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As a long-winded and eccentric storyteller, I should make an okay author.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matthew Romeo was born in Newport News, Virginia before moving and spending most of his life in Yorktown. He attended Randolph-Macon College and in 2014, he graduated with a B/A in Communications. Throughout his school career he participated in forensics, creative writing, public speaking, broadcasting, and theater.

Post-college, he ran a small-time podcast with a few friends where they discussed current movies, fantasy topics, and fan theories. He has been an avid player of Dungeons&Dragons for the last four years, a current Dungeon Master, and runs both published and homebrew campaigns.


In 2015, he began writing his first book, "The Maven Knight", and finally self-published in October 2018. After a year of work, he published the sequel, "The Maven Knight: Ones of Aster", in October 2019. The third and final installment, "The Maven Knight: Heir of Providence", was released in April 2021. 

His current series project is the science fiction story of The Outrider Saga. The first entry, "Erinyes", was released in August 2022. The second book, "Imperium", is his main WIP with an estimated release of April 2023.


Other upcoming projects include novella entries in The Maven Knight series and a fantasy saga called The Seawyrth Chronicles.

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THE MAVEN KNIGHT

October, 2018

Tálir, a scavenger with a mystical heritage. Sarina, a brewer with a hidden past. Two individuals with a shared bond: they must save the world.

A thousand years ago, the Old World was destroyed by the Ending. The legendary Maven Knights of order were turned into legends. Now, an ancient malevolence seeks to bring chaos and violence to the New World's three nations. Governments within these nations squabble as the poor suffer, bands of Outlanders raid supply convoys, and Nanite storms roam leaving nothing but blackened corpses in their wake. The only salvation for the New World is the legendary fortress of Providence: a place of untold power.

Drawn into the chaotic world, the pair must unite with a band of survivors in an effort to stop the growing threats. With weapons, skills, and an old mentor to guide them, the group sets off on a quest to unearth Providence. Along the way, they will discover more about themselves, the Mavens, and the nefarious Order pursuing them. But most of all, the mythic powers of the Maven Knights must be rediscovered.

Two heroes. One journey.

REVIEWS

"The story was fresh and exhilarating, the action sequences heart-pounding and gripping. The world Matthew Romeo has built is so complex and fascinating, with so much yet to be explored." Emily Rooke, author of 'The Dying Light' goodreads.com

"OH how I loved this book! I fell out of love for sci-fi, probably once Disney bought Star Wars, but The Maven Knight brought me back into it." D. M. Sonntag, author of 'The Lightning Bride' goodreads.com

"Matthew Romeo does a brilliant job creating a believable and well-crafted scifi universe: his characters are such intricate beings, not just the protagonists Talir and Sarina, who have their own unique voices and are fascinating to see develop." Luke Courtney, author of 'Argent Blade' goodreads.com

"Mr. Romeo reaches out and pulls the reader right into a frenzied chaos with his Sci-Fi/Fantasy, The Maven Knight."  JV Poore, cncbooksblog.wordpress.com

"I love the premise of this story, like LOVE it. It very much reminded me of a mash-up of Star Wars and D&D." Morgan Wilson, bookishvalhala.com

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"What does it say about your conviction if you choose not to follow your decisions?"

- Sarina. The Maven Knight, Chapter 13.

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"Secrets always come at a cost."

- Abrax. The Maven Knight, Chapter 17.

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"I once thought that fighting the right fight was the only way to protect my friends. But I see now that walking away from the wrong fight can protect them all the same."

- Tálir. The Maven Knight, Chapter 41.

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