Gordon A. Long

Biography

Brought up in a logging camp with no electricity, Gordon Long learned his storytelling in the traditional way: at his father’s knee. He now spends his time editing, publishing, travelling, blogging and writing fantasy and social commentary, although sometimes the boundaries blur.
Gordon lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, with his wife, Linda, and their Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Josh. When he is not writing and publishing, he works on projects with the Surrey Seniors’ Planning Table, and is a staff writer for Indies Unlimited

Where to find Gordon A. Long online

Where to buy in print

Series

Petrellan Saga
Stand-alone novels covering the 400-year history of a continent and its peoples. "Zoysana's Choice", Book 4 chronologically, is the beginning of the series.
World of Change
Tales of a world entering its Industrial Revolution, where guns are replacing swords, steam is replacing sail, and societies that can't change rapidly will soon be replaced as well.
Sword Called Kitten
Stories of a magical sword with a chequered past and a warped sense of humour.

Books

Waves of Stone: Petrellan Saga 2
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,330. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Cheynou Chan didn’t start out to be a leader. It just sort of happened; somehow his plan to navigate across the continent has become an expedition. It’s only a girl, a dog, and a donkey, but he feels responsible all the same. And what he really never counted on was falling in love with his companion.
Outback Rebellion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When you're six lightyears from home with a four-month message turnaround, who is really in charge? This is an Advanced Review copy. Final editing is not complete.
Factory 4-80
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,020. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A mission to Barnard’s Star to track down a possible alien radio signal turns complicated with the appearance of an ancient alien factory run by a rather shifty Artificial Intelligence and an unequal battle between competing interplanetary corporations in which Commander Natalia O’Rourke and her scout ship NightHawk are forced to take sides.
Ocean of Grass: Petrellan Saga 1
Series: Petrellan Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,420. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Beached on an unforgiving shore, her beloved Sea Eagle destroyed by the Priest-Admiral’s fleet, Sarasha must overcome her crippling injury to lead her people to a new, free life on the Great Prairie. But strong leadership creates dependence, and dependence leads to tyranny, and the whole vicious cycle will start over again.
Queen of Mischief: World of Change Book 5
Series: World of Change. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,780. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jameta has created her own trouble. Too much success made everyone believe in her. Now she must come through with the promises they have made on her behalf. A river of impassible rapids and a prophet with a message impossible to counter just make life more difficult. And then there's the revolution in Samnia, and her uncanny resemblance to a former queen. Life just keeps getting more complicated.
Innkeeper's Husband: Petrellan Saga Book 5
Series: Petrellan Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 117,980. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
You’ve done a lot, seen a lot and proved your ability to stand up to anyone. So you take a look at your life and say, “Right. Now what?” And that’s when you start to grow up. No matter how old you are. This edition is an Advanced Review Copy, so the final cover and inside-the-cover material is not in place.
Requiem for a Hero: A Petrellan Tale
Price: Free! Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A 13-page prologue to "Zoysana's Choice" Book 4 of the Petrellan Saga. This short story chronicles the meeting of Barent and Zoysana, three months after her grandfather's death.
The Trouble with Tents: World of Change Book 4
Series: World of Change. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,690. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
An uncanny ability to understand people doesn’t do much good in a battle between desert nomads and soldiers armed with modern weapons. Nor does it help when the man you love just wants to be your friend.
Zoysana's Choice, The Petrellan Saga Begins
Series: Petrellan Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 142,510. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Where do your loyalties lie? Your King? The Realm? What happens when two of these pillars of medieval life fall against each other, threatening to bring the realm to destruction? Zoysana must discover who she is before answering these key questions with a choice that could stop a war but condemn her for life. Introductory book in a 7-volume set. This novel is an IndieBRAG Medallion winner.
Mountains of Mischief: World of Change Book 3
Series: World of Change. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,950. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Whether she wants it or not, Aleria has developed a reputation for reliability; whatever she wants, she always gets, no matter the cost. Now the peace of the kingdom and the safety of her crew depend on her being able to fight off a Ghost Beast, a murderous enemy, and the smothering darkness of an ancient mountain citadel. Can she live up to what everyone needs from her?
Storm Over Savournon - a Novel of the French Revolution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 114,910. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Their love could only happen if their world turned upside down. Then came the revolution, and anything seemed possible. But now he fears he is losing her: first to the Revolution…and then because of it.
Into Trouble: World of Change Book 2
Series: World of Change. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,850. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A FORMATTING ERROR HAS BEEN CORRECTED. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE PROPER VERSION NOW The possibility of a normal life dangles its bait under Aleria’s nose, but her penchant for danger snatches it away. Rage at her ultimate degredation at the hands of bandits leads her to an act of revenge that pushes her even farther away from the traditional life of court society.
Out of Mischief: World of Change Book 1
Series: World of Change. Price: Free! Words: 88,330. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Thrown into a nasty rebellion by a schoolgirl prank gone wrong, Aleria faces rape, murder, and worse. She is shielded by an Army spy who has infiltrated the band of thugs that captured her. But after a while she begins to wonder if he isn't getting too enthusiastic about their violent charade.
The Cat with Many Claws - Sword Called Kitten #2
Series: Sword Called Kitten. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,880. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In the second book of the "Sword Called Kitten" series, Kitten follows Eirlin the Healer to Koningsholm to help train Eirlin’s new Magic Scalpel, Excisor, who is turning out to be more than a handful. Between training Excisor, fixing Eirlin's love life, and protecting the realm from racial tension and rebellion, Kitten is hard pressed to develop the talents she needs to succeed.
Why Are People So Stupid?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,270. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
Social Commentary with a wry twist. Biting analysis of: The Stock Market, Committees, Corporate Cowboys, Bureaucracy, Communism, Capitalism, Bullies, and that idiot driving in front of you who slams on his brakes for no reason.
A Sword Called…Kitten?
Series: Sword Called Kitten, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,530. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Lost years ago from its traditional owner, thrown into a swamp by a Hand with no ear for music, the Sword struggles through the seamy underside of society to regain the path towards honour, glory, and a Name. This new prospect is only a woodcutter, but he has a strong arm and a receptive mind. A chance for heroic deeds? The Sword dares to dream again. Now, if only someone had a sense of humour!

