“It’s a legend of legends, really—the legend of the Heroes of Time.”
~ Jira "Tomescrubber" Dunkeld
Book One: Murdoch's Choice
New to Heroes of Time?
Our Murdoch series is intended for young adults and up, with the main characters ranging from teens (Starlina and Jensen) to their mid-fifties (Zale Murdoch).
The world of Eliorin is a sprawling fantasy setting that we like to get lost in. We hope you'll want to as well! The first entry of the series, Murdoch's Choice, lets you get your toes wet without having to dive into a huge commitment of a novel. (Although if you want that, don't worry... Book Two, Murdoch's Shadow, is more than twice the length of Murdoch's Choice.)
What is Murdoch's Choice about? See for yourself below!
Captain Murdoch has the chance of a lifetime in his grasp… Or is it just a fool’s errand?
Zale “the Gale” Murdoch, one of the greatest seafaring merchants in the kingdom of Tuscawny, is at the top of his game. No one has reached the guild’s grandmaster status in generations, and he’s but one job away, with his biggest rival right on his heels. When a mysterious stranger approaches him with information that will seemingly ensure his success, Zale is tempted.
The mission: to retrieve the Grimstone, a mythical artifact obscured by the shadows of history and religious folklore…an object of immeasurable value…if it’s real. The journey to find out could cost him more than his reputation and a leisurely retirement. He’ll have to battle dark magic on a perilous voyage to the hostile land where the Grimstone is reportedly hidden…a land very few sailors return from alive.
Starlina Murdoch, Zale’s estranged daughter, wants nothing to do with the sea. But Jensen, the boy she loves, is a member of her father’s crew and determined to make a career as a sailor. As she becomes unexpectedly entangled with her father’s voyage, she must find her bearings amongst the crew and decide for herself where her dreams truly lead.
Join Zale, Starlina, and the rest of the crew on an epic adventure of daring, danger, and magic! This is just the first installment of the “Heroes of Time” series, and you won’t want to miss the rest!
But after Murdoch makes his choice...
He must face the consequences.
Choices have consequences, even if you're the famous sea captain Zale "the Gale" Murdoch.
Following their quest for the mythical Grimstone, Zale, his daughter Starlina, and the entire crew find their home town of Warvonia in a dire state. Once a major sea hub, the harbor is in ruin, covered in life-threatening darkfrost. High Count Vidimir Tefu, Zale's former client, will stop at nothing to restore the full might of Void, what he views as the kingdom's salvation. Ancient forces and sorcery from the Shadow Age itself are rallied against Zale, his crew, and his home.
Meanwhile, as Starlina Murdoch witnesses both her father and her fiance, Jensen fall to the Shadow's devices, she must find strength within herself she never knew existed to take up her father's quest for the Eye of Shi'kha, all the while wondering if she will ever see Jensen or her father again.
Can Zale, Starlina, and the motley crew of Murdoch's Mates recover the darkest, once-concealed powers of Void and Shadow and hope to control them before it's too late? Find out in Murdoch's Shadow!