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Cover design by Clarissa Yeo.

A thousand years ago, the last grandson of Arthur Pendragon led the survivors of Britain through a magical gate to a new world, a world of magic and high elves, of orcs and kobolds and stranger, darker creatures. Now the descendants of the exiles rule a mighty kingdom, peaceful and prosperous under the rule of the High King.

But dangers stir that the realm is not ready to face.

RIDMARK ARBAN is a new-made knight and Swordbearer of the realm. When the archmage of the high elves asks for aid against the dread Warden of Urd Morlemoch, Ridmark volunteers for the quest, eager to prove himself and win glory and renown.   

But terrible evil awaits in Urd Morlemoch, and those who enter the Warden’s clutches rarely escape them…

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Also available at Amazon.co.uk.

Read the first three chapters of “Demonsouled.”

(The ebook is free, but you can get a paperback version at Amazon and Amazon UK.)

For fans of Robert E. Howard, David Gemmell, and Raymond E. Feist, here is a new story of sword and sorcery.

Banished for fifteen years, the wandering knight Mazael Cravenlock returns home at last to the Grim Marches, only to find war and chaos. His brother plans a foolish and doomed rebellion. His sister hopes to wed a brutal and cruel knight. The whispers speak of living corpses that stalk the night, of demons that lurk in darkness, and a sinister snake-cult that waits in the shadows.

Yet Mazael’s darkest enemy waits elsewhere.

Within his own tainted soul…

First published in 2005 from Gale/Five Star, now updated and revised in a new electronic edition.

Cover design by Clarissa Yeo.

Available for free at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, KoboiTunes, and Smashwords.

Also available at Amazon.co.uk.

Read an excerpt of “Child of the Ghosts” here.

When her life is torn apart by sorcery and murder, young Caina Amalas joins the Ghosts, the legendary spies and assassins of the Emperor of Nighmar. She learns the secrets of disguise and stealth, of assassination and infiltration.

But even that might not be enough to save her.

For the evil that destroyed her family seeks to devour the entire world…

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Available at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada, Amazon Germany, Amazon Australia, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, iTunes, and Smashwords. (iTunes availability should be in a few days.)

Click here to read the first chapter of CLOAK GAMES: THIEF TRAP.

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…

Cover design by Clarissa Yeo.

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Click here to read the first chapter of THE TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS.

THOMAS WYCLIFFE just wants to finish his dissertation in peace and quiet. So when a man in a black robe appears in his closet, claiming to be the last of the Warlocks, Wycliffe figures it is a bad joke. 

But he soon realises the last of the Warlocks can give him power beyond imagining.

And all it will cost is his soul.

SIMON WESTER needs a job. Badly. So when a rich and powerful Senator offers him employment, he jumps at the chance. Sure, Simon expects to find some corruption, some shady deals.

He doesn’t expect to find black magic.

LIAM MASTERE is a Knight of the Sacred Blade, defender of the mortal races. But can swords stand against guns? As bullets and bombs destroy his kingdom, Liam must risk everything to save his homeland’s one chance of salvation.

By daring the horrors of the TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS…

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Rachaelis is an Initiate of the Conclave, the powerful order of mighty mages. But to become a full Adept of the Conclave, she must first survive the Testing. Those who survive the Testing never speak of the trials they endured.

Those who fail the Testing are never seen again.

And now the Magisters of the Conclave have come to take Rachaelis to undertake the Testing. And there she shall face perils to both her body and her sanity.

And creatures that yearn to devour her soul…

70 thoughts on “Free ebooks

  1. I found you from an Amazon UK recommendation. I now have nearly all your fantasy books. I’ve read Rachaelis’ series (which I literally devoured over 1.5 days), I’m now on Ghosts in the Storm after having read all the others and Demonsouled is next.

    I have been dithering over whether to buy your books for months and when I saw some were up there for free, I instantly downloaded them. I now regret not getting them MONTHS ago. I’m sooo sad now I’ve nearly finished the latest Caina novel and I have to say that you NEED to write more of her novels!