Gordon A. Long's favorite authors on Smashwords

Cas Peace
Latest book: For the Love of Daisy.
Published January 22, 2010. (5.00 from 2 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by Gordon A. Long

  • Death & Magic on July 26, 2011
    (no rating)
    Death and Magic looks like a standard “apprentice wizard” story, but don’t expect magical or cute. The setting is a huge old ruined fortress with only one habitable wing. The genre is murder mystery. The main character is charismatic and believable. Better yet, the use of magic has defined limits. Smoothly written and professionally edited, with a story line and main character that draw you in from the start, this book is definitely a cut above the usual offerings in the ebook world. Gordon A. Long Author of "A Sword Called…Kitten?"
  • For the Love of Daisy on Jan. 10, 2012

    FOR THE LOVE OF DAISY By Cas Peace Review by Gordon A. Long Every once in a while, you read a book that actually outshines its publicity. Rarely, you find one that comes across with more than the author expected or, I suspect, even realizes now. For the Love of Daisy is such a book. Sure, it’s a book about the author and her dog, the trials they go through, and the incredible devotion that keeps them both fighting against all odds. That’s what the publicity says, so we assume that’s what Cas Peace thinks she wrote. It is all that, and also a tale of the fortitude required to deal with the decline of loved ones, when age proclaims its inevitable verdict on their mental as well as physical beings, when there is nothing you can do but hold on and wait for the end. It’s about the grieving process, and what you do to stay sane in a situation over which you have no control. It speaks of the desperate need for respite, the wonderful healing of a cherished hobby, and the solace of a solid marriage when everything else is slipping away. It’s about the support of family, friends, and the caring professionals who help us through the dark times. Because this is a review, I have to mention that it is also a bit rambling, convoluted in story line, and sometimes wordy when everything has already been said. It’s also the true story of the life of a dog, so you already know the ending. Still, the story leaves you uplifted and better prepared for your own trials. For the Love of Daisy is a moving and heartwarming tribute to the strength of the human (and canine) soul in the face of adversity. Highly recommended.