M. R. Mathias


M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.

He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.

Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.

It is a pleasure working with M.R. Mathias and watching his amazing run at the top of the Amazon best seller lists.
William R. Potter
Indie author
Founder of the Independent Author Network

"There are few writers in the genre of fantasy that can equal the creative mind of M.R. Mathias - now acknowledged as a master in this genre of dragons and dwarves, and magic, and spells, and all aspects of fantasy."
-- Top 100, Hall of Fame, Vine Voice, Book Reviewer, Grady Harp

Visit www.mrmathias.com, or use these series hashtags on twitter to find maps, cover art, sales, giveaways, book reviews, upcoming releases, and contest information:

Where to find M. R. Mathias online

Website: http://www.mrmathias.com
Twitter: @DahgMahn
Facebook: Facebook profile
Wattpad: MRMathias


FREE Complete Audio Book - Just Listen.
Just sit back and listen to an awesome fantasy tale read by one of audio books greatest voices: This is a complete short story about a lucky girl who befriends an orphaned dragon read by C. Padovan ( @C_Padovan http://christinepadovan.com/ ) to a slide show of the author's cover art. The ebook is available for Kindle/Nook/Kobo here for just $1, for read along purposes. But you can listen to the WHOLE STORY right here on YouTube for FREE.

Foxwise - A Legend of Vanx Malic Short Story Audiobook
Deep in the Lurr Forest, there is a valley called Saint Elm's Deep. This secret valley remains in a perpetual state of spring and hosts the thousands of fae who live there. The Heart Tree's magic sustains the boundaries that protect them all and their lush forest, but the Hoar Witch has poisoned its roots. If you want to read along, the ebook version of this narration is free!


