What would you risk to do what you were born to do?
Lex has two loves: hoversled racing and Michella. Everything from mega-corporations to robot rampages have threatened to keep them apart. This is Lex’s chance to race again. One thing stands in his way: Michella.
He’s desperate to get back on the track. She’s determined to find what the league is hiding. This second chance may be their last.
After the fall of the empire, all Benita Castor wants is a quiet life as an accountant. Somehow, she finds herself auditing an old Kirian space station for a crime boss instead. When an ancient ship arrives and its crew assumes Benita was their commander, the echoes of the past could have grave consequences for her future.
Rogue Derelict is set in Lindsay Buroker’s Fallen Empire Series.
Rustle the water fairy has always been curious. The world is a big place, and fairies like him see so little of it. While exploring the shore of the Crescent Sea, he crosses paths with an adventure-seeking merman named Eddy. Together, they discover that deep in the heart of the sea, a long-forgotten story is waiting to be rediscovered.
In this swashbuckling steampunk adventure, the crew of the Wind Breaker go to war. Countless clashes with the fug folk have put them at odds with Ferris Tusk, the man pulling the strings of the entire fug. Rather than wait for him to hatch his latest scheme, they take the battle to the fug. But have they bit off more than they can chew?
Previously only available in larger collections, The Stump and the Spire is an individual release of two short stories in the Book of Deacon setting. The titular story is about a pair of children who rediscover a terrible relic from their world’s past. The second story, Seeking the Shadow, depicts the first meeting of an assassin and his partner.
Sometimes battles need to be fought, but there’s no military willing to fire the first shot. And sometimes jobs need to be done, but the right tool doesn’t exist yet. In both cases, what you need is a Beta Tester. This is the story of Silo and Garotte, a pair of soldiers who team up with a lunatic inventor to try to prevent a conflict that could disrupt an entire planet.
Entwell Origins: Ayna is the fascinating tale of Ayna Reedwind. One of the most powerful wizards in The Book of Deacon setting, this novella reveals how the surly little fairy found her way to the mystic village of Entwell and earned her place among the masters.
Do you like airships, steam-powered contraptions, and swashbuckling adventures? Join Nita, Lil, Coop, Cap’n Mack and the rest of the Wind Breaker crew in this thrilling collection! Free-Wrench Collection: Volume 1 includes Free-Wrench, Skykeep, and Ichor Well, the first three novels in the Free-Wrench series.
Myranda and the Chosen are struggling to restore their kingdom after the Perpetual War. In exchange for a precious treatment to revitalize their land, they agree to cross the sea and investigate a series of attacks. The elves of South Crescent believe the attacks are the work of the legendary Aluall. What awaits them may be their greatest challenge yet.
When his Uncle takes an unannounced trip, Markus Spiros is asked to care for his ‘special oven.’ He soon discovers his uncle had been incubating a rare and special beast that will need his help it is going to thrive. Unfortunately, Markus and his Uncle aren’t the only people who are interested in the creature, and some don’t have its best interests at heart.
For months, Captain Mack and his crew has limped along without their engineer, but Nita Graus has not been slacking. At long last she has convinced her homeland of Caldera to offer the Wind Breaker safe harbor. Meanwhile, an old foe has found a new ally. Together, their grim schemes could bring ruin to Rim and Caldera alike.
The Big Sigma Series is a science fiction adventure written by Joseph R. Lallo, author of the Book of Deacon and Free-Wrench. It collects the first three novels in the series: Bypass Gemini, Unstable Prototypes, and Artificial Evolution. Also included are the new novella Beta Testers, and two short stories, Building the Perfect Pet and Squee’s Day Out.
Philo Middleton awakes to find himself strapped to a chair in a strange chamber with most of his memory missing. His day goes downhill from there.
He is trapped in a place known as The Between. The mysterious dimension exists between all other places and eras. Time does not flow, science does not function, and magic rules all. Philo, a useless science-type, now must find some way to return home.
Ichor Well is the third story in the Free-Wrench Series of Steampunk novels.
Ever since Nita joined the Wind Breaker crew, the airship's reputation has been growing. The destruction of the mighty dreadnought and the escape from the legendary Skykeep have made the crew the stuff of legend. Alas, legendary heroes always attract worthy villains. Luscious P. Alabaster strives to be just that foe.
The Redemption of Desmeres is a sidequest in The Book of Deacon Saga.
Desmeres Lumineblade always prided himself on his pragmatism, clarity, and focus. These qualities made him the maker of the finest weapons ever created, and even helped end the Perpetual War. But some choices leave scars on even the steadiest mind, and now the time has come to find balance for his less heroic deeds.
