ROGUES OF MERTH:
THE ADVENTURES OF DAREON AND BLUE, BOOK 1
One night in Merth, that most westerly city tottering on the edge of the Succulent Sea, a desperate young poet swordsman and an ingenous young tribal warrior meet by chance or fate or luck. Their unlikely friendship sets them on a course of adventures across the wild mysterious continent of Plemora, where they face monsters, magicians, maledictions, and things nameless and far stranger.
Swashbuckling swordplay, metaphysical mystery, comforting camaradrie, erotic innuendo, monstrous menace, and a fine measure of mirth. A novel length collection of Heroic Fantasy Sword and Sorcery Adventures in the tradition of the Golden Age (Leiber, Vance, Moorcock, Howard, and Moore).
PRAISE FOR ROGUES OR MERTH: THE ADVENTURES OF DAREON AND BLUE, BOOK 1
“Colorful and Exciting. Dareon and Blue are interesting and involving people to spend time with…the more involved stories show an imaginative force and a real belief in the core of the characters’ motivations that compel the reader’s interest. There is plenty of room for additional intriguing adventures for this pair of characters, and I for one will be happy to see where their lives lead them.”
— RICH HORTON, EDITOR OF THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
“Zoltan’s writing was witty and easy to read. The stories are varied enough in content and fast-paced, holding the reader’s interest throughout. I should also like to note that the small pieces of Dareon’s poetry and diary entries lend a very nice touch, helping to bring the world of Plemora alive.
Zoltan’s Rogues of Merth reminds me of everything in my youth that caused me to fall in love with fantasy in the first place. Lovers of the genre, especially of the classic sword-and-sorcery sub-genre, are sure to enjoy this lively collection.”
— TANGENT ONLINE MAGAZINE (Tara Grimravn, Reviewer)
“Dareon & Blue are worthy successors to Leiber’s Fafhrd & Gray Mouser.” —BOB A. FAUST, AUTHOR OF SCRAPPERS AND BRINK OF BATTLE WARGAMES
“A wonderful and enthralling read…the thing that made me enjoy these stories even more than I expected at first was the writing style; it’s evocative, witty in its dialogues and contains just the right amount of well-placed humour (something I feel is often terribly missing nowadays in the Fantasy genre). It is clear that the author has put a lot of effort into his writing and as a result it is a delight to read. I highly recommend this book. If you enjoy Fantasy and especially Sword & Sorcery in the same vein as Fritz Leiber and Michael Moorcock, then this is a must read for you.” —GABRIEL TREMBLAY, AMAZON.CA REVIEWER
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BETTING ON THE SHADOWS
CONTEMPORARY AND DARK FANTASY TALES OF
TRANSFORMATION AND REDEMPTION
PRAISE FOR BETTING ON THE SHADOWS
“Zoltan works these stories like the best card sharp, deftly serving up winning hand after winning hand. He isn’t placing empty bets, he’s all-in. Betting on the Shadows hits the jackpot.”
— STEVEN SAVILE, AWARD-WINNING AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR
Includes the stories:
Betting On the Shadows
Two mysterious beings gamble on the fate of all mankind
As failed professional baseball hopeful Sam Sterling tries to pick up the pieces of his broken life, he finds a flyer for a mysterious carnival that suddenly appears in town on the same night that he notices a strange red falling star.
Professor of English Literature William Gregory ponders his life as he lounges on the sofa in his living room and judges everything to be perfect; until he notices the dark spots on the ceiling.
Luck Is for Suckers
Artie Sterling doesn’t believe in luck until it suddenly all runs out. But then it seems to return when he meets a mysterious beautiful woman in a Vegas casino.
A man flying home from New York to Los Angeles struggles to cope with the loss of his beloved wife and the almost simultaneous gain of an extraordinary power.
A brilliant painter is haunted by the success of a hackneyed mediocre talent with whom he attended art school.
Women On The Verge of a Metaphysical Breakdown
A writer who is drifting through life and his career is shanghaied by a mysterious woman at a Hollywood party who is convinced that she is trapped in a dream.
The Last Recital
A man wanders the streets of New York’s Greenwich Village and happens upon a piano recital by a brilliant unknown prodigy.
House of Strange Memories
Two brothers search for their father in the house in which they grew up only to find that the house has grown up without them—and is still growing.
Swing City Seven
A man seeks his estranged brother in a comic shop amidst the windy streets of Chicago and finds himself trapped in an adolescent fantasy.
COMING IN AUTUMN 2019!
TOMORROW GIRL AND OTHER TALES
OF TIME TRAVEL, STRANGE DIMENSIONS AND
PRAISE FOR TOMORROW GIRL
“From 1960’s Hollywood to worlds beyond imagination, secret agents traverse time, space, dimensions, and parallel universes to protect the human race, and inadvertently, fall in love. An electrifying collection with compelling characters!”
— JAY STRONGMAN, AUTHOR OF “RITUAL OF THE SAVAGE” AND FORMER WRITER FOR THE LONDON SUNDAY TIMES AND VOGUE
A young starlet in 1964 Hollywood is experiencing strange visions, haunting dreams, and inexplicable phenomenon that build to a climax when two mysterious men claiming to be entertainment agents vie for her attention.
The Never Men
While on tour to promote his latest creation, a comic book writer meets a mysterious woman that introduces him to a fantastic world that he believed only existed in his mind.
