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James A. West

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James A. West is the bestselling author of the ongoing epic fantasy series Heirs of the Fallen, and the heroic fantasy series Songs of the Scorpion.

Between gritty quests, he recently decided to dip a toe into the primordial sludge from whence he sprang, and penned the dystopian thriller, Beasts of the Field.

James is a native of the Pacific Northwest, but life is a road of many turns. He served in the US Army, spent a year as a long-haul truck driver with his wife (who also happens to be his high-school sweetheart), and attended the University of Montana.

He lives in Montana with his wife. His bodyguard, a Mini-Schnauzer named Jonesy, is always near to hand. James has been known to work for chips and salsa.

While James spends most of his tim

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It’s been awhile since I posted anything, so I decided to stop by and tell everyone what’s been going on.

November 2013 to November 2014 has been a black year for me. As many people have experienced firsthand, sometimes when things begin to go right, Fate hauls out a battle axe and starts swinging.
Last year about this time, my sales had picked up, and I was excited to start cranking out more b... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 09, 2014 08:14
Average rating: 3.46 · 1,271 ratings · 91 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
The God King (Heirs of the ...

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Shadow and Steel (Heirs of ...

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Wrath of the Fallen (Heirs ...

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Crown of the Setting Sun (H...

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Heirs of the Fallen (Comple...

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Reaper of Sorrows (Songs of...

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Lady of Regret (Songs of th...

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Queen of the North (Songs o...

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Night's Hunt

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