D.P. Prior is the bestselling fantasy author of the Nameless Dwarf and Shader series. He is represented by Fuse Literary.
Raised on a diet of old school Sword and Sorcery, and later influenced by the Heroic Fantasy of David Gemmell, the literary epics of Stephen R. Donaldson, and the "grimdark" offerings of Joe Abercrombie, Prior combines the imaginative daring of the old with the realism, tight point of view, and gallows humor of the new.
As well as being a prolific author, D.P.Prior is also an experienced fiction editor with an impressive portfolio of clients (http://homunculuseditingservices.blogspot.com).
He has also worked as a personal trainer, and is a competing member of the US All-Round Weightlifting Association.
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D.P. Prior's The Nameless Dwarf is a spin-off of the Shader series. The best order in which to read the books is:
Shader Origins 1: Ward of the Philosopher
Shader Origins 2: The Seventh Horse
Shader book 1: Sword of the Archon
Shader book 2: Best Laid Plans
Shader book 3: The Unweaving
Shader book 4: The Archon's Assassin
Nameless Dwarf book 1: A Dwarf With No Name
Nameless Dwarf book 2: Axe of the Dwarf Lords
Nameless Dwarf book 3: The Scout and the Serpent
Nameless Dwarf book 4: The Ebon Staff
Nameless Dwarf book 5: Bane of the Liche Lord
Husk (a standalone novel set in the same world as Shader and The Nameless Dwarf)
Legends of the Nameless Dwarf:
Book 1: Carnifex
Book 2: Geas of the Black Axe
Book 3: Revenge of the Lich
Book 4: Return of the Dwarf Lords