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Fantasy, Lore, & More: Half Sword

Fantasy, Lore, & More: Half Sword

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Christopher Matson is joining me to talk about his book, Half Sword

What’s it about?

  • Half Sword is a historical fantasy novel that follows Simon the fool as he is pursued across medieval Europe by a sinister league of conjurers called the Apostles of Light. With only a broken sword and his shattered memories, Simon must uncover who he is and why he is drawn to 12th century Rome amidst a struggle for power between warring factions.

  • Half Sword is an action-packed, character-driven historical fantasy.

  • Set in 12th century Europe created by Christopher Matson, Half Sword is an action-packed historical fantasy adventure.

What’s in this episode:

  • Christopher Matson will transport us to medieval Europe filled with conjurers, talismans, and hermetic magic with an excerpt from Half Sword. We’ll explore aspects of that world like the customs, politics, and weapons of the 12th century.

  • We’ll find out what to expect from the Tapestry Codices series and maybe get some spoiler-free highlights of what’s to come in the next 3 planned books.

  • We’ll discuss Simon's journey across Europe, recovering his lost memories and uncovering his purpose amidst warring factions wielding dangerous magic.

  • Join us in a 12th century world where a broken man must navigate a complex struggle for power to discover his past and change his fate.

Where to get the book:

Where to find our guest:

About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author who wrote and published 20+ books since 2016 across 5 series. I write epic fantasy adventures about families and magical creatures who’re just trying to survive in a world that hates and fears magic but is steeped in it.

My books are full of magic and mayhem, but somehow, even the darkest adventure always ends well. ⁠Join me⁠ every week for a new story.

What series do I write?

  • The Curse Breaker series chronicles the adventures of a reluctant mage (Sarn), his son, and the magical creatures they befriend as they fight to save their underground city from monsters, ancient evils, and a variety of magical threats.

  • The His Angelic Keeper series follows a ghost girl who just wants to save her still-living family, not stop a demon invasion or the literal apocalypse, but she’ll do that too if she must. (This is a humorous series that stars Sarn’s twin sister from the Curse Breaker series).

  • The Robin of Larkspur series follows Robin, a woman who just wants to save her daughter from the mythical creatures that kidnapped her baby. Sarn tries to help her.

  • The Divergent Heroes series is supposed to star two knights who are partially disabled but a younger version of Sarn keeps stealing the scenes.

  • The Curse Breaker’s Companion series which includes side quests, wacky what ifs, and stories from my newsletter of Sarn and his family in our world because they won’t stay inside the epic fantasy books they star in. They’d rather visit me through a portal conveniently located in their cave.

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Epic Fantasy Adventures with Melinda Kucsera
I am Melinda Kucsera, an indie fantasy author and I narrate chapters from my adventure books, talk about other fantasy books and shows and try my best not to get derailed by the shenanigans of characters who are supposed to be fictional, but they don't stay within the pages of my books. I tell all their secrets and what trouble they get into in between books. Support this podcast: <a href="" rel="payment"></a>