Wolf of the Tesseract
By Christopher D. Schmitz Genre: Fantasy
After merging with her copy from an alternate reality, Claire must work with an interdimensional soldier in order to stop a warlock from shattering the laws of existence. As they flee his wrath, she must decide if these romantic feelings for her guardian belong to her or the alternate-self whose soul suddenly inhabits Claire's mind.
Zabe, the only remaining member of the royal Guardian Corps escaped the warlock's conquest of the Prime Dimension and wages a one-man resistance. As he sneaks through an enemy camp he discovers they plan to use their sorcery to annihilate all the aligned planes of reality. To stop it, Zabe must break the forbidden dimensional barriers, reach Earth, and hide the key to the dimensional rifts. If he fails and the Warlock acquires the prize, it could spell the end of all existence.
After a dimensional shift, Zabe discovers the key is really a human woman: a college student named Claire Jones whose blood holds the ability to unlock cataclysmic power. The enemy seeks her desperately, yet Zabe and Claire fight--knowing that her blood could rip open a cosmic fissure if even the slightest detail of their plan goes awry.
The Kakos Realm: Grinden Proselyte (The Kakos Chronicles Book 1) by Christopher Schmitz Genre: Fantasy
The brutal murder of his fiancée drives Rashnir, the leader of the Ranger’s guild, to utter madness! His lust for revenge, finally fulfilled, ultimately leaves him hollow and cast off from society. Now, devoted to a newfound cause, he finds himself befriended by an outcast werewolf clan which cannot shape-shift, a pair of angels, and a mute orphan.
But his cause spurns the demon-worshipping prophet and his deadly acolytes. With the ranger and his friends at the center of a whirlwind of conflict, the arch-mage sends a kill squad led by his Wyvern Rider to collect the heads of Rashnir and his loved ones.
How long can the growing band of outcasts grow in the face of temptation and bloody assassination attempts by their secretive enemies. What is the significance of Tartarus, and how did Kelsa reach out from beyond the grave unless other, unknown players have hands they are playing from the dark?
The Kakos Realm is a place of mythology and magic, governed by dark and evil powers. Cut off from the Earth realm, one man is sent through: a messenger sent to rescue a lost tribe trapped here since ancient days. But this world grows ever more dangerous: cosmic forces work to upheave this reality; but even the mysterious Watcher can barely remember the prophesy of coming ash and flame. Now, the messenger and his small band of followers must survive the machinations of the dark prophet Absinthium and his deadly acolyte assassins. As a new power shatters the old ways, adherents to the Luciferian Order forge even darker alliances in efforts to eradicate this one inescapable truth: fire and judgment are coming.
Christopher D Schmitz is an author of fiction and nonfiction as well as a regular blogger. He lives in Minnesota with his family. He writes as often as possible in his spare time.
Earlier works: following completion of his first fantasy novel, he began to work on lots of short fiction in order to refine his craft and went on to publish many pieces from 1,000-15,000 words in a variety of genres as writing exercises. Putting fiction away for a while, he pursued post-graduate work where he received a new appreciation for nonfiction, and then returned to his love for fiction after that, churning out more novel-length stories at much improved rates.
Education: Schmitz attained a Biblical Studies degree and a Youth Ministry minor from Trinity Bible College in 2003 and went on to gain a Masters of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014.