L. S. King


L. S. King has been published in Deep Magic, The Sword Review, Dragons, Knights & Angels, Digital Dragon Magazine, Residential Aliens, and more. Two of her stories were selected for The Sword Review's "Best of..." Anthologies. She has worked as a submissions editor and a copy editor on several magazines and was a founding editor of the online magazine, Ray Gun Revival.

She currently is working on novels in the Deuces Wild series and the Sword's Edge Chronicles.

Where to find L. S. King online


Deuces Wild
The Space Adventures of Slap and Tristan.
Sword's Edge Chronicles
Cape-swishing, sword-brandishing science fiction adventures set on another planet.
Price: Free!
Unlikely Prophet
Price: $3.99 USD.
Sword's Edge
Price: $0.99 USD.
Children of the Enaisi
Price: $5.99 USD.
Laws and Prophecies
Price: $5.99 USD.


The Reluctant King
Pre-release—available July 24, 2024. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,430. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Alcandhor, forced to take the throne grapples with the weight of his newfound kingship, as he must deal with his ex-wife’s threats, influence from the newly arrived aliens, and a band of scheming nobles, each vying for his favor and with their own hidden agendas. If they feel threatened, how far will they go to protect their interests? Assassination?
Deuces Wild: Raising the Stakes
Series: Deuces Wild, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,600. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Slap and Tristan get caught in the middle of a war between a galactic government and planetary gods, while Tristan’s past catches up with him in more ways than one.
Sword's Edge Chronicles - Omnibus Edition
Series: Sword's Edge Chronicles. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 414,870. Language: English. Originally Published: October 12, 2020 by L. S. King. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The portal has long closed—The aliens who had brought them to this planet gone.Ancient places are rediscovered—Long-lost artifacts found and prophecies revealed—Their world teeters on a sword's edge. Will they accept change or fight it? You'll love this epic fantasy with a science fiction twist!Get it now!(Contains Sword's Edge, Children of the Enaisi, and Laws and Prophecies)
Laws and Prophecies
Series: Sword's Edge Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 141,690. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The comfort of law and tradition... The fear of prophecy— Alcandhor must choose between the two, and the life or death consequences ushered in. Corruption, treason, and betrayal— Even among Alcandhor’s kin and close friends. Can he survive? Will he have the chance to accept or deny the calling awaiting him? You'll love the science fiction twist in book three of this Epic Fantasy! Get it now!
Unlikely Prophet
Series: Sword's Edge Chronicles. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: English. Originally Published: May 13, 2018 by L. S. King. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions—A toxic atmosphere.Avadhron's people are forced to retreat to domes, but how long can they last?And now, a long-dormant portal activates, and aliens arrive. Can they be trusted?Avadhron finds himself called a prophet, expected to help the aliens and to lead the way.But is he in time to save his people?And if so, at what cost?
Children of the Enaisi
Series: Sword's Edge Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 142,550. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The world is changing— —too fast. Changes to tradition and law bring chaotic unrest amidst worries over traitors on the run and murdering bandits eluding capture. Mysteries of the past are revealed... ...secrets of the present are brought to light. Can their world survive even more changes? You'll love book two of this Epic Fantasy—it's science fiction with a twist. Get it now!
Deuces Wild: Stacking the Deck
Series: Deuces Wild, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Slap and Tristan anticipate the dull calm of routine cargo runs, but their plans are thwarted by goons from a corrupt government, a mobster out for Tristan’s blood, a mad engineer, a spoiled brat, and ghosts from Tristan’s past.
Series: Sword's Edge Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 12,390. Language: English. Originally Published: July 19, 2015 by L. S. King. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of three previously published short stories about Alcandhor, one of the main characters of the novel Sword's Edge: Alternate Path / Bitter Storm / Petition
Sword's Edge
Series: Sword's Edge Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 131,020. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ripped from her home— —thrown into a treacherous world. Fifteen year old Tam is caught in a web of schemes to eliminate her family. Tragedy strikes— Tam's world shatters. Devastated by loss, but with determination burning in her heart, she embarks on a perilous quest, aided by a mysterious alien relic. Will this brave girl triumph or will the relentless killers on her trail bring her downfall?
Deuces Wild: Beginners' Luck
Series: Deuces Wild, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,670. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With gangsters hot on their heels, a bereaved cowboy from a pioneer planet and a cynical off-world maverick are forced to work together for their own survival.