Pledge to Justice

There’ll be bloodshed, I swear it.Not a hint of mercy.There’ll be no solace.If history is doomed to repeat,This will be my price for peace,War, squall, and conflict. For the love you’ve stolen,From the innocence you’ve ridden and left behind.I’ll bring … Continued

Texas author & entrepreneur, Mark A. Alvarez II, to launch his debut novel “Dutybound” as a summer release

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“Dutybound” is a coming-of-age, dark fantasy novel providing a social commentary on the absence of empathy and altruism and rediscovering faith that’s long been lost. As long as there is light, there is hope. This sentiment and more abound in … Continued

Driving Fantasy with a Message with Mark Alvarez on the Books and Authors Podcas‪t‬

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A couple months ago, I appeared on a the ‘Authors In Focus’ podcast with author James Reid. It was my first live interview so needless to say, I was nervous. Oh so, so nervous. Especially when it came to speaking … Continued

Character Profile: Leocadio Feral, Sir of Pinea

[pullquote align=center] “I’ve been fighting my whole life, training to protect my land and my people… I was taught to think for myself.” – Dutybound, pg. 176 [/pullquote] Cool and collective, Leocadio “Leo” Feral, is the noble sir of Pinea, … Continued

Duty’s Bane: an excerpt from Dutybound

The gates of the manor were flooded with lights as multitudes of people traveled the roads. It took about a sixteenth of the Mozian military to securely lay passage for the relatively minuscule number of nobles invited to the party, … Continued

A Loss of Self

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I lost a piece of myself,Searching for something nearby.I lost a part of who I was,Looking for something by my side. I wallowed in the Darkness,Along an obscured path.Malign from the blindside,I denied the comfort of the Light. I let … Continued