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Scourge of the Five Kingdoms by Charles K. Jordan

I had the good fortune this weekend to chat with indie author Charles K. Jordan about his debut fantasy novel Scourge of the Five Kingdoms. It's the first of an expected six book series. Book Two should be out later this month or early next month. 

After our chat Charles was gracious enough to send me a copy of his ebook!

I'm looking forward to digging into it and expect to have a review in the next month or so. In the meantime here's a bit about Charles and Book One of  The Five Kingdoms of Cordizal series:


For all of recorded history, the sentient races of Cordizal clashed in war and strife. Details changed from time to time, but the broad strokes remained the same — peoples, societies, and governments rising then falling, then rising only to fall again. Year after year, the patterns held until the five most powerful kingdoms on the continent, burnished and tempered by their past, set aside their differences and united into the Five Kingdoms.

Presently, this young coalition of sovereign nations faces its first enemy together and is embroiled in a decade-long war against an enemy without stated demands or obvious goals — an enemy whose only purpose seems to be to spread chaos and destruction as far and wide as possible. In the capital of the Five Kingdoms, the Consul of the Five attempts to come to terms with a war they could very well lose. Unfortunately, old habits are hard to break, and bickering and posturing hinder effective governing at every step. 

On the outskirts of the Arza, a disgraced, self-entitled Arzan noble is sent to a man with a questionable background to finish his tutelage while his father attempts to clear their family name. 

Meanwhile, in Rame, a Maximus aligns himself with the foulest individuals the Five Kingdoms has to offer, hoping to restore Rame to its former glory and claim his birthright. 

On the frontlines of the war, the supreme commander of the Five Kingdoms' combined military does everything within his power to keep their tireless enemy at bay. 

The winds of change are once again blowing their way through Cordizal. The question is, can the people of the Five Kingdoms somehow come together and weather the storm, or will a new force emerge to change the very face of the continent?


Charles K. Jordan was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He attended university in his home state as well, where he studied Information Technology. After graduating, he decided to move abroad to experience more than what he had seen in the United States. He found his way to Japan in 2003, and since then, he has called Japan home.

Charles was always drawn to fantasy, sci-fi, and adventure. When he was a young child, the first novel he read was Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery by Deborah and James Howe, and from that point, he was hooked. Since then, he has found inspiration and heroes from various writers in all forms of media. Some of his heroes include Robert Jordan, J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Quentin Tarantino, Terence Winter, Garth Ennis, and Glen Cook, just to name a few. Ever since that fateful day that led him to pick up Bunnicula, he knew his calling in life would be to create and hopefully contribute to someone’s growth and dreams.

Charles vowed to himself that no matter what happened in his life, he would never stop dreaming, writing, and creating.

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Charles is self-published, and this first book is available now on Amazon. 

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