Fantasy, perhaps more than any other, is a genre defined by imagination. From the most venerable tale of knights and dragons to abstract fusions of magic and technology, the wide world of fantasy is one that changes with each new author and each new idea. It is only fitting that StoryBundle return once again to this rich and varied genre to offer another handpicked sample of some of the finest in Indie Fantasy. From Sept. 17th to Sept. 26th, we are proud to offer a bite-sized morsel of fantasy, curated by StoryBundle regular Joseph Lallo.
The books in this bundle were selected with care to complement each other while exploring the different faces of the fantasy world. The Rise of the Red Shadow is Joseph Lallo's contribution, a prequel to his popular Book of Deacon trilogy focusing on the earliest days of the story's most mysterious hero. A story written by popular demand after readers of the series were asked which character they most wanted to learn more about, the story provides insight into the origins and motivations of the most fearsome assassin of his time.
When the time came to select exciting new stories to join this tale in the bundle, many wonderful authors came to mind, but ultimately two seemed to be the best fit. Each have built deep and detailed worlds filled with enough stories and adventures to fill volumes. The Draykon series by the multi-talented Charlotte E. English opens the doors to a realm of dazzling imagery, fascinating intrigue, and thrilling mystery. It begins with the story of a coveted jewel and the lengths some will go to attain it, and builds into a saga that will shake the very walls of reality. As a special treat for StoryBundle reader, Charlotte has assembled an Omnibus edition, presenting the first three books of the series in one convenient package.
The final contribution visits the popular branch of fantasy known as steampunk, courtesy of the wonderful Lindsay Buroker and her Emperor's Edge series. Lindsay's witty and clever cast have attracted an enthusiastic community, and her well-chronicled journey through the world indie writing brought her into collaboration with many of her peers (including both of Joseph and Charlotte). Her omnibus featuring the first three installments of her popular series will give bundle readers a taste of her addictive world of steam and high fantasy.
The initial titles in The Fantasy Mini Bundle are:
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $6, you'll get another three books:
The Young Adult Bundle is available for ten days only, via StoryBundle, and allows easy reading on computers, mobile devices, tablets and Kindles via file transfer, email, or other methods, with multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) available for each book. After the three weeks are over, the bundle is gone forever!
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StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.