Joseph Armstead, creator of vampire hunter Montgomery Quinn and the vampire families of the Moon-Chosen, has been published in several print magazines and online journals.   He also chronicles the twisted tales of the demonic beings called "The Infernals".  His most recent stories center are set on a distant planet, home to "The Withered Land".  

At the heart of an eons-old star system, it is the Last Place in Creation. Under dual suns, one a red giant and the other a blue dwarf, it is a world of Fallen Kings, nomadic mutant tribes, alien monsters and haunted, dead cities. It is a place where Time is broken.

This is the place the Knight D'Spayr calls home and, in order, these are its stories...

1) D'Spayr, A Knight in the Withered Land
2) The Traveler in Red: Warlords of the Withered Land
3) The Withered Land, The Empire Falls: Hell's Avatar
4) The Withered Land: Dragons and Marauders
5) Mune'stahr and Pylott: Hellmarrow, a tale of The Ventriculum
6) The Withered Land, The Empire Falls: Abyssium

And coming soon:

7) Nygeia, Princess of the Withered Land: Palace of A Thousand Devils
8) D'Spayr: The Soldiers of Torment

Cover art by the amazing Stefanie Saw!
Profile Background panel by by Kerem Beyit, 2006

Joseph is a computer technologist currently living in northern California.

* At Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/651517.Joseph_Armstead
* By Light Unseen Media: http://bylightunseenmedia.com/
* LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/author/armsteadjoseph
* At Internet SpecFic Database: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?134829

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"The Withered Land, THE EMPIRE FALLS: ABYSSIUM", PART NINETEEN has just been published!!!   Experience the thrilling and bittersweet CONCLUSION to this epic adventure from the Knight D'Spayr's myster...
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