Troy Skog


The directions on how to write my biography suggest telling my readers interesting details about myself. That left me scratching my mostly bald head trying to think of what folks would find interesting. I guess I'm a product of my Minnesota upbringing, I like to say "my lack of flare is my flare".

After high school and a couple of years at the local community college I spent an enlistment in the United States Air Force providing security for the air base before finishing up my B.S. in Engineering Technology and Geography at St. Cloud State University.

In my free time I enjoy a long run or a session in the weight room, nothing cures writers block like an early morning run on the weekend. Sunrises really are inspiring!

My beautiful wife, who is one of my biggest cheerleaders, calls me her man-child for my goofy sense of humor and how I act like one of our kids most of the time. I try to bring all these values and traits, that I find to be so important in my own life, to my characters in hopes that my readers can relate to them and immerse themselves into the story.

Hopefully this biography helps you, the reader, to get to know me just a little bit and gives you some background. Thanks for taking the time to let me tell you about myself.

Welcome to Pendar, enjoy the adventure!

Where to find Troy Skog online

Where to buy in print


The Kings of Pendar
Pendar is a nation created by combining the races of Men and Dwarves.


2021 Into the Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
2021…The year Earth was thrown back into the dark ages, unplugged in the blink of an eye. With the darkness came the wraiths, emerging from the underworld to swarm the surface at night. Hunting without mercy during the hours of darkness they feast on the very souls of the humans that they seek to eliminate from the world.
The Orphan's Revenge
Series: The Kings of Pendar. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,740. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This is the fourth book in The Kings of Pendar series, I have continued to grow and expand the world and add characters and lore. In this book a new enemy has surfaced from King Edward’s past, one that has proclaimed himself the judge, jury, and executioner for Edward’s perceived crimes.
The Trolls of Blackwater Deep - Book three of the Kings of Pendar
Series: The Kings of Pendar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,310. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The trolls have returned to Pendar, not to destroy the walls, but seeking the aid of King Edward this time. Wilgar, the high priest of the trolls has sent the General Armagh as an emissary requesting King Edward’s help to defeat an invader of Blackwater Deep. A dagar, a demon of fire, is laying waste to the troll’s city that lies deep within the roots of the mountain below.
Jewel of the Elves
Series: The Kings of Pendar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,910. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Kingdom of Pendar is once again united in peace under the last of the Ellingstone bloodline. The king and queen rule together side by side, struggling to balance the constraints of leadership with the demands of their new life together. Tragedy strikes the beloved royals as they are whisked away from their lives by a hidden spell.
The Remnants
Series: The Kings of Pendar. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,750. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Welcome to "The Remnants" Book one in the Kings of Pendar series. Come join the epic adventure as the King of Pendar leads his army of men and dwarves into battle against the invading gnome hordes led by their maniacal ruler who is bent on the ultimate destruction of Pendar. What lengths will Samuel Ellingstone have to go to save the citizens of Pendar and his family?

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