    1. Hi Sarrie!

      Thanks for the kind words about THE GHOSTS. I have a new GHOSTS novella, GHOST DAGGER, that will be coming out sometime in September. After that, I hope to start writing the next book in the GHOSTS series, GHOST IN THE STONE, after I clear my plate of a few other projects.

      -JM

  2. I call say that your stories amaze and delight me,having grown with abilities for which there sometimes no rational or scietfic explanations !!!!!!!!
    I have always life in the fringes of society where there , feeling can not reach me
    Your stories give me faith that there are others out there.
    Like me and that they are just as defenisive,getting ridiculed has a way of stopping or making us shut downward move on till we find a place that can we can buffer the emmotions that assault us at every public place
    THAK YOU THANK YOU THANK THANK YOU

  3. Hello. Read all the ghost books i love caina camt wait for the ghost in the stone. Now just deciding what else of yours to read. Think im going to start with the testing

    1. Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the kind words about THE GHOSTS books!

      As of right now, I’m on chapter 23 of 27 of the rough draft for GHOST IN THE STONE. If all goes well, I should have it wrapped up by the end of October or the beginning of November.

    2. %l have read most of your books.I was an engineering writer before retirement. Now I’m trying my hand or rather computer at fiction. I would like to talk to you about how you got started.

  4. I just finished Ghost in the Stone about an hour ago. I really enjoyed the story, as I have enjoyed the entire series of Caina and the Ghosts. I am very excited for Ghost in the Forge, as the end of Stone really caught my attention. I appreciate having such an engaging and interesting character to look forward to reading about. I found this series by searching for something new to read, and I am glad I found it. I am going to start on your other collections while I wait for Forge to be published. I am now a devoted fan of your writing. Thank you. 🙂

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it.

      People have really responded well to the potential love interest in GHOST IN THE STONE, so I’m glad I put that in. If all goes well, I’m hoping to start GHOST IN THE FORGE early in 2013.

      1. Do you have a better idea of when Ghost In The Forge is coming out? I just finished The Ghost series and can hardly contain myself for the next book!

        Thank You,

        Melissa

        1. Hi Melissa,

          I’m going to start writing GHOST IN THE FORGE before the end of January, as soon as I finish SOUL OF SKULLS. So if all goes well, it should be out by summer.

          -JM

  5. I havet read all of your books and can’t decide which series is best. Waiting for ghost in the forge. Thanks for the free ebooks to get us started.

  6. I read Ghost in the Storm and loved it so now I’m working my way through the rest of the series.
    Since the first book I’ve had a question about the ranking system for the ghosts.
    Caina is a nightfighter and Halfdan is a circlemaster, but what are the other ranks and where does Caina stand in terms of authority inside the ghosts?

    If this gets a reply that answers my question I thank you for your time.

    1. Hi Colton,

      Thanks for the kind words about the books!

      That is a good question, and I will answer it on Saturday for my weekly Reader Question Day. I’ll post a link here when it’s ready.

  7. i loved demonsouled and the ghost, but the other two books were sort of weir. i can’t wait for soul of swords and ghost in the ashes!

    1. Glad you liked them! I’m almost done with the rough draft for SOUL OF SWORDS.

      TOWER OF ENDLESS WORLDS is definitely the weirdest thing I’ve written, though some of the short stories in my $1.99 DARK FANTASY collections come a bit close.

  8. I’ve devoured the Ghost collection and am starting the Demonsouled collection. Looking forward to reading all of your fantasy work. Keep up the good work!!

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you liked the books. I’m writing the next GHOSTS book right now, and I’m almost to chapter 18 of 29.

  9. I absolutely adored the Demonsouled books. I found them when browsing and thought to give them a try… Very glad I did! You are officially one of my favorite authors, can’t wait to read another of your collections!

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them. If all goes well, I hope to return to the DEMONSOULED setting sometime in 2014.

