this site by Stephen Brooke © 2003-2021 sitemap

Novels 3

These books are listed in the order of publication.
back to Novels 2 | on to Novels 4

ARACHIS PRESS

Tsar of the

Empty Lands

by Stephen Brooke Nineteen Thirty-Five, Soviet Russia. Josef Dobrov is only a soldier and wants it to stay that way, to be someone nobody notices. Some of his friends have been noticed and it did not end well for them. One of them is on the train of gulag-bound prisoners he is guarding. Not his affair, says Josef. He has no intention of getting into trouble. But high in the Urals, fate throws the young soldier into not only trouble but an whole new world, a world of savagery and beauty, danger and wonder. A world he adopts as his own, only to find it besieged by forces from without, and the woman he loves endangered and ensorcelled by those forces. Can he and the ancient and powerful sorcerer, Hurasu, stop them? Jokingly named ‘Tsar’ by his fellows, Josef becomes a man willing to step forward at last, to be seen as leader, as hero, in Tsar of the Empty Lands, a fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke. 208 pages, 68,300 PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-54-7 published in 2018

The Jewels of

the Elements

by Stephen Brooke Newly wed Marana and Saj thought they had put all adventure and magic behind them. It was time to start a new life in the south as colonists on the Isle of Lorj, their only concerns business and family. Yes, Saj had powers of foreseeing. Yes, they still had the Eyes of the Wind, those four mystical jewels, carefully hidden away. The couple would just as soon forget all that! But others had not. The priests of Munu still coveted the stones, and the followers of the evil god Asak. On the other side of the world, the mighty Wizard-Lord had been alerted to their presence and sent forth agents, wielding dark magic. Only their own wits and abilities, and the ancient wizard Im — with his amoral demon servant — stand between them and their enemies, in the sequel to ‘The Eyes of the Wind’  and the Second Book of the Sajam  Saga, ‘The Jewels of the Elements.’ 227 pages, 64,000 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-58-5 published in 2019

The Dictator’s

Children

by Stephen Brooke Raoul Guzman was dead. Not so the plots that had swirled around the former dictator. Three children he left behind, and a young widow. Were any of them involved in the whirlwind of intrigue that pulled John Wilkins into their world? From glittering, corrupt Havana and Miami Beach, to the violent jungles of Central America, Wilk seeks answers while dodging Marxist rebels, Nazi fugitives, and shadowy American criminals. A novel of adventure and espionage by Stephen Brooke 181 pages, 54,320 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-60-8 published in 2019

Alienese

by Oliver Davis Pike Dave Ladd, has-been musician, didn’t mind being abducted by aliens. Especially when those aliens had plenty of cash to compensate him. Let them keep whatever secret they seemed to have learned about Earth. So he thought when he was returned to his home in rural Alabama. But he was already too involved in that secret — a secret that involved the survival of humanity — and soon was on the run with an alien girlfriend, first on Earth and then ‘out there.’ A solution must be found by the motley band of humans and aliens thrown together in ALIENESE, a science fiction novel by Oliver Davis Pike. 170 pages, 42,600 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-62-2 published in 2019

The Crocodile

God

by Stephen Brooke Caring for her estate and her two-year-old son was quite enough for Qala, once Queen of Pirates. Gladly had she left the excitement of her former life behind. So what if she had never found the love she had once been promised? Now the boy was beginning to show his heritage as child of the Crocodile God, disappearing to visit other worlds and bringing home little monster playmates. There were important political negotiations going on practically on her doorstep, negotiations involving kings and empires, pirates and wizards, and try though she might, Qala was going to be swept up in them. Then Zedos’s father shows up and the gods get involved. Would Qala ever be able to live the simple life she desired and maybe, just maybe, find love? Join her as she searches in The Crocodile God, a fantasy adventure by Stephen Brooke. 231 pages, 65,820 words PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937745-64-6 published in 2019

Smoke

by Stephen Brooke A dry Florida spring. Wildfires burn across the state, blanketing it with smoke. In sleepy Cully Beach, the sands reveal a long- buried body — the body of a woman Ted ‘Shaper’ Carrol knew in another life. Soon, he is involved in puzzling out what happened to her and how it ties into an unsolved jewel theft of a decade previous. The clues she left him carry Ted to danger at the smoke- wreathed Florida Folk Festival and back again to the beaches of home, while both police and criminals shadow his moves. Ted would much rather be busy preparing for his wedding through these slow months leading into the summer, but crime has once again reared its inconvenient head in the third Cully Beach mystery from Stephen Brooke, SMOKE. 255 pages, 68,000 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-66-0 published in 2020

