Chris Turner


Writer of fantasy, adventure and SF. Visual artist, musician.

Chris's books include: Bindu, Haloband, XARES: Final Countdown, Thetis 3, Starvenger, Starhustler, The Dragon Sea Chronicles, Icarus, The Timelost, The Dim Zone, Avenger, Beastslayer : Rise of the Rgnadon, Denibus Ar, The Relic Hunter series, the Rogues of Bindar series, Future Destinies and Fantastic Realms.

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The Vx Wars
Price: Free! Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Caspra and his team of rebel agents are en route to Aldebarax aboard a hijacked medical supply freighter. Important cargo stashed in the ship’s hold gives rise to complications at the 100 mile security checkpoint. Something sinister is happening on Aldebarax. Caspra knows it. His crew knows it. Can five brave souls save a faraway world from the nightmare about to sweep the planet?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,620. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Urban
Street-smart Jess 'Lonewolf' gains a sudden healing power. Never did she imagine the responsibility of such a gift. Now she must face down a most sinister medical underground crime ring. Don't miss this exciting SF thriller...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,740. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
They took away our history. But they can’t steal our souls. I'm Ellan Weis, a teen kickboxer. Something happens to me, where I can sense disaster. Before it happens. I live in a world where everyone has a com chip in their wrist...where the only truth of the past cataclysm lies in darkweb...
Xares: Final Countdown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,940. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Aliens, heroes, anti-heroes. A high-intensity space thriller. A handful of mercenaries are caught in the middle of an alien conspiracy to enslave the human-populated planets on the frontier.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,100. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A man who lives on the edge. A man turned to hustling to survive. Jet Rusco lives in a far future of colonized worlds ruled by space thugs and warlords. A heist gone bad leaves him with a stash of alien tech and ruthless gangsters on his tail who’ll do anything to get it back.
The Dim Zone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
How far is too far? Mercenary Yul Vrean and his black op team are hired by billionaire CEO Mathias of Cybercore to bring back alien samples from a remote the Dim Zone, a region rife with murderous space pirates and slavers, the warlike Zikri and Mentera.
The Huntress of Caerlin
Price: Free! Words: 37,060. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A clan overrun by foreign raiders. A fearless huntress faces the greatest challenge of her life...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,920. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Jet Rusco, black market arms dealer and hustler, faces off against the Star Lord: warlord, magician, psychopath. With each new conquest, the Star Lord uses ruthless force to terrorize colonized planets with his fleet of hi-tech warships. A gritty thriller full of space battles, dark secrets, macabre twists...
Valley of the Gods
Price: Free! Words: 39,970. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The fabled jade idol of Gyzia is a thing of mystery and legend. A dark wizard commissions mercenary Vetravincus and his band to recover it—to their peril... Gritty adventure. Think 'The Witcher' and 'Conan'.
The Frontier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,230. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two space mercenaries face down crooks and corruption in the frontier worlds of the far future. Yul Vrean visits his home world only to get embroiled in a corporate conspiracy to cheat a ranch owner out of his estate. Regers gets caught in the crossfires of a gang war over deadly alien contraband. Two unlikely allies on a much greater mission…
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,300. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Gangs. Gladiators. Dark magic. 122 AD. A rebellious teen makes his mark in the streets of Roman Londinium. A gripping, coming-of-age tale set in an Iron Age world that shaped western history.
Brisis 9
Price: Free! Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A man who lives on the edge. A man turned to hustling to survive. Jet Rusco lives in a far future of colonized worlds ruled by space thugs and warlords. He and his accomplice embark on a heist that sets them in the crossfires of some rough players. Can they escape a dark conspiracy involving alien tech?
Price: Free! Words: 14,000. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Somebody shafted Regers. Nobody shafts Regers. Now he is on a mission to hunt down his crewmate...who abandoned him on an alien world during a mission collecting plant samples. A gritty walk through the far future…
Thetis 3
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A heist of beryl crystal for hyperdrive engines lands hustler Jet Rusco and his accomplice Marty in a heap of trouble...also in the crossfires of a thug entrepreneur peddling black market beryl to a brood of warlords. A gritty space opera full of cons, twists and danger. Scarface meets Mad Max.
Farling's Wall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,140. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A band of adventurers flee from Sloe, the fabled Blue City of the south, as lowly outlaws wanted for stealing a glamorous princess. Their fate—a perilous plod through the Brauvn forest to come to the gates of Farling’s Wall and the realm of the Wickles.
Forsaken Magic: Witch of the Thorn
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,420. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Foraging in an ancient tomb, a relic hunter discovers a fabulous gem. Both a blessing and a curse. Ignoring the mysterious taint around the jewel, he keeps it on his person.. An unforeseen scandal sends him far from his homeland, raising clubs against the baron’s men, spell-casters, thieves and opportunists. Are the few allies he can muster enough to counter the taint that is now upon him?
The Timelost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,700. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A pilot stranded on a faraway planet. An alien seeking symbiosis. Can one mutant, perhaps the last hope in the face of a rising alien menace, save the human colonies from subjugation? A Star Wars meets Alien thriller...
Dragon Lords
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,120. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The fabled Dragon Lord trove is a thing of legend. Vetravincus, sword for hire, finds himself in mortal conflict in the lawless town of Dragonskull when he befriends a persecuted half Thrule who has knowledge of where the lost treasure may be...
Avenger : A Swords And Skulls Fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,610. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Vetravincus, wandering mercenary and swordster, battles gods, demons, drug lords and villains in his quest to uphold justice in a lawless world. Tombs of plunder blessed by ancient gods, demonic idols sprung to life by treacherous wizards, no commission is too small for this minstrel of the sword with a fierce heart for the underdog.
