"Praise for Jim Melvin’s The Death Wizard Chronicles.
“. . . a masterful new fantasy writer . . .Jim Melvin’s series, “The Death Wizard Chronicles,” creates the world of Triken, where the evil, demon-spawned Invictus reigns over a tainted city and plots to take over the world.”“


Centuries before the rise of Invictus, Torg fought another great war.
A Short Story— Prequel to the highly praised Death Wizard Chronicles.

Torg, the Death Wizard and hero of The Death Wizard Chronicles, faces a hideous Druid Queen who controls an army of minions through the immense power of her will. Among those doing her bidding is a Stone-Eater: a fierce and powerful creature who obtains its powers from eating stone.
Jim Melvin is the author of the epic, six-book epic fantasy, The Death Wizard Chronicles. He was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years. As a reporter, he specialized in science, nature, health and fitness, and he wrote about everything from childhood drowning to erupting volcanoes. Jim is a student of Eastern philosophy and mindfulness meditation, both of which he weaves extensively into his work. Jim lives in Upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the mountains. He’s married and has five daughters. Visit him at: www.jim-melvin.com and www.deathwizardchronicle.blogspont.com
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