The magic Mathias weaves is evident here and re-reading book one, after completing the series only demonstrates how meticulously he sets his stage, outlines in his characters, the manner in which the entire series will play out... keeps us eager to continue. He is a very skilled fantasy writer - be sure to follow the entire series. Some readers may have difficulty with the names at first, but remember this is fantasy and no easy common name would be suitable. Mathias knows exactly how to weave a spell that entraps us from book to book. -- Grady Harp, Hall of Fame, Vine Voice Reviewer The author keeps on surprising me with creative plot twists, compelling new characters and strong dialogue. It's filled with vivid imagery and action/drama rich writing that really sets a thrilling tone throughout the novel. From beginning to end I had a fun time reading and really couldn't have put this book down even if I wanted to. -- PipLou TOP 1000 AMAZON REVIEWER "The author's style is individual, but it has the flavor of a Tolkien novel, or possibly Robert Jordan. I detected a great amount of affection in his deliverance of the characters, and their progress throughout the story was handled well. I must say that Vanx is quite a likeable rogue, and the way that the story begins certainly grabs the reader, pulling them into the story whether they like it, or not." -- Kindle Review "You've (Mathias) already achieved much, much more than so many people who like to think of themselves as writers." -- @Gollancz The Deputy Publishing Director of SF, Fantasy & Horror list of the Orion Publishing Group
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Through the Wildwood starts a complete 10 book series. The first four titles of the series can be found together in the Omnibus Anthology: "To Kill A Witch" These first four Vanx Malic novels won the 2017 American Book Fest Award for Fiction: Fantasy, and were a 2015 Kindle Book Award Semifinalist. The series received so much attention that the great Larry Elmore, the artist who painted almost every Dungeons and Dragons image you've ever seen, offered the cover for book ten, which went on to win a 2017 Readers Favorite Award.
The Legend of Vanx Malic is a ground breaking 10 book series, started in 2004. These stories cross racial and sexual boundaries not previously featured in the fantasy genre. The hero, Vanx Malic, is forever caught up in racial turmoil due to the fact that he is half-human, and half-Zythian. The two races hate each other for various reasons leaving Vanx shunned and feared over his heritage by almost everyone who learns his secret. His most trusted companion, a lesbian named Chelda understands, for she is looked upon, and shamed in their world, in much the same way. They do not cross paths until book three, but the bond of trust they build throughout the rest of the series, while adventuring in some of the most dangerous, magical, places ever written, transcends the lovers, and haters they come across along the way. And those they befriend? Well, they have unique problems of their own that cause them to fit right in. Come see why so many different readers and literary award groups have heralded this series as a winner. Start reading The Legend of Vanx Malic, now.
Through the Wildwood
A half-zythian bard named Vanx is in chains for bedding the Duchess of Highlake. The Duke wants him dead, but his wife secretly sent their daughter to buy his freedom from the slave markets. This is bad news, for bad things can happen to an ill guarded caravan in the mountains. When the duke's mercenaries attack to kill the adulterous prisoner all hell breaks loose. Now, the only way Vanx and the Princess of Highlake can escape the duke and his men is if they can somehow make it through the Wildwood, a place that no one has ever returned from before.....