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Apex Magazine - Issue 23
By Apex Publications
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,960. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field.
Dans l'ombre des portes
By Adrien Blanchet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,900. Language: French. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Oyé Oyé braves gens, Tiramon la ville entre les mondes vous ouvre ses portes ! Accompagnez Syl l’orphelin dans son ascension sociale. Suivez les « Yeux », la garde secrête de la cité, dans ses étranges missions. Ici nul héros naïf ne sauvera gratuitement le monde. Et dans cette arène qu’est la grande ville, l’allié d’un jour peut-être l’ennemi du lendemain.
What’s in a Name?
By Douglas Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hari is the greatest thief in the land. Hari steals jewel. Jewel curses Hari. Hari hires wizard to lift curse. Wizard summons demon. Demon eats wizard. Can Hari's day get any worse? Yep.
Max Velocity
By Leslie Claire Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011 by Secret Fire Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fan should’ve known better, but desire overrode common sense and she ended up pregnant. Breeding. The worst word in the world, because of what it means. Forcible capture. Registration. Planting. Harvesting. Death. She prays that her beloved Denny will rescue her. When he does, she finally understands the meaning of another word. Helpless. With bonus story "The Devil Wears Combat Boots."
The Unclean -- A Short Story
By Jacquelyn Smith
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jared always wanted to be noticed. Now a secret summons from the Mage-Lord promises to make all his dreams come true. Finally, his magical talents will be recognized. But he soon realizes all is not as it seems. This 3,200 word fantasy short story placed third in the Writers’ Journal 2010 Fiction Contest and was published in the July/August issue of the magazine. Includes an excerpt of Soul Seeker
Pence
By J. Evans
Price: Free! Words: 60,190. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
"The boy was named Pence because he was made from a potato grown close to the fence, or so he gathered." With all the wrong proportions of courage and common sense, a head that is a mite on the fat side and a mouth too big for any respectable vegetable, Pence will have you laughing out loud to the bitter end.
The Curse of Troius: A Zombie Fantasy Novel
By Alan Edwards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,810. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In an isolated backwater of Northreach, a powerful mage completes the work that will create the army that he needs to sweep the world and accomplish his thirst for vengeance. The village of Daneswall, a peaceful and forgotten community in Northreach, is caught in the forefront of the awakened zombie horde that grows with every farm and village it encounters.
The Hawk And His Boy
By Christopher Bunn
Series: The Tormay Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
One night, a young thief named Jute is instructed to break into a wizard's house and steal an old box. It sounds like a straightforward job. Unbeknownst to the boy, however, the box contains the knife that killed the Wind. Overcome with curiosity, Jute opens the box and sets off a chain of events that threatens to plunge the whole land into war.
Flash Gold
By Lindsay Buroker
Price: Free! Words: 17,870. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
0.75 star(4.73 from 22 reviews)
Eighteen-year-old Kali McAlister enters her steam-powered "dogless sled" in a race, intending to win the thousand-dollar prize and escape remote Moose Hollow forever. The problem? Fortune seekers and airship pirates are after her for the secret to flash gold, her late father's alchemical masterpiece. An 18,000-word steampunk novella.
Struck By Beauty
By Heather Kuehl
Price: Free! Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A collection of four fantasy stories. "Struck by Beauty" - Mika is forced to do the unthinkable. "Homecoming" - Carra returns home to confront her past. "Blythe's Vengeance" - Blythe seeks vengeance on the sorcerer that destroyed her hometown. "The Desire of Selkies" - Salena discovers that humans will do anything to get what they desire.
Epilogue for a Lost Tale
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a bittersweet tale of love, loss and immortality.
Dami's Calling
By M P Ericson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dami's mother is dying, and the tribe's shaman has exhausted all her powers to try and save her. So Dami goes to the Great Eagle to offer her own life instead. But when the Eagle refuses, Dami must find some other way to save the two women she loves most. Fantasy short story.
Amythist Dreams
By Heather Kuehl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A collection of three short stories; "Dalamar's Quest," "The Hunt," and "The Final Goodbye." "Dalamar's Quest" - Sorcerer Dalamar Shola and his apprentice, Amythist Dyier, investigate new magic in Ancient Egypt. "The Hunt" - Amythist wants revenge, even if it means going to the demon realm to fulfill it. "The Final Goodbye" - Will Amythist be able to say goodbye to her truest love?
Dragon Sent
By Heather Kuehl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Wicked Deed - To save her twin sister from a sorcerer's curse, Xerri must betray the dragon that trusts her to find the cure. Redemption - Xerri goes on a dragon sent redemption quest to clear her soul of her wicked deed.
La Guerra de los Cielos
By Fernando Trujillo
Price: Free! Words: 190,160. Language: Spanish. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
La guerra más antigua y devastadora de la existencia ha encontrado el modo de continuar, de extenderse por toda la creación. El Cielo y el Infierno ya no son los únicos escenarios para este terrible conflicto.
The Ladder (A Wiener Blut Short Story)
By Katharina Bordet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A princess fighting for the love of her life on Christmas Eve in a kingdom covered with snow. This is a “Wiener Blut” Spin-Off. You can find out more about the book at: www.wiener-blut.com
Falling Softly
By Michael Kingswood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An assassin and his partner embark on the biggest job of their careers. The payment if they succeed is enough to set them up for life, potentially allowing the assassin to get out of the business and finally live a normal life. But even succeeding in a high profile job like this carries its own danger. This is a short story, about 3,000 words in length. Includes a Bonus Story - First Blood
Slippery Fish
By M P Ericson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A cracksman steals things - he doesn't put them back. But at Faith's insistence, Jonathan risks his neck to drop a magical hellfish into a household guarded by spectral hounds. Adventure fantasy short story.
To Slay the Dead
By K&R Creative Publishing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A short tale (5,800 words) of Lashaea, mercenary for hire. Lashaea’s beauty and guile won’t be able to help her this time-- only her sword will do. Hired by a wealthy aristocrat, Lashaea must take on her greatest challenge yet, to slay someone who is already dead . . .
Flight of Bones
By M P Ericson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2011 by Byrnie Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When workmen dig up the bones of her murdered people, survivor Nizhoni finds a way to set them - and herself - free. Fantasy short story.