Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

The Five Elements is free today

Trying another KDP Select promo. Today only The Five Elements is free on Kindle.

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Hello, If you enjoy character-driven fantasy adventure books, I think you'll like The Five Elements. A recent Goodreads reviewer described it as "reminiscent of Lord of the Rings and The Terminator, combined, with lots of precision and details". Far be it from me to refute such nice words. ;-)

What Readers Are Saying

"I loved the story and it was the perfect combination of elemental magic and adventure." - Ritesh Kala, Ritesh Kala's Book Reviews

"The characters are varied (an eslar mercenary, sorcerers, dwarves, hell hounds, demons, etc), interesting, well-drawn, and the action is nearly non-stop." - Chase, Goodreads reviewer

"A story that doesn't deserved to be missed." - Anna-louise, Goodreads reviewer

"Wow - just wow. Scott blends magical realism, elemental powers, alchemy and mechanics into a fascinating story. The setting, characters, and action are superb." - Terra Harmony, author of The Akasha Series

"The Five Elements is an enveloping story that drags you in and doesn't let go. I enjoyed it immensely." - Timmain, & Goodreads reviewer

What It's About

Aaron—scholar, alchemist, and sorcerer's apprentice—wants nothing more than to study his tomes, perform his experiments, and spend time with his closest friend, Shanna. Substitute the occasional romp about the city for the books and plenty of games of crutchit for the smelly alchemicals, and Shanna is just fine with that, too.

Their routines—and their lives—are thrown into chaos when an elemental attack is launched against their home. Aaron thinks Shanna killed, while Aaron himself is forced to flee for his life. For Shanna, who survives that fateful night, the greatest adventure of her life is about to begin. Only the worst of nightmares awaits Aaron: pursued by dwarves, hell hounds, and a demon who will not stop until he is dead, the only thing keeping him alive is his own resourcefulness and an eslar mercenary whose reputation as a killer might make him the worst threat of all.

Though Aaron and Shanna travel different paths, their purpose is joined when they individually learn of the mysterious Fifth Element. Shanna sees it as the final piece in the puzzle that is her destiny. To Aaron's logical mind, it is an impossible ambiguity. Whatever the answer, the Fifth Element draws them back together and into a final confrontation not as allies, but as adversaries.