Stephen Aryan

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I’m a lifelong fan of fantasy and science fiction. It started with The Hobbit, The Belgariad, the Earthsea books, the Shannara books, DragonLance and then David Gemmell, who was a huge influence on my writing.

My novels include the Age of Darkness trilogy:-
- Battlemage
- Bloodmage
- Chaosmage

and then the follow up Age of Dread trilogy:-

-Mageborn
-Magefall
-Magebane (published June2019)

A prequel novella to everything, Of Gods and Men, was published in February 2018.

I am represented by Juliet Mushens of Caskie Mushens.

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Stephen Aryan Arrakis, become a Fremen in the time of Paul and ride a sandworm. Either that or get fat and old in the Shire surrounded by Hobbits.
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I’ve just sent in the first draft of something totally new to my agent for her feedback. This is still fantasy, but the story is not set in the same world, there aren’t any mages in this book and it’s a bit different in terms of style and pacing. Now comes the waiting.



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For me, this was a wonderful return to the world of Fitz. I did read and enjoy the Liveship Traders (yes I know it is set in the same world) but not as much as this first novel in the new trilogy. This was like slipping on a comfortable pair of old s ...more
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"Yet again Aryan has upped his game. If I could give this six stars I would! This final book in the trilogy is more raw and gritty with a darker tone than the previous installments and I loved it!
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"I was in the mood for straight up action and magic and this book delivered in spades. There was plenty of battles both magical and non-magical to sink my teeth into. I knew from the synopsis that I would enjoy this,what I didn't expect was to get..." Read more of this review »
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"Another great story full of wonderful characters, old friends and old enemies. It’s hard to believe there’s only one more book left in this fantastic world. Say it ain’t so Stephen 😀"
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“To his left Finn saw the little tribesman, Ecko, weaving his magic with brutal efficiency against a group of soldiers. It spread out from his hands like a spider’s web. An intricate and invisible net of wires that he laid over their heads. At first glance it looked harmless. Finn looked closer and this time he could see the hooks, spikes and blades hidden in the weave. With a twist of both wrists Ecko pulled the net tight, drawing it towards him like a fisherman reeling in his catch. A dozen men were split apart and sliced into gobbets of meat. Heads flew off and fountains of blood erupted from gaping mouths as invisible blades tore into their bodies. At first he thought Ecko was dancing with glee, but watching closely he saw his feet weaving patterns in the dirt. Even as he slaughtered the enemy, he wove a protective shield against surprise attacks.”
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“As Eloise raised a hand towards them, a shiver ran across Finn’s body and his breath began to frost in the air. A vortex of swirling sparks began to gather in her outstretched hand, growing in size and spinning faster and faster. Heat continued to be leached from all around, and soon Finn lost the feeling in his toes. His bones began to throb as if he stood naked in the heart of a terrible winter storm. With a flick of her wrist, Eloise released the energy and a massive streak of fire rushed from her hand towards the Vorga, roasting them alive in a conflagration. The flow of fire kept pouring from her hand, as if it were hidden up her sleeve, and she swept the unnaturally sticky flames back and forth, setting more soldiers alight like dry stalks of wheat.”
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