Beastslayer : Rise of the Rgnadon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 106,930. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two chieftain brothers lock swords in battle—two sworn enemies forced with a few surviving warriors to take refuge in a beast-haunted mountain. Can they work together to survive the chilling secrets of the mountain?...and battle the ultimate menace, far darker, an old terror brewed by the lizard-men of lost Xatu? A heroic adventure in the tradition of Conan and Jurassic Park.
The Isk Rider of Bazuur
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,820. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A strange black-garbed marauder plagues the folk of the pavilion city of Bazuur. Treasure-seeking drifter Risgan falls afoul of the menace and launches himself on a quixotic mission to end the villain's depredations, especially in light of the kickbacks offered by the city guard.
The Temple of Vitus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,390. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Shipwrecked off a dangerous coast in an unknown land, a treasure-hunter stumbles upon a mysterious cult in the ruin of ancient temple grounds. An odd but alluring acolyte takes him under her wing, but the legend of their long dead saint is notoriously disquieting. The miracle-working pariah has visited the subworld and made friends with forces better left alone...
Pirates of the Poesasian
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,590. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A clash of swords and wits...A young vagabond is unwittingly indoctrinated into a band of sea raiders and struggles to escape their murderous clutch.
Rogues of Bindar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 342,710. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
High fantasy adventure: the complete saga (Books I-III) (750 pages). . . In this rich journey of adventure, villainy, and sophisticated language, heroism prevails and spellcraft brings captivity, ruin and death.
Tales of Other Worlds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011 by Deux Voiliers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
This is the first anthology of short shorts written by Chris Turner, Canada's up-and-coming fantasy writer. It is suitable for all ages.
The Jisil-ou-az-lar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a far future earth of melted polar ice, cities are gone; continents are flooded and humankind must fend its way by sea. Only a handful of individuals survive on ships, invariably in competition with each other. Can one lonely man make a difference to the lives of a few? Learn about the hero’s saga in a sombre world aboard—The Jisil-ou-az-lar. Science fiction, 9800 words.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,800. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
Far future technology allows scope for a tactical ship to VR-merge with its pilot. A routine mission goes awry in space and a pilot discovers an unexpected menace, far worse than any nightmare... for fans of 'Alien' and 'Predator', 17000 words.
The Movie Maker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A gifted university student develops an innovation to revolutionize the holographic film industry . . . Putting the power of film-production into the hands of the creators is good for creators, but bad for big business: a truth that the inventor learns in a hard way. Near future SF, 10,000 words.
The Dragon of Skar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
For all Conan enthusiasts : the dark exploration which picks up where the movie 'Conan the Barbarian' left off. The larger-than-life Cimmerian hero and Subotai the Hyrkanian archer engage in a daring adventure. Heroic fantasy, 16000 words.
Curse of the Kraken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Tales of Old, Krakens and Gold... This is a medieval dark fantasy...a tale of headstrong heroes and a larger-than-life creature, vying for lordship in an age where light and darkness walk a blurry line...11,000 words.
Denibus Ar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,320. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(3.93 from 15 reviews)
The discovery of a six-sided pyramid creates a stir in the archaeological world. A team of international archaeologists are sent to excavate the site in the bleak Sahara; however, in the midst of unexplained phenomena, military corruption and paranormal sightings, they uncover a sinister presence. Archaeology adventure.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A gang of vandalistic teens grow up on a far world and discover unsettling clues of their planet’s mysterious heritage. One youth is left to explore the possibilities . . . and explore the cosmos. Speculative fiction, 9500 words.
Future Destinies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,170. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ten gripping speculative fiction tales: teens discover clues to their heritage and unsettling facts about their backward world ; a university student develops an innovation to revolutionize the holographic film industry ; alien pirates compel a pilot to know what it means to be alien ; a hybrid man struggles for freedom on a mining planet ; solar power in the new age is in jeopardy, and more!
Ahrion's Minions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
In this dark tale, a prominent warlord and three important men awake in a strange place, shackled and bound, and surrounded by several undead. To answer the simple question ‘why?’ one must first look to Ahrion . . . Heroic fantasy, 10k words.
Fantastic Realms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,770. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.83 from 6 reviews)
Twelve original fantasy-adventure tales: three mages disturb an ancient menace; a thief with a conscience faces the formidable Magistrar; a healer wields an infamous weapon to protect her clan, and more!
Koruka's Prophecy
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
In the ancient tomb of an Egyptian pharaoh, a young plunderer, intent on the riches within, faces an unexpected presence. 4800 words.
The Bones of St. Isis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A burglary gone bad forces a young thief on an impromptu adventure to faraway Parnoss, the city of the Magi. Under the sway of a new master he is gifted with synchronistic sight by a strange set of prophetic bones, but is it enough to take on the mysterious and formidable Magistrar? Heroic fantasy, 9900 words.

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Smashwords book reviews by Chris Turner

  • Cougar on Oct. 16, 2012

    This is a simple tale that recalls a snapshot in time of three wild animals and their connection with each other, and to man. Keith writes with a startling sympathetic ear for the wild that captures the spirit of these animals and conveys an insight into the way they think. I have never considered what the lonely rabbit or the hidden pheasant feels while the cougar is on the prowl. The pall of terror that mankind has inspired into these majestic creatures is all too evident. I found myself caught up into the minds of his remarkable characters, particularly the cougar, feeling that I have gained an understanding for the hardships they face, and their hatred for humans. Keith is a fine writer. `Cougar' is an enjoyable read.
  • Tales from The Painted Door I: Davaidh & Annie on Oct. 23, 2012

    A poignant story in a bar that we can all relate to. David Keith writes compelling tales.