Lee Carlon is the author of The Bastard Cadre, a series of fast, fun, futuristic epic fantasy novels without the epic word count.
The Bastard Cadre includes elements of science fiction, mythology, and magic. The stories are set in post-apocalyptic Newterra where the True Gods treat the people like pieces on a game board in their never-ending wars. The world is populated with immortals, AIs, shape-shifters, cyborgs, dragons, and a host of science fiction and fantasy villains, anti-heroes, and heroines.
At the centre of The Bastard Cadre is Avril Ethanson, a young man who was raised apart from the gods and their chosen, and yet is bound as the first-sworn to a scattered cadre of bondsmen. Despite his best efforts to resist, Avril and the cadre he is expected to lead are pulled into a chosen’s machinations and the gods’ deadly games
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The Lord of Frake's Peak: The Bastard Cadre #4
Two years after the Cleansing, Lord Obdurin’s enemies are gathered against him, but Obdurin refuses to wait for the conqueror’s terms or the assassin’s blade and embarks on a bold plan to reshape Central Newterra. Other players: chosen, immortals, and at least one aspirant who would claim Obdurin’s place as The Lord of Frake’s Peak are determined to beat him at his own game.
The Dead God's Shadow: The Bastard Cadre #3
Avril Ethanson has left Frake’s Peak and Lord Obdurin’s schemes behind. He hopes to find a member of his cadre at mysterious Lancity which was unaffected by the Cleansing. Unknown to Avril, there are forces waiting for him at Lancity intent on using him and his connection to Lord Obdurin and Rhysin.
Big Brother's Day Off
Seven very short stories.
An analyst who is given an unusual mission. A netizen forced to interact with the disconnected. Slavers who turn a fantasy trope to their advantage. A male chauvinist who gets his dream come true. A pair of government contractors debating the morale right and wrong of their assignment. A general on the day of his greatest victory facing opposition from unepected quarters
The Godslayers' Legacy: The Bastard Cadre #2
(5.00 from 1 review)
The gods cleansed Newterra, killing all but a few survivors. Dune d’Turintar, the daughter of a god’s chosen and member of Avril’s scattered cadre, has taken up the fallen Godslayers’ cause and will take the fight to the man who bound her at birth, Lord Obdurin, to make him answer for his god’s crimes.
New World Technology remade the world through digital evolution. Their implant and personal digital assistant technology revolutionized the way people live their lives, and their latest development - teleportation - looks set to do it again. But when Jason Smith company CEO discovers the truth about the technology, he realizes he has to stop it.
A God-Blasted Land: The Bastard Cadre #1
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A fast paced epic fantasy and science fiction adventure
Avril Ethanson is a technology salvager living a quiet life on a seemingly empty world that was built for billions. But when an eccentric assassin crosses his path and turns Avril's world upside down, Avril goes on the run and must survive encounters with immortals, dragons, and cadres of bondsmen.
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