About

Hello, and thanks for visiting my blog.

My name, if the big letters above didn’t give it away, is Roberto Calas and I am an author of fantasy, historical fantasy, and horror. I live in Sandy Hook, Connecticut. Yes, that Sandy Hook.

Because there is confusion, I feel I should mention that my last name is pronounced kah-LASS, and, in case you’re curious, my first name is pronounce roh-behr-to (insert appropriate snarky emoticon here).

I have two children, twins, named Cesar and Andalucia. I also have a girlfriend, Noël, who is a beautiful person and the flame that burns in my heart.

I am represented by Fleetwood Robbins of Waxman Leavell.

My novels include The Scourge trilogy; a historical-fantasy/horror novel published by 47North, originally as a serial. In The Scourge, a knight must travel across a demon-plagued England to find his wife. Love, action, humor and horror, all mixed in a historically accurate melange of the 14th century. If you like medieval history, romance, action, black humor and demons/zombies, then this is your series.

If you prefer epic fantasy, I wrote a gritty series called The Beast of Maug Maurai. The books are about an aging, dispirited officer in the King’s army who is ordered to slay a marauding monster that lives in a haunted forest. And as he leads a squad of misfits (including a distractingly beautiful female archer) into the forest, a legendary hero named Black Murrogar is trying to lead a family of nobles out.

If you have any interest in The Hundred Years War or Neal Stephenson’s Foreworld universe, I wrote a novella called Kingdom of Glass for Amazon’s Kindle Worlds program. In that story, two young English knights try to leave France during the Hundred Years War. They stop in a small village for a final errand and find themselves at the heart of a major conflict between the hapless villagers and a ravaging army of bandits. Common sense tells them to flee, but one of the knights falls in love with a villager and retreat becomes no option at all.

A couple other things about me: I once owned a company that sold swords, armor and historical replicas; I flip any coin I see that is tails up; I play a mean game of pictionary; I have a pilot’s license; I can juggle really damn well; with the amount of evidence my friends have, I could never, ever run for president.

I hope you enjoy my works. Please don’t be shy. Let me know what you think. I’m always happy to discuss my works, fantasy, history, and pictionary strategies. Or anything else you want to talk about.

10 thoughts on “About

  1. New reader. Loved “The Scourge”. I will be purchasing your series. Who would have thought knights, Old England, fact, legends, and zombies would be the ingredients to such a perfect recipe? Well, it is. Yummy.

    What are your thoughts on “Game of Thrones” and it’s author George R. R. Martin? I keep thinking your story would be a fantastic movie.

    Sincerely,
    Amy

    • Hi Amy. Awesome to hear from you. I’m glad you enjoyed the mish-mash of history, legends and zombies =). The final book of the trilogy should be out in late July. Would love to hear back from you about what you think about the end.

      I love Game of Thrones. I think it’s the best fantasy series I have ever read. It took a long time for them to finally take it to television, and I think HBO has done a great job adapting it (doesn’t hurt that GRRM is involved in the adapting, and that he used to write for television). So, who knows, maybe in 10 years someone will take The Scourge to the big screen. If you can make some calls for me and make that happen earlier, I’d be in your debt ;)

      Are you on Goodreads? There’s a little project started by one of my readers to get The Scourge up on the list of fantasy books off the radar. If you feel it deserves it, would love a vote for Scourge! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/5406.Best_Fantasy_Books_Under_the_Radar_

      Thanks again for the wonderful feedback. I love hearing from happy readers!

  2. I’m a bit of a medaeval history junkie, and also like well written fiction. Hate zombie flicks, but watched BBCs In the Flesh, and thought, well that’s all right, and then i spotted The Scourge in Amazon, and thought: what the hell,, Really enjoyed the trilogy, the third novel came out just in time for me finishing the 2nd, so that was just great – not so great that there isn’t another to wait for, love those characters! Made me laugh out loud at bits. I have really tried to sell it to my mother as I know she would love the writing and stories, but she just won’t get past the zombie thing.. (She’s never trusted my recommendations since I tried to turn her round to the Marvel films and took her to see The Avengers…).. But, I have recommended it to a good friend who years back showed me fantasy fiction was not repellent with David Eddings and the Elenium series, and she will definitely love your work. Thanks for a truly enjoyable read.

    • Hi Michele. My thanks to you for the kind words, and for recommending me to your friend. Word of mouth is the best marketing a book can get. I may return to the Scourge world at some point, but I have to finish Maug Mauari and then I have a new idea that will feature a Tristan-like character in the lead. Hopefully you will enjoy that as well! Which of the Scourge books did you like the best? And what was your favorite part?

  3. I really didn’t think that picture of you was real! You actually look like a medieval knight! How ironic! Hi! My name is Paula. I just read your short story Angel! Was shocked to find the Arthur is male. You have such an advantage, in the way you pull the reader into the emotional parts of your story. I got that from female authors like Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, Janet Evonawich…to name a few. I’m thinking I’ve found my new favorite author. I’m going to read some of your other books, first! Thank you for such a sweet but short story!!! Take care!

    • Hi Paula. Thanks so much for the wonderful words. I’m very glad you enjoyed Angel. It’s a bit different than my other works, but that story holds a special place in my heart. You might enjoy The Wages of Sin, a short story I wrote for StoryFront. It’s historical fiction, with a good dose of romance. If you read any of my other works, please drop by again and let me know if you enjoyed them. Thanks again for the wonderful comments.

  4. Hey! I’ve just finished reading the scourge! And I never thought I could be glued to a book like I Did! My partner thought i was crazy how much i was chuckling to myself. I’m trying to get a paperback version Nostrum because i love the feel of the scourge book but unable to find anywhere to buy it from new and any used versions are being sold at a very high price. Will they be coming into stock in a particular store anytime soon?

    • Hi Michael. My deepest apologies for not replying sooner. And thank you so much for the kind words about The Scourge. I’ll be writing a blog post about the disappearance of The Scourge from Amazon. But first, I’ll be publishing a new version of the book. Nostrum will be next, hopefully within the next month!

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