Book Of The Day – The Ant-Man Of Malfen

by Greg on July 20, 2012

Today we have a highly rated, bargain Fantasy book for the ENT Book of the Day. The Ant-Man of Malfen (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf) by D.P. Prior has a very impressive 4.6 star rating and is only 99 cents!

“The Ant-Man of Malfen is steeped in the tradition of good old-fashioned swashbuckling fantasy, reminiscent of Robert E. Howard. In his richly imagined world, Derek Prior writes in a style that is both fearless and entertaining, and gives each of his characters a unique voice. This novella was my first foray into this unique universe, and by the end, I was wanting more. Very good read.” V. Daniels – Amazon Reviewer

The Ant-Man of Malfen (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf)
by D.P. Prior
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Category: Fantasy/Novella
Price: $0.99


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Book1 of the Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf

The Nameless Dwarf follows the trail of the last of his race to the mountains bordering Qlippoth, a wasteland born from the dreams of a craven god.

But the survival of the dwarves depends on his willingness to confront the bloody deeds of his past, and the ruler of the brigand town of Malfen, who guards the pass into Qlippoth—an aberration known as the Ant-Man.

“I can say with no hyperbole that D.P. Prior is one of the most promising fantasy writers emerging on the scene today. Featuring a style that’s intelligent yet accessible, imaginative yet concrete, the books in his Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf series are a must for anyone hoping to get a sense of what’s next in the fantasy genre. All of the books are highly rated and backed by respected reviewers, meaning this should more than tide you over until the next season of Game of Thrones starts.” – Kindle Fire Department

The Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf are a blend of Sword and Sorcery and contemporary fantasy, combining strange worlds, dark magic, heroic action and an astonishing depth of world building.

The Ant-Man of Malfen reintroduces the Nameless Dwarf from the acclaimed SHADER series by D.P. Prior.

Nameless is a manic-depressive pariah whose past is littered with atrocities. With an almost elemental ferocity and a gift for violence, he alternates between bouts of crippling depression and boisterous episodes of elation, which are usually brought on by the prospect of a good fight. He also has an eye for the women – particularly those under four feet tall.

This story also introduces Silas Thrall, a student of the mantic arts with a dark secret that consumes him more each day; and Nils Fargin, son of the most feared guildmaster in New Jerusalem.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This book has a wonderful plot, some great fights, twists and turns plus interestesting characters; and maybe most importantly a main character with a dry and cynical sense of humor…a couple of laugh-out-load moments… In addition there is a rudimentary, hand-drawn map…however it is quite functional for the tale being told. Great for us fantasy genre lovers who care about geography, direction and distances.


The Ant-man of Malfen is so excellent, so Fafhrd and the Mouser type good – you remember those stories by Fritz Lieber, that you have to read at least three of these Nameless Dwarf stories to appreciate how absolutely fantastic they are. I would recommend these stories to people who like adventure and a thumping good read. You don’t even have to appreciate fantasy, just appreciate a well written story by a storyteller of the first degree. You can’t go wrong here!


I have just finished reading The Ant-Man Of Malfen and it is a fantastic little book. Nameless is going to grow into one of my favorite fantasy characters despite the fact that he’s shaved off his dwarvish face fur. This has really served to get me ready for the next installment of the chronicles of nameless dwarf. Highly recommended for the fantasy enthusiast!!!


The storyline is strong and leads the reader on a chase to the ending. There is something for everyone in this tale: some violence, some venality, some bonding of characters and some comic relief. I found this an easy and fast paced read and quickly devoured it. I will be sure to follow Nameless through his Chronicles.

Get The Ant-Man Of Malfen here: The Ant-Man of Malfen (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf)

About The Author

D.P. Prior is the author of the acclaimed SHADER series of fantasy books and the Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf.

His main writing influences are Edgar Rice-Burroughs, David Gemmell, Stephen Donaldson, Mary Doria Russell, Robert E. Howard, and Michael Moorcock. He is a full-time author and editor of fiction.

For all news on the work of D.P. Prior please visit

Works to date:

Black Death (unpublished) – an absured comedy for the theatre
Megan (Homunculus 1995) – a play in three acts
Megan (completey revised; unpublished) – a play in three acts
The Resurrection of Deacon Shader (Homunculus 2009)
Foundations for a Better Physique (Homunculus 2009)
The F.I.S.H. Training Log (Homunculus 2009)
Thanatos Rising (Homunculus 2010)
The Ant-Man of Malfen (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf part 1)
Cadman’s Gambit (SHADER series book 1) (Homunculus 2011)
Best Laid Plans (SHADER series book 2) (Homunculus 2011)
The Axe of the Dwarf Lords (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf part 2) (Homunculus 2012)
The Scout and the Serpent (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf part 3) (Homunculus 2012)
The Ebon Staff (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf part 4) (Homunculus 2012)
Bane of the Liche Lord (Chronicles of the Nameless Dwarf part 5) (TBR 2012)

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