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New Release! Downfall (Saga of the Myth Reaver) by Joshua Unruh

Consortium Books is proud to announce the digital release of Downfall by Joshua Unruh.

Epic Fantasy and Neo-Noir Collide!

Noir: Everyday men and women drowning in the murky, corrupt waters of their own flaws.

Saga: Peerless heroes fighting epic battles yet ultimately doomed to fail.

At the crossroads of these two literary traditions stands the Saga of the Myth Reaver.

The Nine Worlds have never seen a hero like Finn Styrrsson. Blessed with an unmatched thirst for victory and the supernatural strength and vigor to slake it, Finn might have been the greatest warrior-king his people had ever known. But he was born the youngest of eight princes with a conniving eldest brother who won’t abide the threat Finn poses to his rule. Despite Finn’s unfailing loyalty, he is forced from his home to forge a new destiny.Already a powerful warrior and deadly reaver, Finn discovers that he above all others is equipped to kill the monsters, the giants, the myths that besiege Midgard. He becomes the Myth Reaver and a living legend.

Yet despite his prowess and fame–indeed because of them–Finn never wins that which he most desires. His longing for home goes unfulfilled. After a lifetime spent battling dread monsters and shining demigods, Finn realizes that in all the Nine Worlds, there is only one enemy whose defeat can give him the renown he so richly deserves.

Whether it’s in search of glory or a glorious death, Finn always overlooks his true enemy. That mistake will be his downfall.

Downfall is the first book in the Saga of the Myth Reaver. Read more.

New Release! A Consortium of Worlds #2

We’re proud to announce the release of A Consortium of Worlds #2, a short story anthology by our Consortium Writers!

A Consortium of Worlds is your window into Consortium Books’s outstanding stable of speculative fiction authors. A Consortium of Worlds is a showcase of new and innovative voices in all types of fiction from a publisher dedicated to allowing every writer his or her own voice. There are no slaves to trends or what’s-hot lists here, only writers imagining newer and brighter vistas of unseen tomorrows, untold yesterdays, unknown todays, and untouched worlds of pure imagination.

Joshua Unruh knows that villainy wins all too often in the real world, but what might happen if supervillainy won? Courtney Cantrell smashes fiction and reality together to see what pretty pictures she can make with the pieces. Thomas Beard tells a tale that could be a fable of humanity or a true story from history. Becca Campbell looks to a future where normal is the new freak. Aaron Pogue takes us into a landscape destroyed by the blast-fires of dragons rather than a nuclear furnace, yet no less post-apocalyptic for the difference.

Also in this issue, we bring you intelligent and erudite essays guaranteed to challenge you and make you think. Katy Clift asks if Twi-Hards and Potterheads can’t focus on their similarities instead of their differences. Allison Scott takes a hard look at the first impressions of the e-book shopper.

This issue is Volume 2 of the quarterly magazine. Approximately 30,000 words. Edited by Courtney Cantrell and Joshua Unruh.

Learn more at the book’s product page.

New Release! TEEN Agents in The Plundered Parent Protocol by Joshua Unruh

Consortium Books is proud to announce the digital release of TEEN Agents in The Plundered Parent Protocol, by Joshua Unruh.

 


Mourning, Noone, and Knight. These girls fight evil 24/7!

Best friends Elly Mourning, Hea Jung Noone, and Saturday Knight are about to celebrate their thirteenth birthday. But just before the party starts, a small army of robots descends from the skies led by a mysterious and handsome boy, ruining their party and kidnapping their dads!

Now their fathers are missing and presumed dead. Nobody believes the girls about the robots, nobody believes them about the handsome boy, and nobody believes them about the kidnapping.

Nobody except the Teenage Extranormal Emergency Network, that is.

But before the girls can save their dads, they have to impress TEEN’s director enough to join the agency. To do that, they have to survive tests and death traps. If they manage that perilous task, they only have to outsmart one of the world’s greatest teenage secret agents and a power-mad ten-year-old bent on world domination…all without letting a cute boy come between them.

If the job were easy, they’d send grown-ups. Lucky for the world, this is a job for TEEN Agents.


Get your digital copy exclusively at Amazon.com! A paperback format is coming soon.

You can find out more about this book at Unstressed Syllables.

New Release! A Consortium of Worlds, Vol. 1 Fall Issue

We’re proud to announce the release of A Consortium of Worlds, Vol. 1 Fall Issue, a short story anthology by our Consortium Writers!

A Consortium of Worlds is your window into Consortium Books’s outstanding stable of speculative fiction authors. A Consortium of Worlds is a showcase of new and innovative voices in all types of fiction from a publisher dedicated to allowing every writer his or her own voice. There are no slaves to trends or what’s-hot lists here, only writers imagining newer and brighter vistas of unseen tomorrows, untold yesterdays, unknown todays, and untouched worlds of pure imagination.

A Consortium of Worlds is a quarterly speculative fiction magazine showcasing the talents of Consortium Books’s array of authors. In this issue you’ll find stories by:

  • Jessie Sanders
  • Joshua Unruh
  • Thomas Beard
  • Rebecca J. Campbell
  • Courtney Cantrell
  • Bailey Thomas
  • Aaron Pogue

In addition to riveting fiction, you’ll find reviews of all types of speculative fiction. Our expert reviewers will take a look at novels, comic books, TV shows, or movies that you maybe haven’t heard of but will wish you had.

Learn more at the book’s product page.