Vance Pumphrey

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VANCE PUMPHREY is an avid D&D player, Dungeon Master, and reader of fantasy, science fiction, westerns, mystery, and novels. Born in 1959 to a military family, when a high school senior he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard a submarine. Currently he is a maintenance manager for a glass manufacturing plant and coaches youth baseball. His favorite writer is Stephen R. Donaldson. He resides in Seattle.

Dragma’s Keep, which he began writing 25 years ago, is his first published novel. “About two years ago I got serious,” Pumphrey said. “I retyped all the previous work into Word and really got going. For the past few years I had been using my lunch hour to read – my escape from…whatever. I shifted that to writing. I found I could get in a couple of pages every day, and even spent some time on weekends working on it.”

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Ice Homme (Valdaar's Fist, Book 3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015 by Vance Pumphrey. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Valdaar’s Fist. Forged by mortals. Enchanted by Drow. Wielded by a God. Lost by man. Or was it? To get the artifact needed to return their god to the Land—Valdaar’s Fist—our heroes must face their toughest challenge yet: ridding Ardaagh of the undead. Sordaak and his companions must wrench the staff from the cold, dead fingers of the most powerful servant of Set in the Land—his sister…
The Library of Antiquity (Valdaar's Fist, Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,790. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015 by Vance Pumphrey. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Having survived their first test in Dragma's Keep, our heroes now face an even greater challenge—ever-changing, counterintuitive solutions to the complex puzzles of the mysterious Library of Antiquity. Surviving a maddening maze only leads them to a final creature bent on ending their little quest posthaste. And their only way out is through this monster…or death.
Dragma's Keep (Valdaar's Fist, Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 117,630. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Vance Pumphrey. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Valdaar’s Fist. Forged by mortals. Enchanted by Drow. Wielded by a god. Lost by man. Or was it? A band of unlikely adventurers embark upon an epic quest in this first book in a four-part series, battling minotaurs, demons, orcs, and wraiths—and occasionally themselves. Surely they must prevail…because the very balance of power in the land requires it.

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Live & Learn (Defense of the Land, Book 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 151,720. Language: American English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
This is Book One of the Defense of the Land series, and the fifth book in the Valdaar's Fist saga. In the age old struggle of good v. evil, who gets to decide who—or what—is good? Come along on yet another magical ride as Vance Pumphrey weaves the Valdaar's Fist tale from another perspective—those who would stop the raising of the dark god.
The Platinum Dragon (Valdaar's Fist, Book 4)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 144,980. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Valdaar’s Fist. Forged by mortals. Enchanted by Drow. Wielded by a God. Lost by man. Or was it? Our heroes now have the required implements to raise their god—save one: Valdaar’s Fist, the sword of that god. Now know what they have to do to get it: slay the most powerful creature to walk the land for the past ten thousand years: Bahamut, Lord of the Dragons.

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