Fantasy, Lore & More with Matthew Zorich
Hi, I'm indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Matthew Zorich is joining me to discuss his book, Bastards of Liberty.
What's it about?
In the heart of the Holy Imperium, a family's lives are shattered. The three Ashburn siblings journey through political forces and deep worldbuilding in an alternative America where orcs, elves, and dwarves fight for rights under a newly formed royal government.
When the death of one sibling could spark revolution, will the Ashburns find justice, or will events spin out of their control? Immerse yourself in this gritty adventure full of twists and deep lore.
What's in this episode:
Matthew Zorich will transport us into the richly imagined world of Bastards of Liberty.
We'll explore the siblings' intertwining stories and the tensions in this alternative America.
We'll discuss the series' expansive worldbuilding and how fantasy can mirror real-world issues.
Join us for an immersive trip into the Holy Imperium's fight for rights and revolution.
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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.
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