Welcome!

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 booksCHILD OF THE GHOSTS, DEMONSOULED, THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS, 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:

  1. CHILD OF THE GHOSTS
  2. GHOST IN THE FLAMES
  3. GHOST IN THE BLOOD
  4. GHOST IN THE STORM
  5. GHOST IN THE STONE
  6. GHOST IN THE FORGE
  7. GHOST IN THE ASHES
  8. GHOST IN THE MASK
  9. GHOST IN THE SURGE
  10. GHOST IN THE COWL

THE DEMONSOULED SERIES

  1. DEMONSOULED
  2. SOUL OF TYRANTS
  3. SOUL OF SERPENTS
  4. SOUL OF DRAGONS
  5. SOUL OF SORCERY
  6. SOUL OF SKULLS
  7. SOUL OF SWORDS

THE FROSTBORN SERIES

  1. FROSTBORN: THE GRAY KNIGHT
  2. FROSTBORN: THE EIGHTFOLD KNIFE
  3. FROSTBORN: THE UNDYING WIZARD

THE THIRD SOUL SERIES

  1. THE TESTING
  2. THE ASSASSINS
  3. THE BLOOD SHAMAN
  4. THE HIGH DEMON
  5. THE BURNING CHILD
  6. THE OUTLAW ADEPT
  7. THE BLACK PALADIN
  8. THE TOMB OF BALIGANT

THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS SERIES

  1. THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS
  2. A KNIGHT OF THE SACRED BLADE
  3. A WIZARD OF THE WHITE COUNCIL
  4. THE DESTROYER OF WORLDS

a thank you to Kristine Kathryn Rusch

I read a lot of blogs, but I generally do not comment on them, because I am not a very talkative man (said the writer who has published three novels and two technical books in 2014). Reading a blog post is easy, but taking the time to write one is much harder.

That said, I was sad to see that Kristine Kathryn Rusch is finishing up her “Business Rusch” series of posts on the business of writing. I have read the posts every Thursday for the last three years, and always found them informative and helpful. If you’re a new writer just starting out, or a veteran looking for some new tips, you could do much worse than to read her entire series of posts or to pick up a copy of her The Freelancer’s Survival Guide.

-JM

Caina: Mac or PC?

A reader emailed inquired as to what kind of computer Caina Amalas would use, should she happen to live in the modern era. Mac or PC?

The answer, of course, is neither. Caina would likely use a custom-built Linux distribution, encrypted and specifically built for the maximum amount of security. She would scoff at anything so trivial as passwords, and insist upon two-factor authentication and key-based encryption for everything. And likely her computer would have a bomb rigged inside the case to explode in the event of any security breaches. (I suspect she would likely be one of those Linux people who run six miles every morning and then bicycle to work.)

Mazael Cravenlock, if he needed anything done online, would just make Molly do it.

-JM

FROSTBORN: THE MASTER THIEF print edition

Now working on the layout for the print version of FROSTBORN: THE MASTER THIEF.

Print layout is tricky. I prefer to do as little fancy formatting (custom fonts and such) as possible on my ebooks, because one of the great strengths of ebooks is that you can dial up the font as large as you wish. I know several visually-impaired people who have gotten back into reading simply because they can make the font enormous on their Kindles and iPads.

Additionally, I know of several writers who ran into trouble because they used custom fonts for their books, and then when Amazon released the higher-resolution Kindle Fires, those writers received quality complaints because their custom fonts did not render properly on the new Fires. So my approach is that an ebook should have just enough formatting to be comfortably usable and no more.

But in print books, everything has to be specified, because the book is printed (he said, stating the obvious) and the printer does exactly what the book file tells it to do. So the font and margins and everything else must be exactly specified.

Still, people keep buying FROSTBORN print books, so there will continue to be print editions of the new FROSTBORN books!

-JM

FROSTBORN: THE MASTER THIEF Table of Contents

I’ve been making good progress on FROSTBORN: THE MASTER THIEF, and I’ll be ready to post a preview chapter after Easter. Meanwhile, here is the Table of Contents!

Prologue

Chapter 1 – Wings

Chapter 2 – Venom

Chapter 3 – Only One Way

Chapter 4 – Vulmhosk

Chapter 5 – Sons of Mhor

Chapter 6 – The Lake of Battles

Chapter 7 – One Theft Too Many

Chapter 8 – Coldinium

Chapter 9 – The Crow’s Helm

Chapter 10 – The Heralds of Mhor

Chapter 11 – A Wanted Man

Chapter 12 – The Dux and the Magistria

Chapter 13 – The Challenge

Chapter 14 – Pursuit

Chapter 15 – Memory Bleed

Chapter 16 – No Longer Useful

Chapter 17 – Gift of a Dagger

Chapter 18 – Catacombs

Chapter 19 – Tentacles

Chapter 20 – Mercy

Chapter 21 – Thieving

Chapter 22 – Vengeance of the Family

Chapter 23 – Traitor to the Realm

Chapter 24  - Debts To Pay

Epilogue

a question of aliases in GHOST IN THE COWL

Someone asked why Caina starts using the name “Ciara” as an alias in GHOST IN THE COWL.

It’s because whenever I try to type “Caina” on my phone, AutoCorrect automatically changes it to “Ciara”. And who am I to argue with my phone?

Though I suppose if Caina uses “Ciara” as an alias because of autocorrect on my phone, if I was writing THE GHOSTS novels in the days of MS-DOS, Caina’s alias would be BAD COMMAND OR FILE NAME.

-JM