A radio station that doesn’t officially exist
A mysterious Circle whose members possess incredible abilities
One fateful night to save mankind
Michael Baker, a down on his luck writer, finds himself drawn to an eccentric little hotel that shelters an ancient secret. When a badly injured woman materializes in his apartment later that day, he discovers that he is part of something far more fantastic than anything he could have ever written.
"The Palladium" is a non-stop roller coaster ride that combines urban fantasy with elements of Greek mythology and Dante's Inferno to create a fantastic adventure unlike any other.
Release date: November 18th, 2022
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Winner of the BookFest Gold Award (2023)
Winner of the Readers´ Favorite Book Award (2023)
Winner of the Feathered Quill Reviewer's Choice Award (2023)
Winner of the Feathered Quill Silver Award (2023)
International Book Awards Finalist (2023)
Winner of the Pinnacle Book Award (2023)
Winner of the Literary Titan Book Award (2022)
Multi-award winning author Thorsten Brandl studied history and English literature at university, and lived in Japan for five years where he fell in love with the Japanese culture.
He also loves plot twists, riding his motorcycle, watching movies, listening to heavy metal music, and anything and everything from the 80’s and 90's. He enjoys including countless esoteric references to these things in his books for kindred spirits to find and appreciate. Some of his favorite authors include Dean Koontz, Piers Anthony, Kinky Friedman, Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin.
His epic fantasy novel "The Warrior With Broken Wings" is also published by Cat's Eye Publishing. "The Retriever," the sequel to "The Warrior With Broken Wings" is currently making its way through the editing process.
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Myths & Legends
Action & Adventure
"A fast-paced fantasy thriller... the author is skilled at mystifying and setting up cliffhangers at the end of each chapter, making this book hard to put down. The Palladium is as thought-provoking as it is suspenseful, giving readers a unique, vicarious experience of the battle between primordial good versus evil."
Rebecca Jane Johnson
"Brandl's descriptive style and thrilling fight scenes pique the reader's interest. [He] offers a cast of memorable characters and much peril in this dream-like saga. High in action and drama, this epic adventure is a real page-turner."
"Creative imagery and powerful metaphors are two elements that really stand out in this book. This is a unique urban fantasy novel with some intriguing mystical elements that is hard to put down. The writing is inventive and gives the whole story a magical atmosphere. (...) I heartily recommend this slick adventure novel for its creative use of mythology, history, exceptional character building, and relentlessly entertaining plot."
"In this book, we follow Michael, a writer navigating a not-so-good moment, how he fits in the weirdest conceived gang I have ever read, the one that sealed my undying love for this book. I wish I could say more about this but I don't want to ruin the experience of discovering about each member. But I can say that three of my most loved figures appear in this book. (...) This book has it all. Love, friendship, purpose, and an amazing power system. On top of that, the writing is just la créme de la créme."
Natalia, Goodreads reviewer
"It is wonderfully written, flows smoothly and well balanced in action, drama and intrigue that has you guessing at the turn of each page. The author introduces some heros and villains that may be familiar but with a totally new perspective that delighted me with this new lease on their lives. This is a very unique and refreshing take on good v evil, that leaves you asking the question "What if....."."
Lyn, Amazon reviewer
"It was honestly one of the most creative plots I have EVER read! Trust me when I say author Thorsten Brandl intertwines so many elements in such a creative way, into an absolutely riveting story! It was very exciting, fast-paced and you want to know what’s going to happen next. Elements from the beginning click in the end, there are some amazing quotes sprinkled throughout, and the creativity is beyond anything I could have imagined myself."
Casey, Goodreads reviewer
"This is a story that will fascinate you and have you both intrigued and hooked from the very start. It’s one of those truly unique reads and I can guarantee that you won’t read anything like it again."
Kym, Goodreads reviewer