Stephen L. Nowland

Biography

I am often astonished by the sheer amount of ideas that go through my head. I've taken it upon myself to harness as many of these as I can, weave them into stories and publish them in one form or another, for fun and profit.

I spent over fifteen years dealing with poor health, including chronic fatigue syndrome (a symptom of other stuff, but annoying nonetheless) which gave me ample time for thinking, but slowed me down in the way of actual writing.

My first novel was actually done back in aught three, but it was a derivative work that I didn't really care for so I scrapped it and started writing a new story for Neverwinter Nights, that RPG video game thing you may or may not have heard of.

The story was so successful (filled with rich, creamy character development) that I lamented that only people playing the game would ever see it. In 2009, with my health improving, I resolved to novelize the stories I'd written, in addition to developing the world in which they exist as the basis for a new fantasy world.

I consider those stories to be merely the first iteration of the saga, for my novels have evolved far beyond the original scope, in terms of detail, plot and character building. Although some claim the first novel in the series does tend to remind people of the video game, they are all true fantasy novels in their own right, and once this first saga is complete, I will be leaving behind the legacy of NWN and pressing ahead with newer, original stories conceived in my beloved world of Feydwiir.

I also paint, and you can expect to see more cover art with each title, becoming more technically sophisticated each time.

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Upon the Fulcrum of War
By Stephen L. Nowland
Series: The Aielund Saga, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,840. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Category: Fiction
Emotionally scarred from the war, Aiden Wainwright joins with his old companions and attempts to force a peaceful solution to the conflict, all the while convinced the king and his wizard have taken the ancient armour of power and seek to use it to bring a new era of tyranny to the realm. When the truth is finally revealed, events take an unexpected turn that may bring devastation to both realms.
Legacies of Fire & Steel
By Stephen L. Nowland
Series: The Aielund Saga, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 153,950. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The countryside is awash with deserters and brigands fleeing the war, and Aiden Wainwright and his companions must face down old enemies and forge new alliances to aid the beleaguered country in the impending clash against their relentless enemy. But before the confrontation, Aiden must learn the answer to a question of singular importance: How do you kill that which cannot be killed?
Ruins of Legend
By Stephen L. Nowland
Series: The Aielund Saga, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 141,930. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Aspiring adventurers Aiden Wainwright and Pacian Savidge are tasked with tracking down an obscure relic, but the two friends are at odds and their comrades are forced to choose sides as they scour the land for the lost artefact. Only their valour and determination will see them through as they uncover ancient evils determined to assail their every move.
In Defence of the Crown
By Stephen L. Nowland
Series: The Aielund Saga, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,480. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.40 from 5 reviews)
From the peril of the high seas to the urban landscape of Fairloch, capital of Aielund, Aiden Wainwright and his companions are charged with protecting the only heir to the throne whilst seeking out the conspirators that plot her capture, and who will stop at nothing to achieve their goals.
Nature Abhors a Vacuum
By Stephen L. Nowland
Series: The Aielund Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 209,400. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Aiden Wainwright was the son of a wagon maker in a small country town where nothing interesting ever happened, until a chance encounter with a strange relic changed him forever. His resourcefulness and courage are put to the test when he travels to a nearby town and finds the place on the brink of disaster. Aiden must marshal his limited resources to aid the town and uncover the villains.

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