Mage Maze Demon

A BEAT to a PULP SHORT STORY Having narrowly survived a raging fire, the warrior, Bryle, finds himself caught in a labyrinth of treacherous caverns It isn t by accident An eyeless sorcerer has summoned Bryle He wants the barbarian to retrieve a talisman that will stop a demon of unfathomable power To do so, Bryle musA BEAT to a PULP SHORT STORY Having narrowly survived a raging fire, the warrior, Bryle, finds himself caught in a labyrinth of treacherous caverns It isn t by accident An eyeless sorcerer has summoned Bryle He wants the barbarian to retrieve a talisman that will stop a demon of unfathomable power To do so, Bryle must first face the challenges of the sorcerer s maze flooded tunnels, poisoned traps, and a monstrous beast that can heal its own wounds The sorcerer promises the barbarian his freedom if he succeeds But can Bryle trust the word of such a being Can he trust anything other than the sword in his hand Charles Allen Gramlich is no stranger to the sword and sorcery genre as the author of the Talera fantasy trilogy and the short story collection Bitter Steel Continuing the Veridical Dreams series, Gramlich s heroic fantasy short story MAGE, MAZE, DEMON follows on the heels of the anthology The Lizard s Ardent Uniform Other Stories and the novella Treasure of Ice and Fire.
Mage Maze Demon A BEAT to a PULP SHORT STORY Having narrowly survived a raging fire the warrior Bryle finds himself caught in a labyrinth of treacherous caverns It isn t by accident An eyeless sorcerer has summone

  • Title: Mage Maze Demon
  • Author: Charles Allen Gramlich
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    About the Author

    Charles Allen Gramlich

    I grew up on a farm in Arkansas, and I fully intend to retire right back to that same farm But not yet I came to Louisiana in 1986 to teach Biological Psychology at Xavier University in New Orleans I ve been there ever since, although I now live in a semi rural area outside Abita Springs, Louisiana My primary writing interests are in Fantasy and Horror, which are the genres where my books and most of my short stories fit I also write nonfiction, however, and poetry.

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    • S.E. Lindberg said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      Pulpy Sword & Sorcery Mage Maze Demon by Charles Allen Gramlich is published by “BEAT to a PULP”. It is a short story that delivers the uber-fast adventure pulp fiction readers expect. For the unfamiliar, "the pulps" were inexpensive magazines published ~1920’s that gave birth to Weird Fiction, Sword & Sorcery, Lost World stories; a time when fantasy, sci-fi, and horror were blended together. This one is Sword & Sorcery fare. As in Harvest of War, Gramlich writes concise poetic [...]

    • Derek said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      It recalls Robert E Howard and Conan, with a beginning reminiscent of "The Thing in The Crypt" (view spoiler)[Yes, I know, not written by REH (hide spoiler)], without being Conan or trying to emulate Robert E Howard.Gramlich has chosen an edgy style, present tense and terse, clipped sentences, that disorients and propels the reader, and never expands on the setting or the characters beyond what is absolutely economical. We don't know why Bryle--Bryle. That is a great name, in a genre that wants [...]

    • Tony Petry said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      Charles Allen Gramlich is no stranger to the fantasy genre, he packs one heck of a punch with this story. Giving his barbarian Bryle a big heart is the best thing to happen to any character of this type. I hope we get to see more of this Hero from this amazing Author in the future.

    • Kevintipple said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      The unconventional title of Mage, Maze, Demon as well as the subtitle “A Barbarian Sent On A Mission Of No Return” pretty much tells it all. The barbarian goes by the name “Bryle” and is a warrior fleeing for his life as the read begins. A wildfire is chasing him and every other living creature in the forest. The fire is right behind him as he flees into a cave. A previously unseen doorway swings closed behind him protecting him from the fire.That also means that his way out is now close [...]

    • Chris LaTray said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      Always DeliversTake time out between books to rip through a new Gramlich short story in about the time it takes me to do the same to a large pizza? You don't have to ask me twice. The man spins a heck of a yarn, and I feel he's at his best when his main character has a sword in his fist. This was fun.

    • Tom said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      Fun!Charles never fails to entertain, and this story is no exception. The simple, straight-forward narrative calls to mind the classics in the genre. Charles laces it with both poetry and raw, brutal action. I would love to see more of these characters.

    • Richard said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      Good Short StoryInteresting take on the barbarian vs the wizard. Good writing style. The author keeps the story flowing.I'd be interested in a novel with this character.

    • Exanimis said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      This short story reminded me of many of the Conan adventures that Robert E. Howard published. I would like to read more like this with a little more detail.

    • Ben Handshue said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:11 PM

      It is a good story. Different take on the barbarian character. A thoughtful barbarian with a conscious.

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