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Before the Author of Con City found his voice in the land of absurd mayhem, he wrote a couple of fantasy novels. Below you can find out about these highly experimental and tonally all over the place books that throw several writing conventions out the window. Do check them out if you'd like to see where the Author came from.

The Rider of the Black Horse series, or in short the Rider Saga, is the single most popular dark fantasy series among the people of Con City. You, too, can enjoy their favorite piece of pulp fantasy literature. Currently spanning five novels and three short stories, the series entertains with epic fight scenes, memorable antiheroes, and an experimental style heavily influenced by metal music, computer games, pro wrestling, and some other sources you might not expect.

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Rider of the Black Horse is a 5-part dark fantasy epic set in a chaotic world. A tale of demons and dark magic spanning three continents and several mystical Planes of Existence, featuring a host of antiheroes including a half-demon chasing a futile dream, an elf huntress embracing her monstrous side, a foul-mouthed black magician obsessed with understanding magic, a crazy warrior who loves his swords big and his golems bigger, and a vengeful dragon queen intent on starting the biggest war in history. Their inevitable confrontations with each other as well as with other forces lead to a chain of events which threaten to unleash destruction on an unparalleled scale. Can their big swords, colossal egos, and mighty spells prevent the coming doom, or will the unfolding epic battles culminate in the end of all things? Read this 5-part epic to find out!




Preludes to a Nightmare
is a collection of three short stories. A hunter of wolves finds more than he bargains for when he encounters an enemy from a distant, dark world. An ambitious wizard navigates the treacherous waters of the Mage Guild of Ashkel as his friends try to get his help in starting a violent revolution. A vengeance-driven warrior is on the trail of an elusive killer, determined to find and eviscerate the man at any cost. All this in preparation for the epic tale that is Rider of the Black Horse. Best of all? It's absolutely FREE!

Emptiness
is the first novel in the Rider of the Black Horse series. A wizard apprentice is forced to abandon his profession when he finds out that he harbors the essence of  a powerful demon that he cannot control. His quest for inner peace proves to be a futile dream as he and his mentor are thrust into a budding conflict between the ruling powers of the world.

Dark fantasy through and through, Emptiness brings you a moving story, a twisted world, epic fights, and an antihero protagonist who leaves piles of corpses in his wake.

Monsters
is the second novel in the Rider of the Black Horse series. An elf huntress finds herself in a struggle between the memories of the life she used to lead and the thrills of the life she is forced into. She grows to embrace her newfound monstrous side and becomes a pivotal part in a half-demon's plot to end the machinations of his former mentor, along with said mentor's life.

Monsters takes up the story where Emptiness left off, bringing you even more epic fight scenes and numerous memorable moments, including a heavy metal concert in an orc village. No, seriously.

Twilightfall
is the third novel in the Rider of the Black Horse series. A foul-mouthed black magician with a penchant for getting himself and others into trouble with no regard for his own or anybody else's well being acquires a legendary magical relic and begins playing a chess game with the lives of thousands of people in the name of good fun.

Twilightfall takes the antics of a certain obnoxious wizard to even more extreme heights than Monsters did. And as the title suggests, he and his companion play a key part in the historical event that the series has been counting down to.

Brothers
is the fourth novel in the Rider of the Black Horse series. A warrior-mage who favors big swords and likes to create gigantic golems finds himself in a changed world overrun by monsters. He and his best friend, a certain annoying black magician, walk different paths to a common goal: figuring out what Twilightfall really did to their world and how they can survive it.

Brothers takes the story in a particularly dark direction as the nature of Twilightfall is gradually revealed throughout the novel. It features a trio of epic fights at its climax that will leave you yearning for more.

Destiny
is the fifth novel in the Rider of the Black Horse series, concluding the pentalogy. A vengeful dragon queen, who not so long ago sought to start the biggest war in history, becomes the only hope of the world that Twilightfall has seemingly brought to the brink of annihilation. She begins her quest in the company of a most unlikely ally, knowing that trust issues will plague their journey from start to finish. Yet she has no clue just how much she will hate every minute of it.

Destiny ends the story with a bang, setting the antiheroes of the series on a collision course with a foe they can hardly hope to overcome. The longest novel in the series to date.




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