Praise for Child of the Sword:
- "...a magical world of witches, wizards and war in this high-energy first installment of an epic-fantasy series...A fine fantasy novel that will provide readers with a good weekend escape from reality" — Kirkus Reviews
- Kindle Book Review Editor's Pick
- "This book grabbed from the start. I finished it and had to pick up the 2nd one right away."—A. C.
Prisoner of a clan of witches, a young boy clashes with the evil old matriarch. Can he master her magic and survive?
Rat is no ordinary Thief
A small feral child, he steals what he can to feed the gnawing hunger in his gut, though nothing can satisfy the hunger in his soul.
But he has a special talent that the wizards and witches of the clans covet, so Clan Elhiyne abducts him and gives him the name Morgin.
Can he escape the scheming of the clan's calculating and manipulative leader, the matriarchal old witch Olivia?
And as he grows into manhood, can he survive the inter-clan rivalries, and the hatred that smolders between Olivia and her arch-enemy Valso, leader of Clan Decouix?
A can't-put-it-down read. Pick it up today!
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About the Author
Jim is a full-time writer, scientist and laser geek (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, specialty laser physics), and former running-dog-lackey for the bourgeois capitalist establishment. He's been writing for over 30 years, with 15 published books. His first success came through self-publishing when his books went word-of-mouth viral, and sold enough that he was able to quit his day-job, start working for himself and write full time; his new boss is a real jerk. That led to contracts with traditional publishers like Open Road Media and Harper Collins Voyager, and his books are now a mix of traditional and self-published.
The four novels in his new hard science fiction series, The Blacksword Regiment, were released in July 2020. Right now he's fleshing out ideas for the next book in The Dead Among Us, he's writing another episode in The Treasons Cycle, and he's working on a new fantasy series The Deck of Chaos.
Jim was born in Seattle, but he's lived most of his life in California, though he did live on the east coast and in Europe for a while. He now resides in Arizona with his wife Karen and three little beings who claim to be cats: Tilda, Julia and Natasha. But Jim is certain they're really extra-terrestrial aliens in disguise.