Richard H. Stephens
Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Richard H. Stephens
Born in Simcoe, Ontario, in 1965, I was raised and still reside in Cambridge, Ontario. I began writing circa 1974, a bored child looking for something to while away the long, summertime days. My penchant for reading, 'The Hardy Boys,' led to an inspiration one sweltering summer afternoon, when my best friend and I thought, ‘We could write one of those.’ And so, I did.
As my reading horizons broadened, so did my writing. 'Star Wars' inspired me to write a 600-page novel about outer space that caught the attention of a special teacher, Mr. Woodley, who encouraged me to keep on writing.
A trip to a local book store saw the proprietor introduce me to Stephen R. Donaldson and Terry Brooks. My writing life was forever changed.
At 17, I left high school to join the working world to support my first son. For the next twenty-two years I worked as a shipper at a local bakery. At the age of 36, I went back to high school to complete my education. After graduating with honors at the age of thirty-nine, I became a member of our local Police Service, and worked for 12 years in the provincial court system.
In early 2017, I resigned from the Police Service to pursue my love of writing full-time. With the help and support of my lovely wife Caroline and our 5 children, I have now realized my boyhood dream.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Titles By Richard H. Stephens
Deception, betrayal, and fantastical creatures stand in the way of his all-consuming desire to seek vengeance on the man responsible.
The long-forgotten hero is fraught with real and imagined demons as he searches for the mythical source of power to infuse life into his fabled blade.
Will it be enough to save the kingdom or will it be the end of life as they know it?
While forgotten hero Silurian Mintaka is delivering the kingdom from certain death, his loved ones perish, unprotected.
Paralyzed by grief, Silurian’s darkened soul is awakened by an eclectic old man harbouring a secret of his own. Together they embark on a quest of discovery and betrayal, with the faint hope of eliminating the evil threatening to raze the kingdom to the ground.
Can Silurian overcome his all-consuming rage, or will his desire for revenge end up killing them all?
“It’s time to bestow your sword with a magic befitting a future queen. A queen who will walk the winds of fate on the back of dragonkind.”
~Eolande, Crystal Cavern Caretaker
Something evil lurks beneath the palace.A phantasm from a darker past makes its presence known to Khae Wys, Queen of the Elves.
Braving the perils of a haunted tower, the queen seeks the counsel of the mysterious Fae, for only they can predict what is to come. A future that doesn’t bode well for her only living child.
In a desperate attempt to save the heir to the Willow Throne, Princess Ouderling is exiled to the only place capable of protecting her. Highcliff, the home of the coveted Crystal Cavern and the dragons that watch over it.
The Duke of Grim, however, has other plans for the princess.
Maturing into a confident leader, prepared to take on the world, the rightful heir to the Willow Throne is faced with a fierce battle if she is ever to assume her mother's place.
Denied by the infamous dragon, Grimclaw, Ouderling seeks the aid of the King of the Dwarfs. Embarking on a journey to a mysterious castle inhabited by ghosts, she experiences a terrifying encounter with the White Witch.
Haunted by the prophecy of the Fae, Ouderling must overcome the fear of an impending tragedy if she is to have any chance of saving the world from the encroaching darkness of the Dragon Witch Wraith.
Reecah Windwalker comes into her own as she finds peace with her past and bravely sets out to fulfill her legacy.
Keeping a promise to a dead witch, Reecah seeks those who can help her learn the ways of dragon magic as she embarks on a desperate journey to save the last of the dragons from the dark heir.
The races come together, but their combined strength may not be enough to prevent the high king’s dragon slayers from eradicating the beauty from the land.
Braving the perils of a cutthroat city isn’t what Reecah envisioned when she sought out a better place.
Can a ruthless giant equip her with the skills she needs to confront the king, or will his unorthodox ways end up being the death of her dreams? Is an alliance with a murderous elf and a sly dwarf the best way to avert the plight of the dragons? And what is this Gift everyone seems to know about? Everyone, except Reecah.
Find out how the machinations of the evil prince and a traitorous wizard turn Reecah’s quest on its head in this epic, second installment of the Legends of the Lurker.
Bullied and ostracized, Reecah Draakvriend simply wants to be left alone. At least until the day she visits the village witch and learns a shocking secret.
With her life spinning out of control, Reecah must decide whether to slay the dragon or become a victim of her people.
Can Reecah find the courage to unlock her destiny or will she fall prey to the secret so many have died to protect?
~Khae Wys, Queen of the Elves
The Dragon Witch Wraith has returned.
With the Grim Duke in his place, and a tentative pact with the wizard’s guild, the Queen of the Elves’ only real concern is for her rebellious daughter. Or so she is led to believe.
Buoyed by the news of unrest in the land’s largest city of Urdanya, Duke Orlythe’s new wizard attempts to convince him that a path to the coveted Willow Throne lies within reach of someone bold enough to seize the opportunity.
The return of the Dragon Witch Wraith prompts the ailing high wizard to find a way to thwart his arch nemesis before everything South March has fought for is lost.
Oblivious to the dangers of the world, Princess Ouderling sets out on a quest to locate an ancient dragon, in a desperate attempt to save her mother from an inevitable fate.
Should she fail, the Grim Duke will ascend the throne.
Two orphans battle to survive upon a perilous mountainside, evading the predators and prowlers preying upon its slopes, and within its catacombs. When the dangers they face force them from their mountain home, they end up in the cutthroat streets of Cliff Face plying their hands as beggars to survive.
Quickly, events have them wondering whether the dangers lurking within the city’s shadows, alleyways, and seedy taverns outweigh the perils of braving the creatures stalking them upon the lofty heights. A chance encounter with a member of the royal family sparks a confrontation, setting a series of events into motion that leave the children without a place to flee.
Forced onto the nefarious slopes of Mt. Gloom in a desperate effort to escape the unpleasant reality looming over them, they soon discover their worst nightmare awaits them with open arms.
Everyone has a past and a story to tell, especially the archers of the Splendoor Catacombs Guard.
This series follows Larina, Sadyra, and Pollard as they combine forces to oversee the future defense of Zephyr, battling betrayal and adversity every step of the way.
When a dark secret assails the band of warriors, their existence is threatened by creatures they are sworn to protect. Will they overcome this final challenge, or will they succumb like so many before them?
To keep the recruits performing as a cohesive unit, Pollard is unprepared to deal with the eclectic personalities of those entrusted to oversee the future defense of Zephyr.
A dark secret assails the band of warriors and their very existence is threatened by the people they are sworn to protect.
Pollard is the epic conclusion to the Banebridge Companion Novels.
Begrudgingly accepted to work alongside a group of hardened sailors, Sadyra learns how to survive in a ruthless world.
To save her sisters from a fate worse than death, Sadyra goes against everything she knows is right, and her life will never be the same.