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Richard M. Mulder

Richard M. Mulder

Conquest: A LitRPG Story
(The SciFan™ Universe Book 1)

A primeval darkness threatens to destroy mankind...
The world's largest gaming platform in the entire industry is led by a man with many secrets. The popular game DarkForce features the World of Zion which has been plagued by the destructive will of the Leviathan for centuries. What gamers don't know is that the World of Zion actually exists, and the Leviathan has fed off of the souls of men and his fodder has become scarce. He now turns to Earth with an insatiable hunger. Only a woman from Earth who levels up to discover a divine inner power can challenge Earth's Apocalyptic Fate.

***1st Place Winning Dystopian Novel in Virtual FantasyCon 2016***




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R.M. Mulder | 8 comments Sneak Peek!

Chapter One: Shadows of Darkness

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void. And the Leviathan was upon the face of the deep: the darkness that doth corrupt all life and desireth to obliterate all light...

– Methuselah 3:1 –



The voices in his mind were barely a whisper now, but they were always present. It had taken him hundreds of years to subdue them, and he feared that his true intentions would soon be discovered. Though Timur Demyan had long ago yielded up his soul unto the Leviathan, he still followed his own agenda while he fulfilled the will of his Master.

Timur hid in the shadows of the park, slipping through the darkness from one shadow to the next. His prey walked quickly with eyes darting to each side like a bird weary of predators. A frantic look of desperation was plastered over the other man’s unshaven face as he flipped open an antiquated cell phone.

“Come on…” he heard Jason Bridger murmur to the phone as he approached the fountain, “Answer already!”

“Allan, this is Jason. I know we haven’t spoken in a long time, but I need your help. I’ve stumbled across some disturbing information that involves one of your firm’s clients. I need to speak with you in private immediately. As soon as you get this, meet me on the east side of Buckingham Fountain. There’s little time.”

The instant Jason ended the call, Timur stepped out of the shadows, “Indeed, you have very little time.”

Jason spun around with his concealed pistol cocked and ready, “Back off, old man!”

“Ah,” Timur limped forward with his cane in his crippled right hand while he brandished a handgun with his left, “Not until you return what belongs to me.”

“I’m not letting you get away with this.” Jason shook his head adamantly.

“This scene is all too familiar.” Timur chuckled as he cocked his handgun and aimed, “This is exactly how your colleague died.”

Without a second’s hesitation, Jason pulled the trigger. Timur fell backwards with the sudden impact that hit him in the face. Seconds later a strange greenish glow surrounded his body, and then he disappeared. Jason’s eyes grew wide, and then a bullet ripped through his abdomen. And then another through his chest. Clutching the wounds, he absently dropped his pistol as he fell to his knees.

Timur reappeared from another shadow and the strange glow around his body began to dissipate. He approached with a silencer affixed to the tip of his handgun and picked up the old thumb drive that had fallen out of Jason’s hand.

“As I said earlier, you indeed have very little time.” Timur sneered as he placed the tip of his handgun against Jason’s forehead, “And I might add, your friend Allan has very little time as well.”


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Aaron-Michael Hall | 10 comments Love the cover! I have added this to my TBR list.


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R.M. Mulder | 8 comments Aaron-Michael wrote: "Love the cover! I have added this to my TBR list."

Thank you Aaron-Michael Hall!


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Lyra Shanti (lyrashanti) | 57 comments I agree! Great cover!


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Maddy | 162 comments Wow this looks amazing. And, like everyone else says the cover really is fantastic. Did you draw it yourself or did someone else?


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R.M. Mulder | 8 comments Maddy wrote: "Wow this looks amazing. And, like everyone else says the cover really is fantastic. Did you draw it yourself or did someone else?"

I actually hired an artist based out of Germany. I was super impressed with the results!


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Maddy | 162 comments Richard wrote: "Maddy wrote: "Wow this looks amazing. And, like everyone else says the cover really is fantastic. Did you draw it yourself or did someone else?"

I actually hired an artist based out of Germany. I ..."


Well you got lucky because it's great!


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R.M. Mulder | 8 comments Here's the original concept art I sent her:




message 10: by R.M. (last edited Apr 09, 2017 11:23AM) (new)

R.M. Mulder | 8 comments My apologies to everyone that I havent been super active in this booth. I'm the Genre Manager for the SciFan & LitRPG Genre Tour, and the Co-Producer of SciFan Magazine. I've been pretty busy running everything. :)
Come check out our landing page to see what we're doing to promote Science Fantasy! https://scifanfic.wordpress.com/2017/...


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Maddy | 162 comments Wow the artist really did change it, yet similar design. I don't know how to describe it though.


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R.M. Mulder | 8 comments Maddy wrote: "Wow the artist really did change it, yet similar design. I don't know how to describe it though."

I told her I wanted something similar, but eye catching. She worked her magic. :) But enough about that. What'd you think of the first chapter I posted above?


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Maddy | 162 comments Richard wrote: "Maddy wrote: "Wow the artist really did change it, yet similar design. I don't know how to describe it though."

I told her I wanted something similar, but eye catching. She worked her magic. :) Bu..."


The first chapter starts in the midst of action. It is a good eye catching beginning which make people want to read more, myself included.


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R.M. Mulder | 8 comments Maddy wrote: "The first chapter starts in the midst of action. It is a good eye catching beginning which make people want to read more, myself included."

Thanks! I've been told that my writing style is similar to Dan Brown. :)


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