Michael G. Manning
Michael Manning, a practicing pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.
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Gram lives in the shadow cast by his father, the late-Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where men of might and main no longer seem necessary, he must make his own mark. Within Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define him and serve to remind others of his family’s legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.
The Mountains Rise
From the ancient past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel lived simply, until his power awakened. He finds himself hunted by the servants of the forest gods. Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one. What he discovers will light a vengeful flame within him, consuming everything he touches.
Mageborn: The Final Redemption
Mordecai battles to control the malevolent magic that has consumed him as he searches for some way to turn his destructive new powers against the Dark Gods themselves.
Mageborn: The God-Stone War (Book 4)
Seven years have passed since Mordecai’s battle with Celior. In that time his control has improved and he has envisioned a use for the God-Stone, but the gods want vengeance. The secrets of the past threaten the future of his kingdom, unless Mordecai can discover the meaning of ‘Illeniel’s Doom’. How far will a desperate wizard go to protect his children… or will his efforts damn them all?
Mageborn: The Blacksmith's Son
Mordecai’s journey to master magic draws him into an ancient battle for the future of humanity.
This book marks the beginning of an exciting new series.
Mageborn: The Archmage Unbound
The third book in the ever popular Mageborn series continues the story as Mordecai confronts new challenges and learns that the world is never as simple as it appears.
Mageborn: The Line of Illeniel
The second book in the Mageborn series takes us on an ever greater exploration of the kingdom of Lothion and the history of magic. Caught between politics and an ancient evil Mordecai struggles to protect the people that now rely on him.