  10. I love the Ghost series (and recommended them highly to my friends). The last one, Ghost in the Surge, left my in tears… killing 2 of my favorite characters was not a nice thing to do, please don’t go all George R.R. Martin on the leading characters!

    Can’t wait for the next book!

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the books! I am glad you liked them.

      No fears about a “Red Wedding” type event in THE GHOSTS – if I kill off all the likeable characters, it will make it all the harder to write future books. 🙂

  11. I have now exhausted all your novels and am now ending my way throuh all your shorts. When I have finished thos3, I guess I will have to try your computer books.

    absolutely amazing, all of them.

    interested in you adonis-like description of yourself though. A photograph would be nice.

    all the best.

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      If you’ve read them all, I suppose I shall just have to write more. 🙂

  12. When do you plan on continuing the Demonsouled epic with a release of #8? I just started the Frostborn series because I was tired of waiting. And when do you plan on ending the sequel?

    1. If my plans hold, I’m going to start writing the next DEMONSOULED book in October. The FROSTBORN series will be exactly fifteen books when it’s done.

  13. Hey there Jonathan, I stumbled upon your Demonsouled series and finished all books within a week, progressed to the Frostborn series then have just finished the Third Soul series. I have now started The Tower of Endless Souls and already have laying in wait, The Dark Warden. To say I am impressed, is an understatement. I find your characters engaging and your writing has a flow to it. I look forward to reading further adventures as and when you write them, but please, hurry up. Oh, and get a proof reader, please, some of the minor mistakes could be so easily avoided with a good one in tow. Cheers, James.

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the books! I am glad you liked them.

      I’ve had a lot of trouble with proofreaders flaking out on me, I am afraid – one of these days, I shall find a reliable one!

      1. I agree wholeheartedly with James – I love your books. I admit nothing officially but I may highlight grammatical errors & make notes on corrections. I’m not a professional proof reader but volunteer for the job.

  14. Will you please say when you expect another Ghost book to be released? I downloaded the free one and quickly purchased all the rest. In fact, I finished all 11 books in 11 days. They were interesting and quite enjoyable. I just began the Frostborn series. While I liked the first book well enough to purchase the second, I was a bit perplexed when I found the prequel (listed for free) third in the “oldest to newest” order. Since I already know the outcome of the story line from the first book, I am in no great rush to read it. I wish I had perused the entirety of the selections before I began, but one cannot unread a book, so that is a moot wish. At any rate, I am eager to begin the second book this evening and hope that I enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed the Ghost series.

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      The next GHOSTS book will be called GHOST IN THE RAZOR, and if all goes well I’ll start writing it in November.

      Concerning the FROSTBORN prequel novella, it’s sort of an odd duck. For each for the FROSTBORN books, I wrote an accompanying short story – THE ORC’S TALE, THE MAGE’S TALE, and so so. Ridmark’s was supposed to be called THE KNIGHT’S TALE, recounting his first journey to Urd Morlemoch, but it turned into a novella instead, so I changed it to FROSTBORN: THE FIRST QUEST and released it as a prequel novella.

  15. Hi,

    I just finished all the your Ghost Series and am waiting for your next one. I could not put the books down and after I finished one I had to go on to the next. All the books were a very satisfying read. I just finished downloading all your free ebooks here on your website. I am looking forward to reading them. I am hoping to become hooked again.

    Thanks for Entertaining me.

    Debbie

  16. Hi Jonathan,

    I came across your books while I was browsing through Amazon, and wound up purchasing the Omnibus for The Frostborn series. I love them, I am now on book 7,
    and can’t wait to get through the remaining 3.

    I read through an earlier post that the series is supposed to be a total of 15, WHEN?

    I’m going to purchase the novellas just to get the back stories of some of the main characters.

    Totally having a good time reading the Frostborn series. Hope the other 5 come out SOON.

    Thanks so much for the good reads.

    Theresa

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the books.

