Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree (The Outlaw King Book 1)

The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree (The Outlaw King Book 1)


From award-winning author S. A. Hunt comes a blockbuster fantasy tale inspired by such old-school fantasy classics as Stephen King’s The Dark Tower, C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, and Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time.After coming home from a stint in Afghanistan, veteran Ross Brigham learns that his father has passed away. Dearly departed Dad was a famous fantasy novelist, and the 300 fans that show up for the funeral demand that Ross finish E. R. Brigham’s long-running magnum opus….

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In lieu of the usual stiff promo spiel, I’m just going to list the cool shit in my series like the bullet points on a kitchen appliance.

  • Dimensional-travel via Russian Roulette

  • A U.S. government conspiracy using an MKULTRA-style program to rip writers’ minds open to access the fantasy worlds in their heads like pearls in oysters

  • Dragonlike sea-serpents that hover along over the ocean like flying fish

  • Gunslingers that can see in Matrix slow-motion thanks to a hallucinatory spider-shaped fungus that grows on their amygdala

  • A henchman with no face that rides in a tornado and sends people to Hell

  • A plot to destroy the multiverse by summoning an Elder God to tear it to pieces

  • Pitfighting children like some kind of Fight Club of the Flies

  • Robot colossi that lumber around like AT-ATs and can only be killed by a cult of masked swordswomen that can tesseract and look like Tron lightbikes when they do it

  • A secondary character finds a Titanfall-inspired robot and stomps across a Dark Tower version of Westeros stepping on desperados

  • A tribe of zombie maniacs in black cloaks and ceramic dollface masks

  • All taking place in a wild-west parallel world invented by a G.R.R.Martin analogue character that’s a gunslinging that’s-just-your-opinion-man-so-go-fuck-yourself combination of The Dude and Rooster Cogburn

The books have almost 200 reviews, four-fifths of them very positive, comparing the books to everything from King’s Dark Tower to Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire to Grossman’s Magician series to Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Its ardent fans and supporters are making cosplays of the characters, ordering signed copies, and making TrueType fonts of the written languages in the book.

Reading the books is almost as fun as writing them. It’d make my motherfuckin year if you came along with me.

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