Shane Porteous


Shane Porteous is a master of the legendary seventy seven donut devouring technique. He lives in a place of strange dreams and even stranger reality. A life long writer, he has immense passion for the fantastical, especially when it is different, alternative and if possible original. The one guarantee he gives with his works is not whether you will like them or hate them, but you will remember them.


The Shadow of All Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 130,940. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ebulon has survived the largest attack on the city in its history, but the kingdom is far from thriving. With resources and loyalty running thin and the threat of further enemy attacks, a much greater danger is preparing to take its pound of flesh. What once saved the city now may very well destroy it. Four authors bring characters from their separate works together in this crossover epic tale!
The Battle of Ebulon
Price: Free! Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Ebulon, the last human city, is under attack by the largest confederation of orcs ever assembled. Desperate the king calls for aid across all worlds. Answering the call, heroes from other worlds rally to offer aid. But even with their help, victory is far from assured as the drums of war haunt the air. The battle is about to begin.
How Gods Bleed
Price: Free! Words: 125,310. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
The werewolf king Gorgoza is dead leaving the west in turmoil. With the king’s passing it is only a matter of time before someone has claimed the western empire for themselves, leaving the east ripe for invasion. But all hope is not yet lost for Cada Varl the Immortal, the being responsible for the creation of the werewolves may know of a way to destroy them once and for all.
Grave Caller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Denarchia, a tiny kingdom surrounded by neighbours that are as powerful as they are hostile. Yet this tiny kingdom has not been conquered, why? There is a legend whispered in the winds that tells of Rrhulzinn, Denarchia’s first king rising from his grave to kill anyone foolish enough to enter his kingdom with dark thoughts in their mind. But is it really just a legend...?

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Smashwords book reviews by Shane Porteous

  • She on June 30, 2011

    Put simply this is the best urban fantasy story that I have ever read period. From word one I was hooked into this tale, possessed by it if you will. I found myself more than once looking over my shoulder convinced that someone or rather something was watching me waiting for its opportunity to enter my world. You feel haunted as you are reading the pages of “She” like something just isn’t right, like you are entering a world that you really don’t want to enter. In other words, you feel exactly how the main character feels. “She” is written with a pace that makes you feel every single word combined with hauntingly beautiful descriptions to forge a story that is anything but forgettable. That is the mark of a truly talented writer, someone who tells a story that you feel as opposed to reading words on a cold piece of paper. One of the greatest attributes of “She” (One of many I might add) is how mysterious everything is within its pages. Considering that this story is done in the real world that is quite an accomplishment. I could continue on with many more praises and compliments but I think I have gotten my point across. “She” is a tale that will entice from the very first word right to the very last.

    This FREE novella serves as a prequel of sorts to [book:Mathion: Book One of the Mavonduri Trilogy|10145053] detailing the rise of AZGHARATH the betrayer, the series main antagonist. It is written as a kind of journal entry, spoken from a first person point of view beginning with the origins of the Kanin (werewolves) and the reasons behind why AZGHARATH went to war with his own family. This Novella offers insight into the mind of the betrayer and embellishes his character allowing the fans of the Mavonduri trilogy a better insight to the events that shaped him into the werewolf king. While the fan in me really wanted to see more of a real-time story, the sheer vastness of Mavonduri's rich history would have forced this to become a novel all of its own and hey, there is a reason why it is called the Mavonduri Trilogy. Never the less though for fans of the series, this novella serves as a fun bonus while at the same times allows an incentive to non-fans to give Mathion a read.
  • The Folly of Etharon: A "Chronicles of the Wolven" Tale on June 06, 2012

    Mathion is my favourite ebook of all time, so naturally when this came out I rushed to read it. The Folly of Etharon is a morale tale, a classic story of why ambition and personal glory shouldn’t take priority over the greater good. It fits in very well with the Mavonduri world and helps to flesh out an already interesting world. What is most impressive about this short story is how many purposes it serves in so few words (taking into consideration the immensely vast history of this world). It strengthens the importance of the Wolven council, explains why there is tension even amongst the different Wolven clans, why the Wolven are so cautious about attacking the black city or simply invading Kanin territory. In short a great addition to the Mavonduri world.