Dragon's Trail (The Outworlders) (Volume 1)

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"I didn't come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back."

Once dubbed "The Deadliest Man Alive," Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.

When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth's mythical past. He soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war.
Dragon's Trail is an epic fantasy espionage thriller and the first book in Joseph Malik's Outworlders Saga.

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About the Author:

Joseph Malik writes and lectures on advanced intelligence theory and asymmetric warfare for the U.S. military. He has worked as a stuntman, a high-rise window washer, a freelance writer, a computational linguist, a touring rock musician, and a soldier in the United States Special Operations Command. A veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he currently serves in the U.S. Army Reserve and lives in the Pacific Northwest along with his wife and their two dogs.

Review:

"Unabashed genius. Cerebral hard fantasy, delivered with a thoroughness and suspension of disbelief that sucks you right in . . . Dragon's Trail delivers a heart-pounding fantasy thrill ride that's uproariously funny and surprisingly touching."-- Goodreads five-star review
"Hard fantasy, written with great attention paid to every last detail. Malik's writing is both effortless and finely written. The world-building is extremely well done and so realistic that I was able to easily fall into this world and enjoy every minute."-- Forever Lost in Literature
"Tense, intelligent, fresh, and very, very funny . . . The world he describes is so convincing that I expect we'll eventually see a subreddit devoted to finding it."-- Goodreads five-star review
"A fantasy read that delivers on every level."-- Tiana Warner, #1 bestselling author of Ice Massacre
"That moment when an author knows more about your own sword than you do." -- Goodreads five-star review

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