D.B. Jackson

Welcome to the new and improved webpage of fantasy author D.B. Jackson, creator of the critically acclaimed Thieftaker Chronicles and Islevale Cycle. Here you can learn more about D.B.’s books and stories; find a schedule of his upcoming appearances, both virtual and in-person; read a sample chapter or three; get the latest news on D.B.’s professional exploits; and much more. Enjoy your visit, and please tell your friends about the site.

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The Chalice War: Stone, by David B. CoeThe Chalice War: Cauldron, David B. CoeThe Chalice War: Sword, by David B. Coe







BIG NEWS!! David’s Celtic-influenced urban fantasy trilogy, The Chalice War, is now available from Bell Bridge Books! All three books in the series, The Chalice War: Stone, The Chalice War: Cauldron, and The Chalice War: Sword, have been released and are available from all booksellers! These are fun, snarky, action-packed books, different from David’s other work, but also familiar enough to please long-time fans of his previous novels. And once again, we have the incredible Deb Dixon to thank for the stunning jacket art!! You can follow this link to more information about the series, and you can also find on this site sample chapters and buy links for Book I, Book II, and Book III. Enjoy!!

INVASIVES, by David B. CoeRADIANTS, by David B. Coe (Jacket art by Belle Books)David’s  supernatural thrillers, Radiants and Invasives, are currently available from Bell Bridge Books!! Read more about Radiants here! And read more about Invasives here! These books represent David’s first forays into supernatural thrillers, and he has had a blast writing them. They are, he feels, among the most important and satisfying books he has written to date, and he hopes you agree. They are available in both electronic and paper format. The amazing cover art comes to you courtesy of the fabulous Deb Dixon, David’s editor and publisher at Belle Books.

The Loyalist Witch, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)After a bit of a publishing hiatus, David is pleased to announce the release of a new Thieftaker adventure featuring Ethan Kaille, Kannice Lester, Sephira Pryce, Janna Windcatcher, Diver Jervis, and the entire Thieftaker “gang.” The Loyalist Witch — Thieftaker, Fall 1770 is a trilogy of novellas published under the D. B. Jackson pen name. All three novellas — “The Witch’s Storm,” “The Cloud Prison,” and “The Adams Gambit” —  have been released in electronic format and are available for purchase. And now the complete trilogy has been released in a paperback omnibus volume!! Once again, we are fortunate and so delighted to have jacket art from the amazing Chris McGrath. Read more about the trilogy here.

DEAD MAN'S REACH, by D. B. JacksonA PLUNDER OF SOULS, by D.B. JacksonDavid is happy to say that A Plunder of Souls and Dead Man’s Reach, the 3rd and 4th books in the Thieftaker Chronicles, have been reissued in ebook format and  trade paperback. These reissues come from Lore Seekers Press and feature the original artwork by Chris McGrath. A Plunder of Souls was named one of 2014’s best books by SciFi Chick.com; Dead Man’s Reach was named one of the best books of 2015 by SciFiChick.com! Kirkus Reviews calls Dead Man’s Reach “A thoroughly engrossing and involving entry that no series fan will want to miss.” And Publisher’s Weekly says, “Jackson deftly mixes in the chaos of the Boston Massacre and the sobering realities of colonial street life, presenting a hero who is driven yet reflective on his responsibilities.”

Time's Demon, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Jan Wessbecher)Time's Children, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by Jan Wessbecher)TIME'S ASSASSIN, book III of the Islevale Cycle, by D.B. Jackson (jacket art by Robyne Pomroy)Time’s Assassin, the newest novel from award-winning author D.B. Jackson, is now available from Falstaff Books. This is the third and final volume of The Islevale Cycle, Jackson’s time travel/epic fantasy saga. Time’s Children, the first volume in the series, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and was named the Best Fantasy Novel of 2018 by Reviews and Robots.

Time’s Demon, volume II, has been called “about as perfect a second book in a series as a reader could hope to have” by SffWorld. You can read more about these books here. Time’s Children and Time’s Demon are now  available from all booksellers in ebook, trade paperback, and audiobook formats.

David is proud to announce the  release of Tales of the ThieftakerTales of the Thieftaker, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket art by D.B. Jackson), a short fiction collection featuring eleven stories set in the world of the Thieftaker Chronicles. Writing as D.B. Jackson, David returns to the adventures of Ethan Kaille, the hero of his critically acclaimed Thieftaker series (Thieftaker, Thieves’ Quarry, A Plunder of Souls, Dead Man’s Reach). The collection includes several short stories, some flash fiction, and the long-awaited, full-length novella, “The Ruby Blade,” which tells the story of Ethan’s involvement in the mutiny that changed the course of his life.

The collection, published by Lore Seekers Press, is currently available in ebook and trade paperback form. Order it now!

Knightfall: The Infinite Deep, by David B. CoeWriting as David B. Coe, D.B. has written a tie-in novel with Knightfall, the Knights Templar series on the History Channel™! The novel is called Knightfall: The Infinite Deep, and it is now available from all booksellers in paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats.


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"Water Witch," by Faith Hunter and D.B. Jackson“Water Witch,” a short fiction collaboration between D.B. Jackson and Faith Hunter, author of the New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock series, is now available for download from ebook vendors. The story introduces readers to Hannah Everhart, an ancestor of Jane Yellowrock’s closest friend, Molly Everhart Trueblood. Hannah is a witch who lives in pre-Revolutionary Boston, and whose pursuit of a dangerous fae sea captain forces her into an uneasy alliance with Ethan Kaille. This was a labor of love between friends who have wanted to work together for a long time. Check it out!

Spell Blind, by David B. Coe (Jacket Art by Alan Pollock)His Father's Eyes, by David B. Coe (Jacket Art by Alan Pollock)SHADOW'S BLADE, by David B. Coe (jacket art by Alan Pollock)Writing as David B. Coe, D.B. also has a contemporary urban fantasy out from Baen Books. Spell Blind, His Father’s Eyes, and Shadow’s Blade, the three volumes of The Case Files of Justis Fearsson, are detective novels with a magical angle, lots of action, and even a dash of romance. David is also the author of a dozen other novels (eleven epic fantasies spanning three series, and a media tie-in), a founder of the Magical Words blogsite, and co-author of How To Write Magical Words: A Writer’s Companion. You can read more about the works of David B. Coe at his website.

Thieves' Quarry, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket Art by Chris McGrath)Thieftaker, by D.B. Jackson (Jacket Art by Chris McGrath)Thieves’ Quarry, book II of the Thieftaker Chronicles (Tor Books), is out in paperback, as well as hardcover, ebook, and audio book. It was named one of 2013’s best fantasy/science fiction books by SciFi Chick.com and Fantastical Imaginations. And, of course, Thieftaker, book I in the Thieftaker Chronicles, the book that started it all, is available in paperback, hardcover, e-book, and audio book.


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