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Matthew Ward is a writer, cat-servant and owner of more musical instruments than he can actually play (and considerably more than he can play well). He’s afflicted with an obsession for old places – castles, historic cities and the London Underground chief amongst them – and should probably cultivate more interests to help expand out his author biography.After a decade serving as a principal architect for Games Workshop’s Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 properties, Matthew embarked on an adventure to tell stories set in worlds of his own design. He lives near Nottingham with his extremely patient wife – as well as a pride of attention-seeking cats – and writes to entertain anyone who feels there’s not enough magic in the world.
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Legacy of Light
Matthew Ward - 2021-08-19
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Legacy of Light is a thrilling finale to the Legacy trilogy that features warfare, myth, and magic. The Tressian Republic and Hadari Empire are finally at peace, but Empress Melanna Saranal and Lord Protector Viktor Droshna face new struggles to maintain their power. As old sins resurface, the stakes are higher than ever, leading to a final battle that will determine the fate of all. Will the light prevail against the darkness?
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Legacy of Steel
Matthew Ward - 2020-11-05
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Legacy of Steel is a thrilling sequel to Matthew Ward's acclaimed fantasy debut, Legacy of Ash. In this novel, warfare, myth, and magic collide as thousands have perished to save the Tressian Republic in the fight against darkness. However, the insidious Parliament of Crows and the Hadari Emperor seek to take advantage of the wounded state of the Republic, while the gods themselves take sides in the impending war. Don't miss this captivating addition to the Legacy Trilogy.
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Grimdark Magazine Issue #24
Matthew Ward, Anna Stephens, Peter Orullian, Matthew X. Gomez, Richard K. Morgan, David Wong, Matthew John - 2020-09-29
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Explore the darker, grittier side of fantasy and science fiction with Grimdark Magazine's latest issue. Filled with established and new authors, this quarterly publication takes you on a journey through hard-bitten worlds, featuring bloody tales of war, betrayal, and action. Packed with fiction from Peter Orullian, Matthew X. Gomez, Anna Stephens, and Matthew Ward, as well as an interview with Richard K. Morgan and David Wong, and non-fiction pieces on Robert E. Howard and review for Persephone Station by Stina Leicht. Discover your new favorite morally grey protagonist or anti-hero.
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Legacy of Ash
Matthew Ward - 2019-11-05
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Intrigue, revolution, soldiers, assassins, and ancient magic collide in this epic fantasy debut. The ruling families of the Tressian Republic plot against each other while ignoring threats from the invading Hadari Empire. Heroes rise, including Viktor Akadra, the Republic's champion with a dangerous secret; Josiri Trelan, a political prisoner seeking to reignite rebellion; and Calenne Trelan, Josiri's sister seeking to escape the family legacy. As war spreads, they must put aside their differences to save their home, but victory may come at a darker price than imagined. Don't miss this unmissable epic tale of empires, heroes, and sacrifice.
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The Wizards’ Conclave
Joseph A. McCullough - 2019-02-19
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Experience the ultimate collection of scenarios by renowned gaming creatives as they bring their unique flair to the Frozen City in Frostgrave. Alessio Cavatore, Alex Buchel, Andy Chambers, Gav Thorpe, Chris Pramas, Daniel Mersey, Andrea Sfiligoi, and more contribute to a tome of adventures that challenge players to their limits. Wizards come together, pitting their warbands against unimaginable foes and obstacles for a chance to claim power and glory.
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The Game
A Tale of Aradane
Matthew Ward - 2018-07-13
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A city's criminal underworld leaders form an alliance in a dangerous game of ambition and misdirection. Lord Solomon and his rivals play to become legends, but who are the players and pawns? As the complex game unfolds, it becomes unclear who really holds the power or what's truly at risk. Will Solomon finally be outwitted or secure his spot as the ultimate victor?
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Knee-Deep in Grit
Two Bloody Years of Grimdark Fiction
Mark Lawrence, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Aliette de Bodard, James A. Moore, Victor Milan, Kelly Sandoval, R. Scott Bakker, Michael R. Fletcher, Peter Orullian, Gerri Leen - 2018-06-30
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"Knee-Deep in Grit" is a collection of twenty-five grimdark sci-fi and fantasy short stories that feature war, betrayal, violence, and greed. Written by the top names in dark speculative fiction and newcomers to the genre, these anti-heroes and adversaries fight to the bittersweet end. This compelling anthology includes the first two years of fiction from Grimdark Magazine, now available in a captivating print edition that will stand out on your bookshelf.
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Matthew Ward - 2018-06-19
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Follow Valdomar, a wizard for hire, as he scours the ruins of Frostgrave in search of a young woman who stole an unknown magical treasure. Forced to take a deal with a crime boss to regain his freedom, Valdomar discovers more questions than answers. With his honor tested and his word on the line, can he track down the treasure and keep his reputation intact in the frozen city?
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Innocence Lost - A Coldharbour Story
A Coldharbour Story
Matthew Ward - 2018-05-25
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Experience the twists and turns of an otherworldly investigation in this gripping thriller. Carlotta Bosco must prove herself to Professor Blackwood as they work to solve a mystery with signs of supernatural involvement. But as the investigation progresses, the stakes get higher and the price of innocence becomes clear. Get ready to fall into the captivating world of Coldharbour.
Roots by Matthew Ward
Frostgrave by Matthew Ward
Frostgrave by Joseph A. McCullough
Grimdark Magazine Issue #11 by Deborah A. Wolf, Laura Davy, Setsu Uzume, C.T. Phipps, Matthew Cropley, Matthew Ward, Anna Smith-Spark, Brent Weeks
Light of the Radiant by Matthew Ward
Weird Ales 2 by Matthew Ward, Catrin Rutland, Charlotte Baker, Misha Herwin, Anthony D Redden, Sara Kellow, Lynn M Cochrane, Reen Jones, Sheldon Woodbury, Sue Oldham, Ruschelle Dillon, A E Santana, Chris Amies
Edges of the World by Matthew Ward
Grimdark Magazine Issue #8 by James A. Moore, Matthew Ward, Setsu Uzume, Brandon Daubs, Alex Marshall, Dennis L. McKiernan, C.T. Phipps, Matthew Cropley
The Tribute by Matthew Ward
A Matter of Belief by Matthew Ward
Codex by Matthew Ward
Warhammer by Matthew Ward
Gondor in Flames by Adam Troke, Matthew Ward
The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings by Rick Priestley, Alessio Cavatore, Matthew Ward
A Shadow In The East by Matthew Ward
The Lord of the Rings by Alessio Cavatore, Matthew Ward
The Battle of Pelennor Fields by Matthew Ward
The Scouring of the Shire (The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game) by Matthew Adam; Ward Troke
Shadow and Flame by Alessio Cavatore Matthew Ward