Michael G. Manning

Biography

Michael Manning, a practicing pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.

Where to find Michael G. Manning online

Where to buy in print

Series

Art of the Adept
The ancient wizards lifted humanity from superstition, but the rise of sorcery destroyed their wisdom and replaced it with easy power. Yet, the last wizard of the old ways still survives, and his apprentice will catalyze the emergence of a new age.
The Choice of Magic
Price: $2.99 USD.
Secrets and Spellcraft
Price: $4.99 USD.
Scholar of Magic
Price: $4.99 USD.
Disciple of War
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Wizard's Crown
Price: $5.99 USD.
The Riven Gates
The story that began in Mageborn continues as Mordecai and his children struggle to prevent the destruction of Lothion by the She'Har's ancient enemy.
Mordecai
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Severed Realm
Price: $4.99 USD.
Champions of the Dawning Dragons
The story that began in the Mageborn series continues with three books covering the children, Gram Thornbear, and the twins, Matthew and Moira Illeniel.
Thornbear
Price: $3.99 USD.
Centyr Dominance
Price: $4.99 USD.
Demonhome
Price: $4.99 USD.
Embers of Illeniel
The story of the first Illeniel wizard, set two-thousand years prior to the events in Mageborn.
The Mountains Rise
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Silent Tempest
Price: $4.99 USD.
Betrayer's Bane
Price: $5.99 USD.