Some problems just won’t stay solved. After his devastating clash with a robotic scourge in his last adventure, Lex’s life is finally getting back on track. It seems like he might even be able to return to the race track. Mad inventor Karter and his AI Ma have other plans. They’ve discovered a problem so large that in the present it cannot be solved. In the past, however, they might have a chance.
In the months following The Battle of Verril, great strides have been made to heal the rift between the Northern Alliance and Tressor. The peace between the nations, however, is a fragile one, and the awakening of an ancient enemy threatens to spark a new conflict that could undo all that the Chosen have achieved.
For the first time ever, the first five years of the acclaimed Book of Deacon series are collected into a single volume. It includes:
The Complete Book of Deacon Trilogy
The Rise of the Red Shadow
And published for the first time by Joseph R. Lallo:
Entwell Origins: Ayna
The Stump and the Spire.
All works include improved formatting and a short foreword by the author.
Several months have passed since Nita Graus left her home in Caldera to soar with the crew of the Wind Breaker, and life is anything but easy. Their prior exploits have earned them quite a reputation among surface-dwellers and made them a perpetual target of the manipulative residents of the fug. Now a new plot could split the crew and ground the Wind Breaker once and for all.
Third in the Big Sigma series, Artificial Evolution begins with our heroes facing the bureaucratic wrath of VectorCorp. Thanks to a vindictive corporate operative, Lex is without a reliable job and Michella's network won't support her investigations. Checking out a supposed alien seems to be the perfect cover for some subversive journalism, but it might turn out to be her biggest story yet.
Beyond the islands of Caldera the world is a vicious place. A terrible calamity has poisoned the land. Those too ruthless or stubborn to die have crafted steam-powered mechanical wonders and taken to the sky. Yet somewhere in that wretched land there is a cure for a dire disease. With the eccentric crew of an airship called The Wind Breaker, Nita Graus means to find that cure, whatever the price.
The good news is, superheroes exist. The bad news is, most powers are worthless and most heroes are insane. The Other Eight is the story of the US Army's latest attempt to find a team of worthwhile heroes and the farcical reality show of a recruitment drive that results from a security leak that makes the secret project public knowledge.
Before he was a legendary assassin and mythic hero, the creature known as Lain was just a simple malthrope, frightened and alone. The Rise of the Red Shadow tells the story of his tragic youth, beginning with his days on a plantation in Tressor and following him through the painful tragedies and thrilling trials that would one day lead him to greatness in the pages of The Book of Deacon.
Eight months have passed since the Bypass Gemini incident, and Karter Dee - a brilliant inventor and dangerous sociopath - has been kidnapped by group of desperate extremists. To prevent the group responsible from unleashing Karter's lethal ingenuity, the inventor's quirky AI "Ma" convinces ex-Racer "Lex" Alexander to help assemble a team of former allies in order to mount a rescue.
In a distant future, Trevor "Lex" Alexander was shaping up to be the next great race pilot until a fixed race got him banned from the sport. Reduced to making freelance deliveries, he thinks his life can't get any worse. That's when a package manages to get him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist. Now his life depends on learning what their plans are, and how he can stop them.
In this, the finale of the Book of Deacon Trilogy, Myranda and the Chosen face their greatest challenges yet. Time is running out, and the Generals are growing desperate. Through victory and defeat, reunion and betrayal, neither the heroes nor their foes will rest until they have seen their task through to the end. The only question is, will it be the end of a war, or the end of times?
The second in the Book of Deacon series, The Great Convergence continues the tale of young Myranda Celeste. With fresh knowledge of magic and steadfast resolve to see the end of the war that plagues her land, Myranda sets out to find and unite the five fated heroes, the Chosen. Each new warrior brings her world a step closer to peace, but does she have the strength to survive the trials ahead?
This short novel, set after the events of The Book of Deacon, follows the blessed and cursed life of Jade Rinton. Stripped of her family and kept in a tall tower by a fierce dragon due to the scheming of a mysterious stranger, Jade seems to be living in a twisted fairy tale. She soon learns, though, that fate has its own ideas of who should play each part, and that family is where you find it.
The tale of Myranda Celeste, a young woman orphaned by a century long war, and her chance discovery of a fallen soldier's priceless cargo. The find will change her life, sending her on an adventure of soldiers and rebels, wizards and warriors, and beasts both noble and monstrous. Each step will bring her closer to the truth of her potential, of the war, and of the fate of her world.