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Fiction Vortex - May 2013
Price: Free! Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This inaugural issue of the Fiction Vortex magazine is stuffed with incredible stories, tales that will take you through the verdant valley of coming-of-age-fantasy, over the jagged summit of hard science fiction, into the dark cavern of cerebral horror, and back out into the sunlit meadows of humorous satire. All stories and reviews were published on FictionVortex.com in May 2013
The Diamond Sword of Tor
Series: Cardoney, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,380. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
But now, after five centuries, the sword hidden behind a disguise of steel, has found its way into the hands of Erun Oncant, Sovereign King of Cardoney. A child at play caused the portal to allow a single team of humans through, and they need to recover the key to return home. When they don’t find it in the castle, they kidnap the Queen, to coerce Erun into returning it.
Kydona: From Ashes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140,490. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The war for the east has begun. Stripped of his royalty, Marcus finds himself fighting for his life on the bronze steppe. It is a war of annihilation, and mercy is a laughable memory at best. Only the ruthless survive in Kydona. But Marcus soon discovers that the worst of human crime is committed outside the heat of battle...
Green With Envy (Crack On The Wall)
Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
How the burning secret love affair between the king's chief protector and a strange ambitious woman set a kingdom on fire, ripping apart trust, loyalty and peace; thereby calling on the Witches to use their magical powers to defend their homeland as the forces of darkness plans to invade it and take over.
The Shard of Palrinah: Book 2 of The Remus Rothwyn Chronicles
Series: The Remus Rothwyn Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
After averting war between Humankind and Fey, Remus and Elaina set out for further adventures, until they meet their old friend Perfidian, the bard. They discover that the brewing war between the Steelwielder and Paragonite factions holds a deeper and darker mystery involving an object of power. This leads to a deadly game of cat and mouse between the friends, the factions, and sinister Fey.
The Ties That Bind (#2, Duster and a Gun)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,400. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The reaper is back in action in The Ties That Bind and hot on the trail of a demon that has taken everything from him. Horace is going to need every weapon in his arsenal to deal with this new threat, lest he be swallowed whole. He’ll need to turn to friend and foe alike in order to avenge humanity, and when he does, neither Heaven nor Hell will be able to contain his fury.
The Star
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,530. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Four years ago Abbii was attacked by Shadows, creatures that live in the dark. Her skin was scarred painfully and she was taken to an unknown College by her mother, who had assumed that Abbii was out of control. To begin with, the College and all of its students seem normal, but things soon start to change. They are not what they appear, and neither is Abbii.
Sign On The Line
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,110. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three people disillusioned by love meet one night at a remote diner after each having a day from hell. A man behind the counter knows them and their situations and why love has brought them to this empty place. He offers a contract that will put an end to the farce of love and bring in all of the power and money anyone could want. All they have to do, is Sign On The Line.
Shadow
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this second book about the land of Palindor, Malthazzar's devious general, Shadow, pits Michael against his mother, the High Queen Catherine, as Reglandor invades the Third Land. Each believing that the other is evil, Catherine and Michael are led toward their inevitable confrontation, while behind the scenes Malthazzar gloats as his revenge against Catherine unfolds.
Delusion Illusion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,940. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Two things marked Dani's childhood: her night terrors and imaginary friend. When tragedy strikes in adulthood she re-emerges with two invisible friends. Sure she’s lost her mind, she pretends all is well, counting on her ‘friends’ to help with the scary things in life: dentists, driving, changes... Then the night terrors return. A family secret could explain all— or her Aunt has gone mad, too!
Ozan the Hero
Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,330. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In Nikye in the conquered land of Nesalia, Ozan lives the quiet life he enjoys, running a bookshop and chatting with customers of all stations in life. Now trouble has come to his shop in the form of hauntingly beautiful people with terrifying secrets. People are dying in the streets, and the secret to survival may lie in any of the thousands of books stored in Ozan's mind.
The Caverns of Night
Series: Tales of the Age of Four Empires. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Young Erramun comes to the Haegmarch to meet his bride, the last thing on his mind the safety of the land. By the time he arrives, though, his bride is missing and much of her family dead. For Theudhar, the loss is more personal, his mother dead, his sister vanished. Now they and their companions must must battle humanity's oldest and foulest enemies to recover them.
The Seed of Apostasy
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jusong, a young Firebrother who worships one of five eldritch gods that gifts mankind with magic, finds himself caught up in a political and religious plot that involves his close friend.
Gatherings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013 by Ferran. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Taking care of people in dire straits is just proper. But when Maria's family rescues an unknown armed man from the clutches of a snowstorm they put their secluded life in danger. Now that he might be the only person able to bring her to her family.
La Flor de Jade (El Enviado)
Series: La Flor de Jade, Vol 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 205,690. Language: Spanish. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Un mundo donde a los humanos se les extermina. Una tierra donde todo contacto con ellos es sentencia de muerte, sin duda es el peor lugar para despertar... sobre todo si no es tu mundo. Sumérgete en el vasto universo de J. Vilches. Personajes sangrantes, épica en estado puro, lírica desgarradora y un ritmo feroz al servicio de una de las sagas más prometedoras escritas en español.
Wood to Glass
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 30,690. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
To escape an arranged marriage against which her whole existence rebels, Dawn decides to take her life in her own hands. Having no choice she defies superstition and primordial fears of soul devouring monsters dwelling in the eerie, threatening forest and willingly takes the path not taken.
Sheylah und die Zwillingsschlüssel
Price: $4.59 USD. Words: 110,940. Language: German. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ein packender Liebesroman, voller Magie, Spannung und Gefahr.
Gulvane and the Dragon: A Tale of Tzamesch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The wizard Gulvane walks the corridors of his mind, remembering the eras locked behind three doors. Forester, Fighter, Assassin. Behind each door lie the memories and skills of who and what he used to be. Uncertain of where his life will lead him, or of what he will become, Gulvane wakes to find a dragon standing over his bed. Now, what would a creature such as what would dragon want with him?
The Unjust, Dust, And Hope
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,350. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A decade after the Civil War Leroy Roosevelt is lynched for talking to a white woman. His corpse grows, crushing the town of Dobson and spreading across the desert. Two men with memories of enslavement must face Leroy's burgeoning corpse and a future neither one would grow old enough to see. Approximately 16,500 words, a short novel.
The Eighth Power: Book III: The Book of the Flame
Series: The Eighth Power, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,840. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
With the war against Fahlin going badly, the way has become open for the ern to once against flow into Aeresan unhindered. Time is running out to find one of the two missing Prophets, and Ayrim Iylin, now a Thane, realizes that without the power of one of those Prophets, Saparen is sure to fall. He embarks on a desperate search to save his own life and the lives of everyone he knows and loves.