THE EMPIRE OF ASHES releases on June 1!

Almost two years ago, on June 1, 2020, I began writing a fantasy story (called Kindling at the time). I had no idea it would end with a total of over 100,000 words, or that it would take so many months of painstaking revising and editing. But, after much work, I have finally finished it.So, … Continue reading THE EMPIRE OF ASHES releases on June 1!

Selections from a new project

I recently completed the outline for my latest project, a complex fantasy/sci-fi/dystopian epic set in both our world and another. ANCESTOR is a story unlike any I've ever endeavored to tell before. It takes things in entirely new directions, using modes of storytelling different from what I'm used to (something you'll see in later excerpts). … Continue reading Selections from a new project

“The Forgetting Moon”: Bringing Together Old and New in a Superb Union

The Forgetting Moon is the first book of The Five Warrior Angels, an ongoing epic fantasy series by Brian Lee Durfee, an author based out of Salt Lake City. The book takes its title from a fictional weapon within its narrative, an enchanted axe named Forgetting Moon. Sadly enough, Durfee's work is mostly obscure in … Continue reading “The Forgetting Moon”: Bringing Together Old and New in a Superb Union

An excerpt from my current writing project

The assassin came sometime in the late hours of the night. As assassins often did.It was Ember who first sensed that something was wrong. The depth of his phoenix's preternatural abilities still sometimes shocked Magnus—he wished that just this once he had listened to Ember's warning.There is someone on the tower wall, the phoenix said … Continue reading An excerpt from my current writing project