Paul J Bennett

Biography

Paul J Bennett (b. 1961) emigrated from England to Canada in 1967. His father served in the British Royal Navy, and his mother worked for the BBC in London. As a young man, Paul followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the Canadian Armed Forces in 1983. He is married to Carol Bennett and has three daughters who are all creative in their own right.

Paul’s interest in writing started in his teen years when he discovered the roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons (D & D). What attracted him to this new hobby was the creativity it required; the need to create realms, worlds and adventures that pulled the gamers into his stories.

In his 30’s, Paul started to dabble in designing his own roleplaying system, using the Peninsular War in Portugal as his backdrop. His regular gaming group were willing victims, er, participants in helping to playtest this new system. A few years later, he added additional settings to his game, including Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic, World War II, and the all-important Fantasy Realm where his stories take place.

The beginnings of his first book ‘Servant to the Crown’ originated over five years ago when he began running a new fantasy campaign. For the world that the Kingdom of Merceria is in, he ran his adventures like a TV show, with seasons that each had twelve episodes, and an overarching plot. When the campaign ended, he knew all the characters, what they had to accomplish, what needed to happen to move the plot along, and it was this that inspired to sit down to write his first novel.

Paul now has four series based in his fantasy world of Eiddenwerthe, and is looking forward to sharing many more books with his readers over the coming years.

Where to find Paul J Bennett online

Series

The Frozen Flame Series
Follow the adventures of two mages on the run from sinister forces as they use their magic to forge a new kingdom. An action-packed, magic-filled sword & sorcery series.
Heir to the Crown Series
A medieval fantasy series fraught with mystery, intrigue, and plenty of battles, all set in the brilliantly created kingdom of Merceria and its surrounding realms.

