Richard C. Innes


Richard C. Innes was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons when he was ten, and has since spent the rest of his free time telling fantasy stories to his friends around the gaming table. He also got a hold of and devoured any fantasy novel that came along, enjoying the works of Lloyd Alexander and Taran the Assistant Pig-keeper in the Book of Three and of course The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings when he was a child. The works of R.A. Salvatore; Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series; Steven Erikson's The Malazan Book of the Fallen Series; and Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn and Stormlight Archive Series; and dozens if not hundreds of other books, has sated, if ever only temporarily, his thirst for fantasy.

Richard lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his wife Lisa, his daughter Jocelyn, and twin sons, Christopher and Benjamin.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in a suburb of Vancouver, but my parents moved us to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada when I was six. Here is where I met my then best friend Jim, who, along with his older brother showed us this brand new game called Dungeons and Dragons. From that first roll of the dice I was hooked. I didn't do much writing as a younger person, but the long, dark winters allowed lots of time for reading. My favorite genre was fantasy.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story that earned me an A+ when I was in grade six. It was about this secret agent who had to sneak into a top-secret island base to rescue this kidnapped professor. I recently re-read the story, as my parents kept it. I laugh now, because what he was carrying into the base probably weighed several hundred pounds. Other than that, I had some success in grade 8 and 9 with some poetry, and won some school awards. I lost the one poem that I wrote that was my favorite. The specific journey to write Book 1 of the Magestone Chronicles began only a year ago, in March 2014.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Richard C. Innes online


The Magestone Chronicles
Korvaan is a world of all-powerful Emperors and jealous rival Kings, where the Dar'Shilaar craft items of magic from unbound magestones. From magic portals and mirrors that can traverse great distances for use in travel or communication, to flying ships and floating citadels, the Dar'Shilaar have proven almost anything can be done. But at what cost?

Stones Unbound

Price: Free!

War Unleashed

Price: $2.99 USD.


War Unleashed
Series: The Magestone Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,640. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Goralon has captured the Floating Fortress of Farad'ahar that protected the border and has invaded the eastern lands of the Kastrum Imperium. As the Goralonian hordes push into the Empire, Hoyle and Celia fight to stay ahead of the flood of soldiers. Scrambling, they each Choose a different path to try and make a difference as town after town is destroyed by the invading army.
Stones Unbound
Series: The Magestone Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 114,130. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A cocky, street-wise thief has stolen a shipment of unbound magestones. A beautiful Dar'Shilaar is determined to track down the perpetrator, but discovers that the thief in fact has been double-crossed, and is the lesser threat by far. Together they team up to determine the identity of the real power behind the theft and prevent their mysterious plot from coming to fruition.

Richard C. Innes' tag cloud