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“Stars are the souls of old sailors. They plot the skies and guide the wayward home.”

― Brian Rathbone, The Dawning of Power

Godsland Bundle: The Complete Collection, Godsland Series Books 1 through 9

The World of Godsland

Author: Brian Rathbone, Narrator: Chris Snelgrove

3 Trilogies

Echoes of the ancients’ power are distant memories, tattered and faded by the passage of eons, but that is about to change. A new dawn has arrived. Latent abilities, harbored in mankind’s deepest fibers, wait to be unleashed. Ancient evils awaken, and old fears ignite the fires of war. In times such as these, ordinary people have the power to save the world . . . or destroy it.

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Beyond the Veil - Short Story

Beyond the Veil By Brian Rathbone

Beyond the Veil

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Published November 26th 2010 (first published 2008)

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC (January 29, 2011)

In this short story, Vincent Pels struggles to save his daughter in life and death.

Redtooth

Redtooth By Brian Rathbone

Redtooth

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Published February 4th 2011

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

In this humorous short story, a trip to the pawnshop sends Bob Hanks on an unexpected adventure.

The Fifth Magic: Book 7 of The World of Godsland, Book One of the Artifacts of Power trilogy

The Fifth Magic By Brian Rathbone

The Fifth Magic

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Published *****=======****

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

The stars have gone…Long dormant relics bask in the light of a hundred comets, restoring magics of a previous age. Objects inert for eons become dangers and tools no one can ignore. The use of these artifacts will put everything at risk; all the while providing the greatest opportunity for human advancement in history.

The Dragon Writers Collection: A Fantasy and Science Fiction Bundle with Dragons and Elves, Wizards and Magic.

The Dragon Writers Collection By Brian Rathbone

The Dragon Writers Collection

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Published *****=======****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Do you love to read about elves, dwarves, and dragons? Do you find the lure of magic mystery too enticing to resist? Do you crave stories of monstrous orcs and trolls vanquished by brave heroes?

Dragonhold: Book 8 of The World of Godsland, Book Two of the Artifacts of Power trilogy

Dragonhold: Book Two of the Artifacts of Power trilogy By Brian Rathbone

Published *****=======****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Dragonhold is Book Eight of the Godsland Series

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Dragonhold's secrets come at a steep price.

No one knew just how many mysteries the ancient mountain keep held. None could have guessed what they would find so far underground, locked away from the world. Many would wish they had never found it. For others, long awaited retribution is at hand.

 

Lure: Sam Flock Adventures, Book 1

Lure: Sam Flock Adventures, Book 1 By Brian Rathbone

Published *****=======****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Lure

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Sam Flock is a good cop, but when she has a paranormal experience on the job that causes her to drive into the side of an ambulance, her career in law enforcement meets its end. Determined to find answers, she forms a paranormal investigation agency with her friend, Shells. Though they are perhaps the world's worst paranormal investigators, they find something beyond their wildest imaginings.

 

The Seventh Magic: Book 9 of The World of Godsland, Book Three of The Artifacts of Power

The Seventh Magic: Book Three of The Artifacts of Power (Godsland Series 9) By Brian Rathbone

Published *****=======****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

The Seventh Magic

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Ancient threats are unleashed on the people of Godsland. A flood of comet light proves too much of a good thing can be deadly. Humanity's endurance and ingenuity will be put to the ultimate test: survival.

 

The Artifacts of Power: Godsland books Seven, Eight and Nine - Epic Fantasy Bundle (Godsland Series Bundle Book 3)

The Artifacts of Power By Brian Rathbone

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

The Artifacts of Power

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Long dormant relics bask in the light of a hundred comets, restoring magics of a previous age. Objects inert for eons become dangers and tools no one can ignore. The use of these artifacts will put everything at risk; all the while providing the greatest opportunity for human advancement in history.

 

The Lost Dragons - Parts 1, 2 and 3: A World of Godsland Dragon Adventure for Ages 4-8 and up! (Lix and Basta)

The Lost Dragons  By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

The Lost Dragons

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Join dragons Lix and Basta for an illustrated fantasy journey to save their color and avoid turning to stone.

 

Kyrien and Catrin: A World of Godsland Children's Book

Kyrien and Catrin: A World of Godsland Children's Book By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Kyrien and Catrin: A World of Godsland Children's Book

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Join the adventures of Kyrien the dragon and his friend Catrin in this illustrated book for kids. There's work to be done around the farm, and someone must guard against the mischievous feral dragons. Though set in the World of Godsland, this children's book series is a whimsical tale different from the one told in Brian Rathbone's young adult fantasy series.

