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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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The Stormblade Saga

Book One
Long forgotten gods have passed judgment on the Age of Man. Sidge, a pious orphan, must unravel a lost past to understand their divine will. But first, he needs humanity to see him as more than a slave.
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Book Two
The Jadugar is scheming. Kaaliya knows the look in his eyes. When he proclaims himself Sidge’s sponsor for the pilgrimage, the royal court is in an uproar – a bugman elevated to the ranks of Cloud Born?
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Book Three
The warnings are clear: the Age of Man is nearing an end. Battle lines are drawn. Gods roam free. An outcast and a slave are their only hope, but who, in the end, do they serve?
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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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In 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.



Praise for Pilgrim of the Storm – “…It was really easy to find something to connect and empathize with in the main character Sidge…his interactions with all the humans he ran into over the course of his journey made me want to laugh and cry for him in equal parts. I think it’s probably some of the best characterization I’ve read in awhile. Right now I would probably rate this as one of the top 5 books I’ve read so far this year. Russ Linton has once again proven what a great author he is and I can’t wait to get started on the next book in the series.”

Shane Jardine – The Arched Doorway 10 out of 10!

High marks for Empty Quiver – “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

The debut review of Russ Linton’s debut novel, Crimson Son – “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

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