A time agent works to build a device that can transport the woman he loves from an alien conquered world to his side, using the single indefinable strand that still connects their two universes.
Three Kings in Darkness
An aging journalist retreats to a seaside town to escape life and falls into the hands of dark forces intent on mankind’s destruction.
Lazarus Come Forth!
A lab assistant is summoned by his former employer to witness the activation of a device that could pierce the fabric of reality to reveal a dangerous world beyond imagination.
A world-weary man makes the dubious decision to move to Los Angeles to find his purpose in life and is unknowingly recruited by a secret organization that fights for mankind’s survival across the stars.
Two time-traveling agents from Mars are sent to 1964 Earth to retrieve a mysterious artifact of unknown power, not realizing their greatest danger lies in their own hearts.
COMING IN AUTUMN 2019!
THE LONG LONG LONG LONG RESCUE
AN EPIC TALE OF THE INCOMPARABLE QUILL
Quantillion Quill! The Adventurer Whose Reputation Proceeds Him, Usually Leaving Him Far Behind.
Once in a generation, a novel comes along that changes the very structure of language, that challenges the very meaning of society, that forever alters the literary landscape.
This is not that book.
But that’s okay. You wouldn’t like that book anyway. I’ve read it. It’s overwritten, drags in places, and leaves you feeling inadequate. And boy, is that ending depressing! Trust me, you’d much prefer a rollicking good adventure of fantastic events and exploits featuring a dashing, fairly competent hero and a clever nagging sidekick. It’s written just enough, doesn’t drag, and leaves you feeling happy to be alive. You’d rather read that, wouldn’t you?
It’s good to be honest with yourself. So, read The Long, Long, Long, Long Rescue. You’ll honestly be glad you did.
PRAISE FOR THE LONG LONG LONG LONG RESCUE
“I wish my adventure had been this fun. Two thumbs and seven fingers up for The Long Long Long Long Rescue!” — FRODO BAGGINS
“More hilarious than my theory of relativity!” — ALBERT EINSTEIN
“I laughed so hard I nearly puked. Then I read this book.” — GROUCHO MARX
“The greatest novel ever written…for me to poop on!” — TRIUMPH, THE INSULT COMIC DOG
COMING IN EARLY 2020!
Dream Tower Media’s second fiction release is the romantic retro science fiction thriller, The Strand, by Robert Zoltan. Two Lovers, a universe apart. Guy, a scientist and soldier, Traveler across worlds. Hope, a brave young woman trapped on an occupied world and running out of time. The only thing that keeps them together is his improbable invention: A device that connects his universe with hers by a single Strand.
The story can be purchased as an ebook HERE.
The story was also produced as a thrilling full audio drama!
Purchase your very own copy now for only $4.99!
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The dramatization is produced by Dream Tower Media, with music by composer and songwriter Robert Zoltan (Kiss the Girl Music), promotional art by Portal Design, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer.
Michael W. Cho, writing for Black Gate Magazine , said: “Robert Zoltan, author, composer, and illustrator, has taken the time to craft a deep and immersive program. His latest offering, “The Strand,” is short, compressed tale, which may have gone without a single commercial break back in the old days. Nonetheless, it contains all the ingredients of compelling drama — passionate characters, a setting bursting with possibilities, high stakes, and a very clever literary device which underpins it all.” Read the whole article here.
THE BLUE LAMP
Dream Tower Media is proud to present its first fiction release, the mysterious sword and sorcery adventure, The Blue Lamp, by Robert Zoltan. Part of his Rogues of Merth series, The Blue Lamp features the recurring reluctant adventurers, the poet swordsman Dareon Vin, and his Indari warrior companion whom he has nicknamed Blue (his real tribal name is a secret known only to his tribe).
The Story Goes Something Like This…
When Blue goes missing in the city of Merth for two days, Dareon’s search for his friend leads him to Ravel’s Exquisite Emporium, where he becomes prey to an unusual predatory salesman. Meanwhile, Blue fights for his life and perhaps his very soul, with the aid of Malika, a dancer from Khulan, against an otherworldly foe that seems omnipotent.
When is danger the safest path? How can you become victorious in a fight you cannot win?
Join Dareon and Blue and find out, in The Blue Lamp!
The Blue Lamp was also produced as a fabulous full audio drama!
Purchase your very own copy below!
Click on the button to purchase. After your transaction, you will be
redirected to a page with the download link.
The Blue Lamp Audio Drama received a rave review from Black Gate magazine! You can read it here.
The dramatization is produced by Dream Tower Media, with music by composer and songwriter Robert Zoltan, promotional illustrations by Zoltan, and the voice talent of Robert Zoltan and Danita Bayer. The Blue Lamp was first published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly. Here is some of the glowing praise for the story from editors and magazine reviewers:
Adrian Simmons of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly:
“Adventure fiction in the classic style, Zoltan’s tale will take you from the mundane and into a world of magic and mystery not seen since the glory days of the pulps.”
Fletcher Vredenburgh of Black Gate Magazine:
A (SPOILER), a (SPOILER), and an eerie blue lamp figure in Robert Zoltan’s very fun and self-illustrated, “The Blue Lamp.” For any fan of Sword & Sorcery, those three things should be enough to make you read the story. We know what we like and when we seen it we flock to it like, well, moths.”
Nicky Magas of Tangent Online:
“…the prose, the dialogue, and characters do their part smoothly and come together to give the lesson that two swords are always better than one.”
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