Martin F. Hengst is a science fiction and fantasy author whose passion is creating exotic new worlds and telling the stories of the people who exist there. From the magical world of Solendrea where sword and sorcery clash in epic conflicts, to our own modern day planet Earth, he enjoys writing adventures that will keep you reading far past your bedtime.
He resides in South Central Pennsylvania with his lovely wife and two amazing children. An avid reader since childhood, he attributes his love for fantasy and science fiction to his father. When not working on his next release, Martin enjoys music, reading, and playing video games.
Martin welcomes interaction with readers. You can find him on many social media sites such as Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Additionally, he maintains a blog where he posts updates about new and upcoming projects, which can be found at http://martinfhengst.com.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love creating new worlds. I've been imagining the wonders of Solendrea since I was just sixteen years old. I've had many adventures there in my imagination and its fun for me to bring those adventures onto the page so that other people can enjoy them as well. Even when working in our world, as I'm doing for my Codex series, it is fun for me to tweak the laws of reality to fit the story.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a family man, so I spend a great deal of time with my kids, playing, reading, doing school work, or having adventures of our own. In my spare time, I enjoy music of all types, movies, and video games. Especially video games.
The Swordmage Trilogy follows the adventures of Tiadaria, a girl sold into slavery by her father and rescued from certain by a retired soldier dying of a mysterious disease. As she discovers her destiny, Tiadaria must battle against some of the most fearsome enemies the Human Imperium has ever known, including the Xarundi Combine and a species once thought extinct.