Jaikus and Reneeke Join the Guild

Jaikus and Reneeke Join the Guild

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Jaikus and Reneeke are ordinary lads whose dream in life is to become a member of The Adventurer's Guild. But to become a member, they must be able to lay claim to an Adventure worthy of the Guild. They quickly realize that doing such may be harder than anticipated. Tagging along with a seasoned Group of Adventurers as Springers they set out only to later learn that Springers-Spring the trap
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Shepherd's Quest: The Broken Key #1

Shepherd's Quest: The Broken Key #1

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Longing for adventure is one thing, but when it becomes reality...Four comrades set out to recover the segments of a key which they believe will unlock the King's Hoard, rumored to hold great wealth. Written in the style of an RPG game, with spells, scrolls, potions, Guilds, and dungeon exploration fraught with traps and other dangers.Jack sells his soul to Devil. Through a chain of incidents, he gains eternal youth, and becomes the ‘spiritual leader of Halloween’ alias ‘pumpkin king’. Now with the noose around his neck, he is resisting the takeover of his Halloween world by Devil.Meanwhile, Christmas world is torn apart by territorial conflict between ‘Santa Claus’ and ‘Ded Moroz’, the Russian counterpart and arch-rival of Santa. ‘Ded Moroz’ is convinced that two tigers can’t share a forest, nor can two swords coexist peacefully in the same sheathe; hence he must knock out Santa from the Christmas arena forever.Things turn worse for Jack when Devil decides to fan the Christmas rivalry for personal gains, and rule Halloween world through proxy by exploiting Jack as a puppet.Jack soon finds out that he must pull the strings for Devil like a mere slave, and his position is no different from the day when Devil almost flogged him to death. He risks an excruciating death by burning in the embers of hell if he resists. Jack, the supposed bad guy, has to rise from an underdog as a ‘dark hero’ to thwart Devil’s nefarious desire. But will Jack’s intellect, cunning, and ‘hook or by crook’ policy be enough against the impossible odds?[ About: This is the first (and only) novel which seamlessly knits together the ‘Halloween legend’ and Christmas characters (like Krampus, henpecked Santa Claus & bullying Mrs. Santa, ogress Gryla-the mother of Yule lads, et al). This is an action packed, fast-paced, globetrotting novel, with a taste of cold war era spy thrillers and enriched with flavors of popular folklore & exotic legends. Written in Harry Potter style, this Y.A. eBook is a perfect Christmas/Halloween gift!]
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The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One

The Unsuspecting Mage: The Morcyth Saga Book One

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

“Want to be a mage? Then do we have the job for you…”Sounds great for a veteran role-player. When on-the-job training entails battling demons, learning magic through trial and error, and living in a world without toilet paper, things could get rough. But to be dropped in the middle of a forest and having to do it on your own with no instruction…welcome to James’ world.“Want to be a mage? Then do we have the job for you…”Sounds great for a veteran role-player. When on-the-job training entails battling demons, learning magic through trial and error, and living in a world without toilet paper, things could get rough. But to be dropped in the middle of a forest and having to do it on your own with no instruction…welcome to James’ world.It all gets started when his grandfather suggests to James, a young man on the verge of graduating high school, that he check out the following advertisement for a job. “Magic! Real Magic! Ever wanted to learn? We require someone with intelligence and a disciplined mind. Those well versed in fantasy novels and role playing games a plus. May need to travel.”Sounded like the perfect job for a veteran role-player and avid fantasy reader. James had no idea he’d be whisked to another world, completely cut off from friends and family. Arriving in a meadow in the middle of a forest, he’s greeted by a creature not entirely human. He was then told three things:Magic works here…Don’t try to go home…Get to the village of Trendle…Then the creature vanished.Which way was Trendle? Where was he? What might inhabit the forest that will seek his ruination? These were but a few of the questions needing to be unraveled. Alone with only his wits and knowledge gleaned from hundreds of books and dungeon campaigns, he started out just trying to survive. He soon learned that one mistake, one lapse in judgment could mean his death. Not long after arriving, he made the acquaintance of Miko, a street-wise kid who quickly became his friend and companion. Little did he know that the strength within this child from the streets of Bearn, a strength that would be tested again and again as they waded through battle after battle, delved in hidden passages deep beneath the earth, and faced off against an the might of an Empire, would be invaluable in the trials ahead.The Unsuspecting Mage is the first book of The Morcyth Saga, a seven book epic fantasy adventure. It follows James as he seeks first to master the art of magic then to uncover the reason why he had been brought to this strange new world where armies are on the move and gods meddle in the affairs of men.
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Brian S. Pratt's Worlds of Fantasy Box Set

