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James Calbraith is a Poland-born British writer, foodie and traveller.

Growing up in communist Poland on a diet of powdered milk, Lord of the Rings and soviet science-fiction, he had his first story published at the ripe age of eight. After years of bouncing around Polish universities, he moved to London in 2007 and started writing in English. His debut historical fantasy novel, "The Shadow of Black Wings", has reached ABNA semi-finals. It was published in July 2012 and hit the Historical Fantasy and Alternate History bestseller lists on Amazon US & UK.

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The Year of the Dragon Series, Books 1-4: The Crimson Robe
by James Calbraith
BEST-SELLING ORIENTAL FANTASY - DRAGONS, WIZARDS AND SAMURAI! Described as "part Harry Potter, part Shogun", James Calbraith's "The Year of the Dragon" series is an epic tale of magic, intrigue and war in a world of dragon riding marines, wizard-controlled ironclads and vampire samurai. This is a bundle edition of the first four...
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The Chrysanthemum Seal (The Year of the Dragon, Book 5)
by James Calbraith
It's the middle of summer in the Year of the Dragon. The hunt for the Crimson Robe may be over, but the adventure continues... With Bran seemingly gone from Yamato forever, his friends settle in their new lives, their common adventures a distant memory. Sato enrolls in Lord Nariakira's school of wizardry, while Nagomi joins her...
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The Rising Tide (The Year of the Dragon, Book 4)
by James Calbraith
OUT NOW: BOOK FIVE, THE CHRYSANTHEMUM SEAL! The thrilling conclusion to the hunt for the Crimson Robe in the fourth volume of the best-selling historical fantasy saga, "The Year of the Dragon". Bran, Sato and Nagomi embark on the final stage of their chase, aided by the last of the were-bears of Chinzei and the powerful and cunning...
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The Warrior's Soul (The Year of the Dragon, Book 2)
by James Calbraith
"This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear and delight ... a familiar yet highly original fantasy that is a worthwhile read." — Publishers Weekly Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2012 semi-finalist. An ancient empire stands on the brink of a civil war. Their quest may push it...
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The Islands in the Mist (The Year of the Dragon, Book 3)
by James Calbraith
"An intriguing and impressive series.” —Ben Galley, author of the Emaneska Series Amazon Bestseller in Historical Fantasy and Alternate Fiction Guided by the mysterious samurai, Bran and the girls reach the fabled shrine of Kirishima, where his dragon is held. But other forces are also keen to put their hands on the prize... The...
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Transmissions
by James Calbraith
The first television broadcast signal is now almost 90 light years away from Earth. What would human colonists on distant worlds feel like receiving these ancient transmission for the first time? TRANSMISSION has first been published in eFiction magazine in June 2012, and received Honorary Mention in On The Premises magazine in November...
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Dragons' Fall: Tales from the Mirror Worlds
by James Calbraith
Two novellas and two short stories from the Mirror Worlds epic fantasy universe. DRAGONBONE CHEST Duke Ayaris is a dragon slayer. He's the only one left in the world, and he is hunting after the last of the dragons. He is about to fulfil his life's destiny. A dying old man asks him to take care of his beautiful young daughter. But...
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Dragonsbane: a Mirror Worlds novella
by James Calbraith
Ennaki's Master is a dragon slayer. But not just any dragon slayer: each beast he slays is greater and more powerful than the previous one, and each fight brings more woe and damage to the innocents around. As the knight proceeds with his murderous scheme, Ennaki begins to doubt and wonder. Is his Master's secret plan really worth the...
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The Withering Flame (The Year of the Dragon, Book 6)
by James Calbraith
For centuries, the world outside Yamato turned, while in the island nation, little changed. But the barbarians have finally broken through the gates, and the rebels have risen openly. Bran reunites with his father on Dejima, just as the Bataavians and the local daimyo prepare to join the rebellion against the Taikun. Nagomi follows her...
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The Shattering Waves (The Year of the Dragon, Book 7)
by James Calbraith
It is the time of Darkness, as prophesied by the priests and soothsayers. Armies clash, cities burn. The sparks of hope are few and scattered. The Kiheitai, leaderless and purposeless after the disastrous Battle of Heian, flee to the harbour city of Naniwa. Hiding among them, Bran and Nagomi plot to release Sato from the clutches of the...
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Gentle Happiness: Haiku of Japanese Sweets
by James Calbraith
Either as a crucial ingredient of the tea ceremony, an important element of shrine rituals, or simply as a way to cool oneself during the scorching Japanese summer, sweets are as central to Japanese life and culture as poetry or gardening. To me, they have also been a way to experience this culture - and some of my best memories of Japan...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Poetry; Regional & International Cooking
The Shadow of Black Wings (The Year of the Dragon, Book 1)
by James Calbraith
AMAZON EXCLUSIVE: NEW UPDATED EDITION! Tightened and cleaned up, as you - the readers - requested. 2nd Edition, revised and edited, April 2013 "Fast paced and full of energy" --Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt "This manuscript is full of highly crafted detail that will make readers shiver at times with fear...
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Dragonbone Chest: a Mirror Worlds novella
by James Calbraith
We do not know where the Forgetting had come from, what causes it and how exactly does it work... all we know is that nobody is safe from its dark touch, nobody knows where and when it will strike. A prince, a pauper, a wizard, a child... it can happen to anybody and there is no way to prevent it. Duke Ayaris is a dragon slayer. He's...
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The Last Dragon King (The Year of the Dragon, Book 8)
by James Calbraith
How will Bran save himself from a cave full of hungry, feral dragons? Who's the mysterious man Gwen and Nagomi meet at the Gates of Otherworld? Will they be able to rescue Sato from the Serpent's claws? And will the Southern Imperial Army manage to defeat the Taikun's forces in their march on Edo? All these questions - and more - will...
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The Year of the Dragon Series, Books 5-8: The Eight-Headed Serpent
by James Calbraith
Described as "part Harry Potter, part Shogun", James Calbraith's "The Year of the Dragon" series is an epic tale of magic, intrigue and war in a world of dragon riding marines, wizard-controlled ironclads and vampire samurai. This is a bundle edition of the final four books of the best-selling historical fantasy saga, containing the...
Today's Price: $9.99
Categories: All Fantasy; All Science Fiction
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