Welcome to the website of Jonathan Moeller!
I am the author of THE GHOSTS, DEMONSOULED, FROSTBORN, THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS, and THE THIRD SOUL series of fantasy novels.
Check out my free books – CHILD OF THE GHOSTS, DEMONSOULED, THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS, FROSTBORN: THE FIRST QUEST, and THE TESTING.
You can email me at jmcontact at jonathanmoeller.com, and follow me at Facebook and also at Twitter. Be sure to sign up for my new release newsletter to receive free bonus stories!
If you are looking for the reading order of my series, keep scrolling down!
THE GHOSTS SERIES:
- CHILD OF THE GHOSTS
- GHOST IN THE FLAMES
- GHOST IN THE BLOOD
- GHOST IN THE STORM
- GHOST IN THE STONE
- GHOST IN THE FORGE
- GHOST IN THE ASHES
- GHOST IN THE MASK
- GHOST IN THE SURGE
THE GHOST EXILE SERIES
- GHOST IN THE COWL
- GHOST IN THE MAZE
- GHOST IN THE HUNT
THE DEMONSOULED SERIES
- SOUL OF TYRANTS
- SOUL OF SERPENTS
- SOUL OF DRAGONS
- SOUL OF SORCERY
- SOUL OF SKULLS
- SOUL OF SWORDS
THE FROSTBORN SERIES
- FROSTBORN: THE GRAY KNIGHT
- FROSTBORN: THE EIGHTFOLD KNIFE
- FROSTBORN: THE UNDYING WIZARD
- FROSTBORN: THE MASTER THIEF
- FROSTBORN: THE IRON TOWER
- FROSTBORN: THE DARK WARDEN
THE THIRD SOUL SERIES
- THE TESTING
- THE ASSASSINS
- THE BLOOD SHAMAN
- THE HIGH DEMON
- THE BURNING CHILD
- THE OUTLAW ADEPT
- THE BLACK PALADIN
- THE TOMB OF BALIGANT
THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS SERIES
- THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS
- A KNIGHT OF THE SACRED BLADE
- A WIZARD OF THE WHITE COUNCIL
- THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS
Let’s have a little snippet from the rough draft of FROSTBORN: THE WORLD GATE. In today’s snippet, Ridmark’s band continues to co-exist harmoniously.
“Craftier, perhaps,” said Morigna with a sharp smile, “but not as battle-crafty. We left a dozen slain in our wake, and none escaped to warn their false goddess.”
“False goddess?” said Caius, his marble-like blue eyes twinkling. “Dare I hope that you have come to the Dominus Christus at last?”
Morigna scoffed. “The arachar pray to a giant spider-demon. Whatever our differences, Brother Caius, I am sure we can agree that an urdmordar is an unworthy object of worship.”
“You’re in agreement on…anything?” said Jager, feigning astonishment. “If I look skywards, shall I see rain falling upwards and winged pigs soaring aloft?”
“The world will truly end,” said Morigna, “when some crisis arises and you do not have a glib remark ready at hand.”
I think the point of view characters in FROSTBORN: THE WORLD GATE shall be Ridmark Arban, Calliande, Morigna, and Gavin.
I’m starting on FROSTBORN: THE WORLD GATE today. 0 chapters down, 24 to go!
Step one is to get 10,000 words written by the end of the month.
Here’s the first chapter of CLOAK GAMES: THIEF TRAP. I’m making good progress, and if all goes well it should be out in early August.
I watched the BBC adaptation of JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL this weekend and quite liked it. All the performances were excellent, and I liked how it brought an air of menace and danger to magic, especially in the person of the psychotic Gentleman With The Thistledown Hair. He brought to mind the Terry Pratchett quote about Elves: namely, that Elves are terrific, in that they bring terror.
Regrettably, it did not include my favorite scene from the book, but nothing can be perfect, alas.
Let’s have a short excerpt from CLOAK GAMES: THIEF TRAP!
First, before we even left the hospital, a physician visited, and gave me a drug that induced unconsciousness. When I awoke, I had a sharp pain in my chest and back, accompanied by a nasty bruise and a bandage. Morvilind informed me that he had drawn out a vial of heart’s blood, and with his magic he could use that blood to find me anywhere in the world or the Shadowlands if I ran. And with that vial of blood, his magic could kill me from any distance as easily as crushing a cherry in his fist.
That should demonstrate the overall tone of our relationship.
Doing some edits on CLOAK GAMES: THIEF TRAP today. What’s the book about? Well, here’s the official description:
In 2013, a gate to another world opened, and Elves used their magic to conquer Earth, crushing all resistance before them.
Three hundred years after the Conquest, the exiled Elven High Queen rules an orderly but stagnant Earth, with humanity forced to fight in the High Queen’s war against the traitors on the Elven homeworld.
Nadia Moran doesn’t care about that. She doesn’t care about the High Queen, or the Rebels seeking to overthrow her. All she cares about is getting her baby brother the treatments he needs to recover from his potentially fatal disease…and those treatments have a steep price.
Fortunately, Nadia has magic of her own, and she’s a very, very good thief.
Unfortunately, the powerful Elven lord Morvilind has a hold on Nadia. If she doesn’t follow his commands, her brother is going to die.
Of course, given how dangerous Morvilind’s missions are, Nadia might not live long enough to see her brother’s death…
The rough draft of my new book is done, so it’s time to start sharing some details!
The book is titled CLOAK GAMES: THIEF TRAP, and the main character is named Nadia Moran.
So if I’m almost done with a new book set in a new setting, what’s it about?
Well, the basic premise of FROSTBORN is that the survivors of Arthur Pendragon’s realm went through a gate to a new world, a world where magic worked, and spent the next thousand years building a civilization.
The new book is basically the same premise, just reversed.
What if in 2013 or thereabouts a gate opened on Earth, and magic-using invaders conquered the planet? After the conquest was finished, what kind of civilization would there be?
We shall find out next month!
I will start writing FROSTBORN: THE WORLD GATE by the end of the month, just as soon as I finish my secret project.
What’s my secret project? A new fantasy book in a new setting with new characters! It should be out in mid-August. Watch this space for forthcoming details.