 

The Balance of Power: Epic Fantasy with Dragons (Godsland Series Bundle Book 2)

The Balance of Power By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

The Balance of Power

Series 2 of The World of Godsland

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In the years since the end of The Herald War, the world has become complacent despite Catrin Volker's warnings.

 

Lix and Basta - The Wondrous Egg - The Lost Dragons Part 2: A World of Godsland book for kids

Lix and Basta - The Wondrous Egg - The Lost Dragons Part 2 By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Lix and Basta, The Wondrous Egg, The Lost Dragons Part 2

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Lix and Basta must help each other to keep their color and get home! Join Lix and Basta on a colorful adventure for kids. This children's picture book tells the story of two young dragons trying to keep their color. Note: Parts 1, 2 and 3 are also available in a single book, The Lost Dragons.

 

Lix and Basta - The Forgotten Magic - The Lost Dragons Part 3: A World of Godsland book for kids

Lix and Basta - The Forgotten Magic - The Lost Dragons Part 3 By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Lix and Basta - The Forgotten Magic - The Lost Dragons Part 3

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Lix and Basta are lost, and they need each other to keep from turning to stone! Join Lix and Basta on a colorful adventure for kids. This children's picture book tells the story of two young dragons trying to keep their color. Note: Parts 1, 2 and 3 are also available in a single book, The Lost Dragons.

 

ABCs With Friends Of The Forest: A World of Godsland Children's Book

ABCs With Friends Of The Forest By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

ABCs With Friends Of The Forest

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Join Bumble, Daisy and the Friends of the Forest for an adventure in learning with the ABC game! Have fun with your children learning new adjectives to describe the alphabet frogs. Can you come up with your own?

 

Lix and Basta - The Voice in the Star - The Lost Dragons Part 1: A World of Godsland book for kids

Lix and Basta - The Voice in the Star - The Lost Dragons Part 1 By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Lix and Basta - The Voice in the Star - The Lost Dragons Part 1

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Dragons Need Color to Live Join Lix and Basta on a colorful adventure for kids. This children's picture book tells the story of two young dragons trying to keep their color. Note: Parts 1, 2 and 3 are also available in a single book, The Lost Dragons.

 

Clawfoot - A World of Godsland dragon book for kids

Clawfoot - A World of Godsland dragon book for kids By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Clawfoot - A World of Godsland dragon book for kids

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Something is stirring in the Azurewood. Jerian Evenstar and his friend Lizter Kinstom are eager to find out what it is, but when they sneak into the forest against the wishes of their parents, will they make it out again? It'll take all of Jerian's courage - and some of Lizter's druid magic - to solve the mystery and find the thunder trapped in the heart of the forest.

 

Kyrien and Catrin - A Goblin Problem

*****===++++++++++++====**** By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Kyrien and Catrin - A Goblin Problem

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In this World of Godsland children's book. Catrin and her pet dragon, Kyrien learn that things they hear might not always be true, when they encounter Goblin Problems.

 

Podioracket Presents - Glimpses

Podioracket Presents - Glimpses By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Podioracket Presents - Glimpses

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These all new short stories by Podiobooks.com authors are written in their own universes and offer a great way to sample these writers, get a taste of their full-length novels, or for you to enjoy short stories from authors you already love. Podioracket Presents - Glimpses is a collection of fiction to accompany already established novels from Podiobooks.com authors.

 

Happiness With Friends Of The Forest: A World of Godsland Children's Book

Happiness With Friends Of The Forest: A World of Godsland Children's Book  By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Happiness With Friends Of The Forest: A World of Godsland Children's Book

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In this inspirational picture book, our forest friends come together again to share insights for happiness. Great lessons such as sharing, being honest, and eating healthy are covered. An uplifting book for children and parents too.

 

123s With Friends Of The Forest: A World of Godsland Children's Book

It's a great day for learning with the Friends of the Forest! Join us for an adventure in basic counting ( 1-10 ), spelling and addition. Characters make learning fun in this numbers picture book.

Wayward Spirits - A Prelude to The Dawning of Power (Godsland Series)

Wayward Spirits - A Prelude to The Dawning of Power (Godsland Series) By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Wayward Spirits

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Wayward Spirits is a short story prequel to the World of Godsland young adult fantasy series, which begins with Call of the Herald. The series includes multiple YA titles sure to please fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and other young adult and teen fantasy series. A pair of young men lose their way, unaware their actions will forever change Godsland.

 

Links to Fantasy Fiction

14 Fantasy Fiction Links

Rhonda Carpenter

Author of The Mark of a Druid

Fractured Horizon

A SciFi Novel by Heather Roulo

Blue Falcon Editing

Home of the talented Andrea Howe

Total Blog Directory

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Paranormal authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

This is a list of people who are involved with the paranormal and are on Twitter. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have suggestions, please email me: brian@brianrathbone.com or use the contact form below.

