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Otherworlds is a series of short stories and novellas written by Jonathan Moeller. The series tells stories of fantasy and magic set in different times and worlds and also featuring different sets of characters.
Order of Otherworlds Series
|1||The Devil's Agent||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Mirrored Knight||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||The King of Tears Unnumbered||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Sacrifices||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Tournament of Thieves||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Threefold Gift||2013||Description / Buy|
|7||Blood Artists||2013||Description / Buy|
|8||Driven||2013||Description / Buy|
|9||Dragons' Wrath||2013||Description / Buy|
|10||Inexorable||2013||Description / Buy|
|11||Knights' Quest||2013||Description / Buy|
|12||Bound to the Eye||2013||Description / Buy|
The first novella in the series, The Devil’s Agent, tells Paul Krieger’s story. Paul is a published author when readers first meet him. But he isn’t happy in the least. Paul believes that he is a loser because all his books have only been self-published.
The man wants to become a real writer. And for Paul, that means having a real publisher accept his manuscripts and then turn them into actual books that people can buy off bookshelves.
But every attempt Paul has made to get into the publishing industry has failed. So when a man called Mr. Woland who just so happens to be the Devil’s literary agent offers to take Paul on as a client, the writer has no other choice but to accept.
Initially, Paul is over the moon at the thought of finally attaining his dreams. But then horrible things begin to happen, first to his close friends and family, and then to the world at large.
It immediately becomes clear to the author that he might have beaten off far more than he can chew.
The Devil’s Agent is counted as the first novella in the series because the title was the first one the author released to his fans. However, you do not have to read The Devil’s Agent first.
All the stories and novellas in the Otherworlds series stand on their own. There is no overarching story stretched out across multiple titles. Each novella and short story has its own unique plot with a brand new cast of heroes, villains, and supporting characters.
As such, you do not have to read anyone novel in the Otherworlds Series to understand the stories that came before or after. You don’t even have to read these books in order if you don’t want to.
Even though Jonathan Moeller’s fans only became aware of the Otherwords books in the early 2010s, the stories in the series were actually first published years earlier. In the beginning, the author wrote, edited and published two short story collections.
The goal was to sell them separately. Like most authors, Jonathan assumed that the collections would be a big hit. However, together, both collections only sold a little over a hundred copies in almost three years.
So it didn’t take the author long to conclude that his experiment had failed. And once he came to this realization, he changed tactics. Jonathan decided to break the collections apart, the goal being to publish the stories individually rather than attempting to sell them as part of a single volume.
The author initially made them available for free on his website as part of a segment he called Free Fiction Tuesday.
He eventually did away with the segment but all the stories eventually made their way to the internet.
There is no real rhyme or theme to the Otherworlds series. The stories and novellas are drastically different, featuring everything from knights and elves to pirates and devils.
Best Otherworlds Books
The Otherworlds series is one of Jonathan Moeller’s least popular collections of novels, though his diehard fans love everything he puts out, with some of the best books in the series including:
Sacrifices: People from all over the world congregate at the Sorcerer’s Carnival because its fun. But Maerlus isn’t like any of them. There is plenty of adventure to be had at the carnival, and no doubt every guest in attendance will take full advantage of the amenities on offer.
But Maerlus has bigger problems. He came to the carnival to play a game of chess, one with his soul at stake. So he cannot afford to lose focus.
Dragons’ Wrath: This one book actually has two stories within. One story follows the exploits of a dragon hunting a terrible creature in Chicago that has the power to end the world.
The second story finds a dragon contending with the notion of its destiny in the grander scheme.
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What Is The Next Book in The Otherworlds Series?
There doesn't seem to be an upcoming book in The Otherworlds Series. The newest book is Bound to the Eye and was released on November, 9th 2013.