The Skull King

Last year, my short story, The Skull King, was published by Exiles Magazine. Now, it is available for you to own as an e-book. 

Wilbert Stanton, editor of Exiles Magazine, said The Skull King was  “A refreshing and fun read. It reminded me that there are still true fantasy writers who refuse to conform to these new age fantasy archetypes that are diluting the genre.”

To order a copy for your Kindle click here. An excerpt is available after the jump. Thank you very much for your support. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.


“It was a quiet day, as it always was. A scout reported to Sir Kendall and I that the Skull King’s army was nearly upon us. We marshaled the Guard, swords and spears at the ready. They arrived and stopped. We didn’t know what to make of it until they parted. Then he emerged, the Skull King. His body built like a gladiator’s, his hair long and auburn.”

“Did you see his eyes?” Emily interrupted.

“No. He offered us the choice of joining him or perishing. As noble knights sworn to the defense of our King, we refused. He made a gesture and a pack of wolves was upon our horsemen. While the horsemen and the infantry fought off the wolves, clouds of ash assailed us. We were blind and our formation scattered. Then they charged. Like a tidal wave they broke our rank. Fast and furious they attacked. Some surrendered and joined the Skull King while others stood and fought for the crown. In the midst of the chaos I saw him, wielding his axe and dropping our soldiers left and right. Those who didn’t fall bent the knee and before I knew it, I was surrounded. I had no choice but to surrender.”

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