Michael Sliter is the author of the Pandemonium Rising Series.  The first two books, SOLACE LOST and WISDOM LOST, are both out now.  FAITH LOST, the third book, is in process. 

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Sliter has crafted something that would definitely make the Lord and Queen of Grimdark proud. - Novel Notions

Solace Lost is a merciless and devastating character-centric grimdark series defined by its brutality and tone of utter desperation. - FantasyBook Critic

Overall, this book is a must-read, and I do not say that lightly. I can name only two other authors whom I would dedicate that “must-read’ to (Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson...) - The Book Dragon

The First Law meets Game of Thrones in this great debut for fans of the grimdark fantasy genre! -The Book Prescription

Sliter really exploits your senses here; from the filthy muck-ridden streets, filled with shit and waste, to the gore-filled brawls, we are presented with an abundance of savagery and depression. - The Book Hive


Wondering how close Mike is to finishing the next book?  Here's your quick update!

Wisdom Lost (Book 2 of Pandemonium Rising): Out Now!

Faith Lost (Book 3 of Pandemonium Rising): 80% Written

Valley of the Free (Pandemonium Rising .5):  Out Now!

A Black Deal (Pandemonium Rising .6): 25% Written

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During times of war, no one goes unscathed.  By Ultner, even in times of peace, few can escape suffering.  Ardia is on the brink of civil war, though most citizens are woefully unaware of this fact.  

Fenrir de Trenton, a disgraced guardsman-turned-ineffective-criminal, is accustomed to taking orders.  So much so that, despite the danger, he finds himself neck-deep in the politicking of his current superiors as well as the rulers of the country.  The fact that Fenrir’s father would rather see him dead doesn’t help matters.

Emma Dram, a handmaiden of the great Lady Escamilla, hates Fenrir with a fiery passion and with good reason: he lopped off most of her hand.  Nonetheless...




Ardia is fractured, torn apart by civil war initiated by deceit. Florens has fallen, and the rebel army of Lady Escamilla has been scattered by the Feral. Little stands in the way of the Rostanians and their ruthless rulers seizing the entire country. Amidst this rising conflict, four people seek to stem this tide. Or, to simply survive. 

Fenrir, also called the Bull, Coldbreaker, Dukeslayer, and sometimes bastard, has the worst kind of luck. Instead of being dead, pierced by a dozen swords, he finds himself under the control of the most horrible person he knows: his father. And an unwelcome family reunion is made more unpleasant as clandestine and legitimate powers vie for the rule of Rostane.

Meanwhile, Hafgan Iwan...

Valley of the Free_Front Cover (For Web)



With a quest for vengeance, Ferl Nerial finally achieves his dream—charming his way into the first sanctioned job for his mercenary company. On behalf of the newly-minted lord of Farrow’s Hold, Ferl is to put down an incursion by the free and independent nation of Oshwana. It should be an easy march, subjugating a people who defined themselves through the rejection of the niceties of modern society.


The problem is… Ferl hasn’t a single follower to his name.Follow the birth of the infamous Ferl’s Company through their first ill-fated engagement against a people desperate to retain their independence and willing to do whatever it takes to do so. Visceral combat, devastating magicks, and bad decisions plague Ferl’s Company in this novella from the world of Pandemonium Rising.