This subgenre incorporates portals into an alternate world as a primary piece of world-building. More specifically, includes the use of portals between other worlds, while maintaining a balance of supernatural and technological elements. Check out our list of stories below!
by Merri Halma
Xander is just a kid trying to avoid his bullies at school–and maybe forget about Milo, the childhood best friend who disappeared years ago. He doesn’t know anything about prophecies and griffins, or giant kings or dragon swords until magical beings from another world arrive seeking his help. Is he the fabled Indigo Traveler, able to change the heart of the rampaging King Titus and restore the dragon’s peace? Or will Xander’s fear hold him back from the confrontation as much as it keeps him from seeking the truth about Milo?
by Joseph Malik
“I didn’t come here to sell my soul. I came here to buy it back.”
Once dubbed “The Deadliest Man Alive,” Jarrod Torrealday is a former Olympic saber hopeful and medieval weapons expert banned from competition for killing another fencer in a duel. Despondent, volatile, alcoholic, yet still one of the greatest swordsmen alive, he now works for third-rate fantasy films as a technical consultant and stuntman.
When Jarrod accepts the gig of a lifetime from a sorcerer looking for a hero, he finds himself facing an invading army in a world inhabited by creatures from Earth’s mythical past. He soon learns that the enemy mastermind is also from Earth, and has laid the foundations for a new kind of war.
Dragon’s Trail is an epic fantasy technothriller and the first book in Joseph Malik’s Outworlders saga.