Deus Ex Machina

Humorous Epic Fantasy

62,900 words

Full Frontal Mythology

It is a time long forgotten,
for none now live who will admit to having seen it.

In an age of epic heroes, mighty barbarians, and cunning wizards in a land now vanished from mortal ken, great stories and legends abounded. These ain't them. Join us, if you dare, as we probe such burning questions as:

  • WHAT could go wrong with summoning a creature from a non-magical Universe?
  • HOW do dragons really cope with muscle-bound Heros?
  • WHO is really the Autocrat of the Warlord's harem?
  • And WHY do Barbarian Warrior Babes wear chain mail bikinis, anyway?

    Here are the old tales of Heroic Adventure - as we would love to see them told, just once.

    This is a change of pace from this author's usual work: a collection of eleven short stories on a common theme of one of his pet peeves: cheap hackmeister D & D level Epic Fantasy. From a vegetarian vampire to moronic barbarians to the infamous 'Roadquest!', which has been charitably described as 'The Lord Of The Rings done by Monty Python', this collection puts a distinct spin on all the classic tropes of this overworked, much-abused genre.

    Author's comments

    The experts have said that classic High Fantasy is an overdone, worn out trope that no one is interested in any more; that D & D has done the form unto death; that there is nothing left to say about Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs; that it's all sparkly vampires and paranormal lovers now; that fantasy as we once knew it is no more. They should know better than to throw such a challenge in my face...

    ISBN: 978-0-9851547-9-0

    ISBN: 978-0-9915535-3-2

    ISBN: 978-0-9915535-4-9

    ISBN: 978-0-9915535-5-6

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