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   Thunder Road - Ice and Fire
   - Published December 21, 2016    ISBN 978-82-91693-21-7

   Damon Terrill is the Storm Child. He is born into the life hostile civilization’s last years, as humanity starts on its return to nature, its return to Life.
   It started with the need for Freedom, the passion of life, and went from there, in new and unforeseen directions, in one, final attempt to get it right.
   – It’s the human being’s path through life, Anya told them. – What challenges, destroys and strengthens it.
   The Thunder Road is making a turn. It always is. Burning Ice, Biting Flame... that is how life began. And that’s how it will renew itself. No matter where humans are going. And now the blade is laid bare, ready to be tempered once more. Humanity’s idiocy, their hubris has finally and fully been visited upon them. The End Time, the final hour, Ragnarok is here. The sea is rising, winds are growing in strength and numbers. A thoroughly rotten society is collapsing under its own weight.
   Humans are natural nomads. Now they become nomads anew, pulled together in small tribes once more, pulled into a fellowship of fate in a final, desperate attempt to survive, to live the life humans are born to live. Finally. Damon, Anya, Andrè, Myriam and many others have started on their way Home.

  

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   Falling
   - Published February 29, 2016    ISBN 978-82-91693-19-4

   She can not rid herself of it, the sense of falling. It is lurking in her dreams, every time she looks at the world from the edge of her vision. The old, cruel oracle at the fair did not tell her anything she did not know.
   Janet of the Blue Flame is born a sorcerer, one with powers of the mind and the body far exceeding those of most others, one in a line reaching far back in antiquity.
   In this modern age she, like many others is virtually unaware of the potential resting in the murky parts of her being. She may know, deep down, but she is not aware… not until the day Malone the Sorcerer comes for her.

   Malone is dark and powerful. His skills and might are unquestionable. His power speaks to her, to her murky depths, roaring in her consciousness like a storm. Janet is only Sweet Sixteen and is overwhelmed in Malone’s presence. When he offers to train her, for her to become his apprentice she consents with an eagerness of a mule chasing the carrot. He is everything she is not, everything she has ever dreamed of being. She leaves her friends and family, leaves behind everything she knows and joins the mighty and enigmatic sorcerer on his quest. His harsh teaching takes her far away, into the nine realms and beyond.
   He gives her her devoirs, gives her everything he promised and more, wishing her good luck, leaving her to pick up the pieces of her life.
   Janet of the Blue Flame is ready for the world…

  

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   Black Dragon
   - Published October 31, 2015    ISBN 978-82-91693-18-7

   The discord was already well established in human society. It just grew louder as time passed.

   One unexplainable, beyond mysterious event changed the world. In one moment, lasting an eternity the Earth and all its creatures was cast in shadow. The sun was blocked out in the sky, and people could only glimpse each other as flickering shapes in a seemingly endless night.
   They called it the Great Darkness, and spent years and countless hours attempting to explain it, speculating in vain on its origin.
   The results of the event weren’t instantaneous, weren’t obvious, but in the years to come many people transformed, gaining new and startling abilities, powers of the mind and the body never before seen on this Earth.
   Lady Grace, Flight Captain, Gimmick, Oracle, The Bowman, Raven Bird and many others rose from the sea of mankind, creatures straight from people’s imagination, the fantastic writings of the world, crime fighters, vigilantes and master criminals similar to those previously described only in comic books living the life of their dreams.
   The world changed, irrevocably, each new big and small dramatic event removing it further from what it had been, its status quo and social relations altered forever.
   Unsettling dreams began haunting them, first at night, in their sleep, and then, slowly, spilling over into their days and waken lives. A creature, a terrifying nightmare rose from the primordial consciousness of them all.
   They called it Black Dragon…

  

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   Afterglow Dust
   - Published June 21, 2014    ISBN 978-82-91693-16-3

   She has died a million times…

   Someone is stalking her. She knows this, knows it at the edge of her vision, where nothing really is seen, only dreamed. Her nightmares give her no peace. She turns and looks behind her. There is nothing there her eyes can see. But in the wind she can hear the wailing cry, the cry of Death. Sniffing that wind, she can smell the blood in her nostrils.
   There is truth in flesh, they say… and there is truth in that. But there is also substance in what cannot be seen, cannot be touched. Claws and fangs cut ceaselessly through the night, looking for her. A silent cry is heard in the dark.
   Someone… or something is stalking her.

