Books currently available from Trever Bierschbach
Realm of Thraul: Spades Collector’s Edition
Released: March 6, 2020
Paperback – $9.99 U.S.
Pages: 44 (Short Story Collection)
Realm of Thraul is a fantasy world created by Rich Kunz, exploring four unique, yet symbiotic kingdoms locked in a power struggle. The Realm feels familiar, as the cultures are interpretations of traditional playing card suits.
The Spades collector’s edition introduces the rulers of the city of Vaeteris. Edmun is the King of Spades, a strong king with an explosive temperament. Brielle is Queen of Spades, resilient, devious, and cunning. Aara, the Jack of Spades, is young, ambitious and intelligent. The Ace is the symbol of their faith, and source of their power.
The Spades have access to dark magic which feeds upon their most base desires and vices. They are a culture of excess where power is everything and those who have it will do anything to retain it. See where it all begins with this introduction to the royal suit of Spades.
When Heroes Rise
Released: January 3, 2019
Paperback – $9.99 U.S.
Kindle – $5.099 U.S.
Pages: 179 (Short Story Collection)
“This book is not a work in my comfort zone. I was very unsure of how I would react to it. Rest assured, this is a must read book. After reading the foreword, I dove in with a brain map on how to approach the stories and was so pleased with the result. Trever Bierschbach has written some very clever, entertaining and “teaching to be kind” stories. ~Amazon Review”
“Trever Bierschbach’s When Heroes Rise takes place on the richly developed Thelos over the passage of an untold number of years. His characters are colorful, overcoming astounding odds or incredible obstacles in order to display their heroism. Some of them through endurance, some through persistence, some through hope; the lessons they share are timeless. ~necessarywhimsy.com”
Experience tales of sacrifice, bravery, and honor throughout the ages of the mystical world of Thelos. From primitive elven clans to savage wasteland wanderers, When Heroes Rise will take you on new adventures across a world unlike any you’ve seen before. You’ll explore this world through the eyes of those who struggle every day to survive it, and protect those they love. Heroes from all walks of life, and some who are not even people, will show how far one can go for loyalty, love, and honor. Their pain and sacrifice lay the groundwork for future tales yet untold, but coming soon.
This collection of shorts features stories from the early life of Snowdove, an elven woman who will face adversity and trauma before leaving her people to find her place in the world. You will witness pure love in the only story set on Earth, as an old man bargains with death for the chance to say goodbye. And five tales of Thelos’ distant future after the world is destroyed by the folly of man, and people must scrape out a life in the Wasteland left behind.
Embers of Liberty
Released: October 11, 2018
Paperback – $14.99 U.S.
Kindle – $8.99 U.S.
Pages: 374 (Novel)
“Great book! Right up there as one of the best books I’ve read of this genre. Great story, relatable characters and enough story arcs to keep it interesting the whole way through. ~Amazon Review”
“Trever Bierschbach has masterfully spun a tale where basic freedoms disappear, people are subject to the government and treated the same. No opportunity for change, advancement, or even to have more than you need. It’s an amazing tale of the few who are brave enough to take a stand and get their lives back. A must read. ~Amazon Review”
“I did not know how it was going to end for Evermann and his group. Everything that I suspected turned out to be wrong. So that was a bonus. Who wants to guess everything? It would be so boring to know every move that the characters are going to do. If you enjoy dystopian novels then you will probably like Embers of Liberty. ~chasingdestino.com”
John Evermann’s world never changes. He goes to the same assigned job every day. He lives in the same house his family was placed in years ago. He picks up their weekly rations on Friday, and watches the same federally approved news broadcasts every night after dinner. Everything is as it is dictated to be, from the number on the back of his work jacket to the permanent curfew that keeps everyone safely in doors. Everyone has what they need to survive, and everyone contributes. It’s a perfect life, for some. It’s not enough for John and his friends.
America is torn apart from civil war after the rise of a tyrannical President. The Republic of Texas lies to the west, a shining beacon of freedom. When the most radical authoritarian policies are passed some states followed Texas into secession, clinging to the legacy of the Founders. That is where John looked for the future of his family and the friends who came to rely on him. A land of choice and liberty. A place where his children can grow up to be who they want, not who they’re told. They just have to get there.
Wastelander: Not as They Appear
Released: March 6, 2014
Kindle – $0.99 U.S.
Pages: 16 (Short Story)
Thelos is a superstitious world full of unknown dangers and known evils. People are scared enough of the dark things that wander the wastes outside their communities, but when one appears among their own they become something dark themselves. Sometimes the things we fear out of ignorance are exactly what we should embrace and protect, for our own good. I am just as superstitious as the next man, but even I have a line I won’t cross. This world is savage enough without becoming animals ourselves.
Released: August 13, 2014
Kindle – $1.99 U.S.
Pages: 24 (Novelette)
“Thelos was once a world just like your own, many ages ago. The legends tell us the world was full of wonder, machines that did everything, and every person had everything they needed. Those myths are so old no one knows if any of it is true, but what we are sure of is something terrible happened. A cataclysm ate the world and left behind pain, sickness, and hunger. Few survived, but those that did learned to live in our new world. Today it is said that some parts of the world have regrown into a lush and beautiful paradise. If those rumors are true, I’ve not seen it, nor met anyone who has. All I have is the wasteland, as far as the eye can see. Some food can be grown, but it’s hard and tasteless. Some animals can be hunted, but they are dangerous. Water is out there, but you have to find it.
I am Dez, just another wastelander trying to survive in our world. My sister was taken many years ago by the warlord Pontius, a tyrant who has gathered an army of people who take what they want and leave behind the bodies of those who protest. My parents were just such people, determined not to give up our meager farm and tiny spring. His army strikes out across the wasteland and disappears as quickly as they appear. I was hunting when they came, and when I returned my mother and father were dead, and my sister gone. It wasn’t difficult to find out who was responsible so now I search for his hidden fortress, and my lost sister.”
Wastelander is the first novelette from Trever Bierschbach.