I was born, raised and still live in sunny south-east Queensland. I love animals, my family and many friends. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to live my dream job and be a full-time author. I've wanted to write for as long as I can remember so this really is my dream come true.
I enjoy travel, boxing [watching, no longer participating due to a back injury], yoga, horse-riding and I like to challenge myself to continually learn new things.
I have degrees in Ancient History, where I specialised in Egyptology, and Comparative Religions, where I specialised in ancient pagan religions. I incorporate a lot of that into my fantasy work, using old myths and legends and religious practices.
My goals are to keep improving my character to be a decent human being and leave some positive footprints behind me. To keep writing and improving my craft, and finally to explore as much of the world as I am able.
The final in the Witchcraft Wars series sees Slade discover that it is within his power to stop the devastation the evil sorceress Shallendara wishes to unleash upon Kaynos. What he doesn't know is how.
In his subterranean prison cell King Erich is dying. In an effort to save the Kingdoms of Kaynos from Shallendara's brutal war of conquest he sends his beloved daughter, Ursula, on a seemingly impossible quest. To find the lost Temple of Life and restore the key.
Meanwhile the evil witch's forces are gathering for the most brutal war Kaynos has ever seen. Can Ursula stop the witch in time?
A simple trade mission turns into a night of terror when King Erich, his son Slade and adopted son Wulfstan encounter a mass force of undead and have no blessed weapons among them to destroy the deadly skeletons and zombies.
Wulfstan volunteers to seek out help but the cold night holds many dangers. Can Wulfstan find a blessed weapon and save them all?
Slade and his friends are always on the lookout for fun and adventure. When they hear about a marauding werewolf it seems perfectly suited to their needs. But will the teens be able to prevail when they actually come face to face with the beast?
The first of a series of short stories related to the characters from Kaynos as highlighted in Erich's Plea: Book One of the Witchcraft Wars
Deep in the bowel's of Zeaburg's infamous prison the young druid Slade is plagued by a bizarre and troubling dream. In the dream his father, High King Erich of Vestland, appeals for his son's help.
Somehow Slade must do the impossible and escape to save not only his father but all the Kingdoms of Kaynos from the threat of the most brutal war Kaynos has ever seen from a new, deadly form of magic.
The First Ten Steps
on June 14, 2011
A must read for Indie Authors - actually any authors out there. In simple, easy steps Mr. Mathias takes us on the journey of how to build yourself, your work and your brand into something recognizable and desirable.