   She remembers a kind touch and a slap in the face, and hardly anything else.
   Kathryn Caldwell is Afterglow, a woman of undetermined age, a strange creature wandering the dark corners of the world. Something happened to her once, something horrible, something she can never forget or put out of her mind. It is haunting her every second of her dark days, every moment of her pitiful sleep. She has become an empty shell, a pale imitation of the human being she once was. Long ago, as she measures time, she lost everything valuable in a human being, saw it fall through a crack, irreversible, never to be found again.
   So she is wandering the darkened streets of the modern world, aimlessly, adrift, hardly ever seen, hardly ever there. People cannot see her, but she is there, present in their daily lives, an open wound that will never close.
   No one is safe for Afterglow…

  

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   Alarums of Reality
   - Published February 29, 2012    ISBN 978-82-91693-13-2

   The end is the beginning. The beginning is the end…
   The once so great Caine Manor has become a ruin, one only fit for carrion birds and revenants. No one but daring children and crazed souls dare breach its confines.    The proud and shiny Caine Manor is an outstanding example of renovated architecture at the heart of the city.    Looking at the building, the house, resembling a castle, hidden in a strange, illuminated mist, squinting your eyes, it’s often hard to tell what’s illusion and what’s real. Reality shifts and burns around the Caine Manor, either ruin or proud house, reaching out with strands of night and fire to the surrounding areas and to existence at large. It is the center, or at least one center, in an ever-shifting world.

   Is Chloe Webster dead or alive? Is Marion Dexter? Is Marlon Caine? Or David Fallon Somby? Are they perhaps both? Or neither? What is the world? Is it a brick, a hard, impenetrable wall or closer to something akin to mist and shadow? Existence might make sense, to us, to them, but only in glimpses, only in passing, beyond a corner somewhere ahead. They may wonder. They may die clueless. Because they don’t know, don’t know why terror strikes them and makes their heart beat like a sledgehammer in their chest.    From a place unbound by time and space alarums of reality are reaching out to touch and ultimately engulf them all.

  

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   ShadowWalk
   - Published October 31, 2011    ISBN 978-82-91693-12-5

   The world is changing. They know this, in their core of cores, where everything moves and shifts. Night and fire have followed them all the days of their lives.
   What they carry inside has always scared them, always intrigued them...
   They have always felt different, apart from the crowd. And here, now, they get the confirmation they have always wanted, always yearned for, that they are truly different, a breed apart. The metamorphosis begins. Their minds, their bodies are changing in shocking and unpredictable ways, as what's on the inside is brought to the outside. And as they themselves are changing they are also changing the world.
   Danger awaits them, Life awaits them, in the small, backward New England town. Magick and Mystery may be found beneath unturned stones.
   People, young and old are descending on the small, insignificant town of Northfield, New England.
   Boys and girls, students at the school of Life, Seekers, yearning for what's different, what's hidden.
   They're seeking within and without, high and low.
   And here, in this dusty, remote place they're finding it, turning the stone, finding the strength within themselves to be themselves, to break out of confines, to the world beyond. And in time, after the initial, tentative steps, pushing down paths new and undreamed of.
   And the present day order sees them for what they are... Agents of Change, a threat to any establishment, any imposed reality. The heatwave, the worst in living memory is nothing compared to the boiling within the human heart. The Indian Summer heralds the twilight of mankind.

  

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   Dreams Belong to the Night
   - Published June 21, 2011    ISBN 978-82-91693-11-8

   New, emerging urban rebel guerilla groups, freedom fighters, called terrorists by enraged authorities are overwhelming Europe.
   What is, in truth terrorism? Who does it to whom?
   How much can a human being take of bondage, injustice, degradation and destruction of spirit...
  until being fed up?

   Present day society is a wound not closing.
   In a modern world society destroying everything making life worth living there are those, who, through coincidence and fate, have decided not to take it anymore.
  And as they are making that decision, together and as individuals, they are also starting on a journey, a journey back to humanity's roots.
  Judith, Sivert, Kim, Willhelm, Anya and many more.
  A handful of people against an entire world.

  This is their story...

  

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   The Janus Clan Book One: The Defenseless - Published July 21, 2010
   ISBN 978-82-91693-08-8

   The two rivers meet and join in the city of Denver, becoming one...

