Books

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These are my books that are currently available:

The Dragonprince’s Legacy

Taming Fire CoverThe Dragonprince’s Legacy is the bestselling fantasy story of Daven Carrickson, a humble shepherd who experiences firsthand the cataclysmic waking of the dragons, and fights men and monsters for humanity’s survival.
There are currently three books available in this series.

You can get started on this series with Taming Fire, or grab the complete original trilogy in one volume.

More Stories from the World of the FirstKing

The Dragonprince’s Legacy continues after The Dragonswarm with a series of novellas that will eventually be collected as The Dragonprince’s Arrows and The Dragonprince’s Blades. The first of those stories is already available as A Darkness in the East.

I have two other short stories related (if obliquely) to the cataclysmic dragonswarms that underpin the Dragonprince series.

I also have another short story from the same universe, focusing on a different era altogether (and a whole new magic system). Grab a copy of the first issue of our anthology, A Consortium of Worlds, and look for “The Bloodshield Betrayal.”

The Godlanders War

The Dreams of a Dying God CoverIf you’ve already read all the dragonswarm stuff, I’ve got another whole universe of fantasy to offer. The World of Auric features a brand new genre, “superhero fantasy,” where larger-than-life adventurers battle sinister supervillains in a setting that is pure, epic fantasy. Discover the mysteries of this magical world along with the dashing pirate captain Corin Hugh as he accidentally steps into the dreams of a dying god. Things only get weirder from there.

That’s just the first of three trilogies in the epic Godlanders War series. The next trilogy will follow the rise of King Auric, starting with The Crown of a Common King. While you’re waiting, you can learn more about the amazing characters who make this series so fun in a handful of short stories set in the same world.

The Ghost Targets mysteries

Surveillance CoverThe Ghost Targets mysteries are sci-fi novels exploring a near-future world with perfect universal surveillance. Or…almost perfect.

We abandoned privacy and turned databases into something like gods. They listened to our prayers. They met our needs and blessed us with new riches. They watched over us, protected us, and punished the wicked. We almost made a paradise.

There are currently four books available in this series.

Get started with Surveillance.

About

I’m Aaron Pogue, international bestselling fantasy author. I self-published my first book in 2010, founded an indie publishing company with some of my best friends, and sold more than 100,000 books in our first year and a half. I’ve just agreed to a traditional publishing deal that will see my books in bookstores (and probably on the New York Times bestseller list). I’m living my wildest dreams.

Two years ago I had abandoned those dreams. I was working a full-time job as a technical writer for the government, writing stories in my free time with no expectation (or even plans) to ever share them with the world. I’d done the math and given up on ever “making it” as a professional novelist.

The difference was Amazon’s Kindle, and the e-book revolution that has completely changed publishing. Last summer, I dusted off my first serious novel, a fantasy epic called Taming Fire, and added it to the short list of sci-fi titles I had already published. Taming Fire took off. It started selling before I’d even announced it, and within a month I’d sold more than a thousand copies. Within six months, I was making enough on book sales to quit my day job and dedicate myself full time to writing and publishing.

Artists and the Public Domain

In the middle of all that, I spotted another opportunity, too. I saw how much my little publishing company–a handful of talented artists–were able to change our lives and make our dreams come true thanks to the digital marketplace and the opportunities it provides. I tried to imagine what we could do if we applied our creativity and ingenuity to the technology and networks available today.

Out of that consideration came the Consortium, an organization dedicated to finding, training, and supporting artists under a new patronage model. We’ll provide artists the security and benefits they could expect from a “real job,” and they get to spend their time and attention perfecting their craft. It trades the lottery system of publishers and record labels for the sanity of a service-industry job.

And then, because we’re the good guys, once we own this work-for-hire created by our full-time artists, we plan to release it into the public domain. Our motto is, “Support the artists to support the arts.”

It all sounds a little pie-in-the-sky, and I really wouldn’t have expected any of it to work, but the internet has been very, very good to us. Incredible things are happening, and as long as the market keeps supporting what we’re doing, we’re going to do our best to turn this vision into a reality.

Further Reading

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That’s me from all angles. Thanks for stopping by!

Sincerely,
Aaron Pogue

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