L.W. Patricks is the author of SHADOW OF WRATH and the literary architect behind the upcoming Sins of the 7 series with Book One: AWAKE THE GHOSTS to be published late 2013.
His short fiction works has been published by Crow Toes Quarterly Magazine, Fiction and Verse literary magazine, and upcoming Denizens of the Dark. He enjoys writing contemporary fantasy with an emphasis on creating urban mythology for his stories.
L.W. Patricks was born in Toronto, Ontario where he graduated from University of Toronto's Fiction Writing course. He has travelled all over the world including Germany, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Austria, United Kingdom, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia just to name a few. His diverse experience amongst other cultures provides inspiration for his stories.
He currently lives in Toronto with his wife where he enjoys the hot summer days and the cold winter nights.
Shadow of Wrath
YA Dystopian Thriller
In the Arena, you're either a killer or a victim.
If survival meant murdering an innocent person in cold blood every week, could you do it? Are you able to stick the knife into your opponent's heart while they look at you with fear in their eyes? Life in the Arena turns everyone into sinners.
A homeless boy is kidnapped from the streets and finds himself imprisoned in a far more horrifying place: the Arena, a place where teenage boys fight to the death for the pleasure of various lowlifes in a modern gladiator pit.
The Arena is the brainchild of Ryker, an ex-convict addicted to alcohol, gladiatorial-esque combats, and money. When not devising new ways for boys to kill each other, he's ruling his small empire with a ruthless fist, rewarding his guards with sex slaves and punishing those who oppose him with barbaric executions.
Renamed Dog, the boy from the streets must turn himself into a killing machine if he is to continue surviving, but as he leaves a trail of bodies in his wake, the ghosts of slain boys haunts him and the violence threatens to wake a beast inside him.
Allegra, a slave girl in the Arena and a victim of Ryker's constant abuse, is his only key to salvation. She has lost everything already -- her family, her innocence, and her dignity -- while her will to live hangs on by a thin thread. Can she save Dog's humanity before she too succumbs to the horrors of the Arena?
Seeking to defy Ryker as Dog rises to power as his champion, the stage is set for something to give in this murderous world of young gladiators.
A tale about survival, tragedy, and human perseverance, the complete Shadow of Wrath is the first book in the Sins of the 7 series.
Fans of edgy and controversial dystopian books will love Shadow of Wrath.
She Dreams of Lonely Stars
Science Fiction Short Stories
Explore the melancholy universe through the eyes of a dreamer in this stunning collection of six very short stories of science fiction of fantasy.
Discover who are Dancing Amongst the Stars and the sinister nature of this abstract ballet.
Regret is a terrible thing, especially when the world is about to end. Can you fix the past when the present is crumbling around you? Find out in Senses.
In Return to Eden, Mother Nature has finally had enough and when one world ends, another begins. Who’s left standing in this environmentally friendly apocalyptic tale?
The pursuit of vengeance is filled with darkness and omens. In this kung fu fable, find out just exactly where The Path of Crows leads.
Creation can occur in the strangest of places. In fact who’s to say that there isn’t a Universe Inside of Me?
And finally, witness the self-destruction of one of our most beloved childhood fiction characters in an emotionally damaged fairy tale entitled The Last Temptation of Snow White.
Are you ready to unlock the secrets of the stars and find out just exactly what they dream of at night?