   The two dark brothers, growing up with their sister Linda in a mundane, average suburb, a place well entrenched in modern United States and the world, have since their moment of birth been at odds with the world... and with each other.
   Mike and Ted Cousin are not who they are. There is a mystery here, one of birth and upbringing, one of fate. Violence and death, blood and fire follow them all the days of their lives. The fire is resting somewhere inside... waiting for the Spark.
   Their parents know something, but are not telling. The policeman Mark Stewart and their aunt Trudy do, too. Everybody knows something, pieces of the whole, but nobody knows the whole truth, nobody telling it.
   The ancient power is returning to the world, a world massively suffering from physical and spiritual poison, on the brink of collapse and a collective tailspin suicide run without peer in human history. Magick is returning from its long exile. Thus begins the story of the wild beasts rising from their ashes.
   The Spark is struck, horrible and terrifying.

  

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   Your Own Fate - Published August 21, 2010    ISBN 978-82-91693-05-7

   From The Book of Fate:
   In the Book of Fate there is everything. Every incident, all times, everything that has been, that is, that will ever be, everything that might be, everything that could have been.
   But who is writing it? Who is penning it? Who is turning page by page, too many to be counted, blowing in the wind? Does it perhaps write itself, with a pen moving across the yellow sheets? Or is it a hand moving the pen, one unseen, one stretching back into the past, back to the time before everything was created, creating itself from nothing?

   Timothy Joyce is an enigma, a man without a past, appearing from nowhere, to go on a rampage in an astonished world.

   Jeremy Zahn is hunting Timothy Joyce. It seems like he has always been hunting him, from old London, from the island of angels, where it is said they met for the first time, to the city of angels, California, the new world.
   Here, on this shaky ground, following confrontations spanning the world, its time and space the two will fight for the last time.
   And the world is watching, its people shivering in their frozen hearts.

   It isn't what you think. It never is.

  

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   The Janus Clan Book Two: The Slaves - Published November 11, 2010
   ISBN 978-82-91693-09-5

   Civilization needs slaves, needs cogs in the machine, a braindead population in a world filled with shame, for the machinery to keep working. Everybody is defenseless in a certain sense in present day society, bred to be servants, to be victims, to be slaves.
   A group of youths was kidnapped, broken and brainwashed to fit the needs of the Cabal of people calling themselves Abraxas Omega, a clandestine organization working behind the throne, the seats of power on present day Earth.
   On the passenger liner M/S Aphrodite, a playground for the rich and powerful. The streets and houses of London. In the American desert. In the highest political and executive offices around the world.
   A ghost is hunting the slavers, a specter from the past thought long dead, slowly gaining substance, gaining life. In the city of London the spark is struck, the Burning begins, one that in time will engulf everything, from the deepest sewer to the highest tower.
   Ted Warren is born in that seething cauldron.

  

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   Night on Earth. - Published December 12, 2010.
   ISBN 978-82-91693-07-1

   This is said to be the age of enlightenment and reason...
   A culmination of thousands of years' development and illumination.

   The hunters are dying off, they say. Their day is done, in favor of the new, enlightened time of neon lights, technology and civilization.
   But a hunter is stalking the streets of London. A creature without form, eyes and skin. In a city on the brink of chaos, of social and economic collapse it's stalking cops, killing them in ever more horrible ways. Sheila Watts is a hunter. She's a cop.
   Sheila is lost, losing herself further by the second. She's losing herself, finding herself, as she's closing in on the creature of the night, as it is closing in on her.

   Sheila Watts can taste the sweet blood in her mouth...

  

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   The Janus Clan Book Three: Birds Flying in the Dark
   - Published April 30, 2011    ISBN 978-82-91693-10-1

   Ted and Elizabeth Warren are finally claiming their name. In the crowded city of London, in the wilderness of the American Rocky Mountains they come of Age, learning more of what and who they are.
   Ted and Tilla settle in London, with many of their old friends. Their eyes are open, wide open. They see the world. They see it in every street, every house, see it for what it is, not the fairy tale they have been told, told from birth it is. And the world sees them. It reaches for them with its machinery and its dull claws. The past will not let them go, and neither will the future.
   Elizabeth is growing up. She sees the falseness of it all, the reality behind the façade, the illusion. She is looking, looking for the truth of the world and also for the truth behind the mystery that is her life. And she finds it, finds the first sparks, the first exploding sparks. She is Changing, changing into something Other. Her body is changing, but most of all she is changing inside… into what she has always been.
   The Janus Clan has been dormant for decades, but now it is once again, finally, asserting itself in the world, and they… and the world will never be the same.