Confliction Compendium (The Complete First Dragoneer Saga Trilogy - 2016 Modernized Format Edition)
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 224,470. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Confliction Compendium (The Complete First Dragoneer Saga Trilogy - 2016 Modernized Format Edition) Confliction Compendium is an omnibus edition of the Full Confliction Cycle from the Award Winning, Dragoneer Saga novels, including 2011 Locus Poll nominee, The Royal Dragoneers, Cold Hearted Son of a Witch, The Confliction, And The First Dragoneer (Introductory Novella)
Arena Fighters (Rule Book): A Solo, or Head to Head, RPG
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Entertainment
If you've ever spent a boring hour waiting for the rest of your RPG group to show up, or if you've ever been killed off early, and left to the side, these fast battles will keep any night from getting stale. Never be bored at a gaming table again. Get the Arena Fighters rule book, and a set of dice, and start playing right now!
Foxwise - A Legend of Vanx Malic Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Deep in the Lurr Forest there is a valley called Saint Elm's Deep. This secret valley stays in a perpetual state of Spring and hosts the thousands of Fae who live there. The Heart Tree's magic sustains the boundaries that protect them all and their lush forest, but the hoar witch has poisoned its roots. This a FREE short story from M. R. Mathias' #1 bestselling series, The Legend of Vanx Malic
The Emerald Rider - Dragoneer Saga Book IV
Series: The Dragoneer Saga, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Valiant escapades, wicked battles, and heart wrenching loss await readers in this fourth installment of the International Bestselling Dragoneer Saga. Hold onto your dragon!
Roar - A Wardstone Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A fantasy "Short Story" about a gambling Seawardsman named Loudin, and the Lion Lord of Westland. These events happened a handful of years before The Wardstone Trilogy begins. You will find both characters in the #1 bestselling fantasy epic The Wardstone Trilogy, which starts with book one, The Sword and the Dragon.
The Confliction
Series: The Dragoneer Saga, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,640. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Dragoneers are back. Dig into the sample and you'll find that the rest of the cast is back as well. More laughs, crashes, and troll bashes than Rikky Camille can shake his peg-leg at! Hold On To Your Dragon!
Cold Hearted Son of a Witch
Series: The Dragoneer Saga, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Zahrellion, Rikky and their dragons embark on a quest to find the special mushrooms Mysterian needs to save Prince Richard from Gravelbone’s poison.
King of Fools (A Free Fantasy Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
I'm off to make a fool of a fool, and a fool of a king as well. Only a fool can fool a fool, but, with a kings wits, who can tell! I'm off to make a fool of a fool, and a fool of a kingdom too. I might lose my head by the kings-man's ax, but I'll try to fool him too!" -The King of Fools
The First Ten Steps
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
The First Ten Steps OK.... Your ebook is published. You did some tweets about it and you posted on Facebook. Now what? The First Ten Steps lays out several PROVEN methods for using free social media sites to get your new ebook in front of eager readers. It was written by International Bestselling Indie Fantasy Author M. R. Mathias, Who first pubbed in July 2010 & has now topped over 50k sales!
Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools (The Wardstone Trilogy Book Two)
Series: The Wardstone Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,040. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Join Hyden Hawk & some new friends, on a quest over land & sea. Fight with Mikahl, Ironspike, & fierce King Jarrek as they try to free the enslaved people of Wildermont from King Ra’Gren's Overlords. Patrol the sky with Shaella & her dragon, Vrot. Demonic love, bloody battles, & foolish heroics await readers in this continuation of the epic trilogy that was written in a Texas prison cell.
The Royal Dragoneers
Series: The Dragoneer Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 119,630. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
An Ivory antlered demon, called Gravelbone, has a plan for the humans who are invading his territory. Join some brave young men and a particularly clever, magic-wielding girl, as they traverse the wild frontier, and sail the seas, to warn their king. Then hold on for your life, because the pure blood dragons they have befriended have a plan of their own! No matter what: Hold On To Your Dragon!
Crimzon & Clover
Price: Free! Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Don't mess with a girl and her dragon, at least not these two. A young dragon loses his mother to lair raiders and is left to fend for himself. A lucky girl happens upon him and together they form a lasting bond. When more men come to raid the lair the two are forced to defend themselves, and each other, in a wicked battle. Magic, swordplay, and dragon riding await in this satisfying short story.
The Sword and the Dragon (The Wardstone Trilogy One)
Series: The Wardstone Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 244,920. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
If you took every major epic fantasy that has ever been written and twisted them all into one fantastic tale of magic, sword play, and just plain old fantasy fun, you might get the first half of this monster of a read. The last half is a climax so thrilling that words can't even describe it. A new Master of Fantasy has arrived and he is delivering what fantasy fans have long been waiting for.
The First Dragoneer (2016 Modernized Format Edition)
Series: The Dragoneer Saga, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When two young men go on a hunt that they know will be the last hunt of their youth, they decide they want it to be an unforgettable outing. When they cross a ridge leaving the protection of their kingdom behind, they find a cavern that looks like it needs to be explored. In the cavern they find exactly what they were looking for. In this stoney hole lives something they will never forget!

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Smashwords book reviews by M. R. Mathias

  • A Dwarf With No Name on Jan. 06, 2011

    This is a well written fantasy tale that, while billed as a short story, is easily long enough to be considered a novella. I found it engaging. I was taken back to the days when my friends and I would reserve the local library's conference room and play AD&D every weekend. Unlike most game based stories Prior brought his characters to life and filled them with believable quirks and well... Character. My only issue with "The Ant-man" was that the forays into the other places and characters in Prior's world were a bit lengthy and distracting from the immediate tale. I wish I had read more about Otto Blighty and others before reading this. I will definitely be reading his other works now. All in all I feel this is a masterful peek into Prior's style and the world he has created. I recommend it to all fans of fantasy fiction.
  • Erich's Plea: Book One of the Witchcraft Wars on Feb. 24, 2011

    The story was a pleasant suprise, as I expected more of a "Kids" fantasy. This should be enjoyable for fantasy fans of all ages. I'm hoping that Ms. Alley sends me the second book in the series to review, otherwise I will just have to purchase it, because I want to know where she takes these characters. The illustrations were pretty cool too. I read this book in 2010. This review is the same as the one I posted on amazin then.
  • Ursula's Quest: Book Two of the Witchcraft Wars on Feb. 24, 2011

    I loved this book. I love this series. I can't wait for Slade's Destiny! This review is transfered from Amazon.
  • Demon Stone: A Dagr Brightsword Tale on Aug. 22, 2013

    Dagr must go on a quest to save his wife and unborn child in this solid, well told short story. 5 stars.