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Fifth Ward: Good Company by Dale Lucas

Each novel in this series by Dale Lucas is wonderfully written, shows great imagination, and stands alone.  Raise your hand if you can say that about other fantasy series.  Missing are dragons and the fate of the world in the balance.  Not there is anything wrong with...

Fifth Ward: Friendly Fire by Dale Lucas

I thoroughly enjoyed the first novel in this trilogy.  Despite the high bar, Friendly Fire, did not disappoint.  Much like the first novel, the world building and characters are superb.  That’s not to  short change the overall quality of the writing and the dialogue,...

Beyond the Shadow out now

My seventh novel, Beyond the Shadow, a supernatural thriller is out now on Amazon.  Here is a preview of the novel.

10 Questions with Dale Lucas

I found the first novel in your Fifth Ward series to be a refreshing departure from a typical epic fantasy novel. What made you decide to go in that direction?   Frustration, mostly (he says with a chuckle). When I first set out to write fantasy, it was in an...

Fifth Ward: First Watch by Dale Lucas

This novel was so different from any epic fantasy novel I have ever read.  It was refreshing to read a novel that featured orcs, dwarves, and elves but didn’t involve some massive quest with the fate of the world at stake.  That’s the blueprint of the overwhelming...

The Gathering Storm by Brandon Sanderson and Robert Jordan

I had really soured on the most recent books in The Wheel of Time series.  The books had gotten long winded.  They meandered aimlessly and seem to be leading nowhere.  There were a million characters that I could no longer keep track of, let alone care about.  I...