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Publication Order of Legends of Gilia Books

Sword of Ruyn (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Magic of Ruyn (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon of Ruyn (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elves of Irradan (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clans of Irradan (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wars of Irradan (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arrows of Ladis (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Daggers of Ladis (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spears of Ladis (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crystals of Redact (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of Redact (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Towers of Redact (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets of Galin (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mages of Galin (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Citadels of Galin (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Origins of Gilia Books

Blade of the Faithful (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spear of the Bound (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knife of the Wicked (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Axe of the Dreaded (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Swords of the Martyred (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arrow of the Fated (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chains of the Fearless (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vial of the Restless (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Key of the Orphaned (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Realm of the Lords Books

The Knight's Blade (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rogue's Spell (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassin's Knife (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rebel's Crown (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ancient's Curse (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen's Revenge (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

From The Ashes(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blade and Sorcery(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

R.G. Long

R.G. Long is the author of several “epic” fantasy series novels. He lives and works in San Antonio, Texas with three enjoyably creative daughters and his strong, lovely wife.

He generously answers readers’ questions. How to deal with “writer’s block” is a typical questions directed to successful writers. His method to manage writer’s block is to sit at the computer and set a timer for fifteen minutes. Then Mr. Long writes without stopping. Writing on the fly like that forces him to see new angles. Fun new characters will pop up and innovative situations will show themselves and he will likely incorporate them into his books.

Aspiring writers crave advice from well known authors. Mr. Long first says to start writing right now! Don’t worry about it being good. Just write. A new writer needs to learn the craft of writing such as character development, story structure, and building the story line. Don’t be shy. Let other people read your work. They will likely be excited for you and be supportive. Never let the fear of your work being judged as mediocre stop you from writing. Write. Write. Write.

When we read incredible stories sometimes we ask ourselves, “where did she/he get that amazing idea for this story?” Mr. Long plays “A LOT” of video games. The main idea for his Legends of Gilia series of books came from a video game, that as a teenager, he tried to make.

Mr. Long used a program called RPG Maker. It’s still being used on Steam. Dragonlance chat room was the inspiration for the design of the game. He says he spent “way too much time” there.

Mr. Long gave an interview with Newinbooks and Fantasy Sci-Fi Focus websites. He answered more questions his faithful readers wanted answers to. His favorite genre to read is epic fantasy. Now and then Mr. Long enjoys a great dystopian adventure.

If Mr. Long could, he would visit the fictional world of Hogwarts. He would suffer through his teen years again just to be able to learn magic. If video game worlds are included, Mr. Long would love to see Midgar from Final Fantasy Seven.

Mr. Long’s favorite thing about writing is the characters and the worlds he gets to create. Minor villains and minor bad guys are especially a blast to create and flesh-out the characters. They usually take backseat to the hero and the big bad guy so giving them a larger back story and a solid presence in his stories makes the whole story fill out better. The least favorite thing about writing is the editing. The editing is always the worst. Always.

Mr. Long always wanted to be a writer. In elementary school he would be creating worlds in his head and drawing and writing little books. He was goaded into writing his first novel by a friend.

Mr. Long’s friend challenged him to compete in the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writer’s Month). He won. His friend did not win. That winning novel became the first book in the series of Legends of Gilia.

The fantasy series, Legends of Gilia, has fifteen books. At the start Mr. Long knew he wanted to create an epic, long series of books with fifteen books as the mark. He had the desire to create not just a world, but a world with five continents. Each continent would have a trilogy of stories. He had the desire to explore the people, creatures, and all the secret places on each continent.

When not writing, he’s a dedicated family man. He is the pastor to the students of his daughter’s middle school. He spends a lot of time with his wife and three daughters.

Mr. Long’s wife is a fitness manager so she makes him get up and get moving. He likes to jump rope and he’s trying to perfect “double-unders-down”- passing the rope two times under the feet while jumping up. It’s a work in progress.

That winning novel of the NaNoWriMo competition is Sword of Ruyn. Ealrin Bealouve washed up on the shores of the planet Ruyn. His past is a mystery to him; he has no memory of it. All he can see is a dense fog. His mind is a blank.

He wakes up, looking around, not recognizing anything or anyone. He’s in terrible pain. There’s a screaming in his ears. His body is on fire.

He opens his eyes and the light sears his retinas. His legs and feet feel wet and his arms move stiffly. The confusion is thick. He moves his hands along his belly and feels blood. It’s warm and blending with the cool sea water.

The throbbing in his head is only exceeded by the pain in his chest. He feels around him and it’s not sandy. He’s in a bed now and the dim light of the room is slightly better than the searing sun at the sea.

The man in the corner on the chair notices his stirring. “You’ve been on that bed for half a moon.” “I’m Holve, if you’re wondering.” “Your name?”

“What’s my name?” The man in the bed struggled to remember. “I can’t tell you that.” Everything is so foggy.

“Your coat had a name in it. Ealrin Bealouve. Nicely embroidered.” The name swirled around in his head. Vaguely familiar yet not quite a fit.

Ealrin’s recovery in the Rusty Hook Inn was long. It smelled like the sea, salty and pungent but the food and drink was nourishing. As he gained his strength, he tried standing and walking. Gradually he became stronger and able to move about. He knows his next step is to search for his identity and his home.

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