J.B. Kleynhans

Biography

Yes, I do in fact live right next to a mountain, but not a very big one. I work as a Building Assessor and have an Honors Degree in Psychology. When I am not working I have been known to dabble in writing, reading, playing guitar, trail running and some ballroom dancing. For full disclosure, I also enjoy shouting at the television when the rugby is on.

As a writer, I have a grand vision of where I want to take my stories and am happiest when my books can take any variation of armchair adventurer (and their armchair for that matter) on the adventure of a lifetime.
Some details on the different series below:

-Road to Exodus
Is the main storyline of the fantasy world of Angaria. It follows the adventure of all the series characters, starting with the House of Evrelyn and theirs entering a conflict of magic and intrigue that very much involves the struggle between good and evil and the fate of the planet. These books are chronological:

King of Light
Dream of Embers Book 1
Dream of Embers Book 2
Dream of Embers Book 3

-Remnant Pages
Is both a Series name and a plot device. The Remnant Pages titles also plays out in the World of Angaria, but focuses on the origins of the individual characters who also play a role in the Road to Exodus storyline.These books are not necessarily chronological and give some very important insights into the finer details of the characters and their settings.
The books are:
Spearhead
Valkyrie ( in progress)

-Legend of Axiatés
A fantasy story set in the world of Ellion, which is hallmarked for its integration of mystical aspects, contemporary trends, and some very ambitious futuristic ideas. This series is comprised of many short episodes that tell the story of Fedaro and the Goddess called Axiatés.

Smashwords Interview

Announcement
Remnant Pages Valkyrie is nearing completion and a official release date should follow soon.
What is your writing process?
It used to be quite spontaneous, not really doing any planning other than the few main scenes that I knew would define the story. Now that I've written a couple books however, I feel the need to be much more calculating, so that the stories can remain consistent. Other than that, as long as I have a cup of coffee and a laptop, I can write anywhere, anyhow.
Read more of this interview.

Series

Dream of Embers
Following the death of its last great King, the dominion of Attoras falls into the care of Shala of Evrelyn, a living vessel of the light of Seluin. The young ruler is soon confronted by the scavengers of Kingdoms, hoping to put their own pretender on the throne, Shala finding herself at odds with creatures from deathly realms and more. But from the shadow of the Black Mountains warriors of a lost order rise to protect her right to the throne, and with them come a host of conspiracies that have dogged the west, and a reminder that all roads might yet lead to the Dream of Embers, where the ultimate sacrifice is demanded.
Dream of Embers Book 1
Price: $2.99 USD.
Dream of Embers Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD.
Dream of Embers Book 3
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Legend of Axiatés Episode 11
Price: Free! Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fedaro and his company take fligth to the Dominion, but there is conflict between the smugglers offering the flight and the Imperials. In Tulan, Delegan finally comes to realize why he accompanies the Goddess, learning much more than he cares to know, finding himself alone with an ancient knowledge and horrified by the danger it carries.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 10
Price: Free! Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On the verge of securing a flight to Doma Arak, Fedaro is caught up by an old acquaintance, and his mission is begrudgingly complicated. In Ner Ad Qudei, the Goddess and her companions descend into a Temple where even her powers counts for little.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 9
Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Fedaro and Gloria scale the launchtower to reach the smugglers of Tesnova. There, they hope to find passage into Imperial lands. In Tulan,the Goddess finally reaches the capital city of Medicca, looking for the final blessings. In her dealings with the Monarch, a dark reminder is given to her of the Scions, who had once ruled humanity.
The King of Light
Price: Free! Words: 101,570. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
[Prequel to Dream of Embers] Stand with King Anka on the walls of Attoras as the dragons invade. Man and ancient beast will collide and in the balance hangs the throne, forgotten powers and the life of the woman the King loves, the Lady Salstasha.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 8
Price: Free! Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Fedaro turns to an old contact in order to stage an unlikely escape through the blockade of Bodka. In the deserts of Tulan, the Goddess seeks the blessings of the people, and for her troubles she runs into the original owners of the desert.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 7
Price: Free! Words: 12,360. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Betrayed by Fedaro, Beluka wakes up after his capsule comes to a halt in the wilderness. Not knowing where he is he runs across what could be a military facility, but does not receive a very warm welcome. Elsewhere, the Goddess visits the small town of Merlor, and comes to leave her mark on the town, all the while seeking the blessings that would pave her way forward.
Remnant Pages Spearhead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 140,150. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
"They are beyond redemption... Death is a mercy... when you fight the Fallen, you fight to kill...", that is the old mantra. For so many years have the soldiers of Lanston stood against their Fallen brothers that the one isn't quite complete without the other. Bold new developments send the conflict spiraling out of its comforts, accompanied by a betrayal of the greatest order.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 6
Price: Free! Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Waking up from their journey through the capsule system, Fedaro and Gloria scour the tranquil town of Bodka, but find more trouble than they were prepared for, their road to the Imperial Empire blocked. Elsewhere the Goddess herself tries to find a way through the Tulan desert, and Captain Mestarés must track down Fedaro if he is to save his career.
Dream of Embers Book 3
Series: Dream of Embers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
Shala and her Wolves make a desperate journey to Nem Nemuris after their heartbreaking discovery in the Crimson City. On road, they find a relentless enemy by the name of the Thunderchild, often regarded as the most powerful warrior on earth. Only the Wolves would dare stop him, and their final confrontation is inevitably decided in a land where Kings come to die.
Dream of Embers Book 2
Series: Dream of Embers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,340. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Forced from her own kingdom in exile, Shala escapes the continent with nothing more than her two trusted Wolves. She fosters a fragile hope that seeking asylum in the Crimson City will help her reclaim the throne of her beloved Attoras. Tasked all the while with the studying the Remnant Pages, Shala comes across a terrible secret borne by a creature that was once her homeland's greatest enemy.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 5
Price: Free! Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Fedaro, Gloria and Beluka come to a place called the Desolates after their harrowing escape from Scithea. The Desolates offer them a harsh welcome and tensions rise between the three of them as Fedaro's eventual goals become evident. A strange peddler seemingly adds to their misery, as he offers them a weapon that is not his to give.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 4
Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A tale of high fantasy, with guns, swords, magic, and anything that makes the heart beat faster. Follow the lives of individuals that live and breathe the romances of the past and excitements of the future, all of who live in the shadow of the Goddess, Axiatés, destined to create a second sun for the earth.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 3
Price: Free! Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
A tale of high fantasy, with guns, swords, magic, and anything that makes the heart beat faster. Follow the lives of individuals that live and breathe the romances of the past and excitements of the future, all of who live in the shadow of the Goddess, Axiatés, destined to create a second sun for the earth.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 2
Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
A tale of high fantasy, with guns, swords, magic, and anything that makes the heart beat faster. Follow the lives of individuals that live and breathe the romances of the past and excitements of the future, all of who live in the shadow of the Goddess, Axiatés, destined to create a second sun for the earth.
Legend of Axiatés Episode 1
Price: Free! Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tale of high fantasy, with guns, swords, magic, and anything that makes the heart beat faster. Follow the lives of individuals that live and breathe the romances of the past and excitements of the future, all of who live in the shadow of the Goddess, Axiatés, destined to create a second sun for the earth.
Dream of Embers Book 1
Series: Dream of Embers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,990. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
Following the death of its last great King, the dominion of Attoras falls into the care of Shala of Evrelyn, a living vessel of the light of Seluin. The young ruler is soon confronted by the scavengers of Kingdoms, hoping to put their own pretender on the throne, Shala finding herself at odds with creatures from deathly realms and more.

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