Martyn Stanley

Biography

Martyn Stanley is the author of 'The Deathsworn Arc' a epic fantasy adventures series dragons. He lives near the Staffordshire/Cheshire border in England, with his long suffering wife and two small children.

Martyn has always enjoyed epic fantasy novels and began reading them at a young age, starting with 'The Hobbit', ending with 'The Inheritance Cycle' and including everything in between.

His 'Deathsworn Arc' is more than a hack and slash, swords and sorcery series. It examines, faith, companionship, morality, pragmatism and more. If the characters of 'The Deathsworn Arc' come across as strange, it's partly because they're intended to. It isn't a series which will be dragged out indefinitely, it has a beginning, a middle and a definite end.

He already has the plot for his second series forming in his head.

To write is to create characters and to have freedom for them to succeed or fail and to travel wherever you want them to, and meet who ever you want them to meet.

He sincerely hopes you enjoy reading his epic fantasy adventure series 'The Deathsworn Arc' as much as he enjoyed writing it.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
As a child. I used to write humorous adventure stories about a satirical character called 'Scott'. They were intentionally absurd and silly.
What's the story behind your latest book?
There are so many stories with the 'Deathsworn Arc' it's hard to say what the one story is. I suppose the core story is the fall of religion in Torea and how it impacts upon the world. It has many aspects to it, but it broadly explores morality faith and superstition vs reason and logic. These themes are subtle though, at it's heart it's a dark, epic fantasy adventure story.
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Books

Deathsworn Arc: The Temple of the Mad God
Series: Deathsworn Arc. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,180. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
There is a dark power stirring in Torea. Buried deep underground for eons, the tendrils of its sinister influence have reached the surface and are ready to act. Saul and his companions are oblivious to the looming horror that awaits them; luring them in, beckoning them closer. While the companions struggle to reach the Temple of the Mad God, their friends on the surface fare little better.
Deathsworn Arc: Rise of the Archmage
Series: Deathsworn Arc. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,690. Language: British English. Published: April 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
Saul Karza has defied the Isharian Church. Now Melchiot is after his blood and desperate to silence anyone who may reveal the 'Truth'. With quisitors, assassins, elves and verkreath, all after them - it's definitely time for the companions to head to Votrex's home. On the way though, they chance upon a gravian girl from Brael's past. Can he finally get his curse removed?
Deathsworn Arc: The Blood Queen
Series: Deathsworn Arc, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.67)
Imperial Wizard Saul Karza has dragged himself and his companions through hell. Instead of falling into the Empress's arms and re-kindling their relationship, he finds she has regained her lost youth, leaving him old and frail. He risks losing more than one companion to the brutal 'Blood Trials'.
Deathsworn Arc: The Last Dragon Slayer
Series: Deathsworn Arc, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,670. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(4.00)
Saul Karza, wizard of the Empire, has been given a quest by the Empress herself: To find and slay a mythical 'noble dragon' - said to be near invulnerable. Instead of leading a large band of soldiers, archers and spell-casters; he sets out with two immigrant dock-workers and a homeless dwarf.
Deathsworn Arc: The Verkreath Horror
Series: Deathsworn Arc, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: British English. Published: September 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.33)
Imperial Wizard Saul Karza has stared death in the face. Instead of an easy ride home to claim his reward, he finds himself fleeing a fanatical dragon cult and a horde of vile creatures - determined to devour his entire party. Just when things couldn't get any worse, he is faced with the even greater horror, of Brael Truthseeker's enigmatic 'Truth'.

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