Beneath the Broken Moon excerpt

Gnolls… never underestimate Gnolls. Especially after the apocalypse.  

Not Beautiful. Just terrible.

Another excerpt from Beneath the Broken Moon. Book One of the upcoming post-apocalyptic fantasy, Shattered Worlds, by Patrick Todoroff.  

Another Shattered Worlds excerpt

From Part 2 –  Into the Scorned Lands  

Shattered Worlds Excerpt

A fragment of the Shattered Worlds

Shattered World’s excerpt

Eresh’s Chimney looked like a mud castle made by a giant. A mish-mash of crude bricks, rough boulders, and hewn beams the thickness of tree trunks, the spire gnarled its way skyward, knobby, crooked, and enormous. There was a single entrance at the ground level, two massive doors of stone. They were  the color of storm clouds and seemed to take forever to open. The sun had started its drop toward the western edge of the horizon when Levi, Gibs and Addas watched Snat delicately unwrap a leather bundle of long wire… Read More

Bread or Circus?

or “Why SyFy’s ‘THE EXPANSE’ show is better than the books” ‘Bread and circuses’ was the policy employed by jaded Imperial Roman politicians to control and appease the great unwashed pleb masses. Now this isn’t a political post (although I certainly could run down that rabbit trail barking like a pack of rabid hounds) This being a writing blog, I’m going take a moment to ramble on about the storyteller’s dilemma of Substance versus Spectacle. STAR WARS: THE PLOT DOESN’T THICKEN  THE FORCE AWAKENS After Christmas, I spent one of my rare… Read More

The Grim Fall notes

WHO CAN YOU TRUST WHEN THE GODS BETRAY YOU? Tagline for my next novel right there. Eshu International and Clar1ty Wars are going to stew on the back burner for a while. The Grim Fall is the project that’s banging inside me demanding to be let out. So the initial outline is complete and I’m 15K into the first draft. To explain, The Grim Fall is a post-apocalyptic quest story set in a desolate, shattered fantasy world. The Gods managed to murder each other in their final cosmic battle before they could destroy… Read More