The Imaginary Realms of
Gilbert M. Stack



Pre-Order Fog of War for 25% Off

Posted by Gilbert Stack on August 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's not too late to get my new Legionnaire novel, Fog of War, 25% off as a pre-order. The sale ends when the book releases on Thursday, August 6. Here's the blurb:


Despite their impressive victories in the north, Prefect Marcus and the Black Hat Legion stand alone against the full might of Diamonte and Aquamarina. With their home city under siege and the cowardly Lord Totila refusing to lead his host out from behind the walls of Centinela, it falls once again to Marcus to protect his adopted homeland by himself. His only hope is to thread the needle, maneuvering his legion across enemy-occupied Amatista to the one location that might enable him to recapture the initiative in this war. It’s a risky gamble. With multiple armies afield and none of them knowing where the others are, the fate of Amatista will depend on Marcus’ ability to navigate the Fog of War.

Ten Thousand Sales

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 30, 2020 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Today I made my ten thousandth sale of a self-published book. It’s a milestone I dreamed about when I first ventured into self-publishing, but never really expected to reach and certainly not this quickly. So thank you to everyone who has bought one of my books and extra thanks to anyone who has gone that extra mile to review one of my stories, recommend it to a friend, or even to share one of my posts to help others discover my work. I have been blessed.



Legionnaire (military fantasy)

Miss Pandora Parsons (mysteries set in the old west)

Pembroke Steel

Preternatural (urban fantasy)

Winterhaven (fantasy)


Independent Novels and Stories:

Blood Ties

Forever After

High Above the Waters

Panic Button


What Child Is This?


The Jungles of Ekángá--A Legionnaire Prequel Now Available for Pre-Order

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 20, 2020 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

My new Legionnaire novel, The Jungles of Ekángá, is now available for pre-order. Jungles is part of what may become a prequel series, telling the story of Marcus’ first command, when he is fresh out of the lycee and lacking the critical experience that will make him the man he is in the main Legionnaire series. Like the main books, the focus is on the problems of command and the difference a well-trained, highly-disciplined military unit can make, but the tone is spookier, dipping into the horror genre as Marcus comes face to face with some of the darker aspects of magic on the southern borders of the Aquilan empire.


Here’s the blurb:


25% off if pre-ordered by October 1. Long before Prefect Marcus Venandus directed the defense of the Jeweled Hills, Green Vigil Marcus led his first command into the treacherous jungles of Ekángá. As if the jungle itself wasn’t deadly enough, native warriors and shamans strike from its shadows with magic, spear and dart, while the forcibly transplanted Graeci population seethes with unrest in the supposedly civilized regions of the province. Deep in the jungle, young Marcus is about to discover how little lycee combat exercises have to do with surviving the Jungles of Ekángá.


The Fire Islands Passes 2500 Sales

Posted by Gilbert Stack on June 28, 2020 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This week, I sold my 2500th copy of The Fire Islands. Needless to say I am absolutely thrilled to reach this mile stone. It doesn't seem that long ago that I put the book up for pre-order in November 2017. Now the 11th book in the series is set for release in August and a prequel novel, The Jungles of Ekángá, will come out on October 1. Thank you to everyone who has tried the series, if you haven't taken a look yet, at just 99 cents, The Fire Islands is a great place to start.


Here's the blurb:

Lesser Tribune Marcus Venandus, Legion officer exemplar, was exiled to the disease-ridden hell hole known as the Fire Islands as punishment for the failed political machinations of his father. While the days of the powerful witchdoctor kings throwing skeletal armies against the shields of the legion have faded into history, all is not right at the edge of the world. Unrest is boiling once again as long dead darkness seeps back into the islands. With the legion more concerned with its personal rivalries than with its duty, it will fall to Marcus and his small, highly disciplined, command to put the horrors of the past back in their graves and literally save Aquila from a fate worse than death.


Legionnaire Books 10 and 11 Available for Pre-Order at 25% Off

Posted by Gilbert Stack on May 23, 2020 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The long feared war with Diamonte has begun! 

