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Monday, May 17, 2021

Featured Indie Book: The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)

The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Fantasy Novel The Outlander War (Forever Avalon Series) by Mark Piggott.

The Outlander War brings the real world and the fantasy world together through the possibility of conflict and war. Imagine an island of Elves, Dwarves, dragons and wizards suddenly appearing in the world. How would you react to the news?  

The Book has been published via Austin Macauley Publishers and is available as eBook and Paperback - 286 pages - released in February 2020.

About the Book

It is an island frozen in time and space. For more than 3,000 years, the island of Avalon remained hidden from the outside world; a place of eternal magic, where the descendants of King Arthur ruled over a land filled with magical creatures, Elves, Dwarves and dragons. The island was only accessible through a rift in the Bermuda Triangle, where mariners and aviators disappeared throughout history. No one believed Avalon was anything but a myth.

In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, in the heart of a naval exercise, Avalon suddenly reappeared, causing disruptions on both fronts. The US Navy, now circling the mysterious island, wants answers. On Avalon, they fear Outlanders would intrude on their home; and caught in the middle of it all is Lord Bryan MoonDrake, the Gil-Gamesh of Avalon, Knight Eternal and champion of the magical realm.

The Gil-Gamesh was once a US Navy sailor, lost at sea in a freak storm, who found his way to Avalon. After his family followed him to the island, they decided to stay and make this their home. Now they are torn between loyalty to their new home and compassion for their old one.

The tensions build as modern technology faces off against ancient magic on an island where the laws of magic supersede the laws of science, causing mechanical weapons to falter and shut down. As military forces continue to surround the mysterious island, bringing both sides to the brink of war, an ancient evil arises from within, one that has been seeking the throne of New Camelot for three millennia.

The Outlander War (Mark Piggott)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I am a sucker for all things Arthurian legend, so I knew this was right up my alley. I was immediately engrossed in the flashback to the end of the final battle between Arthur and Mordred, and I loved the idea of Merlin preserving all remaining magic and mythological creatures on the hidden island of Avalon. [...] The clash of ancient Avalon and modern technology is an interesting concept, one that I would like to explore more, should there be more books on the series.[...]" - Krislee Nicole

- "Fun and exciting"  - Karen B. (Amazon)

- "This is an interesting and entertaining story. It has the full gambit of fantastic characters. Camelot, Elves, Dwarfs, Humans and all types of monsters. Lots of magic and military maneuvers [...]" - Zippy Inger

About the Author

Author Mark Piggott
Author Mark Piggott
Mark Piggott
a native of Phillipsburg, N.J., enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1982, beginning a 23-year career. He served on four aircraft carriers and various duty stations as a Navy Journalist before he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He retired from active duty in 2006.

His first novel, Forever Avalon, was published in 2009, followed by his second novel, The Dark Tides, in 2014. The Outlander War, Book Three of the Forever Avalon series from Austin Macauley Publishing, was released in 2020. He is currently working on the fourth book in the Forever Avalon series, The Prometheus Engine, and a new fantasy/adventure series, The Last Magus.

His short story, Demonfall, was one of ten stories published in The Publishing Room fantasy anthology, Of Distant Worlds.

His short story, Corsair and the Sky Pirates,won the Crystal Peake Publishing “Steampunk Writing Contest” and will be published in a steampunk anthology in 2021.

He and his wife, Georgiene, live in Alexandria, Virginia. They have three children

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