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Fantasy, Lore, & More: Heretic

Fantasy, Lore, & More: Heretic

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Chris Mayne is joining me to talk about his book, Heretic.*

What’s it about?

  • Arlex just became the most powerful person on the planet, and it is the worst thing to ever happen to him...

  • Heretic is the start of humanity's final tale, studied and chronicled in its purest form, by the most preeminent of our future pre-historians. The epic Helios Saga begins here in book one of the Helios Rising trilogy, the opening chapter in the tale of our coming cataclysm.

  • Set in the city of New Tartarus, Heretic is an apocalyptic fantasy adventure.

What’s in this episode:

  • Chris Mayne will take us into a world on the brink of apocalypse with an excerpt from Heretic, and we'll explore aspects of that world like Arlex's mysterious powers.

  • We’ll find out what to expect from the Helios Saga trilogy and maybe get some spoiler-free highlights of what’s to come.

  • We’ll discuss Arlex's journey from ordinary citizen to planet-destroying terrorist and discover details about the overlord's nephilim horde hunting him.

  • Join us in the city of New Tartarus, where one man's awakening may mean humanity's end.

Where to get the book:

Where to find Chris Mayne:

*Trigger warning: this episode contains a character description and references that may be upsetting for people of Asian descent. We spoke to the author after the show about it, and he will change it in the ebook. But the show has the original version. Listener discretion advised.

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.

Why am I here?

  • I want to give you more fun adventures, more often, and create a community of fantasy readers to share ideas with, new stories, artwork, and have fun. So I’m taking the plunge and posting chapters of my upcoming books, bonus content, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, boxed sets, deleted scenes, alternate endings and beginnings, Patron-only stories, and more.  

  • Become a patron now to read those stories.

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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>