I am Mareth and I collect tales - tales that do not make the official histories. Join me and learn the secret stories of those who sparked the wildfire. Stories from our past, from that fateful summer and its aftermath.
If you loved Kingshold, discover the next installment in the epic Wildfire Cycle.
Tales of Kingshold, Book 1.5 of the Wildfire Cycle, includes four novelettes and six short stories.
Of Buccaneers and Bards (previously published separately)
Vin Kolsen’s chickens have come home to roost. A bar fight turned serious has landed him in the gaol of a two-bit fishing village awaiting the magistrate and his noose. When a stranger becomes his cellmate it signals the beginning of a wild ride from galley slave to pirate captain.
This is the untold story of how an optimistic pirate took the first step to becoming King of the North Sea Corsairs, with a bard named Mareth at his side.
All That Shimmers
Deep beneath the surface of the earth live unspeakable horrors, safely trapped away.
But when an inquisitive dwarf releases a specter, who will stop it from wreaking havoc in Unedar Halt?
The Hollow Syndicate, the most feared guild of assassins on the Jeweled Continent. And the most exclusive school in all Kingshold
When a dead syndicate member is deposited on the doorstep in a handcart, a position among the graduating class opens up. Finabria is still a year away from completing her studies. Will she really compete in the upcoming trials?
Neenahwi promised her brother she would undergo the Quana, the coming-of-age ceremony for her tribe.
Four days in the wilderness with a hunger she hasn't felt in years.
The visions may provide some answers about her purpose in life, but she's not going to like what she hears.
Florian— soldier, mercenary and future friend of Motega— is a man with a past.
As he and a new recruit watch the smoke rise above the liberated city of Redpool, Florian recounts how he joined the army and acquired some surprising nicknames. It’s a story about being there for your family when it counts, but not living up to your own high standards.
The Pie Man Cometh
Two men, long ago friends and now enemies.
Two sisters, desperate to bring change to Kingshold and to prove themselves to each other.
Can the sisters solve the riddle of what happened to the old friends and resolve past grievances to get their plan back on track?
The Working Dead
Mareth hates the undead.
When one crypt-diving job ends, another comes along: banish the shadow of a necromancer from the town of Stableford.
And though Mareth hates the undead, the money is too good to turn down.
From Father to Daughter
The unredacted letter Jyuth gave to Neenahwi on the night before his departure
Jyuth on Magic
Jyuth, the greatest wizard that Edland has ever known. For the first time, excerpts from his hand-written journals shed light on the secrets of magic.
From the Desk of Lord Marchial Eden
The last thing seen of the former Lord Eden was the trail of dust as he fled Kingshold.
Discover what befell him afterwards through his own correspondence
Born in Derby in England, on the day before mid-summers day, David Peter Woolliscroft was very nearly magical. If only his dear old mum could have held on for another day. But magic called out to him over the years, with a many a book being devoured for its arcane properties. David studied Accounting at Cardiff University where numbers weaved their own kind of magic and he has since been a successful business leader in the intervening twenty years.
Adventures have been had. More books devoured and then one day, David had read enough where the ideas he had kept bottled up needed a release valve. And thus, rising out of the self doubt like a phoenix at a clicky keyboard, a writer was born. Kingshold is David’s debut novel and ... (more)