Doris Ross


A confessed bibliophile, I've been reading all of my life. Eventually, I progressed from just reading stories to actually writing them. Once I realized just how much fun it was to play god in fictional worlds, there was no turning back. I've been writing ever since.

In 2008, I co-founded Trinity Gateways, a writing website, with fellow authors LJ Gastineau and Tricia Sparks. We post rough chapters of our current projects on the site, and in 2012 opened submissions for our first anthology, Shadows of the Mind, and our reading/writing newsletter. Our newsletter comes out three times a year and available for free on our site,

I am the author of the six part dark fantasy novella series entitled Descent Into Darkness. The first half of the series, His Own, Her Lord, & His Beast, were compiled into a single printed volume, Descent Into Darkness, Vol. 1: He Begins, in May 2012. It is currently available at Part 4, Descent Into Darkness: His Command, is due out at the end of October 2012.


Descent Into Darkness: His Revenge
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,250. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
With allies new and old, Ba’tvian Delthanurk pursues his most immediate goal: eradicating the Mancers. With their Guild House now in ruins, their numbers slashed, they have gone to ground. While the Shadows search for them at their master’s beck, Ba’tvian must confront a more immediate problem. Nerisse se li Astorae has not weathered her service to the man she loves unscathed. She has proven her
Descent Into Darkness: His Command
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
The Mancers are falling, hunted and slain by the blood mage they call the Monster of Menie: Ba’tvian Delthanurk. With the aid of his companions, he has begun a quiet war, leaving death in his wake. As he blazes a bloody trail across the breadth of Orthanor, he will make new allies, meet his enemies head-on, and carve his name deep into the history of Einlienn.
Descent Into Darkness: His Beast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,820. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Two years have passed since the blood mage Ba'tvian Delthanurk had killed his former mentor and taken his student, the elven lady Nerisse se li Astorae, for his own. With the Mancers still on the hunt for them, the lovers travel into the northern wilderness during the dead of winter. There another issue arises: a barbarian who may yet be an ally or an enemy...
Descent Into Darkness: Her Lord
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Since the events in the port city of Menie, blood mage Ba'tvian Delthanurk has been on the run, dodging the Mancers that continue to hunt him. When he learns that his former master has taken on a new student, the elf lady Nerisse se li Astorae, he will set in motion his plans of vengeance…and a young elven mage will be irrevocably changed…
Descent Into Darkness: His Own
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Against all odds, Ba’tvian Delthanurk managed to leave his serf family behind. Now a sponsored student at the prestigious Trinity College of Magery, he is determined not to fall back into the dirt of his inferior origins. Yet his aspirations have led him down a darker path than his teachers had intended. Once begun, he cannot stop, and so he will descend into darkness...