***Warning*** My categorizations are sometimes questionable. Please let me know if I’ve gotten it all wrong.

Free Fantasy ebook - Call of the Herald

List of Paranormal Authors

Paranormal authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

This is a list of people who are involved with the paranormal and are on Twitter. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have suggestions, please email me: brian@brianrathbone.com or use the contact form below.

***Warning*** My categorizations are sometimes questionable. Please let me know if I’ve gotten it all wrong.

Free Fantasy ebook - Call of the Herald

Fantasy authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

Fantasy authors, writers, and professionals on Twitter

This is a list of people who work in the field of fantasy fiction and are on Twitter. If you would like to be added to this list, or if you have suggestions, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

***Warning*** My categorizations are sometimes questionable. Please let me know if I’ve gotten it all wrong.

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Free Fantasy ebook - Call of the Herald

Free eBooks

Frequently Asked Questions

What inspired you to write fantasy fiction?

My love of fantasy fiction goes back to my childhood. I didn’t love to read until I read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. This was my first foray into speculative fiction, and I was hooked. Soon after, I read The Chronicles of Narnia, The Dragolance Chronicles, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant (I had a chronicles thing going on for a while), The Belgariad, The Sword of Shannara, only to name a few. No genre could hook me like fantasy. I also spent much of my childhood training horses and working on the family farm. Sometimes it felt like I lived in another time, and those experiences inspired me. Several years ago I reached a crossroads in my life, and I decided to follow a long-time dream of writing a fantasy series. I wrote the first draft of Call of the Herald for myself, and it was not terrible. It was littered with minor issues and sometime self-indulgent but not terrible. Working with a talented editor inspired me to new heights. I stopped writing entirely for myself, and I began to write my story for everyone else. Now, as I look back on the result of the efforts of so many, I find myself inspired by what we have created.

In what year does The Dawning of Power take place?

This is subjective. The World of Godsland is a fantasy realm, a place whose timelines do not necessarily correlate to our own. The best answer I can give is that the timeframe would be similar to what we would call the Medieval Ages.

Who published The Dawning of Power?

In 2008 I formed White Wolf Press, LLC to publish my creative works. The Dawning of Power is printed on a traditional offset press and is also available through new technologies such as: Print-On-Demand, eBooks, and iPhone / iPod applications.

Why did you self-publish?

I reached a point where I knew I had a quality product, but I also lacked quality credentials. When I tried to look at myself from an agent’s point-of-view, I realized that I would be a risky acquisition. After all, publishing is a business and agents are in business to make money. No matter how good the writing, there are other factors to consider such as the lack of existing readership and no proof that I could promote my own work. Authors can’t expect their agent, publisher and publicist to do all the work. A great deal of book promotion comes from the author.

I had confidence in myself and my work, and I knew a market existed. I did some pre-press research and gauged the markets that were within my reach. Armed with this information, I went to press with confidence. Leveraging my technical skills, I began to build my author platform, as well as leveraging new delivery technologies and emerging markets. My author platform and readership are steadily growing, and I feel confident that when I next seek an agent, I will be able to present a solid business case backed by real statistical data. When looking for an agent, I believe it is important to think like a business person and not an artist, or you are bound to get your feelings hurt.

Feral, Book 5 of Godsland, Series 2 the Balance of Power Trilogy

Feral, Book 5 of Godsland, Series 2 the Balance of Power Trilogy By Brian Rathbone
 

Published *****==++++++++++++=====****

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Short Story, Fiction
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC

Feral

Book 5 of The Balance of Power Trilogy

Series 2 of Godsland

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I promised myself I wouldn’t cry…the dragons are having a good laugh at my expense.

 

The World of Godsland

New Fantasy Series

The World of Godsland

The much anticipated continuation of The World of Godsland fantasy series is here!

The Dawning of Power

New Fantasy Book - The Dawning of Power

The Dawning of Power, the debut trilogy in The World of Godsland fantasy series, is now available.

Book One

Call of the Herald

Call of the Herald book cover

Book Two

Inherited Danger

Inherited Danger book cover

Reviews, Interviews, and Guest Posts

The Dawning of Power

Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook

“…like a cross between Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings…”

Guest post at Cheryl’s Book Nook (Magic in the real world)

Review at Melissa’s Bookshelf

Review at I Heart Monster

Review by Michaela Sefler

Reviews at Amazon.com

Guest post on Ink and Paper Fantasy Book Reviews (The Making of The Dawning of Power cover art)

Call of the Herald audio book

Review by Bryen Story