Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • The Ipian Empire was once a land that welcomed dragons and spirits alike, but a century of war and bloodshed saw them all but vanish. Now, the lost things are returning and the Onryo have gathered. Five legendary spirits with mysterious powers, bent ...



  • Once a century, the gods hold a contest to determine who will rule from the Jade Throne. Each god chooses a mortal champion, and the fate of heaven and earth depends on the winner.Once a world-renowned strategist and general, Yuu made one wrong move,...



  • The Corpse Queen Comes. Eskara has lost everything. The War Eternal has cost her everything she loves, and the Iron Legion has taken the rest. Yet there is something that is still hers, something that kept her warm during her time in the Pit. Anger ...



  • I am the weapon. Eskara is free of the Pit, but far from safe. She is beset by the ghosts of those she has killed, and plagued by the ancient horror that possesses her. Enemies dog her heels, determined to see the last Orran Sourcerer dead. Worse st...



  • No one escapes the Pit.At just fifteen Eskara Helsene fought in the greatest war mankind has ever known. Fought and lost. There is only one place her enemies would send a Sourcerer as powerful as her, the Pit, a prison sunk so deep into the earth the...



  • Ein is on a mission from God. A God of Death.Time is up for the Emperor of Ten Kings and it falls to a murdered eight year old boy to render the judgement of a God. Ein knows he can't do it alone, but the empire is rife with heroes. The only problem;...



  • "Pulls no punches (emotional or literal)." - Fantasy Book Critic War makes monsters and corpses of us all.For generations the blooded have ruled the Wilds, cultivating a lawless frontier and bleeding the good folk dry. The Black Thorn, once the most...



  • In the near future Emotional Transference is the drug of choice.Garrick is a Drone, going to ever-increasing extremes in order to sell the emotions. But he does it for a reason-because some memories are just too painful to bear.When his dealer is mur...



  • The Pirate Isles are united under Drake Morrass’ flag, but the war has only just begun. There’s still a long way to go before he’s able to call himself King. The Five Kingdoms and Sarth have assembled a fleet of ships unlike any the world has e...







  • Author Rob J. Hayes, after his successful completion of his award-winning grimdark trilogy, The Ties That Bind, now continues the saga of First Earth with several crossover characters in the pages of Where Loyalties Lie, book #1 of the Best Laid Plan...



  • Following hot on the heels of the events of It Takes a Thief To Catch a Sunrise, ...To Start a Fire sees Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier adapting to life in Great Turlain while competing against murderous fences, shadowy secret police, and a group...



  • The world is full of heroes, villains, and all the shades in between. The Bound Folio tells their stories from the tortured childhood of the legendary Blademaster the Sword of the North, to the humble origins of the Queen of the Five Kingdoms, to the...



  • Separated and miserable, Thanquil Darkheart and Jezzet Vel’urn both have their reasons for wanting to leave the Dragon Empire. Jezzet flees from the wrathful fury of an Empress scorned, accompanied by the insidious pirate, Drake Morrass, while Than...



  • “Chases, duels, romance, airships and a fortune to be won or lost.” – Fantasy Book Review One last job!Jacques Revou and Isabel de Rosier are at the height of their careers. Of course those careers are as professional charlatans, thieves withou...



  • THE COLOR OF VENGEANCE (The Ties That Bind #2) By Rob J. Hayes - Cover by Alex Raspad "The Color of Vengeance is not simply a revenge saga, no more than The Lies of Locke Lamora is simply a story of thieves. It's much more than that and one of the be...



  • Jezzet Vel'urn is a trained swordswoman. She has rightfully earned the title Blademaster, and she knows that for a woman like her there are generally just two ways out of most hostile situations; fight or fornicate. All too often for Jezzet's liking,...


Complete Series List in Order

Best Laid Plans

1) Where Loyalties Lie (Dec-2016)
2) The Fifth Empire of Man (Jun-2017)

It Takes a Thief...

1) It Takes a Thief to Catch a Sunrise (Mar-2015)
2) It Takes a Thief to Start a Fire (Oct-2016)

The Ties That Bind

1) The Heresy Within (Oct-2014)
2) The Color of Vengeance (Jan-2015)
3) The Price of Faith (May-2015)

The War Eternal

1) Along the Razor's Edge (Mar-2020)
2) The Lessons Never Learned (Apr-2020)
3) From Cold Ashes Risen (May-2020)