The Revelations of Zang: Twelve Tales of the Continent

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Skullsworn: Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne

Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne universe

A collection of dark fantasy tales with a metaphysical edge, full of grotesque wonders and weird splendor. Artifice the Quill flees from tyrant sorcerers into a world of strange magic, ancient gods, and exotic kingdoms.

The exiled author joins a traveling troupe of performers known as the Glimmer Faire, where he learns the magical power of art and the art of magical power. These Twelve Tales of the Continent alternate between the exploits of Artifice and the adventures of Taizo the Rogue, a master of skullduggery who sparks a rebellion in the name of bloody vengeance.

The Lost Gods of Narr were displaced a century ago by the Sorcerer Kings, a council of dictators who rule the Golden City with necromancy, alchemy, and terror.

The mysterious folk of the Red Isle foster dissension in Narr by smuggling their enchanted goods into the city, while the ancient Zang Forest expands itself across the lands of men, devouring farms and towns as it reaches to smother the wicked city. Now that the Lost Gods are returning to destroy the world, only Artifice, Taizo, and a small band of rebels have any hope of preventing the apocalypse.

Seven of these interrelated stories are previously unpublished, including “Spilling the Blood of the World,” the novelette which brings the entire Zang Cycle to a staggering finale.

Praise for the Zang Cycle stories:

“Fultz tells us a wonderful tale in ‘The Persecution of Artifice the Quill.’ Artifice is a writer in a city dominated by sorcerers. He runs afoul of them because he wrote a book called ‘The End of Sorcery.’ In just 12 pages, Fultz tells us what we need to know about this world and also provides a good story, quite an accomplishment.” —SFRevu

“In this dark, sparkling little fantasy [‘The Vintages of Dream’], a thief sets out to rob a sorcerer who possesses a large number of expensive glass bottles in which he has captured his dreams.” —SF Site

“When the Glimmer Faire Came to the City of the Lonely Eye” is “a prosaic piece, filled with vivid descriptions that make it easy to imagine the characters, their surroundings, and… the words here are carefully chosen so as to maximize their effectiveness while minimizing the attention they draw to themselves. At its simplest, this is an enjoyable adventure that reveals the power of art and artists.” —Tangent Online

“The real interest [in ‘Glimmer Faire’] is not so much in Artifice himself as in the head of the troupe, Mordeau, whose sorcery enhances the stagecraft and effects, so that even a god can be moved.” —Locus

“Fultz begins ‘Return of the Quill’ with a terrific opening scene… Treachery and clever intrigue follow as Fultz cleverly works out his dark tale’s rewarding conclusion.” —Tangent Online

“…a powerful tale filled with imaginative and satisfying S&S goodness; meanwhile, Fultz never loses sight of the fact that even necromantic geeks have feelings. [‘Return of the Quill’] was my favorite story of the issue.” —SF Site

Immaculate Scoundrels (The SCALEBORN Series)

Immaculate Scoundrels (The SCALEBORN Series)
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Yhorom: A shining empire more than 5,000 years old, built on the might of its swords and its sorcery.

Yhorom: Home to the venerable City of Masters, where sorcerers can live up to a thousand years.

Yhorom: A seething battleground where elite factions plot to steal the kingdom’s future, while others search only for their next big score.

Thold breaks out of prison to pursue a mystical vision. But is he really a favored son of the Moon Goddess? Or simply a faithless ex-monk turned bandit and completely out of his mind?

Yuhai searches the Outer Provinces for scaleborn wizards and witches. Is she out to destroy them all, or does this magical harvesting serve some greater purpose?

Together they assemble a crew of outlaws brave or foolish enough to cross the haunted desert, searching for a treasure lost to the ages. Is this a righteous quest blessed by divine forces, or a clever trap set by the ruthless Masters of Yhorom? Either way, their expedition will unearth the forgotten horrors of history and unleash a power beyond mortal comprehension.

IMMACULATE SCOUNDRELS is the first volume of the SCALEBORN Series.

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Seven Princes (Books of the Shaper, 1)

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A vibrant tale of ancient sorcerers, heroic kings, and looming war, Seven Princes is the epic beginning to John R. Fultz’s debut fantasy series.

Under the watchful eye of the Giants, the kingdoms of Men rose to power. Now, the Giant-King has slain the last of the Serpents and ushered in an era of untold peace and prosperity. Where a fire-blackened desert once stood, golden cities flourish in verdant fields.

But the realms of Man face a new threat — an ancient sorcerer slaughters the rightful King of Yaskatha before the unbelieving eyes of his son, young Prince D’zan. With the Giant-King lost to a mysterious doom, it seems that no one has the power to stop the coming storm.

Now the fugitive Prince seeks allies across the realms of Men and Giants to liberate his father’s stolen kingdom. Six foreign Princes are tied to his fate. Only one thing is certain: War is coming.

Praise for Book of the Shapers:

“Non-stop action at a blistering pace. . .Vigorous and vibrant.” — Kirkus
“Flawless — and timeless — epic fantasy.” — BN.com

Worlds Beyond Worlds: The Short Fiction of John R. Fultz

Worlds Beyond Worlds: The Short Fiction of John R. Fultz
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“…an author with an exceptional talent for characterization and world building.” —The Library Journal

“Fultz has rapidly matured into a major fantasist.” —Laird Barron, Author of Black Mountain

“His world-building is in a class by itself.” —RT Book Reviews

“This is fantasy of the Dunsany, Smith and Vance school, where breathless wonders spill off the page in spendthrift profusion.” —John Hocking, Author of Conan and the Emerald Lotus

Worlds Beyond Worlds collects 11 fantasy tales published during 2010 to 2020, most of them set in various imaginary worlds of wonder. From dark fantasy to sword-and-sorcery, heroic fantasy to weird history, here is a magic bagful of mystic trips and fantastic adventures. Avenging warriors defy the grip of death, wizards wander between the worlds, and savage hordes storm the gates of elder cities. Weird sorcery twists the fabric of reality, strange creatures run wild, and swords ring like thunder in the storm of battle. Eleven unforgettable excursions into the boundless realms of weird fantasy.

Darker Than Weird: Fourteen Tales of Horror

From celebrated fantasist John R. Fultz comes a collection of dark and varied tales of horror. As did his 2021 fantasy collection, Worlds Beyond WorldsDarker Than Weird showcases Fultz’s talent for creating compelling characters and stories in fantastic and inventively horrifying worlds. Dark science fiction, Lovecraft-inspired terrors, strange apocalypses and other dooms abound in these pages—a true delight for the horror devotee.

Behind the torn facade of the living world lurks a realm of vivid darkness. Strange currents ebb and flow in the stellar void, spawning monsters, ghosts, and abominations beyond human understanding. Darker Than Weird collects ten years of weird fiction that defies and sometimes utterly destroys the boundaries of genre. From dystopic nightmares to gruesome science fiction, modern terrors to ancient gods, horror is the common thread in this dark tapestry of tales. Fourteen unsettling explorations of the supernatural, the ghastly, and the existentially grotesque. Read them at your own risk.

With a foreword by Don Webb and illustrations by Dan Sauer

“John R. Fultz is a powerful and creative writer very much in the Weird Tales tradition. He is well worth your attention.” —DARRELL SCHWEITZER, former editor of Weird Tales

“Fultz has rapidly matured into a major fantasist.” —LAIRD BARRON, Author of Occultation and Black Mountain

“…a master of his craft.” —DON WEBB, Author of Building Strange Temples

“Fultz delivers the goods.” —HOWARD ANDREW JONES, Author of The Ring-Sworn Trilogy

“…an author with an exceptional talent for characterization and world building.” —The Library Journal