“Dark and refreshingly unique, with characters that resonate and a prose style that is spartan but conveys the truth effectively.” –Fantasy Book Critic
“One of the best books I’ve read in the genre.” –Author Katie French, Underground Book Reviews
Wizards are forged, not born. Victoria of Ourtown lived through a nightmare to become the ruthless soldier known as Vic the Blade. Once she wished to explore the world settled by her spacefaring ancestors; now she thinks only of revenge.
Prince Ashel’s carefree days are filled with music, revels, and dreams of a life with Vic. Those hopes die when the thrust of an assassin’s knife drives him to war.
The target of Vic’s and Ashel’s wrath is Lornk Korng, a tyrant whose schemes stretch across a continent and a lifetime.
A mysterious alien race holds the key to a legendary–and lethal–power. The one who possesses this power would hold the world in their hands, but they might just doom it too.
A gripping tale of empowerment and revenge plays out against a breathtaking backdrop of dark fantasy and science fiction.
Blurbs and Honors for author AM Justice:
Booknest Top 100 of this Century
2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
2017 Readers Favorite Book Awards
“A seamless blend of science fiction and fantasy.” –Fantasy Faction
“A great novel with a lot of action and character development. I was blown away.” –Author C.T. Phipps, Booknest
“Unique and captivating.” –The Grimmedian
“A.M. Justice captivates readers with her storytelling. Her books will steal you away from reality, and return you with a new outlook on heroism and bravery.” –The Literary Connoisseur
“A. M. Justice carved out a jewel from her work in A Wizard’s Forge.” –Lake’s Book Reviews
“Starting strong and with action right up until the end, A Wizard’s Forge is a twisted tale of revenge at the heart of a war.” –Lost in a Daydream
“Incredibly captivating…. I haven’t read a book that made me this anxious and thrilled in a long time.” –Book Needers
“A.M. Justice is a literary magician and I was wholly under her spell.” –Echoes of a Firebird
“This book was amazing! It had a little bit of everything that I crave in a fantasy novel. There was adventure, betrayal, romance, magic, and a strong female lead.” –Real Talk 4 U
“This is a story in which the damsel in distress saves herself and then proceeds to save the prince, which is simply fantastic.” –Paein and Ms4Tune
“This story kept my interest engaged from beginning to the end, and the cliffhanger has me hanging on!” –The Genre Minx
“Both the world and the characters are incredibly three-dimensional and well thought out…. Vic follows the traditional hero’s journey in this book, but the author takes it in some surprising directions.” –Author J.L. Gribble
“A.M Justice paints an incredible picture of a fantasy world that has its roots in science fiction.” –Two Nerds Talking
About the Author
A.M. Justice is an award-winning Brooklyn-based author, lover of science and wit, sporadic scuba diver, and once and future tango dancer. Her characters live only in her head, but they’re real, and she puts them through hell.
Human Rights Activist-turned Documentarian Film producer’s & Author new books rethink identity in America
About the author:
Darius Kamali is a former analyst with the State Department supported International Monitor Institute, the visual evidence wing for several tribunals on war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. He transitioned to political documentary, then to television and feature animation producing in Hollywood, as executive producer on a number of movies. Recently the global pandemic provided the opportunity and catalyst for Kamali to return to his roots and his passion with two genre-bending, timely, thought-provoking, and critically acclaimed books; Mistake of Identity and Dog Whistling Dixie Past the Graveyard.
The books explore and deconstructs identity politics, political correctness, cancel culture, wokeness, media propaganda, and the role of individual consciousness in our broken political discourse. As both human rights activist and filmmaker Kamali brings a singular insiders perspective to his radical, contrarian, and controversial views that transcend the traditional right/left divide and evade easy categorization.
Releases Suspenseful Mystery Thriller Featuring A Strong
Female Detective That’s Set In A Mexican Resort Town
"Murder at the Olympiad is a murder mystery that embraces
social, political, and psychological tensions between two
nations, creating a multifaceted read that is enlightening and
gripping on more than one level.”
–Midwest Book Review
“A deftly plotted mystery…”
"Author Gilbert is a writer skilled at exploring internal angst
and postulating potential suspects and motives….As in most
good mysteries, readers are left to determine just how much of
the information being conveyed is of significance or mere
–The US Review of Books
Thirty-five years ago, James Gilbert’s book was named as a notable book of the year by The New
York Times. That was for a book on history by the noted historian. Now he is at it again, this time
with a suspenseful thriller that reveals a murder mystery that will keep readers guessing – and on
the edge of their seats.
Murder at the Olympiad, his fourth novel and 16 th book, is the second of a series with Amanda
Pennyworth as an amateur detective. “I enjoy not only writing about history, but creating whole
new worlds in my books,” says Gilbert. “I especially liked drawing Amanda out of nothing.”
Gilbert is available to discuss the following:
How the main character’s search for a killer of a young American leads her to some very
unpleasant truths about the Foreign Service in which she serves.
Why Mexico is the perfect setting for a secret underworld to operate in his novel.
How he fashioned his heroine detective in this novel, even though most detective stories
feature a male lead.
How he transformed stories from history into imaginative tales of fiction.
Trends in today’s mystery thriller genre.
Why a historian is perfectly qualified to share made-up tales.
What is fascinating about certain time periods in American history, from the Civil War
and World War I, to the Spanish Flu and the cultural era of the 1950s.