James R. Sanford

Biography

James R. Sanford cannot remember a time when he wasn't reading stories and making up his own, and he likes to apply his lifelong interest in history and cultural anthropology to his fiction. His favorite writers include Ursula K. LeGuin, Orson Scott Card, and Charles Dickens. When not writing he can often be found playing the piano, tinkering with computers, or throwing tennis balls to "Apple," his golden retriever.

Books

Black Spice (Knights of the Flaming Blade #3)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,720. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In the exciting conclusion to the Kyric trilogy, Aiyan and company reach the Spice Islands only to find that the Knight of the Dragon's Blood known as FrostHeart has arrived ahead of them, and that he has begun a massacre that will only end when all the people of Mokkala have taken his blood.
The Hidden Fire (Knights of the Flaming Blade #2)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,510. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Kyric returns to Aeva, Aiyan seeks him out, inviting him on a voyage to find the lost Spice Islands, and he jumps at the chance to go and learn the Way of the Flame. A mysterious girl begins to invade his dreams, showing him how to focus his dream powers in a way he never imagined, all the time leading him into the heart of something dark and deadly. But what does she want, and is she real?
Call of the Flame (Knights of the Flaming Blade #1)
Price: Free! Words: 57,870. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Kyric meets a lunatic criminal named Aiyan, he is told of an immortal man with the blood of a dragon, a man commanding a web of minions with ancient powers who can control the will of others. Aiyan also claims to belong to a secret order of knights that opposes these men. If this is true Kyric will be plunged into a a hidden world and a deadly plot over a stolen map of incalculable value.
The Winter Beast and other tales
Price: Free! Words: 21,230. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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Five stories of horror and dark fantasy by James R. Sanford. In "The Winter Beast," a Russian aristocrat's oath casts him into a living nightmare with a creature he cannot fight. Also in this collection: "The God Stone," "Blood Bond," "A Family Tradition," and "The Exalted."
Magesong
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,230. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Reyin is a troubadour whose magical training was cut short when his master died. Now he must face powers spawned in a legendary past when mages ruled the world and all life on it. Knowing little more than a novice, he must unravel an ancient mystery and bring to life the magic within himself in order to save an entire people, and a woman close to his heart, from a terrible death.

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