[Free eBook] A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham [Fantasy]

A Shadow in Summer by Daniel Abraham, one half of the writing team behind pseudonymous Hugo Award-nominated author James S. A. Corey whose novels were adapted into the hit TV show The Expanse, is the 1st novel in the The Long Price quartet of epic political fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Macmillan’s Tor Books.

This is their featured free eBook of the Month Club offer for July. The series is set in a city-state filled with intrigue, whose economy is powered by a sorcerer and a captive spirit who are both its strength and weakness.

This installment sees a rival empire attempting to conquer the city-state with a plan to destabilize it by striking at the sorcerer/spirit and secretly take the city from within, were it not for a few overlooked individuals who find themselves the only hope of thwarting the plot.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Ôrinstar by Peter Helton [Epic Quest Fantasy]

Ôrinstar (also credited as The Ôrinstar of Angâron) by German expat UK-resident author Peter Helton, known for writing assorted mystery series, is the 1st novel in his Dark Hunger series of epic fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of Venture’s original publications by newer (or at least new-to-the-genre) authors. The story is a standard fantasy tale set in the usual sort of land which is under threat of dominion by the the encroaching forces of the all-devouring Dark Lord, wherein a ragtag band of characters hastily thrown together by circumstance find themselves journeying in search of a magical power which may prevent this, learning lessons and building friendships during the course of their adventures.

This one starts with a dwarf on a mission to jailbreak the apparent Chosen One who unknowingly holds the key to saving the realm from destruction, gathering more members of their band as they go on the run from the local law and discover more about the titular artifact they will eventually seek.

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[Free eBook] Greenmagic by Crawford Kilian [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy]

Greenmagic by US-born naturalized Canadian author Crawford Kilian, a now-retired college professor and occasional Aurora Award nominee, is is the 1st novel in the Greenmagic duology of epic adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1992 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The series takes place in a sword and sorcery fantasy world.

This story stars a young man who is the son of a king and a slave, who himself becomes enslaved as penalty for killing a predatory noble in a fight, and tries to fulfill two quests in his exile, having been promised a pardon by his royal father if he helps overthrow a rival city, while his slave mother encourages him to learn the magical heritage of her mountain people during his exile and free them.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Ancient Dreams by Marc Alexander [Epic Fantasy]

Ancient Dreams by New Zealand author Marc Alexander is the 1st novel in his Wells of Ythan quartet of epic fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1988 by Headline. The series is set in a world with a fairy tale-like flavour of curses and enchantments to it.

This story begins the quest of an apprentice toymaker and his companions to locate the mythical vanished princess who will save the realm from the obligatory tyrannical regent.

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[Free eBook] Disciple of a Dark God: A Grimdark Assassin’s Tale by Edmund Glasby [Satirical Quest Fantasy]

Disciple of a Dark God: A Grimdark Assassin’s Tale by British author Edmund Glasby is the 1st novel in his The Daemondamned Trilogy of humorously grimdark epic fantasy novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally self-published by the author in 2010 via Matador, a self-publishing helper imprint, and the frontmatter has been updated with a new 2017 copyright, possibly indicating significant revisions. The series is apparently a satirical take on “grimdark” epic fantasy, exploring its gritty conventions in a comedic way.

This installment stars the obligatory cynical assassin cultist zealot serving the evil god who enabled his thirst for revenge, apparently becoming even more disillusioned by the depths to which he has manipulated on some quest adventure for a magical MacGuffin, in the company of a grave-robbing (and possibly backstabbing) thief with an agenda of his own.

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[Free eBook] The Krantin Omnibus by Juanita Coulson [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy]

The Krantin Omnibus: Books 1 & 2 by Juanita Coulson, who is also an award-winning filksinger, comprises her complete Krantin duology of classically epic good vs. evil sword & sorcery fantasy novels, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

The contents were originally published in 1978 & 1980 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint, as The Web of Wizardry and The Death God’s Citadel. The series is set in an epic fantasy world where ancient enemy nations must now join forces as reluctant allies to combat a greater encroaching force of evil backed by malicious wizardry, who have already overrun the surrounding neighbours with their strangely enchanted hordes.

This duology consists of two apparently linked but separate self-contained stories with different casts: one a twisty domestic political intrigue and f/m romantic elements, the other an evil-thwarting quest adventure in another land to prevent one wizard from ever reaching theirs.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] A Symphony of Storms by Robert E. Vardeman [Epic Quest Fantasy]

A Symphony of Storms by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 3rd novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure quest fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1990 by Tor. The trilogy is set in the usual sort of fantasy land where a lost heir must be found and restored to the disputed throne with the aid of a magical artifact.

This story follows the aftermath of two such restoration quests, which have yielded a corrupted king and then his potential replacement twin, who seems to be a suitable queen but whose beginning reign is plagued by treachery and civil war from her ousted brother-king’s faction, leading to the third and final quest for the aid of a legendary wizard to help save the realm.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman [Fantasy]

The Glass Warrior by Robert E. Vardeman, a 1972 Hugo Award finalist for Best Fan Writer, in addition to being an author in his own right, is the 1st novel in his The Demon Crown trilogy of epic adventure fantasy, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1989 by Tor Books. The trilogy comprises an epic adventure quest set in the usual sort of fantasy kingdom with disputed rulership, long lost heirs, and a dangerous magical artifact which may be the key to restoring or destroying the land.

This installment starts off the quest as the titular Glass Warrior, who has the magical artifact in her possession and must now go in search of the fabled lost heirs, while avoiding the forces of the rival claimants who would put a stop to her task.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Deathknight by Andrew J. Offutt [Sword & Sorcery Fantasy]

Deathknight by the late author Andrew J. Offutt is his standalone sword & sorcery fantasy adventure novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1990 by Ace Books. The story is an epic tale of revenge in a an adventurous fantasy world, as a knight from an elite warrior order which has become targeted by parties unknown must journey to discover who is behind the murders of his colleagues and avenge them accordingly, while uncovering startling discoveries along the way.

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[Free eBook] The Demon Lord by Peter Morwood [Epic Feudal Adventure Fantasy]

The Demon Lord by Irish author Peter Morwood is the 2nd novel in his The Book of Years quartet of epic feudal adventure fantasy, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1984 by Century. The quartet is an epic adventure subseries in the feudal fantasy world of the Alban Saga universe, structured around competing clans which sometimes ally and other times scheme against each other.

This story stars a young clan lord, who has lost his purpose after gaining revenge upon those who killed his family and stole his birthright, finding it again upon a quest to help restore another displaced heir to her lost citadel, which is currently possessed by the demon representative of a greater evil they must work together to banish.

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