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Lost sagas about bugman monks on holy pilgrimages. A world of weaponized humans where powerless civilians are caught in the crossfire. Fantastic worlds of fantasy and science fiction explored through unexpected perspectives.

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Book One of the Stormblade Saga
Dark omens threaten to change the seat of power in Sidge’s beloved adoptive temple. Born the sole bugman in an isolated human temple, his many lenses have left little unobserved. But only when he embarks on his first pilgrimage does he begin to see the world as it truly is. As Sidge wrestles with otherworldly encounters, a society unwilling to accept him, and growing feelings for a streetwise woman named Kaaliya, he closes in on his goal of ascension to Cloud Born. Will he learn to channel Vasheru’s Fire and prove his worth or will his heretical, drug addled mentor drag them both down the wrong path?
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Book Two of the Stormblade Saga
Sidge uncovers dark secrets about his temple and must face his true nature as he journeys into realms last explored by mortals during the age of the first Attarah. Can he find the will to lead the Stormblade Temple to the proper path or will Sli’mir’s Marsh overwhelm him? Meanwhile, Kaaliya navigates court intrigue in Stronghold to embark on her own adventure into uncharted seas. Her quest for answers soon forces her to confront the past she’s left behind.
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Crimson Son
Locked away in the Icehole, the powerless son of the world’s greatest superhero tries to find a way to escape his father’s shadow. Haunted by a tragic past and pursued by a ruthless supervillain, Spencer must navigate a world of weaponized humans and deadly robots to prove himself and uncover his mother’s fate.
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Crimson Son
Five tales of a weapons program gone awry. Augments, weaponized humans, were created to end the great wars but they soon took their fights into the shadows through covert operations and proxy wars in the service of the states that created them. One by one, they break free of their handlers, the quiver emptying.
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13876591_1040594715987921_1801033984049502806_nIn the fourth grade, Russ Linton wrote down the vague goal of becoming a “writer and an artist” when he grew up. After a journey that led him from philosopher to graphic designer to stay at home parent and even a stint as an Investigative Specialist with the FBI, he finally got around to that “writing” part which he now pursues full time. Russ wants to to take readers on a journey through his eclectic imagination and dabbles in both science fiction and fantasy. He writes for adults who are young at heart and youngsters who are old souls.



Linton takes the horror of the atomic bomb’s emergence in WWII and transforms it into the emergence of laboratory-grown super soldiers — but with similarly horrific consequences and the same desperate global struggle to cram the genie back into the bottle afterward. It gives the entire story world a grittiness and gravitas that we rarely see in superhero stories. And that darkness makes it chilling.

Jefferson Smith of Immerse or Die

This bright, quirky fantasy, gives “superhero” a whole new meaning… The world Russ creates is so real, so believable, that you’re left wanting more of this character driven, action packed book.

The Author Visits – 5 Star Review

Crimson Son is a strong, rite-of-passage piece, examining the bonds of father and son and the impact each can have on the other, set against the worlds of augmented super-beings and shadowy government conspiracies. It shouldn’t work as well as it does, but it does. In spades.

Fanboy Comics – 5 Star Review

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