Warrior of the

Moon

by Stephen Brooke Since he was small, Maratoa had held one desire above all others: to become a warrior as great as his heroic father. Yes, he knew he had inherited sorcerous powers and, yes, he been trained in their use. But there was no place for a man with such abilities in Mora society, in the Land of the Sleeping Sky. Now the greatest of all wizards had traveled across the ocean, on a mission that might decide the fate of their world. Does the fate of Maratoa also hang in the balance? A voyage into the unknown brings answers but asks new questions. Headhunters, lost aviators, a secret submarine, sea monsters — all these Maratoa encounters on his quest in WARRIOR OF THE MOON, a fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke. 290 pages, 69,900 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-68-4 published in 2020

Wilk

by Stephen Brooke A connecting flight — as the aging Wilk returns to his native Poland he reminisces how, in the aftermath of the Great War, a young Jan Patrowski finds himself adrift. From the Russian Revolution to a China torn apart by factions and warlords, he strives to learn who he is. The decorated war hero and pilot? The clever mechanic and engineer? Or maybe a man in love who would throw away the rest of the world and lose himself in the heart of Asia. Join him as he travels across a continent in a novel of adventure and a journey of discovery by Stephen Brooke, WILK 212 pages, 61,890 words PRINT ISBN  978-1-937745-71-4 published in 2020

City of

Wizardry

by Stephen Brooke Beyond the Greater Sea lay fabled Tesra, the City of Wizardry. A golden city it was, the greatest the world had ever seen. Could the sorceress Na, a refugee, a wanderer, find her place there? Could she help defend its people against the mad, malevolent Wizard-Lord, a mighty sorcerer who had his own dark plans for her future? Travel with Na and her young companion Im across the sea and the hills, to seek their fate in the City of Wizardry. 272 pages, 79,940 words PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937745-73-8 published in 2020
this site by Stephen Brooke © 2003-2021  sitemap

Novels 3

These books are listed in the order of publication.

Tsar of the Empty Lands

by Stephen Brooke Nineteen Thirty-Five, Soviet Russia. Josef Dobrov is only a soldier and wants it to stay that way, to be someone nobody notices. Some of his friends have been noticed and it did not end well for them. One of them is on the train of gulag-bound prisoners he is guarding. Not his affair, says Josef. He has no intention of getting into trouble. But high in the Urals, fate throws the young soldier into not only trouble but an whole new world, a world of savagery and beauty, danger and wonder. A world he adopts as his own, only to find it besieged by forces from without, and the woman he loves endangered and ensorcelled by those forces. Can he and the ancient and powerful sorcerer, Hurasu, stop them? Jokingly named ‘Tsar’ by his fellows, Josef becomes a man willing to step forward at last, to be seen as leader, as hero, in Tsar of the Empty Lands, a fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke. 208 pages, 68,300 PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-54-7 published in 2018

The Jewels of the Elements

by Stephen Brooke Newly wed Marana and Saj thought they had put all adventure and magic behind them. It was time to start a new life in the south as colonists on the Isle of Lorj, their only concerns business and family. Yes, Saj had powers of foreseeing. Yes, they still had the Eyes of the Wind, those four mystical jewels, carefully hidden away. The couple would just as soon forget all that! But others had not. The priests of Munu still coveted the stones, and the followers of the evil god Asak. On the other side of the world, the mighty Wizard-Lord had been alerted to their presence and sent forth agents, wielding dark magic. Only their own wits and abilities, and the ancient wizard Im — with his amoral demon servant — stand between them and their enemies, in the sequel to ‘The Eyes of the Wind’  and the Second Book of the Sajam  Saga, ‘The Jewels of the Elements.’ 227 pages, 64,000 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-58-5 published in 2019

The Dictator’s Children

by Stephen Brooke Raoul Guzman was dead. Not so the plots that had swirled around the former dictator. Three children he left behind, and a young widow. Were any of them involved in the whirlwind of intrigue that pulled John Wilkins into their world? From glittering, corrupt Havana and Miami Beach, to the violent jungles of Central America, Wilk seeks answers while dodging Marxist rebels, Nazi fugitives, and shadowy American criminals. A novel of adventure and espionage by Stephen Brooke 181 pages, 54,320 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-60-8 published in 2019