Brian S. Pratt's Worlds of Fantasy Box Set

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

This Box Set includes the first complete book of each of Brian S. Pratt's most popular Fantasy Worlds:The Unsuspecting Mage of The Morcyth SagaShepherd's Quest of The Broken Key TrilogyJaikus and Reneeke Join the Guild of The Adventurer's Guild After each you will also find the first three chapters of the respective series' book two.Enjoy!This Box Set includes the first complete book of each of Brian S. Pratt's most popular Fantasy Worlds:The Unsuspecting Mage of The Morcyth Saga“Want to be a mage? Then do we have the job for you…”Sounds great for a veteran role-player. When on-the-job training entails battling demons, learning magic through trial and error, and living in a world without toilet paper, things could get rough. But to be dropped in the middle of a forest and having to do it on your own with no instruction…welcome to James’ world.It all gets started when his grandfather suggests to James, a young man on the verge of graduating high school, that he check out the following advertisement for a job.“Magic! Real Magic! Ever wanted to learn? We require someone with intelligence and a disciplined mind. Those well versed in fantasy novels and role playing games a plus. May need to travel.”Sounded like the perfect job for a veteran role-player and avid fantasy reader. James had no idea he’d be whisked to another world, completely cut off from friends and family. Arriving in a meadow in the middle of a forest, he’s greeted by a creature not entirely human. He was then told three things:Magic works here…Don’t try to go home…Get to the village of Trendle…Then the creature vanished.Which way was Trendle? Where was he? What might inhabit the forest that will seek his ruination? These were but a few of the questions needing to be unraveled. Alone with only his wits and knowledge gleaned from hundreds of books and dungeon campaigns, he started out just trying to survive. He soon learned that one mistake, one lapse in judgment could mean his death. Not long after arriving, he made the acquaintance of Miko, a street-wise kid who quickly became his friend and companion. Little did he know that the strength within this child from the streets of Bearn, a strength that would be tested again and again as they waded through battle after battle, delved in hidden passages deep beneath the earth, and faced off against an the might of an Empire, would be invaluable in the trials ahead.The Unsuspecting Mage is the first book of The Morcyth Saga, a seven book epic fantasy adventure. It follows James as he seeks first to master the art of magic then to uncover the reason why he had been brought to this strange new world where armies are on the move and gods meddle in the affairs of men. *****Shepherd's Quest of The Broken Key TrilogyLonging for adventure is one thing, but when it becomes reality...Four comrades set out to recover the segments of a key which they believe will unlock the King's Hoard, rumored to hold great wealth. Written in the style of an RPG game, with spells, scrolls, potions, Guilds, and dungeon exploration fraught with traps and other dangers. *****Jaikus and Reneeke Join the Guild of The Adventurer's GuildJaikus and Reneeke are ordinary lads whose dream in life is to become a member of The Adventurer's Guild. But to become a member, they must be able to lay claim to an Adventure worthy of the Guild.They quickly realize that doing such may be harder than anticipated. Tagging along with a seasoned Group of Adventurers as "Springers" they set out only to later learn that Springers-Spring the trap
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Ring of the Or'tux

