Captivated as a child by J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit–read to him before a fireplace over a perfect span of winter nights–he was made forever a fan of the fantasy genre and, from that, eventually grew the desire to create magical worlds of his own.
Years passed, life doing what it does, but eventually the raw awesomeness of R.A. Salvatore’s Dark Elf Trilogy inspired him to pursue writing as something more than a hobby, including providing the motivation for him to go back to school and obtain both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English.
His debut novel, The Galactic Mage, spent several weeks in the top ten for Amazon’s Kindle science fiction and fantasy, and continues to thrill readers with its mixing and blending of those two genres. The Galactic Mage series continues with the second installment, Rift in the Races, which is expected in late December 2012 or early January 2013, and the third book, called Hostiles, is anticipated to be released in early summer of 2013.
Altin Meade is a sorcerer with a curse. Seeking to avoid a looming doom, he sets his magical sights on the stars–a quest that will likely bring about the very consequence he’s seeking to escape.
Far across the galaxy, Ensign Orli Pewter of planet Earth has a looming doom of her own–one of loneliness, depression and, worse, a race of genocidal aliens known as “Hostiles” seeking to destroy humanity. Trapped aboard a spaceship she never asked to be upon, Orli is in a fight for both her life and her sanity.
Worlds apart, Altin and Orli share a destiny, but neither knows the other is alive. The Hostiles know. And they have other plans.
“The Galactic Mage is John Daulton’s first foray into the world of published books. I have to say that this is one of the best books I have read in my life.” – Winterfate
“Daulton’s skillful prose paints a full picture of not only physical details, but intricacies of emotion and behavior. The writing is rich with subtle observations that lend texture and realism throughout the book.” – The Crusty Curmudgeon
“I have been a Science Fiction fan and a voracious reader for over 60 years and this book blew me away. Well written blend pf Fantasy and Science Fiction with a love story thrown in.” – Burt T. Weyhing III