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Welcome to A.J. Carlisle’s website, dedicated to The Artifacts of Destiny fantasy series, and blogs related to Medieval Europe and a variety of other Science Fiction & Fantasy interests. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon for upcoming news and publications in 2017-2018! — A.J.

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Richard Davis #

    Congratulations AJ!

    May 22, 2012
    • Thanks, Mr. Davis, and hope that you enjoy the novel! AJ

      May 22, 2012
  2. Viv Katagiri #

    Hi Mr. A.J. Carlisle, Your new book The Codex Lacrimae: The Mariner’s Daughter and the Doomed Knight sounds like a really good read w/ Norse mythology, two star-crossed teenage lovers that might find romance. I’m a big reader and would love to read this one!

    November 13, 2012
    • Thank you for the interest, and the book’s available in e-book or paperback formats on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks (among others). I hope you enjoy the novel, and when you’re done reading it, I’d appreciate getting your thoughts on the book. Thanks for visiting, A.J.

      November 13, 2012
  3. Wow really loved your book! It’s really nice to read something that captures my attention with literary skill as well as content level! Your book surprised me with its high intensity adventure and then a nice consistent theme of romance, especially in book two, The Roots of Yggdrassil! Hela’s domain really brought out the undeniable connection of the two main characters, even with the Codex whispering words of discouragement in their ears! So few books surprise me like that nowadays! I loved getting lost in the Mariners Daughter and Doomed Knight and then to come on here and find such interesting blogs and comments?? My day has been made! Your stories of how you first became interested in writing fantasy really inspired me, my favorites being the ones about comics and Greek myths! Like J.K. Rowling wrote when guiding Harry towards his life of success, “You’re destined for great things” AJ Carlisle, bravo on a book well done!

    November 19, 2012
    • So very glad that you enjoyed the novel, & I truly appreciate the feedback about scenes that lingered in your mind. Thank you! If you enjoyed Hela’s domain, wait until the next book comes out (May, 2013), when the Nine Worlds are completely revealed and our heroes & heroines face even more dangers & thrills. Again, thank you so much for the kind words, and I hope that my blogs & stories interest you for a long time to come! Best wishes, A.J.

      November 19, 2012
  4. Bob Hurt #

    hey AJ, i enjoyed reading your book while vacationing last summer – sun, beer and a good book = good vacation. my sister’s brainiac neighbor suggested it to me and i was a little skeptical but it turned out to be a good book! (and his wife is hot so that was a plus too.) anyway, i have to ask: when is book #2 coming out? what’s the deal? get to work!

    May 2, 2013
    • Hi, Bob: Thanks for kind words, & glad that the novel gave some hours of distraction while on vacation (also, gratified that the storyline piqued your interest and seems to have lingered past the potentially devastating effects of beer, sun, & the appearance of a comely neighbor’s wife)! For my part, I spent the winter chasing my characters through the Nine Worlds, recording their adventures, and trying to avoid Old Nick and Hela. Fortified by a regular supply of Guinness-filled tankards on the desk, I completed the manuscript last month, and now just waiting for green light from editor and publisher. Look to this blog for updates on The Codex Lacrimae, Part II: The Book of Tears. Thank you again for the interest, and hope you enjoy the novel when it’s released! — A.J.

      May 3, 2013
  5. Hey A. J. !

    Your blog is fascinating and is shown to be written by a true master of what is considered as the tribunal of fantasies (middle-ages\folklore\modern adaptations of the latter). I started reading one of your posts (
    And even though I stated a second-part of an article, I still enjoyed it and found it fascinating.

    I have a blog myself – of much less grandeur and\or knowledge-sharing posts. Even so, I wish to use some of your posts as references to ideas I want to express. It would be nice for once not to quote wiki.

    I’ll never do anything like that without your permission, and I hope you’ll find it okay.

    Thank you for your time,

    April 2, 2017
    • Hi, doctorellert — Thanks for the kind words & my apology for the delay in replying (just starting to reboot my blogging after some time off for teaching). Certainly feel free to quote some of my thoughts about epic fantasy! I’ll check out your site as well, and hope you enjoy the new blogs that I’ll be sending into the cybersphere. Best, A.J.

      July 13, 2017

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