Xero Reynolds


Xero is a writer, artist, voice actor, musician, and general purveyor of non-sequitur whimsy.

Xero Reynolds was born at the dawn of the day-glow apocalypse that was the 80’s, and has collected an impressive set of skills that have otherwise been rendered outmoded due to the advent of apps, or just the byproduct of the progression of society into the modern age wherein nobody accepts “duelist” as an adequate skill on a resume.

However, in a fit of what can arguably equally be described as “determination” or “masochism”, Xero has spent his time and energy creating things that he earnestly believes that someone out there is crazy enough to enjoy for over a decade. You may have seen his illustration work around (Playstation Magazine (PSM), Blizzard, Bohemian Trash Studios to name a few), or perhaps his webcomics (Swordwaltzer, Nine Shot Sonata to name a few more), or you might have pirated his music (Produced as Xero Reynolds, Xerjester, and Xerj because lists are fun). For those more inclined to recent events, or stricken with a tragic case of crippling long-term memory loss for which he shares his condolences, you might have been introduced to Xero’s writing through his first novel, The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis, or the adherent Tales of Calopa novellas he’s since completed.

Xero currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife. He is currently held captive by his domineering imagination and strict reluctance to experience the spatial distortion/shrieking pocket dimension of terror you commonly refer to as “outside”. He has written this in third person in an attempt to offset his more boring aspects, like his love of tea and couch-forts.

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Tales of Calopa: A Tattooed Heart
Series: Tales of Calopa. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,600. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Set eighteen years before the events of The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis, A Tattooed Heart follows Maxill Chandle. After a stop for a friendly game of cards goes horribly wrong, Max finds himself forced into a job for some dangerous men, with dire consequences if he refuses or fails. He'll need more than just his usual luck if he's to survive the next 24 hours, let alone get paid.
Tales of Calopa: Tuning the Orchestra
Series: Tales of Calopa. Price: Free! Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Continuing directly after the events of The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis, Tuning the Orchestra finds Bael Halran and his crew having to deal with the aftermath. There is little time to truly take stock and heal, however, as the end of one threat merely gives way to another, and the conspirators who worked so hard to put an end to the crew of the Silverhearth's journey begin laying new traps.
Tales of Calopa: The Fahlworth Papers
Series: Tales of Calopa. Price: Free! Words: 17,110. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Savior. Visionary. Genius. Monster. No other name can inspire such awe and fear for those living on Calopa as does "Absalohm". However, one man alone does not an empire make. What of those who worked hand in hand with Absalohm to usher in the technological renaissance? What part did celebrated inventor Jeremiah Fahlworth have to play in Absalohm's madness?
The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 148,100. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On the world of Calopa, magic and steam-driven science share an uneasy balance. When a mysterious child is discovered by a simple airship crew, that balance, and their lives, are put in peril. Past horrors and new conspiracies threaten, and through it all one prize is sought above all others: the answer to the riddle known as "The Rhyme of the Golden Aegis".

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