Despite the heroic efforts of Marcus and his legionnaries in the north, Diamonte has begun its invasion before the legion could return to defend Amatista. Now you can order the first two volumes of the war against Amatista for 25% off if you purchase them before publication date, June 4 for Calidus' Stand and August 6 for Fog of War.

Pre-Order Flood of War for 25% Off

Posted by Gilbert Stack on April 8, 2020 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

There's just a little more than one day left to preorder Legionnaire 9 Flood of War for 25% off. Here's the blurb: 

Days of rain force sane armies to hunker down to wait for dry weather. Yet, no one in the Jeweled Hills would accuse Prefect Marcus Venandus of being sane. Not only has he united the bickering Qing, Gente and Gota in his Black Hat Legion, he rarely embraces conventional military tactics. With three days of drenching weather turning roads to mud, flooding creeks, and bogging down his enemies’ carts and wagons, Marcus seizes the initiative and leads one thousand of his Black Hats on their most daring campaign yet. Can he use the Flood of War to sink the treacherous Thegn of Granate? Or will the rains wash away any chance he has of winning this war?

Check out Blood Ties--a Spooky book for Occult-tober

Posted by Gilbert Stack on October 10, 2019 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Occult-tober is already a third over. If you're looking for something spooky to read to get in the spirit of things, why not try my book, Blood Ties?

It seemed like such an easy case. All attorney Liz Dunn had to do was escort Ryan Hart to meet his long lost uncle in the tiny country of Carpathia on the Transylvanian border. Ryan stood to gain a ten million dollar estate. Liz wanted the hefty check that would keep her law firm in the black. But Ryan’s dying uncle, the enigmatic Stefan Carpathios, planned to get something far more sinister in return. In an ancient land where legends come to life, Liz is about to discover that the world is much more complex than she believed and a blood tie can be an exceedingly dangerous thing.

Now Available: Preternatural 1 The Devil's Caverns

Posted by Gilbert Stack on October 5, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Celebrate Occult-tober with my new novella, The Devil's Caverns--the first book in my new Preternatural series:

If folks had any business living in the small Colorado town of Hadrian’s Well, there wouldn’t be a meadow called Dead Man’s Field outside of it. That’s where Deputy Joanna Dawson finds bloody body parts strewn across the ground. She thought that rural Colorado would be safer than Chicago. She’s about to find out she’s wrong.

The Sea of Grass Is Now Available as an Audio Book

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 4, 2019 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Sea of Grass has sold more than 1000 copies in e-book format Now, thanks to the brilliant narration of Will Hahn, it's available as an audio book.

Forbidden from returning to Aquila, Marcus Venandus responds to a plea from a half-brother he has never met to aid him in the far away land called the Jeweled Hills. When pirates shut down the sea routes the legion officer and his two trusted companions are forced to join a caravan to make the slower journey north across the treacherous Sea of Grass. Yet this may not prove to be the safer choice. A mysterious shaman has sworn to drench the plains in the blood of foreigners and his mastery over storms gives him the teeth to fulfill his oath. As chaos envelopes the trail, it will fall to Marcus to organize the defense and try to shepherd the frightened civilians of the caravan to safety again.

Pandora's Luck Is Now Available

Posted by Gilbert Stack on July 4, 2019 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The first short story I ever published was at Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and it launched the very successful Miss Pandora Parson series. I've been asked for a couple of years now if I was ever going to make the series available on Kindle, etc. So here it is. Starting today and every four months hereafter, I will be publishing one of the Miss Pandora Parson stories, mysteries set in the Old West. Here's the first one, Pandora's Luck:

From the pages of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine: Miss Pandora Parson is a lady gambler making her living in the rough and tumble West of 1874. William Steed is a manager willing to run over anyone to establish the reputation of his new prize fighter. Corey Callaghan is the young bare-knuckle boxer who stands in his way. When the three meet up in Denver, there’ll be crime to pay.