“Bal-Sagoth the band is just one facet of the vast and far-reaching world of these stories. The lyrics of the six albums are reflections of a much larger and more intricate body of work, and only a relatively small part of that has thus far been revealed in the lyric booklets. As I originally intended, the chronicles of this baroque fantasy world now encompass other forms of media such as prose short stories and novellas. Additionally, the canon will also ultimately include graphic novels, illustrated books, role-playing games and more. The forthcoming revised and expanded edition of my Glossary (entitled “The Lexicon”) will also provide readers with unprecedented information on all aspects of the lyrical mythos.”
THE CHRONICLES OF CAYLEN-TOR (VOLUME I)
All hail Caylen-Tor, the Wolf of the North!
An ancient fortress besieged by a vast and unrelenting empire...
A mighty legion intent upon the conquest of the antediluvian world...
A tyrannical Serpent King ruling from his sinister Black Pyramid...
These are the chronicles of Caylen-Tor, the indomitable barbarian warrior whose cold steel carves a searing, bloody swath through the time-lost kingdoms of legend! A mercenary, a reaver, a king by his own hand... the saga of Caylen-Tor is one of pitiless carnage, dark sorcery and epic battle!
Bleed for the gods of war!
By Byron A. Roberts. Illustrated by Martin Hanford and Samuel Santos. Published by DMR Books. Order HERE.
THE CHRONICLES OF CAYLEN-TOR (VOLUME II)
The Wolf of the North Returns!
Caylen-Tor, the mightiest warrior of a savage, time-lost age surges back into the fray, carving an ensanguined path to his grim destiny in a new collection of thrilling sword & sorcery tales by famed Bal-Sagoth vocalist/lyricist Byron A. Roberts.
From the desolate deserts of a war-torn empire to the shadow-haunted forests of the northern clans, join the legendary Lord of Wolves as he pits his strength, his courage and his cold, hard steel against a legion of fearsome foes, ultimately facing the malefic avatars of the Elder Darkness at the ersatz heart of the Hollow Earth!
All hail Caylen-Tor…
Mercenary, corsair, warlord, king!
By Byron A. Roberts. Illustrated by Bebeto Daroz, Aleksandar Kostic and Andrej Bartulovic. Published by DMR Books. Order HERE.
SWORDS OF STEEL OMNIBUS
An anthology series of sword & sorcery paperbacks featuring stories by notable metal musicians. "Swords of Steel" was published by DMR Books, initially as three separate volumes and later as a grand omnibus edition. My trilogy of stories featuring the Elizabethan privateer Captain Caleb Blackthorne appear in the "Swords of Steel" publications.
Published by DMR Books. Order HERE.
A number of other stories and poems have also been published in fantasy and horror anthology volumes over the years, including "Barbarian Crowns" (published by Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press), "Devil's Armory" (published by Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press), "Dreams of Fire and Steel" (published by Nocturnicorn Books), "Beyond the Cosmic Veil" (published by Barbwire Butterfly Books/Horrified Press), "The Infernal Bargain and Other Stories" (published by |DMR Books), "The Hyborian Gazette: Issue 2" (published by Carnelian Press), and "Karnov: Phantom Clad Rider of the Cosmic Ice" (published by DMR Books).