Epertase Publishing presents the works of Douglas R. Brown. Here you will find books available by the author.
Death of the Grinderfish
The air is lethal in Altenbyrne.
There is no escaping the poisonous fog within the kingdom’s walls. The river is infested with deadly grinderfish, and creatures beyond the walls prey on those who venture out. Without a lifemask, no one can survive. While the wealthy get all the lifemasks they need, people like Tristin and his sister, Makenna, only get one.
After Tristin’s disastrous attempt to steal a new mask for their dying mother, he and Makenna are forced to flee or face the king’s Angel of Justice. They cross the treacherous river to where a ragtag group of outlaws live. Though they’ll be safe there, Tristin dreams of a better life for all of them, and he’s going to steal more masks from the rich to get it.
But stealing lifemasks is punishable by death, and Tristin can’t hide forever.
The Angel is coming …
The Light of Epertase is at risk when a ruthless army advances on the kingdom. The Light soon determines that corrupt King Elijah is no longer fit to rule and his daughter, Princess Alina, is the kingdom's only hope for salvation. Evil men violently intervene. Epertase's fall appears inevitable.
But all is not lost, for a long-banished warrior lurks in the outer mountains, willing to bring down armies to save her. His name is Rasi and he prepares for blood. Deadly men plan to sacrifice Alina for the Light of Epertase that lives within her soul. Rasi plans to kill all who try.
The kingdom's fate hangs in the balance.
A Kingdom's Fall
That which survives the initial assault may yet die from the infection left behind. In the destroyed country of Lithia, the former Gildonese leader of the Lowlands, King Fice, has violently assumed the throne, filling the void left by the Tek destruction of the country. His unnatural powers of sway have become more potent and his influence is far-reaching. The Tek invasion has also left a void within the kingdom of Epertase. The war has tested the once-great people and, with the venomous words of men Queen Alina considers friends, Epertase descends into revolution. Alina barely escapes with her life. Once again, the kingdom needs a savior. And once again Rasi will be forced to unleash the darker part of himself in order to save the woman he loves. All is not what it seems. Victory may still mean defeat. The war for Epertase has only begun.
The Rise of Cridon
When kings make war, innocent men die. After Rasi's bloody defeat at the hands of King Fice, he awakens imprisoned in the fisher kingdom. The dark wizard, Tevin the Third, has assumed Epertase's throne. He rules with an iron fist. All he needs to gain ultimate power is Alina's Light. Fearing him, Alina has fled with her son, Cridon, to Torick Island where the banished Teks now live. But the Light has been broken and is calling Cridon back to Epertase and the dark wizard. Tevin must be stopped, and the fate of the kingdom rests within the soul of a child. The end of days has just begun.
Werewolves make great pets. Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters? While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.Tamed is a werewolf tale with a twist from the author of the The Light of Epertase trilogy.
Nine tales of heroic fantasy by some of the most exciting authors working today. Stories include: Black Sword by Janet Morris and Chris Morris, The Act of Sleepless Nights by Walter Rhein, To Kill a Myth by Jesse Duckworth, No Life Too Small by Douglas R. Brown, To Live by Tom Barczak, Dozen by Shane Porteous, Just One Mistake by A.L. Butcher, Witness to Death by Teel James Glenn, and Through the Sting of Fairy Smoke by R.A. McCandless
Love, Death & Loneliness
Rasi's solitary life in his mountain exile weighs heavily on him. From defending himself against a bounty hunter seeking a nice reward to memories of meeting his wife and dreams of fighting in the Heathen War, Rasi has lived a life of pain. Take a peek into the world of Epertase with this self-contained, original short story following a day in the life of Rasi.