Scott Marlowe

Biography

Scott Marlowe lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, the Mountain Biking Capital of the World, where he drinks extraordinary amounts of coffee, rides his mountain or gravel bike whenever the opportunity arises, and writes stories that often end in wondrous, explosive mayhem.

Join his reader's group and get The Hall of Riddles (An Alchemancer Prequel) and The Killing Knife (Tales of the Assassin Without a Name 1-3) as a thank you. The Hall of Riddles, featuring Aaron and Shanna from The Alchemancer series, is exclusive to members only. The Killing Knife collects the first three Assassin Without a Name stories into a single volume. Both are great launching points into their respective series.

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Where to find Scott Marlowe online

Series

Assassin Without a Name
I had a name once, same as everyone else, but after one glorious night of murder it was no longer safe to use. Small sacrifice for ensuring my sister's safety, I figured. So now I don't use one. In my line of work, it's not necessary anyway. What is my line of work? Murder, of course, though I fancy myself more than just an assassin. Gentleman, thief, wine connoisseur, adventurer, a man of a thousand names and none. I'm all of those things and more. My life was about as normal as one could hope when one particular job came along. Kill the artificer, steal the plans, make an exchange. Simple enough, until a band of fanatical priests ambushed and tried to kill me. Turns out the plans have something to do with a source of dark energy. The priests aren't the only ones interested in it, either. I've no interest in being a hero, but I'll do whatever I have to do to keep my city--and my sister--safe. There's already blood on my hands. What's a little more?
The Assassin's Blade
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Assassin's Cunning
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The Alchemancer
Elemental magic consumes the world and only a sorcerer’s apprentice who knows nothing about magic can stop it. The world is changing. Where sorcery alone once bridged the gap between the ordinary and the extraordinary, now technology does much the same. Alchemists, sorcerers, technologists, and tinkerers push the boundaries of what is possible by blending the best—and the worst—of what each discipline has to offer. But technology, like magic, is a two-edged sword, and there is always a cost. Now, with the western seaboard of the Seacean kingdom on the brink of destruction, an obscure reference to a single disciplinarian capable of unifying the disparate practices and reining in the destructive forces unleashed comes to light. Can this person succeed where so many others have failed? The Alchemancer series begins.
Engines of Alchemancy
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The Nullification Engine
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The Inversion Solution
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Books

The Inversion Solution
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 3. Pre-release—available April 18, 2023. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
Aaron failed to stop the Nullification Engine, and half of Brighton’s population paid the price. Forced into an alliance with newly arrived eslar invaders, Aaron soon realizes the engine’s effect went beyond the city’s borders and that there is much more at stake than he ever imagined. Meanwhile, Serena and Jakinda Rhe must sail to Uhl’s furthest reaches to face the most sinister enemy of all.
Engines of Alchemancy
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
Chaos erupts in the Barony of Fallmere when a surprise elemental attack destroys Norwynne Keep. Aaron Shepherd and Shanna Bonnerman survive, but Shanna becomes a captive of the enemy who destroyed their home while Aaron must flee for his life. Though Aaron and Shanna travel different paths, the Fifth Element draws them back together and into a confrontation where science and sorcery will collide.
The Assassin's Cunning
Series: Assassin Without a Name, Book 2. Pre-release—available July 18, 2023. Price: $4.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The deadline for the Black Guardsmen to leave Alchester has come and gone, and now it’s up to the Assassin Without a Name to act on his threat. He decides on a different course of action when Gwendolyn Goddard requests a meeting. In exchange for killing a rival, she offers to call off her Blackguard watchdogs. The catch? The mark is Atticus Drake, whose value alive far outweighs his value dead.
The Assassin's Blade
Series: Assassin Without a Name, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,560. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
I had a name once, same as everyone else, but after one glorious night of murder it was no longer safe to use. Small sacrifice for ensuring my sister's safety, I figured. So now I don't use one. In my line of work, it's not necessary anyway. What is my line of work? Murder, of course.
The Nullification Engine
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,760. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When the Nullification Engine is activated, Aaron, Serena, and Ensel Rhe must stop the ancient machine before it destroys Brighton and everyone in it.
The Hall of the Wood
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,160. Language: American English. Published: November 16, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
All is not right in the Simarron. On his way home to the Hall of the Wood, Jerrick receives a chilling warning: the patrollers are dead, the woods, thrown into peril. Nearby Homewood has issued a plea for help, a summonings which others answer. With these new allies, Jerrick attempts to unravel the mystery of the missing patrollers. He soon finds tales of their demise frighteningly untrue.