Dragon's Trail (The Outworlders Book 1)
"I didn't come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back."
Once dubbed "The Deadliest Man Alive," Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.
When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth's mythical past. He soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war.
Seamlessly blending hard science with elements of classic sword and sorcery, Dragon's Trail is an international bestseller that's being hailed as the pioneering work of a new genre: the Fantasy Technothriller.
"(A) crash course in the politics of a world with Dark Ages-level technology . . . the action, humor, and intrigue quickly build, showcasing Jarrod as James Bond in tarnished armor."-Publishers Weekly
Amazon Bestseller list appearances include:
• Kindle Top 100 Bestseller (US, Canada, UK, Australia)
• #1 Bestseller in Fantasy (Canada)
• #1 Bestseller in Epic Fantasy (US, Canada)
• #1 Bestseller in Military Fantasy (US)
Joseph Malik is an eligible author for the 2019 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, a tremendous achievement for an independent debut novelist.