R. Stone Penwell

Biography

About the Author

R. Stone Penwell is both an artist and an author who loves to write short fiction, epic fantasy fiction, and science-fiction designed to entertain and amuse the reader. He was the editor-in-chief of a very successful online e zine that ran from 1996 to 2000 dedicated to the free online publishing of fine literary works of fiction and poetry by both known authors and promising new authors.

In the realm of artwork Mr. Penwell's works are not numerous and consist largely of maps and scenic background illustration. He prefers to work in pen and ink or pencil, but also does extensive graphics work (mainly maps) on the computer using either Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop.

R. Stone Penwell has a number of published short stories and novelettes in e book formats currently available from online publishers. These are divided primarily into three categories that he calls The Dreamweaver's Tales (swords and sorcery, fantasy, and adventure); the episodic adventures of Sir Nervous Nork the Nervous Knight (fantasy-adventure and light humor set in a fictional medieval world); and The Memory Epsilon Records (science-fiction stories set in the distant future).

R. Stone Penwell is also the co-author of the four-volume epic fantasy series The Chronicles of the Last Elder Lord (also available in ebook formats) on which he worked long and closely with Merilyn F. George and knew as both friend and mentor. The Chronicles of the Last Elder Lord was Mr. Penwell's debut as both a published co-author and as a published artist.

Mr. Penwell lives in the southwestern United States, has honorably served his country in the military, and has traveled to and through much of western Europe. He lived four years in southern Germany in the great and historically rich city of Augsburg where he fell in love with both the people of the city and the country of Germany and one day hopes to return.

Books

Tales of the Elder Lord
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 206,670. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The fourth and final volume of the Chronicles of the Last Elder Lord. The history of Sha'azharet'th, last Elder Lord of Ard'dr, cursed by the gods to labor in the flesh for a thousand years.
Blood of the Dragon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 206,870. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The third book in the epic fantasy series "The Chronicles of the Last Elder Lord." The history of Sha'azharet'th, last Elder Lord of Ard'dr, Master of Ta'arim, cursed by the gods to labor in the flesh for a thousand years.
The Luck of the Irish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: American English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Middle-of-the-night intrigue and covert operations between two competing adversaries working for opposing medieval intelligence services. Is Yancy DeClancy really the inept and bumbling fool of the Duke of Wentworth or is he secretly the luckiest, most cunning and devious of all the Duke's special agents? And what about the girl? Is she really just a hapless barmaid, or is she also an agent?
Master of Ta'arim
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 186,560. Language: American English. Published: November 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The history of Sha'azharet'th, last Elder Lord of Ard'dr, Master of Ta'arim, cursed by the gods to labor in the flesh for a thousand years.
From Dark to Dark
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,010. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
His was a depressing world, filled with lightless days and lightless nights that blended together without seam or union; a continual and monotonous passage of undifferentiated time: day and night passing unmarked and incessant from dark to dark. A novelette-length medieval fiction tale about a man condemned to live out the rest of his life in a perpetually dark dungeon.
The Fall of Tremaine
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
The tale of the last days of Castle Tremaine in a time when a new world order threatens the sovereignty and security of the realm. A novelette-length medieval fiction tale set in a fictional world.
Souldancer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
While investigating spurious reports of troll activity in an out-of-the-way corner of the realm, Chief Investigator Armonte Severand stumbles upon a genuine mystery that turns out to be a test of some of his other, lesser known, skills....
Forest of the Black Sphere
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
In all the vast, tree-covered world there is only one village of Men, protected from the forest and its hostile denizens by the beneficent magic of the Black Sphere. But survival is a matter of mutual cooperation among the villagers, something one young man has yet to learn... Novelette-length fantasy fiction set in a fictional world.
Monarch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,170. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The king is not himself! Or he has become something loathsome and wicked, despised by citizens and contemporaries alike. Thonric and Skarlon - a pair of local fighting men - would like to relieve the throne of its unwelcome kingly burden. A Novelette-length medieval fiction tale of how the local heroes band together in hopes of removing the king.
Den of Thieves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
The hero of R. Stone Penwell's tale "Monarch" is back in action, recruited by the town constable to find and break up the notorious den of thieves. Medieval fantasy adventure set in a semi-persistent fictional world. Den of Thieves is a novelette-length story.
Getting Bhent
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
Medieval fantasy tale about a misshapen and grotesquely deformed man who is a lot prettier on the inside than he is on the outside. A short story about the evils of judging people based solely on appearance.
The Blacksmith and Faer Selena
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You set the price! Words: 11,160. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The tragic tale of what happens when racism dictates the actions and responses of a society. A medieval fantasy tale about the love between a mortal blacksmith and the immortal princess of the faeries of Kynd.
Defender of the Right
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,590. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
A wicked usurper has to be deposed to set the kingdom straight. A medieval tale about a good man gone bad and how his once-best-friend gets stuck with the task of removing him from office. Defender of the Right is a Novelette-length work of mainstream fiction.
Curse Of The First Gods
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 165,790. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An Epic Fantasy Novel, centered on the life of one Sha'azharet'th, a mortal sorcerer who becomes cursed by the gods and is doomed to spend over a thousand years laboring in their service, unable to die until he finds a way to atone for his trespasses against them.

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