Charles Moffat is a Canadian writer who writes both fiction and non-fiction. He has been writing and publishing fictional works since the age of ten. His early works were primarily were short stories about pirate adventures which were published on a weekly basis in a local newspaper.
As Moffat got older he began writing more fantasy works, often delving into plots involving espionage and assassins. In recent years he has become a fan of Robert E. Howard (the creator of Conan the Barbarian) and become interested in traditional sword and sorcery fantasy.
His writing style is action-packed and incorporates fight choreography, martial arts with detailed (often metaphorical) plots. His major work (The Crimson Companions Trilogy) is a series of three novels which focuses heavily on firearms, a technological/magical arms race and espionage/sabotage and assassinations, creating metaphors for the real world's thirst for armaments.
One of his other works of note was "Rise of the Blade" a novel written for the popular Harpers series of Forgotten Realms. Unfortunately at the time of submission the publisher TSR was bought out by rival company Wizards of the Coast, the Harpers series was cancelled, and consequently the novel wasn't published. Bootleg copies of his book are now circulating the internet.
Fantasy authors whom Moffat enjoys include (in alphabetical order by last name): Marion Zimmer Bradley, Terry Brooks, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lewis Carroll, Elaine Cunningham, L. Sprague de Camp, Troy Denning, Dave Duncan, David Eddings, Terry Goodkind, Jeff Grubb, Tracy Hickman, Robert E. Howard, Robert Jordan, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, Richard A. Knaak, Mercedes Lackey, C.S. Lewis, H. P. Lovecraft, George R. R. Martin, Kate Novak, Terry Pratchett, J. K. Rowling, R.A. Salvatore, J. R. R. Tolkien, Margaret Weis and Tad Williams.
These days Moffat is working on many different projects, including his series of heroic fantasy novels "The Adventures of Wrathgar", his dark fantasy short stories for "The Lilith Bloodstone Series", and his Sword & Sorcery series "Wulfric the Wanderer". All of these books are set in the fictional kingdom of "Korovia" and are part of a fictional world Moffat has been working on since Winter 1999.
The Adventures of Wrathgar
The Assassin's Trail
A young hunter and ranger Wrathgar comes from a tribe of barbarians known as the Baarstammderstark. Follow Wrathgar as he journeys forth from his land to find and bring back the head of murderer, rescue a priestess before she can be sacrificed to a foul god, and find a wayward daughter who is being hunted by assassins.
Five years after undergoing the Test of Manhood, young Wrathgar is tasked with bringing back the head of the murderer Muddenklaw who sought vengeance against his own people and murdered innocents. But Muddenklaw has escaped from the Snowfell Mountains and fled south past the dreaded Ogre Swamp to the more civilized lands to the south, becoming a murderer-for-hire.
Will Wrathgar be able to find the murderer, and bring about justice for those who were killed? Or will Muddenklaw escape into a world of assassins who hide in the shadows waiting to strike? Who will win in the showdown between the barbarian ranger and the assassin?
The Assassin's Trail - The Adventures of Wrathgar: Volume I (Paperback $7.99)
The Assassin's Trail - The Adventures of Wrathgar: Volume I (Kindle eBook $3.99)
The Demon's Sacrifice
Released December 1st 2019.
The sleepy farming village of Millkrest has been attacked and their virgin priestess has been abducted, presumably to be sacrificed to the foul god Masexus at a shrine deep in the woods east of the village. The barbarian Wrathgar teams up with the wizard Soljargon, the half-elf priestess Helene, the skilled elf archer Gyburn, and the halfling sneak-thief Kaeto in order to rescue her. If sacrificed her life-force will be used to summon a demon prince...
But they are heavily outnumbered and teamwork is not their strong suit, and Wrathgar has been forced into a leadership role when he has no experience in leading others. Worse, Gyburn and Kaeto keep arguing, and Kaeto keeps getting into trouble. What will Wrathgar have to do to forge the group into a team? What will it take to rescue the priestess and prevent the demon prince from being summoned? What sacrifices will have to be made in order to defeat the evil brewing deep in the woods?
The Demon's Sacrifice - The Adventures of Wrathgar: Volume II (Paperback $17.99)
The Demon's Sacrifice - The Adventures of Wrathgar: Volume II (Kindle eBook $8.99)
The Blizzard's Daughter
Coming March 1st 2020. Pre-order the Kindle eBook for $2.99.
The following novella takes place between Books I and II:
'Blizzards' are wizards who specialize in ice magic (cryomancy) and have undergone a transformation that turns their skin blue. They become immune to the cold, but vulnerable to fire, and their cryomancy magic is enhanced dramatically. They are also very rare as only the toughest wizards can survive the magical transformation without dying...
The hunter and tracker Wrathgar knows little of wizards and their ways, but when an elderly Blizzard approaches him and asks him to track down his missing daughter and bring her home he agrees to the task knowing little of what lies ahead. What he doesn't know is that there is a prophecy about "a child of a Blizzard" and people seeking to stop the prophecy from happening have set their sights on the Blizzard's Daughter. If they can kill her maybe they can stop the prophecy from happening.
The Blizzard's Daughter - The Adventures of Wrathgar (Kindle eBook $2.99)
The Lilith Bloodstone Series
Lilith is a young necromancer who seeks to help people and use necromancy for good, but she has many challenges in front of her as she embarks on a series of quests to destroy undead, solve murders, banish demons, exorcise devils, behead zombies and more. Witty, exciting and non stop fun!
Visit The Lilith Bloodstone Series main page to learn more about this character and her adventures. Each Lilith Bloodstone book is available exclusively on Amazon, but is available in both eBook and Paperback formats.
LILITH BLOODSTONE BOOK I - The Black Rose (Kindle eBook #3.49)
× The Black Rose
× Rise of the Red Moon
× The Baby & the Village
LILITH BLOODSTONE BOOK II - On Death's Door (Kindle eBook #3.99)
× One to be Reckoned With
× The Night of the Dead
× On Death's Door
LILITH BLOODSTONE BOOK III - The Astral Plane (Kindle eBook #3.99)
× The Emissary of Darkness
× The Astral Plane
× Out for Blood
In the event that you prefer to just buy all of the books at once you can simply purchase the Lilith Bloodstone Omnibus Collection, which is available in both Trade Paperback and eBook formats.
THE LILITH BLOODSTONE OMNIBUS COLLECTION (Paperback $19.99)
THE LILITH BLOODSTONE OMNIBUS COLLECTION (Kindle eBook $9.99)
Korovia Short Stories
× Black Monoliths of Al-Kazar (Wulfric the Wanderer, Kindle eBook $2.99)
× Brutus & Avianna (A Fantasy Love Story, Kindle eBook $2.99)
× The Imp's Arrow
× The Princess and the Foxalope
× The Turkey Vulture's Tale
× The Fable of Sir Fartsalot
× The Fable of the Boring Dwarf
× The Fable of the Graverobber and the Cursed Cutlass
× The Fable of the Ice Mephit
× The Fable of the Incubus of Izhamet
× The Fables of the Jackalope
× The Fable of the Sibilant Snake
× The Fable of the Wolfkin
The Crimson Companions Series