priest following an older way of faith, whose desire for their return will risk destruction upon the North
Clash of Faiths (The Paladins #2)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,060. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Stripped of his power, and branded a renegade by his Order, Darius seeks a way to prove his god is not the bloodthirsty deity his fellows have created. Meanwhile Jerico takes refuge with a band of rebels as Dark Paladins scour Dezrel seeking to claim his life, and the lives of all who would help him.
Night of Wolves (The Paladins #1)
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Price: Free! Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.33)
Wolf-men, savage creatures given humanoid form in an ancient war, mass along the Gihon River. Led by their packleader Redclaw, they seek to cross the river and claim a land of their own, slaughtering those that would stand in their way. Two paladins must lead the desperate defense to stop the invasion.
A Sliver of Redemption, (The Half-Orcs, Book 5)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,570. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.33)
The war god Thulos marches across the world of Dezrel, annihilating all who stand against him. Harruq Tun and his friends must save the nation of Mordan, whose priest-king has sworn to the dark god, and will summon whatever nightmarish creatures necessary to maintain rule. Once freed, they can turn their attention east, to the war god's approach. The final battle has come.
A Land of Ash
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.67)
The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted once every 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years overdue. Lava flows stretch for hundreds of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying crops, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a warm, dead snow. The remnants of the United States flees south as the global temperatures plummet. These are the stories of the survivors.
The Shadows of Grace (the Half-Orcs, Book 4)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,660. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
The portal is open. Demons swarm across the land, led by Qurrah Tun. His brother Harruq must lead the survivors of the destroyed kingdom of Neldar in hope of forging a last stand in the West. The gods and goddess are stirring, their armies converging toward one last giant battle. With the dark god Karak's servants turning against one another, Harruq's act of faith may decide the fate of the world
Guardian of the Mountain
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
Discovering a mountain filled with gold, Jerek has little time to celebrate before others stumble upon his secret. Forging an uneasy alliance with the newcomers, Jerek agrees to share the wealth. But a creature guards the mountain’s treasures, aided by an old elf. This creature of night wants more than blood; it wants Mira, a girl with blackest eyes and a terrible power lurking in her veins.
The Death of Promises, (The Half-Orcs, Book 3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,630. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
After a bloody conflict with his brother, Qurrah Tun flees west with his lover, the strange and powerful Tessanna. He seeks a tome known as Darakken’s spellbook, hoping to use it to cure Tessanna’s madness. But his newly returned master, Velixar, has far greater plans for the tome. Only Harruq Tun and his friends can stand against the darkness his brother might unleash.
The Cost of Betrayal, (The Half-Orcs, Book 2)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,250. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(3.50)
Their prophet dead and their home lost, the half-bloods Harruq and Qurrah Tun form a strained alliance with a band of mercenaries. As they wage a private war against powerful thief guilds, forces greater than them all threaten to tear them apart. Harruq must defend his family at all costs, for Qurrah’s love of a girl with a shattered mind and the power of a goddess may doom them all.
The Weight of Blood, (The Half-Orcs, Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 63,110. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
Harruq and Qurrah Tun, half-blood exiles of elves and orcs, have sworn their lives to the prophet of a death god, gaining power in return for igniting war between the race of elves and man. Harruq's love of an elf may save him from his dark path, but to protect her means he must turn against his brother and fight the killing nature with which he was born. No matter his decision, someone will die.

Smashwords book reviews by David Dalglish

  • The Resurrection of Deacon Shader on April 13, 2010

    The Resurrection of Deacon Shader is a novel of gradually enlarging scope, so that while the beginning may stumble and stutter, nearing its end I was beyond impressed. Themes of Christianity are interwoven throughout, and conflicting with the ideals, desires, traditions, and actions of the many main characters. Deacon himself is often immature. He struggles with his desire for sex and his vow for abstinence, as well as his ability to kill while seeking a non-violent way of life. Far more important to me, though, was the story. What starts out as an isolated series of events taking place in a single town slowly expands into entire nations, alternate worlds, the history of time, and heaven itself. I cannot help but be reminded of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series, not just in the interweaving of time epochs and worlds but also in the author's sheer fearlessness. Under no circumstances was I able to predict the next chapter, let alone the end of the book, and for that alone I would recommend it. Still, the book is not perfect. The book ends with a clear and obvious need for a sequel, and opens far too many questions to have a satisfying feel. The beginning is exceptionally rough compared to the later portions. It wasn't until about 20% in that everything settled down, the characters were in place, and the story finally kicked into high gear. Flashbacks can be confusing, especially in earlier portions where the story is still searching for firm ground. There's a few errors sprinkled throughout, like missing quotation marks and erroneous use of commas, but for the most part they never rise above nuisance level. Early on, there is a scene where the author tells of the destruction of the old world by the unleashing of dreams. Prior to this, my optimism for the book was low. After a vision of dragons thrashing planes, buildings toppling to creatures of nightmares, and whole civilizations falling in the span of days, my whole outlook changed. No matter the flaws, a fascinating story of enormous potential awaited, and that taste kept me going. By the time heaven was under assault by demons and the villain had revealed his intentions of unmaking all of existence, there was no stopping my turning of the pages.