Books

Cataclysm: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Eight. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,890. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
To destroy the Stormwinds, Natalia and Athgar must cross the unknown kingdom of Zaran, where the brave vanish, and the foolhardy lose their minds. with danger threatening at every turn, they seek solace in the knowledge that their sacrifice will lead to a future without strife. Only when they discover a secret long lost to the annals of history do they see a beacon of hope.
Torrent: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Seven. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Athgar and Natalia arrive in Carlingen to find a realm on the brink of chaos. As the spectre of war looms large, they struggle to devise a solution before they are cut off from a long-awaited reunion with their daughter, Oswyn.
Vortex: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Six. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,230. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A land on the brink of destruction! Athgar and Natalia are determined to do everything they can to break the family’s stranglehold over the Petty Kingdoms, while Kargen must bargain with the very people who attempted to kidnap Oswyn!
Temple Commander: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel
Series: Power Ascending Series, Book Five. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,610. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When Charlaine deShandria discovers her new command is filled with inexperienced warriors, she labours to prepare them for true battle — but an old adversary forces them westward, where they must survive tumultuous seas and face off against the formidable army of the Halvarian Empire.
Warrior Lord: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel
Series: Power Ascending Series, Book Four. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 139,330. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Heralded as the Hero of the North, Ludwig returns home, expecting to reconcile with his father, only to learn a mysterious illness has taken him. Now entangled in the tumultuous politics of court, he is forced to deal with petty jealousies and a country torn apart by strife. All while a powerful enemy prepares to invade!
Tempered Steel
Series: Power Ascending Series, Prequel. Price: Free! Words: 42,330. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
What drives a warrior to fight? Some take up arms to protect their homeland, while others seek glory and riches. For Charlaine and Ludwig, it's the result of a love that can never be! Travel back to the origins of these soon to be mighty warriors in Tempered Steel, the prequel of Paul J Bennett's epic military fantasy series, Power Ascending.
Temple Captain: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel
Series: Power Ascending Series, Book Three. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 137,510. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Charlaine, armed with the knowledge of a rot creeping through the Continent, must tread carefully in the politically charged courts of the north. Entrusted with the secret mission of creating a new Holy Fleet, she soon discovers a far-reaching conspiracy. Somehow, she must preserve the tenuous peace keeping the Petty Kingdoms united or see all they value destroyed.
Warrior Knight: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel
Series: Power Ascending Series, Book Two. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 139,580. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ludwig seeks glory, but when mere bravado is not enough, he must sharpen his skills through death and destruction on the battlefield. As armies gather, the looming threat of conflict forces him to take up the mantle of leadership. Only then does he begin to understand the true cost of war. Will his willingness to sacrifice to save others be his downfall or his saving grace?
Maelstrom: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Five. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,990. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Forced to pursue those who threaten their daughter's very existence, Athgar and Natalia must say goodbye to all they know, risking everything to break Markhova's hold over the family, but will it be enough?
Inferno: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Four. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,030. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Athgar and Natalia have everything they have ever dreamed of—family, friends, and a place to call home. But with echoes of unrest reverberating throughout the region, it would only take a tiny spark to ignite a war. Can the flame be extinguished before it erupts into an inferno?
Flames: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Three. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,630. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Guided by the Ancestors, Natalia and Athgar journey to an inhospitable land where danger lurks behind the guise of friendship. When old enemies resurface to endanger them, two ancient races must come together as one or be annihilated, lost forever to the annals of history.
Temple Knight: An Epic Military Fantasy Novel
Series: Power Ascending Series, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,480. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
All Charlaine ever wanted was to follow in her father’s footsteps until the moment she was forced to leave her old life behind to save her family. Now, as a Temple Knight, she finds herself alone in a distant realm, unaware of what the future will demand of her. Journey along with Charlaine deShandria as she chases her destiny in the action-packed, intrigue-filled Temple Knight, a series starter.
The Frozen Flame: Publisher's Pack
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Prequel + Books 1 & 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 212,070. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
"What more could a fantasy fan want?" - Goodreads Review. When two powerful mages uncover a long-hidden conspiracy, they embark on a journey where even their success could spark a war that none can stop. A Sword & Sorcery boxset from the Internationally Bestselling Author Paul J Bennett. "A must-read for magic lovers!" Amazon Review
Mercerian Tales: The Call of Magic
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book 4.5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,420. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
For so long she tried to resist, but the woods call… beckoning her with their secrets. Albreda's courage is put to the test when she finds herself lost in the mysterious and dangerous Whitewood, fighting for her life. Discovering there is so much that she does not understand, she embarks on an adventure that changes her life forever.
The Awakening - Into the Fire: The Frozen Flame Prequels
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Prequel. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,810. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
The path to one's destiny is never easy! Athgar and Natalia are destined to become great mages, yet everyone has to start somewhere. In this prequel to Ashes, the first book in The Frozen Flame series, discover who they were before magic chose them. Pick up your copy of The Frozen Flame Prequel today to learn the origins of these powerful mages!
Embers: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book Two. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,580. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
There is no sanctuary for those who are hunted! Natalie and Athgar are safely ensconced in a sleepy town when a chance encounter leads them on a trail of deceit that implicates an old ally. Together, they embark on a path where even their success could spell defeat, for this battle may start a war that none can stop. Be prepared for adventure when you pick up your copy of Embers today!
Ashes: An Epic Sword & Sorcery Novel
Series: The Frozen Flame Series, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Magic is the key, but will it save them… or consume them? For Natalia, there is no choice, while Athgar's life is about to change forever. Now, one seeks safety and the other revenge as they search for the truth before their enemies destroy them! Discover a land infused with magic and mystery in Paul J Bennett's newest book, Ashes.
Heir to the Crown Box Set 1
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Books 1, 2, 2.5. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 314,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
It all begins with Gerald… When the too stubborn to die old warrior discovers a royal heir, hidden since birth. Heir to the Crown is an action-packed medieval fantasy series. If you like epic battles, compelling characters, and a gripping story, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a kingdom on the brink of war. Books 1, 2 & 2.5 included in the digital boxed set.
Fate of the Crown
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book Five. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,290. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
From lonely little girl… to the people's princess. She is the last hope of a kingdom crushed under the heel of tyranny. All her life has led up to this. Now, they seek to unite the ancient races in a desperate race to win the crown before the Dark Queen enslaves them all.
Shadow of the Crown
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book Four. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 123,570. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Treachery! Treason! Trolls! The royal entourage mysteriously collapses. All but Nikki, the one nobody trusted. Her past is shrouded in mystery, but it's slowly unravelling as secrets long buried are exposed. Driven to see this through to the end, she must now choose; her future or theirs?
Heart of the Crown
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book Three. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 133,140. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For as long as he can remember, Alric dreamed of being a hero; of defeating a dragon and saving the princess. But his royal position would never allow it, until… his tranquil life is upended by the arrival of Mercerian Emissaries, whom havoc seems to follow everywhere. No matter what the outcome, his life will never be the same!
Battle at the River
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Prequel. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An enemy commander. A skilled tactician. Only one can be victorious. At the last moment, Gerald recognizes the warning signs, but they are outnumbered, outmaneuvered, and out of luck. How can they win this unbeatable battle? If you like intense battle scenes and unexpected plot twists, then you will love Paul J Bennett's tale of a soldier who thinks outside the box.
Mercerian Tales: Stories of the Past
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book 2.5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,070. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In a land where true heroism is more likely to be rewarded with accusations of treason, comes a recounting of past adventures. The tales grow as the evening wanes; their past exploits soon to become the stuff legends are made of. Just when it appears the night is over, the final surprising tales unfold, leaving everyone speechless. This is more than just a collection of short stories!
Sword of the Crown
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book Two. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,670. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
When Dame Beverly Fitzwilliam swears to protect the life of a royal heir, she travels across the kingdom fighting desperate battles, all the while surrounded by powerful enemies who conspire to bring down the crown. Her destiny will be determined in a monumental clash of forces where success can save the kingdom, but failure means certain death.
Servant of the Crown: An Epic Fantasy Novel
Series: Heir to the Crown Series, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 125,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 18, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
An old warrior, too stubborn to die. A royal heir, hidden since birth. A kingdom on the brink of war. Tragedy tears his world apart, forcing him back into a warrior's life, until an act of self-sacrifice cuts him off from all he knows. Now he seeks a new purpose, for what is a warrior who has nothing left to fight for? A medieval fantasy series about a warrior who refuses to retreat

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