New Release! The Weakest Frost Mage

R. Brady FrostMagus Rising, New Releases, Writing Updates4 Comments

The Weakest Frost Mage - Chapter Art of a Dungeon Door.
Gryphon Frost and The Weakest Frost Mage

A handful of years ago my son, Gryphon, started writing the first draft of a shared-world novel for a character that had a brief appearance in my first book. After years of the struggle we all know far too well, he finished that draft and handed his novel over to me as his co-writer.

Obviously, I’m not just his co-writer, I’m also his dad. He was basically handing me his story baby and trusting me to guide it and protect it. I took that to heart and did my best to protect it from… myself.

As writers, authors, and creatives, some of us (if not all) are keenly aware of how easy it can be to get hurt with our art. Two creatives working together must learn to balance that creative spirit with the need to honor and respect each other’s vulnerability. At first, I was terrified. I was afraid that this commitment I’d made could potentially ruin my relationship with my son. Writing became almost impossible as I wrestled with my priorities in each role.

After months of the struggle, I finally came to terms with the fact that the only way forward was to address the elephant in the room: Ego. Gryph and I had a conversation about where the story was headed and the expectations that each of us had about how the book would turn out. I asked for his permission to make some changes that I felt would improve the book, while also adhering to the spirit of his story. I then gave him strict veto power over anything that I changed. He graciously accepted this arrangement.

With the freedom to write, and armed with a good understanding of his story, I set to work. When I was finished, the book had grown about 70,000 words. I handed it over to him, and nervously awaited his verdict.

I’m proud to say that, after a few minor changes, the book is complete and is now available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited.

Hard things are usually worth the struggle. I’m so happy that Gryphon trusted me with his novel and his writing. I’m glad that I was able to honor his story, and I’m excited that we get to share that story with the rest of the world.

Happy reading!

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Zachary Smith plays a powerful Barbarian in the world of Kingdoms Unbound.

Killing bosses and scoring loot isn’t just a fun pastime. For Zack and his party, it’s a way of life. It’s how they make their living. Before he can log in, however, one thing stands in his way.

Homework. Yuck.

While working on his assignment, he learns about a magical place. EndWorld Everlasting, a game world afterlife with monsters and quests and loot. Even though Zack has no plans of dying any time soon, it sounds like heaven on Earth, and it’s just what he needs to finish his assignment and log into the game. His party is already waiting for him in Kingdoms Unbound.

Zack doesn’t plan on dying, but when he does, he finds himself awakening to the world of his dreams. EndWorld Everlasting, a game for the dead.

And yet, something is wrong. He no longer feels like the powerful avatar he played in Kingdoms Unbound. Instead, he finds himself just as he is. A kid. Lost and alone… and weak.

Now he must choose his weapon and walk a new path. His eyes linger on the mighty battleaxe, but he knows he lacks the strength to wield it. When he chooses the staff, he unwittingly begins his journey as The Weakest Frost Mage.

The Weakest Frost Mage is the first book in the series: Magus Rising, and is a GameLit Dark Fantasy Adventure with soft LitRPG elements set in the digital world of EndWorld Everlasting.

4 Comments on “New Release! The Weakest Frost Mage”

  1. It’s so cool to hear how this book came into being. I can only imagine the risks of writing with your son like that, but it sounds like you negotiated them like a hero and came out with a final product you’re proud of. Congratulations to you both!

    1. Thank you so much! I learned so much about my son during this process, but I also learned a lot about myself as well. It was a growth opportunity, for sure!

  2. Will this get an audible release? I have enjoyed listening to a second chance and the broken blade. I would love to listen to this one as well.

    1. Ted,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I’m sorry I missed your comment. I’m letting Gryphon take lead on the audio and he’s figuring out what he wants to do. Once you select a narrator, you’re generally locked in for the length of the series so it isn’t too jarring for the listening experience. You know how it goes. I can’t say when there will be an Audible release, but I imagine it will happen at some point.


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