By Steve Rodgers
Secrets of the Land
Spellgiver: Book IV
In book 3, Larin, Sirte, and Rhelas successfully evaded Vandir’s assassins, in order to begin their quest to find the last Carver on earth. Their ultimate goal is to persuade that god-like being to release the ancient imprisoned race of demons, in order to finally sever the Old Gods from the planes of man.
But that journey is still only beginning. Now, in book 4, Larin, Sirte, Rhelas and Trana find themselves entering the port of Freetown, a den of brigands, thieves, and anarchy, in order to find a captain who will take them across the sea. But any captain willing to risk those dangers is going to be dangerous himself, and the four of them soon find themselves on a ship of pirates and murderers, whose bodily enhancements purchased from the Celghuffer priests of Tenictlan may make them a match even for Larin’s explosive power.
When a meeting between kings in the baking Kulathi desert goes horribly wrong, it will be up to a hot-headed and self-destructive young scout named Tirla to try and save her empire. But first she’ll have to overcome her own flaws and hubris, and learn that the best plan is often the one you never considered.
Secrets of the Land is the fourth book of Spellgiver, and continues the journey of “what came afterwards”. Book 5 “Mage and Prophet” will be out in mid 2024.
The World of Steve Rodgers’ Far Off Tales
Welcome to the portal. Step through and be transported to strange and distant lands. Lands where the American civil war was fought with cannons and magic. Lands from which interstellar travellers sent the early Polynesians on their maiden voyage across the seas. Be transported one hundred years into the future, where the police command insect-sized drones to control a biomod populace slowly turning into a separate species. Visit a world where Alzheimer patients are cured by a mysterious organization, or where primitive tribes flourish in the belly of a giant, spacefaring beast.
These stories and many more are the domain of the weird, the unquiet maelstrom that separates reality from “over there”. And they have come from the mind of Steve Rodgers, a weaver of the odd. Steve is an author of over two dozen science fiction and fantasy short stories, many of which have been published in on-line science fiction/fantasy magazines, as well as for-print anthologies for sale on Amazon. He is also the author of the Spellgiver series, which has received much acclaim and enthusiastic reviews.
Enjoy your visit to this strange place.
To Flee a King
Book 3 of the Spellgiver series
Secrets of the Land
Book 4 of the Spellgiver series
To write speculative fiction, and write it well,
you have to be weird.
– Steve Rodgers
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Book 4, “Secrets of the Land” Released!
So after lying incessantly about book 4’s release date (OK, not lying, just really bad at estimating time), the eagle has landed, the shoe has dropped, the lady with the horned helmet has sung, or whatever metaphor you want to use. Book 4, “Secrets of the Land” is...
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Book 3 Released!
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