Author: M.C. Planck

M.C. Planck is the author of The Kassa Gambit. After a nearly-transient childhood, he hitchhiked across the country and ran out of money in Arizona. So he stayed there for thirty years, raising dogs, getting a degree in philosophy, and founding a scientific instrument company. Having read virtually everything by the old masters of SF&F, he decided he was ready to write. A decade later, with a little help from the Critters online critique group, he was actually ready. He was relieved to find that writing novels is easier than writing software, as a single punctuation error won't cause your audience to explode and die. When he ran out of dogs, he moved to Australia to raise his daughter with kangaroos.

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Judgment at Verdant Court - World of Prime, #3

Judgment at Verdant Court
  • Number: 9781633882294
  • Release: 2016-12-06
  • Author: M.C. Planck
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Pyr / Prometheus / Humanity
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The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war.

Our hero faces evil on two fronts: a friend turned murderer by the power of magic, and an entire nation of murderous wolf-men. One he has to save from the vengeful clutches of the Druids, and the other from the mercenary greed of the king. But the true enemy is despair: the shame of a man who has done terrible things, and the madness of a man who is doing terrible violence. Can Christopher pick a path through broken and bloody bodies that still leaves room for goodness?


Gold Throne in Shadow - World of Prime, #2

Gold Throne in Shadow
  • Number: 9781633880962
  • Release: 2015-10-13
  • Author: M.C. Planck
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Pyr / Prometheus / Humanity
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The continuing adventures of Christopher Sinclair, mechanical engineer turned priest of war.

Christopher, raised from the dead and promoted to a moderate rank, takes command of the army regiment he trained and equipped. Sent south to an allegedly easy posting, he finds himself in the way of several thousand rabid dog-men. Guns and fortifications turn back the horde, but Christopher has other problems that cannot be solved with mere firepower: a wicked assassin; hostile clergymen; dubious allies including a bard, Lalania, with a connection to a mysterious group of scholars; and worst of all his own impolitic tongue. But all of these pale into mere distractions once he discovers the true enemy: an invisible, mind-eating horror who plays the kingdom like a puppet-master’s stage. Lalania claims she can help--but will it be enough?


Sword of the Bright Lady - World of Prime, #1

Sword of the Bright Lady
  • Number: 9781616149888
  • Release: 2014-09-09
  • Author: M.C. Planck
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: * Fantasy
  • Publisher: Pyr / Prometheus / Humanity
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Christopher Sinclair goes out for a walk on a mild Arizona evening and never comes back. He stumbles into a freezing winter under an impossible night sky, where magic is real -- but bought at a terrible price. 

A misplaced act of decency lands him in a brawl with an arrogant nobleman and puts him under a death sentence. In desperation he agrees to be drafted into an eternal war, serving as a priest of the Bright Lady, Goddess of Healing. But when Marcius, god of war, offers the only hope of a way home to his wife, Christopher pledges to him instead, plunging the church into turmoil and setting him on a path of violence and notoriety.

To win enough power to open a path home, this mild-mannered mechanical engineer must survive duelists, assassins, and the never-ending threat of monsters, with only his makeshift technology to compete with swords and magic.

But the gods and demons have other plans. Christopher's fate will save the world... or destroy it.


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  • Judgment at Verdant Court Judgment at Verdant Court
  • Gold Throne in Shadow Gold Throne in Shadow
  • Sword of the Bright Lady Sword of the Bright Lady