F.T. McKinstry


F.T. McKinstry is the author of the fantasy series The Fylking and The Chronicles of Ealiron, many short stories in various fantasy/sci fi magazines, and a story collection called Wizards, Woods and Gods. She is inspired by Northern European legend and mythology, fairy tales, music, nature, mythical creatures, medieval warfare and shamanism. When she’s not writing or reading, she’s hanging out with her cats and fishes, oil painting, tinkering in gardens or shoveling snow.

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The Fylking
High fantasy woven with Norse mythology, swords and sorcery, this series tells the exploits of the Fylking, an immortal race of warriors akin to the Otherworld. Lovers of strife, song and steel, their empires span the heavens. To them, war is an art with high stakes, as their ancient, dark and malevolent enemies think nothing of destroying a world to gain even a small advantage. Eons of working the fabric of time and space at interdimensional frequencies have made them gods among mortals -- warriors, royals, seers, lovers, warlocks and mercenaries -- generations upon generations coexisting in uneasy peace with the Gods of War.


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The Wolf Lords

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Demon Tamer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It's always a good idea to heed the tales of old women. A tale about a hedge witch, two dodgy ravens and a sea monster with a score to settle.
The Wolf Lords
Series: The Fylking. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 139,130. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A wounded immortal warlock bent on reprisal. An ancient order of sorcerers hungry for power. Warriors beset by armies of demons and immortals. And a lonely hedge witch whose dark secrets could change everything. If only they could find her...
Wizards, Woods and Gods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,510. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Otherworld takes shape in this collection of twelve stories told on a rich, fairytale tapestry of swords, sorcery, romance, dreams, visions and verse. Ancient gardens, lost temples, cosmic alignments, immortal predators, assassins, shapeshifters, warriors and maidens will transport you to realms where the rules are different, nothing is as it seems and the heart keeps the balance of ages.
The Om Tree
Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Trees know things. A tree planted by a god at the dawn of a forest and raised in close proximity to an energy well beneath a wizards’ citadel knows a great many things. In this tale, a wizard-assassin loses what is most dear to him and thereby learns the true nature of his art.
Pattern Sense
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If a mouse in the middle of the night can’t bring out a woman's hidden powers, nothing can. Driven by the nocturnal activities of said mouse, a knitter discovers a strange power in the stitches of her latest knitting project. But when her heart is broken, she learns that love is more powerful than even the strengths and pitfalls of the earth’s own magic.
Earth Blood
Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The earth keeps secrets. A warrior discovers an ancient power in his veins when he’s plunged into the political corruption of a war devised to hide the truth of his mother’s death. "Phenomenal writing combines with the power of magic to create one exquisite short story." - 5★ on Goodreads
Series: The Fylking, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 129,440. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A race of immortal warriors who live by the sword. A gate between the worlds. Warriors, royals, seers and warlocks living in uneasy peace on one side of the Veil. Until now.
The Eye of Odin
Price: Free! Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three hundred years have passed since half of Earth froze, and the human race has settled other planets under the supervision and control of a military contractor that harnessed the powers of the higher mind. But when the daughter of a warrior clan who made her fortune in the contractor’s service discovers a dark secret beneath their dominion, she must learn to fight like the old gods.

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