Chris Turner

Biography

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

Chris's books include: Starhustler, The Dragon Sea Chronicles, Icarus, The Timelost, The Dim Zone, Avenger : a swords and skulls fantasy, Beastslayer : Rise of the Rgnadon, Denibus Ar, The Relic Hunter series, the Rogues of Bindar series, Future Destinies and Fantastic Realms.

Free soundtracked versions of selected titles are available at:
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Where to find Chris Turner online


Where to buy in print


Books

Forsaken Magic: Witch of the Thorn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A relic hunter discovers a fabulous gem in an ancient tomb. Ignoring the relic’s mysterious curse, he keeps it on his person, unable to get rid of it...to comical, yet disastrous effect. In his adventures across the lands, he encounters bandits, witches and opportunists, and gains enemies—and allies. But are they enough to counter the taint that is upon him?
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: Free! Words: 10,710. 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.
Audra
Price: Free! Words: 16,930. 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... contains scenes reminiscent of 'Alien' and 'Predator', 17000 words.
Rodofink
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the desert city of Sanctus, a genetically engineered miner goes AWOL to escape the fate of slave labour. The struggle for his freedom comes at a high price—little does he know that his search for greener pastures is bound for more complications than he thinks. Science fiction, 4800 words.
Flowerfly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Flowerling of Sapo escapes the gravity of her home world and experiences marvels unbeknownst to her flowerfly mind. An adventure is in store for her, but will she ever return to her home world? A meld of SF and fantasy, 4700 words.
The Movie Maker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,830. 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.
Benevolent Influence
Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short speculative fiction ebook that explores the age-old “ancient alien” trope . . . 2400 words.
Curse of the Kraken
Price: Free! Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Tales of Old, Crugmuts and Gold... This is a Lord of the Rings type 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.
A Simple Lens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A washed-out burned-out alcoholic struggles with his life and has one last stand in his series of career dead ends. He teams up with fellow technologists to produce a unique invention in solar technology. The question is, is the world ready for such an innovation? Near future SF, 4900 words.
Phane
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,310. 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!
The Brain Machine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Brain 0.4 is the marvellous invention of Professor Sadsook. The professor is more or less pleased with his AI prodigy. Especially when it creates a stir revealed nation-wide for the first time. The bigger question is: can the professor handle his own creation? Speculative fiction, 6100 words.
Ahrion's Minions
Price: Free! Words: 10,310. 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, 9500 words.
Fantastic Realms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,890. 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!
Tempting Yerva
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A young acolyte in the midst of puberty finds monastic life a drag. An alien presence whispers in her ear, tempting her with visions undreamed of, visions so sinister as to be . . . appealing? Speculative fiction, 2200 words.
Gingerblon!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A magniloquent knight is invested with a curious and disturbing task: to investigate a young girl’s ‘loitering’ about a creepy castle. Is it for real? The task seems trivial, almost absurd . . . but all is not what it seems . . . Fantasy, 6600 words.
The Mirror of Eventualities
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Magus is summoned by the queen of Ampidares to deal with her political troubles. The Magus, however, is inept. His thaumaturgy reels him into the murky dimension of Ynos where he must elude strange phenomena and even feyer creatures to survive. Fantasy, 6000 words.
Enchantress of Rurne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
When a warrior monk discovers his master slain, he sets out to punish the perpetrators. On the way, he is forestalled by an unforeseen force . . . a seductive sorceress who has other plans for him, less trivial than revenge. Can the warrior outwit her charms? Sword and sorcery, 8800 words.
Tournament at Bergum
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An upstart swordstress, seeking her place in the world, trains under a controversial wanderer. Is he a sword-master in his own right? Her restless heart seems to think so, yet she is caught off guard when the trials come . . . The annual tournament is announced, and the Regent boasts of a new champion—one who strikes fear into the hearts of all . . . Fantasy adventure, 5600 words.
Touched by the Tithys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An up-and-coming healer must wield the infamous Tithys blade to protect her clan from the rival warrior-dans. But how can she unleash its power when she feels so much compassion for the enemy? Heroic fantasy, 5000 words.
The Magic Hoop and Hat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A mischievous glist seduces a woebegone archer into embarking on a journey of self discovery. The archer’s somewhat jaunty adventures lead him to the realm of Phargus, where anything is possible—or so it seems . . . Fantasy, 5000 words.
Koruka's Prophecy
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. 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.
Magical Entities Are Not For Sale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young girl is taken under the wing of a benevolent shopkeeper. Can she grasp the significance of the old man’s inventions, his cryptic but illuminative wisdom? If so, she will know her true destiny, discover her ultimate calling . . . Fantasy, 4300 words.
Sundered Lineage
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Treachery, deception, death . . . A Jinju-martial-arts fighter must use every ounce of his wits, every trick to avenge his slain Jinju master. Short story, 2800 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.