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 talk a bit about the business of writing today!
Recently SCI PHI JOURNAL hosted a roundtable discussion on whether or not this is a golden age for publishing, thanks to the Kindle and ebooks and the iPad and so on. L. Jagi Lamplighter, one of the writers on the roundtable, invited me to take part, but unfortunately I was traveling that day.
Nevertheless, I was able to contribute an essay on the topic “is this a golden age for publishing?”, which you can read at this link.
I am pleased to report that CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER is now available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany, Amazon Australia, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Google Play, and Smashwords.
Click here to read the first chapter of CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER.
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 wants freedom, and she wants power. Unfortunately for her, she has little enough of either. To make matters worse, her baby brother Russell is dying of a rare magical disease, and the only one who can cure him is the cruel Elven archmage Morvilind.
If that were not enough, Morvilind demands a steep price for his cures.
Specifically, he wants Nadia to use her skill and magic to steal treasures for him, and this time he’s sent Nadia to steal a priceless relic from the ambassador of the frost giants.
And the frost giants never forget a grudge…
Now working on Chapter 4 of GHOST IN THE THRONE. Time for an excerpt!
“What,” said Kalgri, “is so funny?”
“I was thinking about history,” said Cassander.
“History,” said Kalgri in a flat voice.
“Yes,” said Cassander. “Iramis had such a long history, did it not? Stretching back for all those centuries to the very dawn of ages. So many centuries, so many names, loremasters and Princes and valikarion, all them written into the pages of history. And yet Grand Master Callatas became the last name in Iramisian history on the day he held the Star of Iramis aloft and watched the city burn.”
“I know,” said Kalgri. “I was there. Long before you were born.”
Cassander smiled at her. “Perhaps I shall be the last name in Istarinmul’s history.”
GHOST IN THE THRONE is now underway. I had hoped to start before September was over, and September 28th still counts, so mission accomplished!
It will be the 7th book of the GHOST EXILE series, and the 16th overall book of THE GHOSTS. Sixteen books in seven years! Let’s see how it breaks down:
2008: GHOST IN THE FLAMES
2009: GHOST IN THE BLOOD
2010: CHILD OF THE GHOSTS
2012: GHOST IN THE STORM, GHOST IN THE STONE
2013: GHOST IN THE FORGE, GHOST IN THE ASHES, GHOST IN THE MASK, GHOST IN THE SEAL
2014: GHOST IN THE COWL, GHOST IN THE MAZE, GHOST IN THE HUNT
2015: GHOST IN THE RAZOR, GHOST IN THE INFERNO, GHOST IN THE SEAL, and (forthcoming) GHOST IN THE THRONE.
Caina’s had quite the long journey in seven years. Thanks, everyone, for coming along!
Putting together an omnibus edition or a short story collection is a lot of poky work, but it’s nonetheless fun – a little jaunt down memory lane, as it were.
Speaking of that, be sure to subscribe to my new-release newsletter. I’m hoping CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER will come out next weekend, and my new-release newsletter subscribers will get some free bonus short stories when it does.
Occasionally I see articles from other writers wondering how to increase the number of comments on their blog or Facebook page or whatever.
The answer is simple. Just incorrectly identify a picture of a breakfast pastry on your Facebook page, and you’ll get lots of comments! Next week, I plan to incorrectly identify a Big Mac as a Whopper, so we’ll see if that drives traffic.
On a note completely unrelated to junk food, here is part of the first chapter of CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER. If all goes well, I hope to have it out in the first or second weekend of October.
Now that editing for CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER is underway, let’s have a look at the cover art!
I wrote 5,900 words today, and finished the rough draft of CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER.
I shall celebrate in the traditional fashion. Namely, by eating egg rolls.
Belatedly, I kind of regret calling the secret police of the CLOAK GAMES setting the Inquisition, because “inquisition” is a really hard word to spell.
I’ve done this like twenty times in the last week:
And of course in the world of CLOAK GAMES, spelling “inquisition” wrong is likely an offense that comes to the attention of the Inquisition.
Now that FROSTBORN: THE WORLD GATE is out, it’s time to start the next CLOAK GAMES book, specifically CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER.
Actually, that’s misleading. I’m already two-thirds of the way through CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER, and am on chapter 8 of 12. Because of a variety of interesting circumstances (maybe someday I’ll be able to tell the entire story), earlier in the year I had to teach myself how to work on two books at once, which is something I had never done before. But I’ve got the trick now, and I wrote most of CLOAK GAMES: THIEF TRAP while working on GHOST IN THE SEAL, and about half of CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER while writing FROSTBORN: THE WORLD GATE.
So next week I should finish the rough draft of CLOAK GAMES: FROST FEVER, and then it will be on to GHOST IN THE THRONE!
Nadia Moran is an interesting protagonist to write. Someone like Caina or Ridmark or even Mazael tries to figure out what the right thing to do is. Someone like Nadia only does the right thing once all other possibilities have been exhausted. I’ve said before that I wanted to write a series about a bad guy who is dragged kicking and screaming into becoming a good guy, and she might be that bad guy.