  

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   The Janus Clan Book Four: At the End of the Rainbow
   - Published October 31, 2012    ISBN 978-82-91693-14-9

   There is a treasure at the end of the rainbow, or so the legend says, a place, an El Dorado, a Xanadu, a paradise, a heaven where all wishes are granted, a lush and peaceful garden people have been searching for since time immemorial.

   Ted and Elizabeth Warren have finally, at a terrible cost claimed their name. They leave their safe haven in the American Rockies, and they begin their tour, their Journey across the Earth. They cross the United States on a motorbike, first traveling west, stopping in Las Vegas, playing the stakes, throwing the dice, then traveling east and south, ending up in New Orleans, the City of the Dead, where they find more mystery, the mystery that is their life, find Life and find Death, find David Gidman, find Mark Stewart locked in a horrible battle of supremacy.
   An eccentric millionaire invites them to accompany him on a treasure hunt in the South American jungle, and they go, go into the moist and hot jungle, to old and new pyramids, hiding terrible secrets. And everything else is traveling with them, every ghost, every shadow. Old enemies and friends… or both, join them there, in the lush, green and lethal surroundings. Ghosts of the past, ghosts of the future, and it’s all one.
   Death, tangible and true, awaits them in the pyramid of fear.

  

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   Poetry:

  

  

  

   Amos Keppler: Collected Poems 1989 - 2003. - Published April 30, 2011.
   ISBN 978-82-91693-06-4

   Venture into existence with Amos Keppler, into the rainbow, of red and green, shadow and pitch black. Experience Life through ShadowWalker’s many senses.
   That’s all, folks.

   Contains eight collections of poems, all 291 written from November 1989 to august 2003.

   The Green Rose 1989 - 1993
   Cry of the Jester 1993
   Poems of the Hot Wind 1994 to 1996
   Travels And Revels, Life and Magick, Tales from Hell and Beyond - Aleister Crowley 1995 - 1996
   The Infinity Cycle 1995 - 1998
   Chronicles of Our Dreams 1998 - 2001
   Diary of a Traveling Man 2002
   TheBeautifulExcitingWorldinPieces January to August 2003

   Also included are author’s remarks and background material.

  

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   Secrets - Published August 21, 2013.
   ISBN 978-82-91693-15-6

   These are descriptions of what cannot be described.

   These words within deal with the current world as it is, its prevalent and extensive alienation, inequality and injustice, its ongoing destruction of both spirit and flesh, of everything making life worth living.

   But most of all it’s about the Night, the great darkness, the dark passions ruling us all, what those in charge more than anything want to take away from us.

   Words have power...

   Contains 140 poems written from August 2003 to July 2013.

  

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   To read those of my poems available on the web go to Firewind and The Poetic Site

  

Some of the places on the web they are for sale:

  

   Amazon.com

   Barnes & Noble

   Barnes & Noble also has countless physical stores across North America.

   Amazon.co.uk

   Amazon.ca

   The Book Depository

   Gardners (search with ISBN numbers)

   Waterstones

   Waterstones has physical stores all over United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, The Netherlands and Europe.

   Blackwells

   Powell's Books

   Paddyfield (Hong Kong)

   Booktopia (Australia)

   Fishpond (Australia)

   The Mighty ape (New Zealand)

   If any of the links don't work, please notify us at manofhood@yahoo.com

  

   If the store near you doesn't have the books or claim that they can't order it for you, give them the author, title and ISBN number and insist that they order it. Several of the world's largest distributors offer the books. That means it will be available also in non-english speaking countries. If you, for instance live on continental Europe and your store has an English language book section (which most stores have today), it should most definitely be available there.

   Recently a potential reader had trouble with a store that said they couldn’t and wouldn’t and were downright unable to get the books. After quite a lot of persistence on his part the store agreed to contact Midnight Fire Media and when it did all possible confusion and misinterpretations the store and its employees had about Print on Demand, availability, independent publishers or anything were cleared up. Even their cluttered data was cleared up. What was a potential customer now is a very happy reader.

  

   Btw Amos Keppler isn't really that prolific. His current busy publishing schedule is a result of many years of writing prior to the publishing of the novel The Defenseless.

  

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Upcoming titles (written word):

  

   Unnamed anthology of novellas and short stories - To be published April 30, 2017

   Selected articles and essays - Amos Keppler - To be published June 21, 2017

   Season of the Witch - To be published October 31, 2017

   The Janus Clan - Lewis of Modern York - To be published April 30, 2018

   Afterglow Rain - To be published October 31, 2018

  

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