Olis Dreer and Tarn Silvershield (Iron of the Innocent)

Some concept art of these two…  I’m very pleased.  Volume 2 coming soon!  🙂

Olis Dreer and Tarn Silvershield

Art by Adam Noel

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In the Valley of the Gun

In the Valley of the Gun by Daniel Bastion is now available.

A short story of the old west in Texas.

The conflict between the law and corruption in the old west comes to light between a local sheriff in Texas by the name of William Barnes and a powerful, corrupt business man named David Bonner.  Unknown to William, David has already been at odds with the local preacher in the past, William’s father.  The outcome of David’s arrest will lead to a simmering confrontation.

Purchase page here.

*Short story inspired by the song of the same name by Cash Cassady (Purchase song on CDBaby here or iTunes here).

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Iron of the Innocent [V1]: The Dark Judge (judged!)

I received some feed back today.  I am grateful and happy!  Thank you!

Iron of the Innocent: The Dark Judge

“Iron of the Innocent: The Dark Judge, by Daniel Bastion is a wonderful introduction to a fantasy series that will leave readers eager for the next installment. The front cover is striking. The back cover copy sets the mood with character descriptions, luring the reader to dive in to the story. The author does a great job of taking us into the setting. I like the simple yet informative map. Chapter titles add interest. The story has characters with excellent conflicts, both internal and external. The plot sets up the next installment. Nice work.  I want to encourage Bastion to continue writing. I believe he will develop a loyal following.”

– Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards

Structure, Organization, and Pacing: 5
Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar: 5
Production Quality and Cover Design: 5
Plot and Story Appeal: 5
Character Appeal and Development: 5
Voice and Writing Style: 4

On a scale of 1-5 (1 – Needs Improvement / 5 – Outstanding)

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Iron of the Innocent: Volume 2 (Sneak Peek)

Hi Everyone! Wanted to leave a note to say that Volume 2 is well underway.

 Sneak peek from Iron of the Innocent: Volume 2

“The blast wave raged toward them engulfing the ship closest to shore shattering it and burning the pieces to ash in seconds. Then the second ship was caught in the fire storm, torn to pieces, and incinerated into a cloud of charred dust. Silence held on to the rail in front of her as the green fire and boiling water approached. All she could do was cry out to her deity for protection without words, and as the flames churned over her she turned her head.”

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Iron of the Innocent: The Dark Judge

Iron of the Innocent: The Dark Judge by Daniel Bastion is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Lulu.  Check out the purchase page.

Editions include Kindle, Nook, iBook, eBook, and print.

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Status Update (IOTI:TDJ & Bastion)

Hello everyone!  🙂

Volume 1 of the Iron of the Innocent series, The Dark Judge, has been completed.  Of course I’m still doing revisions as that process never ends until the novel is officially published.  I estimate when done it will be around 104,000 words.  Part 1 of the series has been expanded and included in this first volume.  Readers will find an additional 8 chapters have been added.

I did decide to change my pen name from Daniel Surry to Daniel Bastion.  There was already a Daniel W. Surry who had published some non-fiction work.  He is a professor I believe, and I’m sure neither one of us want to be confused.  Turns out my middle initial is “W” too!  What are the odds.  haha  🙂

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