Alienese

by Oliver Davis Pike Dave Ladd, has-been musician, didn’t mind being abducted by aliens. Especially when those aliens had plenty of cash to compensate him. Let them keep whatever secret they seemed to have learned about Earth. So he thought when he was returned to his home in rural Alabama. But he was already too involved in that secret — a secret that involved the survival of humanity — and soon was on the run with an alien girlfriend, first on Earth and then ‘out there.’ A solution must be found by the motley band of humans and aliens thrown together in ALIENESE, a science fiction novel by Oliver Davis Pike. 170 pages, 42,600 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-62-2 published in 2019

The Crocodile God

by Stephen Brooke Caring for her estate and her two-year-old son was quite enough for Qala, once Queen of Pirates. Gladly had she left the excitement of her former life behind. So what if she had never found the love she had once been promised? Now the boy was beginning to show his heritage as child of the Crocodile God, disappearing to visit other worlds and bringing home little monster playmates. There were important political negotiations going on practically on her doorstep, negotiations involving kings and empires, pirates and wizards, and try though she might, Qala was going to be swept up in them. Then Zedos’s father shows up and the gods get involved. Would Qala ever be able to live the simple life she desired and maybe, just maybe, find love? Join her as she searches in The Crocodile God, a fantasy adventure by Stephen Brooke. 231 pages, 65,820 words PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937745-64-6 published in 2019

Smoke

by Stephen Brooke A dry Florida spring. Wildfires burn across the state, blanketing it with smoke. In sleepy Cully Beach, the sands reveal a long- buried body — the body of a woman Ted ‘Shaper’ Carrol knew in another life. Soon, he is involved in puzzling out what happened to her and how it ties into an unsolved jewel theft of a decade previous. The clues she left him carry Ted to danger at the smoke-wreathed Florida Folk Festival and back again to the beaches of home, while both police and criminals shadow his moves. Ted would much rather be busy preparing for his wedding through these slow months leading into the summer, but crime has once again reared its inconvenient head in the third Cully Beach mystery from Stephen Brooke, SMOKE. 255 pages, 68,000 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-66-0 published in 2020
back to Novels 2 | on to Novels 4

Warrior of the Moon

by Stephen Brooke Since he was small, Maratoa had held one desire above all others: to become a warrior as great as his heroic father. Yes, he knew he had inherited sorcerous powers and, yes, he been trained in their use. But there was no place for a man with such abilities in Mora society, in the Land of the Sleeping Sky. Now the greatest of all wizards had traveled across the ocean, on a mission that might decide the fate of their world. Does the fate of Maratoa also hang in the balance? A voyage into the unknown brings answers but asks new questions. Headhunters, lost aviators, a secret submarine, sea monsters — all these Maratoa encounters on his quest in WARRIOR OF THE MOON, a fantasy novel by Stephen Brooke. 290 pages, 69,900 words PRINT ISBN 978-1-937745-68-4 published in 2020

Wilk

by Stephen Brooke A connecting flight — as the aging Wilk returns to his native Poland he reminisces how, in the aftermath of the Great War, a young Jan Patrowski finds himself adrift. From the Russian Revolution to a China torn apart by factions and warlords, he strives to learn who he is. The decorated war hero and pilot? The clever mechanic and engineer? Or maybe a man in love who would throw away the rest of the world and lose himself in the heart of Asia. Join him as he travels across a continent in a novel of adventure and a journey of discovery by Stephen Brooke, WILK 212 pages, 61,890 words PRINT ISBN  978-1-937745-71-4 published in 2020

City of Wizardry

by Stephen Brooke Beyond the Greater Sea lay fabled Tesra, the City of Wizardry. A golden city it was, the greatest the world had ever seen. Could the sorceress Na, a refugee, a wanderer, find her place there? Could she help defend its people against the mad, malevolent Wizard-Lord, a mighty sorcerer who had his own dark plans for her future? Travel with Na and her young companion Im across the sea and the hills, to seek their fate in the City of Wizardry. 272 pages, 79,940 words PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937745-73-8 published in 2020