Books

The Wizard's Crown
Series: Art of the Adept. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 187,640. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Will’s journey from apprentice to a wizard is complete and his mastery has reached unseen heights. But his power does not exist in a vacuum. His rising star threatens to eclipse the existing powers and a new balance must be found, one that either accepts his primacy or extinguishes his light. With the world hanging in the balance, king and wizard clash, but only one can wear the Wizard’s Crown.
Disciple of War
Series: Art of the Adept. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,460. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
(3.00 from 1 review)
The fate of two nations lies on Will’s shoulders and the future is paved with violence. With few options, he needs the aid of uncertain allies and dubious friends. Traitors lurk among them, and soon he will be forced to choose who to trust—and who to sacrifice. For a terrible power has arrived in Darrow, and the price of victory will be paid in blood.
Scholar of Magic
Series: Art of the Adept. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 184,110. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Will’s studies are disrupted by an unforeseen threat. The citizens of Cerria have begun disappearing and a shadowy figure is stalking Will’s sister, Laina. Will's power is pushed to the limit, and he may have to decide what is most important for Terabinia: preserving its people, or saving a questionable ruler.
Secrets and Spellcraft
Series: Art of the Adept. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 182,620. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Now a student at Wurthaven, Will is expected to know his place, but he isn’t like the other students, his grandfather has made him into something different, something forgotten—something the masters of the present will learn to fear. Without friends, Will must survive alone, while knives seek his life in dark alleys. Cerria is no place for those who refuse to follow the rules.
The Choice of Magic
Series: Art of the Adept. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 172,280. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The ancient wizards lifted humanity from superstition, but the rise of sorcery destroyed their wisdom and replaced it with easy power. Yet, the last wizard of the old ways still survives, and his apprentice will catalyze the emergence of a new age.
Transcendence and Rebellion
Series: The Riven Gates. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 137,770. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The world is on the cusp of destruction as Mordecai’s power grows beyond the limits of his own control. The only hope of salvaging their civilization lies with his children, but they have been scattered and branded outlaws. Mordecai is trapped by his own strength, a power too great to wield. Can his children stop the apocalypse, even if it means sacrificing their father?
The Severed Realm
Series: The Riven Gates. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,690. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects. Mordecai’s shattered family is in chaos, but Lady Rose refuses to give up. She will sacrifice whatever is necessary to save Penny’s family, whether the price is her rank, dignity, or her life.
Mordecai
Series: The Riven Gates. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 138,400. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mordecai just wanted to live a quiet life, but Tyrion, the first wizard, has returned with a sinister agenda of his own, threatening to undo his accomplishments. However, Mordecai’s greatest challenge may be dealing with the lingering darkness that is growing within his own heart.
Demonhome
Series: Champions of the Dawning Dragons. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,880. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Matthew is the first human wizard to possess the true heritage of the Illeniels, a secret gift no one fully understands. Alone, he travels to another world, seeking the source of their mysterious enemies. There he will discover the origin of their ancient foe, the mysteries of the past, and possibly the future of humanity. In the search for knowledge, some doors, once opened, can never be closed.
Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Thomas, an orphan with no past and no memories of his early life, was born with a strange mark on his chest. Growing to manhood he will become a man of consequence and influence, yet the greatest gift he has to offer his people lies not in his power, but in his wisdom. As he strives to reach his potential he will discover that some foes are too strong to defeat with power alone.
Betrayer's Bane
Series: Embers of Illeniel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 120,750. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Tyrion has been given a second chance to cast aside his obsession with vengeance and lead his children to a brighter future. But destiny has chosen Tyrion for a different path and given him the spark that will burn the world to ashes. Forgoing peace, he will reap a harvest of hatred, and no one will find safety in the purge of fire that he brings. Will anything be left to rise from the ash?
Centyr Dominance
Series: Champions of the Dawning Dragons. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,460. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Traveling to Dunbar to discover the fate of her vanished father, Moira must face the darker aspects of her power. Forced to fight a foe unlike anything seen before in Lothion, she will learn the reason for the warnings her mother’s shade gave her—why certain abilities should never be used and some lines never crossed—for some doors once opened, might never be closed again.
The Silent Tempest
Series: Embers of Illeniel. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,370. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Tyrion’s life had become quiet, but his past has returned to haunt him. The She'Har have discovered his children, and now they race to claim the rest of his offspring. Unable to bear his children being used as pawns in the arena, Tyrion makes a hard choice that will set him against everyone he cares for. Others’ love had made his children strong, but his hate would make them powerful.
Thornbear
Series: Champions of the Dawning Dragons. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,810. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Gram lives in the shadow cast by his father, the late-Dorian Thornbear. Struggling to find his place in a world where men of might and main no longer seem necessary, he must make his own mark. Within Castle Cameron, Gram faces both love and tragedy. His choices will define him and serve to remind others of his family’s legacy, and the reason only a fool threatens those a Thornbear protects.
The Mountains Rise
Series: Embers of Illeniel. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,490. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
From the ancient past, comes the tale of the first wizard of Illeniel. Daniel lived simply, until his power awakened. He finds himself hunted by the servants of the forest gods. Daniel will uncover the secrets of the deep woods and those who live there, a civilization created from the grave of an older one. What he discovers will light a vengeful flame within him, consuming everything he touches.
Mageborn: The Final Redemption
Series: Mageborn, Book 5. Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 168,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mordecai battles to control the malevolent magic that has consumed him as he searches for some way to turn his destructive new powers against the Dark Gods themselves.
Mageborn: The God-Stone War (Book 4)
Series: Mageborn, Book 4. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 147,610. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Seven years have passed since Mordecai’s battle with Celior. In that time his control has improved and he has envisioned a use for the God-Stone, but the gods want vengeance. The secrets of the past threaten the future of his kingdom, unless Mordecai can discover the meaning of ‘Illeniel’s Doom’. How far will a desperate wizard go to protect his children… or will his efforts damn them all?
Mageborn: The Blacksmith's Son
Series: Mageborn, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,690. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mordecai’s journey to master magic draws him into an ancient battle for the future of humanity. This book marks the beginning of an exciting new series.
Mageborn: The Archmage Unbound
Series: Mageborn, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 148,750. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The third book in the ever popular Mageborn series continues the story as Mordecai confronts new challenges and learns that the world is never as simple as it appears.
Mageborn: The Line of Illeniel
Series: Mageborn, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,390. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
The second book in the Mageborn series takes us on an ever greater exploration of the kingdom of Lothion and the history of magic. Caught between politics and an ancient evil Mordecai struggles to protect the people that now rely on him.

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