David Alastair Hayden

author of heroic fantasy adventure novels for adults and young readers
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The Shadowed Manse Sample

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Arthur Paladin, Blog, DA Hayden | 0 comments

Chapter One Slinging Pre-Algebra Books   Arthur Paladin was about to be flung across the universe, but as far as he could see, his life was going nowhere. And it was going to keep going nowhere until he died at a dreary old age — bored out of his skull — never having left this bleak, backwater town. Arthur was a lanky seventh grader with bronze,...

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Haydenverse Update

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Blog, Books, DA Hayden |

Dear Readers, I wanted to update you all on the state of things in the Haydenverse. In 2013, I launched two novels and one novelette: Chains of a Dark Goddess, The Forbidden Library, and The Maker’s Brush. And 2014 promises to be an even better and more productive year. I have many wonderful tales that I can’t wait to share with you. So what’s on the...

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The Storm Dragon’s Heart

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013 in Storm Phase |

  Book 1 Turesobei dreamed of adventure, a way to prove he was no longer a child. Wizards should be careful what they wish for. Destined to become his clan’s next high wizard, studious Turesobei has constantly struggled to live up to other people’s demands and expectations, but now he’s had enough. When his treasure-hunting...

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Episode 1

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Arthur Paladin, Books |

The Shadowed Manse Abandoned by his family, Trapped in a house of shadows, Destined for more than 7th grade math. Arthur Paladin doesn’t fit in. Not at home with the ultra-strict grandmother who had to raise him after his mother died and his dad disappeared. And not at school where the teachers think he’s trouble and the other kids think he’s a...

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Perfect Clone

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Short Stories |

It’s never easy to see your ex-husband again, especially when there’s more than one of him. With Sadie’s research Steven did the impossible and shocked the world, but what really mattered was if she still loved...

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