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Joseph Malik

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In addition to fiction, Joseph Malik writes and lectures on advanced intelligence theory and asymmetric warfare for the U.S. military. He has worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window washer, a computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command.

He has been a longtime panelist and demonstrator at fantasy conventions, speaking as an expert in swordsmanship, hand to hand combat, and military tactics and strategy. He has also lectured on fantasy writing and independent publishing at schools and colleges across the Northwest.

His first novel, Dragon’s Trail, became a Kindle Top 100 Bestseller in four countries in 2017, reaching #1 in Epic Fantasy in the U.S., Australia, and Canada and #1
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The Short and Scrappy Guide to Novel Writing: 2

The same caveat applies here as applied to Part 1: This is what has worked for me. Take it or leave it.

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The New Magic by Joseph  Malik
"There is something to be said for a book that keeps me interested enough to read it in two sittings. This book preserved the magic of its predecessor while expanding the story. If you like portal fantasy, technically sharp prose, and a gripping story" Read more of this review »
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"This is the most fun I’ve had reading a book in a long time. It’s beautiful. Beautiful gore. I really enjoyed it and I’m so mad at myself for sleeping on this too long. I won it from a goodreads giveaway more than a year ago but forgot about it.

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9/23/20—From a r/fantasy post looking for adult-oriented, combat-heavy books. The description of this sounds a little silly to me—like it wouldn't be my type of setting—but a very cursory glance at the reviews makes me a little curious. Sounds l" Read more of this review »
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"This book was an interesting read. At first I thought it was an urban fantasy, but later it turned to an alternative world kinda fantasy. Jarrod, our main character, is a superb duelist looking for more in life (you will read why in the books). If yo" Read more of this review »
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