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.

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Series

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.
The Hall of Riddles
Price: $0.99 USD.
Engines of Alchemancy
Price: $8.99 USD.
The Nullification Engine
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The Inversion Solution
Price: $9.99 USD.
The Alchemist's Forge
Price: $9.99 USD.
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 Dilemma
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The Assassin's Blade
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The Assassin's Cunning
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Books

The Hall of Riddles
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aaron and Shanna must solve the guardian’s riddles or remain trapped forever in a secret dwarven treasure hall.
The Assassin's Dilemma
Series: Assassin Without a Name, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When rival hunters are after the same woman, the Nameless Assassin sets out to stop the other from collecting his due by ending the mark’s life before his rival can steal her soul.
The Assassin's Cunning
Series: Assassin Without a Name, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,990. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2023 . 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 Inversion Solution
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 117,200. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Coming of age
Half of Brighton’s population paid the price when Aaron failed to stop the Nullification Engine. But he soon realizes there’s much more at stake than just the city. Meanwhile, Serena flees from the chaos consuming Brighton, only to find that escape is a fleeting thing as her inability to control her magic continues to haunt her.
The Alchemist's Forge
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 4. Pre-release—available March 19, 2024. Price: $9.99 USD. Language: American English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Aaron has traveled deep into the earth and will travel even deeper to find the alchemist’s forge. Meanwhile, on the surface, Ensel Rhe turns his attention toward destroying the engine, even though such destruction will destroy Brighton along with it. Only Serena stands between a sitheri magi and his evil machinations. Can she control her magic against such a foe? Does she even want to?
Engines of Alchemancy
Series: The Alchemancer, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 122,690. 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 Blade
Series: Assassin Without a Name, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,960. 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: $9.99 USD. Words: 137,210. 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: $8.99 USD. Words: 91,870. 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.