Edwin D Ferretti III


Edwin D Ferretti III is a: writer, tinkerer in electronics, trumpet player and an amateur archaeologist—with a passion for ancient Egypt. He hails from Chicago, Illinois. In 1969, he graduated from the then Southwest State Teachers College, San Marcos, Texas with a BA in History. He also graduated from an advanced class from the US Air Force Academy in Foreign Affairs. After twenty-eight years of working for the United States Government, he retired and began writing Science Fiction and Fantasy commercial fiction books for the YA of Yesteryear. Currently he is finishing his DARKSIDE OF THE MEDALLION trilogy. The second book, titled FIRE IN THE SKY, is published on Smashwords. The final book, LIVING ENDURINGLY, is his current work in progress. THE HORSE OF ARTEMIS will soon follow.

Mr. Ferretti retired from a successful career as a Naval Flight Officer. He currently resides in Nebraska amid hundreds of acres of farmer’s fields with his rescued horses, dogs and cats.

Smashwords Interview

How did you become interested in Science Fiction Fantasy for your first book?
I always enjoyed the fantastic ideas presented in Science Fiction and have read many of the classics. After weaning myself from The Wizard of OZ fantasy’s by L. Frank Baum, I began reading The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon, Nancy Drew Mystery stories by Carolyn Keene, Tom Swift Jr. adventures by Victor Appleton II, and Tom Corbett Space Cadet space action adventures by Carry Rockwell. Stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert A Heinlein and Ray Bradbury soon followed. Looking back at all of the above mentioned authors, I realized that I was drawn to the idea of intermingling Science Fiction with magic and that lead to my innovation of a Fantasy in Space. My reading also formed my idea of what I like to call the “YA of Yesteryear,” which extends the Middle Grade age range to Adult readers. The rediscovery of this audience is today called the New Age genre that has been growing for the past five years.
Have other writers inspired your writing style?
Two come to mind, Robert A Heinlein and Ray Bradbury. Heinlein’s Space Cadet and Rocket Ship Galileo were the first true Science Fiction books that took me on trips to the Moon and beyond. His books excited my imagination. I read every book of his that I could lay my hands on and I wanted to write stories like him. Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes influenced scenes in my trilogy and the word, Darkside in the title of my first book and in the name of my trilogy. His story has a macabre atmosphere that has stayed with me for many years. Who couldn’t love his characters with names like: Jim Nightshade and the chilling Mr. Dark?
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Where to find Edwin D Ferretti III online


The Darkside of the Medallion
On Jen’s 21st birthday, her grandfather gives her a gold medallion that he found on a dig in Egypt many years ago: a relic that bridges 280,000 light-years, and opens a portal to continue a 7000-year-old war into Jen’s present time. From the moment Jen touched the ancient medallion, her life changed. Visions of a battle that took place in another galaxy flood her inner view: spaceships with lasers blasting, and alien troops, advancing against a large city assault her mind. As she blinked her eyes, the mental pictures faded. The battle seemed so real; was it a glimpse into the past or in her future? Follow Jen and her friends, in this galactic adventure, to an alien world ruled by awesome magic. Mere thoughts of the story will teleport the reader to an unknown universe and chaotic battles that can only be won with powerful magic and raw courage. Experience the power of fire-breathing dragons as they hurdle down from the dark clouds of war and collide head on, in this epic battle of all time, with the ancient evil Egyptian god Seth and his Army of Death. Dragons? Ah yes, dragons can be sneaky; whose side are they really on?
Fire in the Sky
Price: $1.99 USD.


Fire in the Sky
Series: The Darkside of the Medallion, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 125,760. Language: American English. Published: February 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Fire in the Sky is the second action-packed book in Mr. Ferretti’s, The Darkside of the Medallion trilogy. This fast-paced novel will take the reader, Jen, Bast and Cheryl to the court of Zeus, to the underworld, and back to a battlefield of death and disappointments.
The Darkside of the Medallion
Series: The Darkside of the Medallion, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 143,550. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
The Darkside of the Medallion Experience the power of fire-breathing dragons as they hurdle down from the dark clouds of war and collide head on, in this epic battle of all time, with the ancient evil Egyptian god Seth and his Army of Death. Dragons? Ah yes, dragons can be sneaky; whose side are they really on? All 5-star reviews.

Smashwords book reviews by Edwin D Ferretti III

  • Born of Water on March 18, 2017

    Born of Water has all of the elements of an excellent fantasy story. I love the world that the author created and the characters that she placed in my reading path. As I turned the pages I could feel the crackle of magic surround me as I followed the imaginative story the author wove. Elemental's, dragons and tree people all played a part in bringing the story to life. Niri, a rogue water elemental, uses her powers to save a small band of unlikely heroes who are against the Church of the Four Orders. Moving by boat they enter into a world of thieves, murders and Priests of the Church who are hunting Niri for leaving the Order and hiding a magic user, with greater potential, called Ria. I give this a five star review because it kept me turning pages wondering what dangers lurked ahead and. No cursing, sex or drugs makes this a story for the whole family. I look forward to reading the entire series of books.