Ring of the Or'tux

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

In many stories you hear how ‘The Chosen One’ appeared to save the day. Every wonder what would happen if the one doing the choosing bungled the job? Fish out of water, that's how Hunter soon finds himself. Taken from the lobby of a theater to a burned-out ruin of a temple, he finds himself embroiled in otherworldly machinations. Forget about saving the world, can he even save himself?
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The Adventurer's Guild: #1-Jaikus and Reneeke Join the Guild

The Adventurer's Guild: #1-Jaikus and Reneeke Join the Guild

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Jaikus and Reneeke are ordinary lads whose dream in life is to become a member of The Adventurer's Guild. But to become a member, they must be able to lay claim to an Adventure worthy of the Guild. They quickly realize that doing such may be harder than anticipated. Tagging along with a seasoned Group of Adventurers as "Springers" they set out only to later learn that Springers-Spring the trapFlash fiction is a type of storytelling in which the author must tell a full and satisfying story in 750 to 1000 words. A fabulous challenge and an art form that lent itself perfectly to the romantic "Junior Matchmakers" tale. Enjoy my gift to you!
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Quest's End: The Broken Key #3

Quest's End: The Broken Key #3

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The location of the fourth and last coat of arms from The Crypt has been located and leads Riyan and the rest to travel to the Lands of the Moran Tribes, a less than hospitable place for outlanders. Unbeknownst to our heroes, Hoard-crazed men have gravitated to Quillim in search of the Hoard, ravaging the countryside as each vie to be the one to uncover the entrance.
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Unsuspecting Mage

Unsuspecting Mage

Brian S. Pratt

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Little did James realize when he answered the ad in the paper that he would be thrust into the middle of an adventure that will test the limits of his intelligence and courage. Not given any sort of explanation why he has been brought to this world, James, a high school senior, must discover the reason. He quickly realizes that he's able to use the knowledge he gained through the hundreds of books he's read, as well as the time spent in role playing games to help him along. The world he's been brought to is one on the edge of war and only by learning to control the magic within himself will he be able to survive the trials ahead. With the help of a boy named Miko, he sets out across this strange world to discover why he's there and what he must do.From the PublisherThe Unsuspecting Mage is the first book in The Morcyth Saga, a new epic fantasy series by Brian S. Pratt. It begins a journey in which James must descover the secret behind his being brought to the world where he now finds himself. From the AuthorWhy did I decide to write The Morcyth Saga? I suppose the main reason was due to the many series which were currently popular at the time. Series that in the beginning grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go, but then over time began to lose momentum in a mire of subplots and overlong descriptive paragraphs which I found myself skipping. When I realized I was skipping pages at a time to pass through a subplot that didn't really move the story along to get to the what I would consider the `good points' (action, adventure, actually seeing the main characters) I figured I could do better. So I set out to write a series in which the reader followed the main character 90% of the time, action or points of interest were in every chapter, and descriptive content was down to a minimum. As a reader I knew I could create my own visualization of surroundings and figured others could to. I mean, do you really need me to go in depth as to what a teenage boy's room looks like? Doesn't `messy boy's room' bring up an instant visual? Stuff like that is what I mean. Certainly there are those who prefer grand descriptive content and a myriad of plots that takes a notepad to keep track of. To them I would say The Morcyth Saga is not for you. As to the story itself, I was a role player decades ago in high school. And I got to thinking about how interesting it would be should a gamer be thrust into a world in which his gaming experiences could help him thrive. After all, if you take a person from our world and thrust them into a world of magic, wouldn't it be helpful to select someone who would be more amenable to the prospect of magic? Perhaps one whose very interests were along those lines? That was how James came into being, a high school senior who loves creating and then running his friends through his creation. The Morcyth Saga and The Broken Key Trilogy are both written along gaming lines. The Morcyth Saga is about a gamer that is thrust into a world of magic while The Broken Key is written in role playing style.If you have never read one of my books before, I would suggest checking out the excerpts before you buy so you can make sure you like it.
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