The Chronicles of Grimm Dragonblaster

The best-selling fantasy series by Alastair J. Archibald


"The Chronicles of Grimm Dragonblaster" is a bestselling SFF novel series by Alastair J. Archibald and published by Whiskey Creek Press (WCP). All six of the currently released books have been #1 WCP bestsellers, and all have made more than one visit to the top 10. As of October 2010, over three years after its publication, the first book, "A Mage in the Making" is yet again the Whiskey Creek Press #1 bestseller, with the other five Grimm books at #2, #5, #6, #7 and #10.

In the far future, as a new civilisation rises from the radioactive ashes of its predecessor, technology is reviled as the despoiler of the world. In its place has risen magic, a naturally selected mutation that has been cross-bred into potency. Seculars address male practitioners of the art as 'Lord Mage', and accord them great respect : female magic-users are known as witches and are marginalised, barely-tolerated .

In the forbidding fortress of Arnor, one of the oldest Guild Houses, a group of mages stands around a black-clad young man. After gruelling training at the hands of the stern Magemasters, young blacksmith's boy Grimm Afelnor's Mage Staff clatters against the magically-sharp Breaking Stone but does not shatter...  

Now, Mage Questor Grimm Afelnor fights for his House, for his Guild and for his disgraced family name. Alongside the young mage are: his magical power: his illicit witch lover, Drexelica; his friend, Questor Dalquist: two demons (one six inches tall, the other nine feet); and the army of a renegade user of the ancient and despised art of Technology.

If the Guild's reactionary hierarchy ever discovers his unorthodox allegiances, Grimm knows he will be condemned to disgrace and menial servitude. However, he knows how easily orthodoxy can turn into predicabilty: and to a Mage Questor, a Weapon of the Guild, predictability can be a death sentence...