Yip Chi Chuan, a young martial and spiritual ascetic, must flee as the only home he has ever known, the ancient monastery of the Priests of K'un Lun, is destroyed by a newly ascendant extradimensional evil.
Cast out and alone, Yip strikes out on a quest spanning the breadth of his home world of Ea'ae and into the greater macroverse beyond in an attempt to unseat an all-consuming Darkness rooted in his once vaunted order's distant past.
A blend of Western fantasy and Eastern martial arts and mysticism, Shadow's Rise is the first book of the Chronicles of the Fists, an epic trilogy recounting Yip's adventures against all odds.
Shadow's Rise is an epic fantasy novel of 190,000 words.
When not at play with his family, Joe enjoys reading, writing, and relaxation. When he can, Joe also practices various martial traditions in which he has attained the Victim level of proficiency. He is the author of fourteen books.
"a Lord of the Rings enlightenment adventure." Moosemolar, Goodreads
"For me this band of characters is reminiscent of the crew in Star Wars aboard The Millennium Falcon or d'Artagnan and The Three Musketeers - interesting and unique characters, coming together to face exciting adventures and fight evil, all with the perfect blend of meaningful relationships and terrifically witty dialogue - heroes that you are just compelled to root for." So Called Random, blog
"Sword & Sorcery meets Shaolin!" Sho'nuff, Goodreads
"Your book is awesome! I've never read anything like it!" A junior high school reader