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Mark Teppo Books In Order

Publication Order of Codex of Souls Books

Lightbreaker (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heartland (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Arcadian Conflict Books

Earth Thirst (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Court of Lies (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rudolph! He Is the Reason for the Season (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Potemkin Mosaic (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silence of Angels (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Mark Teppo is an American author that writes urban fantasy. Best known for the ‘Codex of Souls’ series, Mark has always shown a keen interest in the mythical and the occult, and the subject matter of his books proves as much.

When Mark isn’t penning epic tales about vampires and werewolves, he’s steering the Foreworld Saga to success, a massive project spanning numerous forms of media.

+Biography

Born in 1968 in Ridgecrest, California, Mark is a novelist, a short story writer, and a music journalist. As an author, Mark Teppo has a particular interest in science fiction and fantasy. His novels delve into concepts and elements surrounding the occult.

The author’s foray into fiction came after a notable career as a music journalist. During those years, Mark garnered a reputation for his work as reviewer and editor at a number of publications.

Mark is always working to subvert common tropes. For this reason, even when he writes about the occult, he frames his ideas around real world philosophies and religious beliefs. In that regard, Mark often fights the categorization of some of his novels as Urban Fantasy.

Most urban fantasy novels are designed to bring the magical and the fantastical into the real world. According to Mark Teppo, he purposes to take real world ideas and elevate them into the fantastical.

+Literary Career

Mark Teppo is a writer to his core. You realize this when you speak to him. It isn’t just the subject matter he enjoys discussing but the manner in which he speaks. To Mark’s recollection, he never explicitly knew that he would pursue a career as an author.

However, he concedes that the signs were there. For instance, Mark participated in a spelling bee when he was in elementary school. Spelling bees were not exactly the author’s cup of tea so the fact that he would stoop to the point of participating in one suggested that, maybe, his fascination for words had begun to take shape.

Mark Teppo will admit that participating in one spelling bee and failing to win doesn’t mean much, at least not until you pair it with the author’s experience in Junior high. The author wrote a story for his English class.

It wasn’t anything special. Mark remembers that it was relatively standard fantasy replete with a scarred wanderer and his furry sidekick. Not only did his classmates consume the story with glee but it was entered into a school-wide contest and won.

Now, Mark did not really care for the thesaurus he was given as a prize but he is fairly certain that by that point, he was starting to glimpse a future in the arts, if not publishing.

College more or less cemented the dream for Mark Teppo who convinced his teacher to let him write fiction for his English Literature term paper. By this point, there was no going back for Mark. He had developed a knack for telling stories and he quickly found that he was not ready to give up on the rush it gave him to produce fiction.

The author doesn’t remember what drove him to study Creative Mythology in college or to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Arts and Letters. But he knows his certification opens quite a few doors for him.

And along the way, Mark used every opportunity he got to improve his craft. The author has since garnered a reputation as a synthesist and a troubleshooter. His first professional foray into publishing came in the form of the ‘Codex of Souls’ series.

The author wrote the first book in 1995. A struggling amateur writer at the time, Mark has no qualms about admitting that the draft of his first book was pretty abysmal. Mark gave up on the idea for a while and when he finally came back to it, he had to rewrite the whole thing before his agent agreed to shop it around.

Mark believes his first engagement with the publishing industry was harder than most. But the author also believes that those initial hurdles made him a stronger.

Mark Teppo isn’t a big planner or outliner. He is normally satisfied with having the basic framework of what his book will be about. Beyond that, Mark prefers to sit at his computer and give into his stream of consciousness, putting the words and ideas down as they come.

Mark’s approach to writing is cumbersome. He has admitted that he normally gets 60% of the way through before he is forced to go back and make changes from the beginning.

Mark Teppo has written novels under the pseudonym of Harry Bryant. As Harry, Mark’s novels have a mystery leaning to them.

+Lightbreaker

Markham met a girl several years ago. That girl touched his soul and ripped it from his body. A decade later, Markham is back in Seattle and he has no intention of leaving until he finds Katarina.

The Seattle Markham finds has changed. There is a presence of magic of the darkest kind. Markham’s hunt for Katarina is derailed when he comes across a cell of magicians with plans to infiltrate heaven and execute a nefarious plan that will have earth shattering consequences.

Unfortunately for this cabal, Markham has no intention of letting them proceed with their plans. And Markham is more than a match for their forces, armed with a chain of human souls called Chorus. Mark dives headlong into a battle that will see him call upon every aspect of the occult he has ever mastered.

While Mark Teppo endeavors to fight the categorization of this book as Urban fantasy, most readers have found that Lightbreaker bares a lot of resemblance to many of the urban fantasies on the market. The biggest difference between Lightbreaker and its rivals is the incredible amount of time Mark Teppo spends delving into philosophical discussions about the occult.

+Heartland

When Markham arrives in Paris, it is to bask in the implosion of the ancient magical order that cast him out. But he doesn’t bask for long, not when his actions in the Pacific Northwest exacerbated the turmoil in the order.

Now Markham must create unlikely alliances as he prepares to take on the order as it proves its inability to keep its members in check. All the while, Markham begins to question whether there isn’t a larger game being played

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