Dúranaki Chronicles writings by Justin Beghtol

Dúranaki Chronicles Volume One is now available!

Enter the World of T'vance Arain

For thousands of years the Dúranaki have lived in relative obscurity, sheltered within their Twilight Forest on the far side of nearly impassible mountains. Ejected from his homeland, T'vance assumes a western name and explores a world few Dúranaki ever see. He soon finds himself in the middle of a conflict that threatens not only the strange land he visits, but casts a specter of doom even on his own homeland.

The Stories

The Chronicles started as a single short story to explore fast-paced, first-person story telling. Four more stories followed, creating a substantial work that is now offered as "Volume One". They feature T'vance Arain, a hot-headed assassin, drug addict, and aspiring mage. The stories aim to be fast paced, with a good bit of action,wit and dialog.

Dúranaki Chronicles Volume Two is now available!

Dark planet rising...

There are planets known to the Empire, planets quarantined for their unique energy fields, planets on which strange, unnatural things occur. The locals have been known to call it viiri, or magic. In no instance has it been exhibited to function in space, or on other planets. Until now.

After visiting the quarantined planet Glemux against his will, Doogan wants nothing more than to put the strange world behind him, fix his computer girlfriend, and find the bastard who sent him there.

But when that bastard turns out to be the espionage wing of the Ilsian Empire, with the power to destroy his life, he's lucky they only want his help. The Empire is having problems with a planet that has broken out of its quarantine, sent dark ships into space and brought magic with them.

Drafted as a de facto expert, Doogan returns to Glemux to consult the only real experts he knows, the Dúranaki T'vance and his magically adept friends, unwittingly entangling them in a conflict that threatens the very fabric of civilization.

But as any Dúranaki will tell you, there isn't a conflict that can't be resolved with a few strategic murders.