      I’m writing #11 right now, and it should be out this summer. I should be able to get to #12 yet this year, and #13, #14, and #15 will come out in 2017.

      1. So close, yet so far away!!!!

        Can’t wait!!!!!

        I think I wanna marry Ridmark!!!!!

        He’s the man. Oh, and so are you!!!

        Regards:)

          1. So sad now for Ridmark!!!! Morigna!!!!!

            I’ve started your Demonsouled series, on book 2 now. So far so good, except for Romaria!!!! Boo Hoo!!!!

          2. I have had people rage quit after The World Gate. 🙂 Hope you enjoy the Demonsouled series.

      2. I was just about to ask when the rest of the Frostborn series would come out. I literally just finished #10 (while I was supposed to be working my third shift job….shh don’t tell ) I can’t wait for Calliande and or Ridmark to kick Imaria’s evil tushy!!!

  17. Hi,

    I’m just on the last of the demonsouled books!!!! I can’t put them down!!!! Every free minute I’ve got my kindle in my face!!!!

    Next, I’m gonna try the Ghost series.

    Love your writing.

    So when can we expect #11 in in the Frostborn series, HUH?????

    Thanks,

    Theresa

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you liked the DEMONSOULED series, and I hope you enjoy the GHOSTS books.

      I’m on chapter 16 of 24 of FROSTBORN: THE FALSE KING, so it should be out this summer.

      -JM

      1. Hi,

        So I’m now about 75% through Ghost in the Maze!!!!!

        I love the Ghost series, BUT WHY?????? Bawled like a baby!!!!!!

        1. Thanks! I’ve had people “ragequit” after GHOST IN THE SURGE, so glad you’re still with the books! 🙂

  18. Hi Jonathan:

    Ok, so now I’ve started the third soul series. I just have to say I really enjoyed the Ghost series, and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

    Also, do you have the exact date for the Frostborn: False King’s release.

    Thanks,

    Theresa

      1. Nice!!!

        I see that you’re adding a glossary, good, but what I’d really like to see with your books, something that would help with the pronunciations. I’ve had make up my own, and I’m sure I’m not even close, lol.

        But still, they’re good reads.

        1. Actually, I have no idea how to pronounce some of the names. I’m tentatively pursuing an audio book deal at the moment, and if it goes through, I shall have to decide how to pronounce names like “Agrimnalazur”. 🙂

          1. Oh that should be interesting.

            Any thoughts on Kelgri??
            I pronounced it as Calgary, that’s where I live!!

  19. Well, depending on where you live and grew up, it has a couple of different pronounciations. But I was born here and I say Cal – ga – ree. Some say Cal-gary
    and the most famous is like yours. Cal-gree as in Calgary Stampede.

  20. OK, so I’m starting to run out of books. I just finished downloading
    A Knight of the Sacred Blade (which I started at lunch today) and A Wizard of the White Council and The Destroyer of Worlds. After these are done, so am I.

    Please, hurry up with The False King.

    Thanks,

    Theresa

  21. Yipee, I purchased The False King. I’ll probably get to it this weekend. I have to slow down, but it’s sooooo hard!!!!!

    Keep writing:)

  22. Hi there:

    So now I’m done. I’ve got nothing left of yours to read:( , but I’ll keep checking in.

    It’s been a great couple of months reading all the adventures and can’t wait for the
    Ghost in the Winds. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait.

    Take care, and happy writing.

    Theresa

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed all the books – that was a lot of books.

      I’m up to Chapter 4 of GHOST IN THE WINDS, so hopefully the wait shouldn’t be too much longer.

      1. I know, I just couldn’t stop once I got started. I really, really quite enjoyed them all. Lotta laughs, but also a lotta tears.

        Every free moment I had went into reading your books (even a few stolen moments while I was at work), but that’s between you and me, lol.

        Well like I said, I’ll keeping checking in. I’m signed up for your newsletter as well as following you on Facebook.

        Have a great summer.

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