Mark Anthony (writer)

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Mark Anthony is an American author who lives and writes in Colorado.


Anthony wrote a number of novels based on Dungeons & Dragons published worlds, Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, and Ravenloft.[1] His first such novel was Crypt of the Shadowking in The Harpers series, and he has written several short stories as well.

Anthony had written a novel about Drizzt Do'Urden called "The Shores of Dusk" by the time Wizards of the Coast acquired TSR; however, Wizards opted not to publish Anthony's novel in favor of bringing back R. A. Salvatore to write about Drizzt, beginning with The Silent Blade (1998).[2]

Anthony is best known for The Last Rune series, which he developed to explore the idea that reason and wonder need not exist in conflict.[3] Recently[when?] he has written a trilogy under the pseudonym Galen Beckett, beginning with a novel The Magicians and Mrs. Quent, whose blurb, similarly to The Last Rune, claims that the book was written to given an answer to the question "what if there was a fantastical cause underlying the social constraints and limited choices confronting a heroine in a novel by Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte?".[4]

Partial bibliography[edit]

The Last Rune series[edit]

  • Beyond the Pale (1998)
  • The Keep of Fire (1999)
  • The Dark Remains (2001)
  • Blood of Mystery (2002)
  • The Gates of Winter (2003)
  • The First Stone (2004)

The Magicians and Mrs. Quent series[edit]

  • The Magicians And Mrs. Quent (2008) (as Galen Beckett)
  • The House on Durrow Street (2010) (as Galen Beckett)
  • The Master of Heathcrest Hall (2012) (as Galen Beckett)

Forgotten Realms novels[edit]

Dragonlance novels[edit]

Ravenloft novels[edit]


  1. ^ Buker, Derek M. (2002). The science fiction and fantasy readers' advisory: the librarian's guide to cyborgs, aliens, and sorcerers. ALA readers' advisory series. ALA Editions. pp. 127–128. ISBN 0-8389-0831-4.
  2. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 283. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  3. ^ Mark Anthony
  4. ^ SFSite

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