Mark P. Kolba

Biography

Mark P. Kolba lives in northwest Indiana with his lovely wife and daughter, and he has enjoyed reading and writing epic fantasy for many years. Growing up, he was steeped in the world of The Lord of the Rings (what fantasy fan wasn’t?) and found himself fascinated by tales of adventure, magic, and battles between great forces of good and evil. Tales that provided a fun and exciting escape from the real world yet also resonated long after the story was finished. He hopes that through his own writing he is able to open windows to worlds that are full of wonder, struggle, and fantastical delight. He hopes that you find his stories to be a place where adventure begins. And he hopes that you come along for the ride.

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Books

Awakening from the Shadows (The Mirynthir Chronicles, Book 1)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,240. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ten years ago, Zaron had everything taken from him—his parents, his village, and even his memory of how it all happened. Now dark forces once again seek to destroy him and those he loves. But this time Zaron vows it will be different. It has to be different. Ten years ago, he failed to protect his family. But this time he will succeed, or he will die trying.
Fantastical Tales: A Fantasy Short Story Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Adventure, magic, and intrigue! Fantastical Tales brings you all three in a delightful collection of fantasy short stories. Befriend a cantankerous potionmaker striving to brew a forbidden elixir. Explore with an elven messenger fighting his way out of a magical trap. These adventures and more await—so go ahead, turn the page, and let the adventure begin!
The Star of Amalore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Kirian awaits his execution with but one hope remaining for survival: that he will be chosen as a companion by the Star of Amalore. When the Star denies him, Kirian hears her refusal as the toll of the gallows-bell, not realizing that a deeper intrigue is at work and that he has been chosen for service after all—for service that may yet grant him life, if it doesn’t kill him first.
Snowbound
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,940. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
As an elven kithwaymender, Lleyyanir has delivered hundreds of clandestine communications across continents and kingdoms. But when he is given a delivery for the warden of the beleaguered city of Porytim, his master Gwennin urges unprecedented haste. Thousands of lives hang in the balance, and Lleyyanir’s message holds the key to their survival—if he can stay alive long enough to deliver it.
Lady of the Woods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Could faeries really exist? Aleandor has only heard of them in old bedtime tales until the day his master Kinsley proclaims that he has seen one. And what does Kinsley propose they do? Grab a bow and go hunting. Soon Aleandor must decide where his heart lies—behind a goose-feathered arrow and a drawn bowstring or in exploring the wonders of this magical visitor.
The Power to Heal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When a plague ravages the city of Corthana, Keirdan is stretched to the breaking point as he juggles supervising the exhausted monks at his monastery and caring for the sick and dying. When the mystical Bath Stone arrives at the monastery, Keirdan faces a new dilemma. Do he and the monks rely on the power of the relic to help their desperate cause, or do they keep faith in their goddess alone?
Dragon's Draught
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
For fifteen years, Darminor has limped through life on a withered leg, envying the world around him while perfecting the banned art of potionmaking. Now, after all this time, he finds that healing may be within his grasp. He need only brew the dragonclaw elixir, the rarest of potions—and then steal it from those who hired him. Can Darminor muster the courage—and the wiles—to succeed?

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