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Fantasy, Lore, and More with Todd Fahnestock

Fantasy, Lore, and More with Todd Fahnestock

Hi, I’m indie fantasy author, Melinda Kucsera, and in this episode Todd Fahnestock is joining me to talk about his book Khyven the Unkillable: Legacy of Shadows set in the world of Eldros Legacy.

What’s it about?

After 49 victories, gladiator Khyven the Unkillable needs one more win for freedom. But the king sends him to infiltrate a rebel leader known as the “Queen in Exile.” To earn his knighthood, Khyven must gain her trust...and betray her. Caught between the queen and king, Khyven struggles as respect for one grows and the ruthlessness of the other is revealed.

Legacy of Shadows, set in the world of Eldros Legacy series created by multiple authors, is an action-packed fantasy adventure.

What’s in this episode:

  • Todd Fahnestock takes us into a world of gladiators, magic and political intrigue with an excerpt from Khyven the Unkillable: Legacy of Shadows, and we’ll talk about as many aspects of that as we have time to dig into.

  • We’ll also find out what to expect from other books in this multi-author series and maybe hear some spoiler-free highlights.

  • We’ll talk about Khyven's journey from celebrity fighter to a reluctant spy torn between honor, duty and redemption and discover the magic of noktum, the bloody spectacle of the Night Ring, and secrets of rebellion against a tyrant king.

  • Join us in a place where champions seek purpose beyond the roar of the crowd, and shadows hide truths that could shake or save a kingdom. Here, forbidden magic abounds, and freedom comes with a cost too high for heroes and kings alike to pay.

Where to get the book:

Get Khyven the Unkillable: Legacy of Shadows at

Where to find our guest:

About your host, Melinda Kucsera:

I've written 20+ write epic fantasy books about the characters that live in my head and invade my apartment through a portal that somehow connects their world with mine.  ⁠Join me every week for a new story.

About the interview:

I entered my book, Curse Breaker Enchanted, in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 9 (SPFBO 9) this year and thought it might be cool to interview my fellow entrants. Only 300 books can enter the contest. 10 will advance to the semi-finals, and one will be crowned the winner of SPFBO 9 for 2023. I hope you're cheering for Curse Breaker Enchanted! You can grab a copy for free right now to celebrate:

If you want to support fantasy books and help me product more of them, join my community on Patreon and start reading book 10, Shards For His Gift, right now. I'm writing what I hope are the final chapters and posting them this weekend.

Where to find your host, Melinda Kucsera:

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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>