Randolph Lalonde

Biography

Born in 1974, Randolph Lalonde has worked in customer service, sales, played drums for several heavy metal bands you've never heard of, dealt blackjack in a traveling casino, and serviced countless computers. He's also owned businesses in the design, printing, collectible and custom computer fields.

He completed writing his first novel in the fantasy adventure genre at the age of fifteen and has been writing ever since.

He self published his first novel;
Fate Cycle: Sins of the Past in 2004 and after taking a break has begun to release his work again starting with the First Light Chronicles series.

Randolph Lalonde has sold nearly one hundred thousand eBooks to date, enough to keep writing full time. He is deeply grateful for his following of readers and strives to improve his skills to better entertain them. The Spinward Fringe Space Opera series has proven to be his most popular offering.

He currently resides in Sudbury Ontario where he's working on a new fantasy novel due out in 2014.

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Books

Brightwill
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Pre-release—available November 7, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Naze the Great Wizard finally tells his students and fellows about his exploits with his long lost brother, Riv. Riv, the outcast, the Thief of the Enduring Light, and the Night Slasher, is an unexpected sibling to Naze the Wizard. What the Great Wizard reveals is a tale of bold misadventure and a people facing extinction. No one will look a the Great Wizard the same way again.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,470. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.50)
It has been months since the Siege of Port Rush. The Warlord, under the command of Jacob Valent, has been travelling to ports across the sector to gather intelligence, capturing ships and cargo as they go. Manpower and funds are still in short supply, but the Captain is winning the support of the British Alliance, and his crew suspects he has a long term plan that will lead to bigger prizes.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 183,850. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.79)
The crew of the Triton find themselves marooned in the Rega Gain solar system. Refusing to abandon the refugees and liberated slaves who joined them along the way, they make a deal with the Government to settle. Meanwhile, the fugitive, Jacob Valance and the former Samson crew work to restore their ship and continue their fight against the Order Of Eden in earnest.
The Expendable Few - A Spinward Fringe Novel
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 6.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 76,280. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.29)
Clark Patterson and other officers in the Freeground Military are ejected from regular service when their actions and lifestyles are met by disapproval by a new oppressive government. They find themselves reassigned to a unit sent on some of the most dangerous missions ever undertaken by Freeground Nation soldiers. Completing these missions is their only way to win their freedom.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 6: Fragments
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 136,400. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.79)
The crew of the Triton continue their misadventure near Ossimi Ring Station. They are forced down different paths and a fight for freedom that will cost them dearly begins. New opportunities, dangers and experiences await them all, as the Order of Eden stirs, advancing their own agenda.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 5: Fracture
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50)
The crew of the Triton, a rare, Earth built Space Combat Carrier, make their way to Ossimi Station, a safe haven for independent ships and traders. In a galaxy gripped by conflict and teetering on the verge of chaos, Captain Jacob Valance and his crew will be faced with the unexpected, the unknown, and an opportunity to save thousands of lives. Will their sympathy be their undoing? [Broadcast 5]
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 4: Frontline
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 198,420. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.69)
Captain Valance and his crew are finally learning to work as a unit. Oblivious to the grander designs of the Order of Eden, they are drawn into a brutal conflict over a planet the Order is depopulating so they can use it for themselves. Who will survive the Frontline?
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 3: Triton
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,880. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.73)
After narrowly escaping a brush with an old enemy Captain Valance and his crew reach out to their allies for help. Meanwhile, allies and enemies from his past are set to reveal themselves in unexpected ways, changing his life and the galaxy forever.
Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 1 & 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,230. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.76)
Captain Valance has no memory of his past. Left adrift on a strange ship, he begins a new life. Years later he's become a well known hired gun while searching for clues to his past. This follows the First Light Chronicles cult hit Space Opera series.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 0. Price: Free! Words: 178,930. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.67)
In the darkest region of explored space sits a bright beacon; Freeground Station. Serving as a supply and trading post it is home to a select number of human beings that will take a desperate chance to make a difference in their end of the galaxy. - Contains the entire First Light Chronicles Trilogy. A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages. [Final Revision]

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Smashwords book reviews by Randolph Lalonde

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Aug. 01, 2009

    Fantastic guide! After dealing with a dozen or so eBook retailers, Smashwords is a breath of fresh air so far. I'm in the process of converting my work (11 titles at the moment), so it can appear here and this guide is absolutely essential.
  • Shatter (The Children of Man, #1) on July 10, 2010

    On its own, Shatter is a novel that introduces us to the personalities and struggles of some memorable characters. Faela is a character on a journey propelled by deep motivations that aren’t immediately apparent. As you unravel the mystery surrounding her and discover what drives her you are treated to her practical yet charming personality. The other characters in this book are just as interesting, their struggles are just as compelling, you’ll find yourself cheering for some and sneering at others. The world, magic system and history behind this book are specific and well made. Unlike many fantasy and science fiction novels these days, you don’t get the feeling that the whole universe is built to the direct benefit of the characters. Instead, Elizabeth Mock has built a setting that is anything but convenient or simple, adding depth and realism to their struggles. This book does stand on its own, but I promise you’ll be looking forward to the second part of the trilogy by the time you finish it.
  • Hero Wanted on March 25, 2011

    Hero Wanted is a rare gem of a novel in a dump truck filled with standard fare fantasy gravel. It doesn't pretend to lofty seriousness - this is a comedy adventure after all. Having said that, it doesn't dumb itself down - there is wit both high and low brow but often somewhere in the middle. The main character, Jason Cosmo, is not a brash hero or a know it all, nor is he an ignoramus or coward. He flitters from one extreme to another while trying to find his place in the mayhem that besets his existence as he is plunged into a turbulent adventure. He's fun to watch and has a highly entertaining voice - a good thing since the story is told from his perspective. His cohorts are a colourful group that only includes one person who is well suited to adventuring. The others have to struggle through, using whatever skills they have - even if wildly inappropriate or delightfully random - to survive the challenges ahead. Every character who has more than one line of dialog contributes something worthwhile to the adventure, the same can be said for the various villains. Villains! There is a kaleidoscopic rogues gallery featured in this book who each have clear motivations, and often different modus operandi. They present fantastic challenges and contribute to the humour throughout the book very evenly. The world within this book is interesting, hilarious and broad. I can't say much more about it; spoilers are the enemy, after all. In short, this is an adventurous comedic rampage of a fantasy novel. RL