What to read First! Where should you start?

There are three series to consider. All are set in the same universe. I began telling Stiger and Eli’s story in the middle years…starting with Stiger’s Tigers, published in 2015. Stiger’s Tigers is a great place to start reading. It was the first work I published and is a grand fantasy epic.

However, if you desire, you can easily start with Stiger, Tales of the Seventh, which covers Stiger’s early years. It begins with Stiger’s first military appointment as a wet-behind-the-ears lieutenant serving in Seventh Company during the very beginning of the war against the Rivan on the frontier. This series will see Stiger cut his teeth and develop into the hard charging leader that fans have grown to love. It will also introduce Eli and cover some of their early adventures. These tales should in no way spoil your experience with Stiger’s Tigers. In fact, I believe they will only enhance it.

The Karus Saga is a whole new adventure set in the same universe…many years before Stiger was even born. This series tells how Roman legions made their way to the world of Istros and the founding of the empire. It is set amidst a war of the gods and is full of action, intrigue, adventure, and mystery.

THE EARLY YEARS

(wet behind the ears)

Tales of the Seventh
Part One: Stiger | Part Two: Fort Covenant | Part Three: Eli |
Coming Soon: Part Four: Title Forthcoming | Part Five: Title Forthcoming | Part Six: Title Forthcoming

Stiger, Tales of the Seventh Pt 1:

Bestselling, award-winning author of STIGERS TIGERS, Marc Alan Edelheit, delivers a new action-packed fantasy epic filled with gods and magic.

A nobleman from an infamous family, Ben Stiger, finds himself freshly assigned to Third Legion, Seventh Company as a lowly lieutenant in the opening stages of war between the empire and the Kingdom of the Rivan. Third Legion has been tasked with pursuing a retreating Rivan army back to the border where the empire can take the fight into enemy territory. However, a major obstacle stands in Third Legion’s path: the river Hana. The crossing is sure to be contested and dangerous. Should Third Legion fail to force a crossing, the entire campaign could grind to a disastrous halt.

This is Stiger’s first military appointment. Inexperienced, young, and unsure of himself, Stiger is ostracized by his fellow lieutenants. Worse, he’s been placed under the command of an incompetent officer. With life and reputation on the line, he must learn to understand men far beneath his station and lead them into battle. Stiger struggles not only against the enemy, but against his family's history and his own side to prove himself worthy of serving the empire he loves and earning the respect of the men he leads.

Set amidst the backdrop of an epic war, there are greater forces at work than the young Stiger can even begin to imagine, setting him on the dangerous and lonely path of destiny.

THE MIDDLE YEARS
(main storyline)

Chronicles of an Imperial Legionary Officer
Book One: Stiger’s Tigers | Book Two: The Tiger | Book Three: The Tiger’s Fate
Coming Soon: Book Four: The Tiger’s Time | Book Five: Title Forthcoming | Book Six: Title Forthcoming

Stiger’s Tigers

Winner of the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Bronze Award for Fantasy!!!

The empire has endured many centuries but is now threatened by multiple wars and a major rebellion in the South.

A nobleman from an infamous family, imperial legionary officer, and a born fighter…Captain Ben Stiger finds himself reassigned from a crack legion to the rebellion simmering in the South. Placed in command of a truly terrible company, the 85th Imperial Foot, he is unknowingly sent on a suicide mission to resupply an isolated outpost, the garrison of Vrell. Along the way he must rebuild his new company, gain the respect of the men he leads, survive an assassination attempt, and fight bandits, rebels, and an agent of an evil god. His companions on this journey of discovery and adventure are one of the few remaining elven rangers and a paladin on a quest for the High Father.

The battle to save the empire and the world begins here in the first book of this exciting new series!

THE NEW SERIES
(standalone series set in the same universe)

The Karus Saga
Book One: Lost Legio IX
Coming Soon: Book Two: Title Forthcoming | Book Three: Title Forthcoming | Book Four: Title Forthcoming | Book Five: Title Forthcoming

The Karus Saga

Bestselling, award-winning author of STIGERS TIGERS, Marc Alan Edelheit, delivers a new action-packed fantasy epic filled with gods and magic.

One of history’s greatest mysteries, the Ninth Imperial Legion guarding Rome’s northernmost frontier in Britannia disappeared around the year 122 AD. This is their story.

Badly outnumbered, facing certain destruction, and cut off from supply, the Imperial Roman Ninth Legion Hispana is in a desperate position. Surrounded by the hostile Celtic army, Senior Centurion Lucious Grackus Lisidus Karus must lead his men to safety after unexpectedly finding himself thrust into command of the legion.

Then the unthinkable happens.

Karus and the Ninth are transported to a strange place, far away from the Britannia they knew. The legion’s deliverance from danger at first appears to be a blessing from the gods, but slowly they begin to uncover the secrets of this new land, a world that is slowly being overrun by a terrible evil.

A young woman is discovered in a dungeon, where she has been abandoned and left to starve. Inextricably linked with Karus’s own destiny, she may be the key to salvation, or worse, the instrument of destruction for the Ninth.

Cast adrift in a terrible war, Karus must find his way through the mysteries of this unfamiliar world, one that is filled with true magic, strange alien races, evil gods, and dragons. More importantly, Karus must discover his destiny and complete a desperate task set for him by a god of Rome. Should he fail, it will mean certain destruction for the Ninth, the triumph of evil, and the rise of a new order.

Lost Legio IX is the first book in this exciting series.

‘For these I set no bounds in space or time; but have given empire without end.’
—Jupiter, Virgil’s Aeneid.

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