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The Song of the Sleepers

On the continent of Q’ara, the original custodianship of the land was once shared between Aobians, a race who dwell in Great Trees, and the Hidden Ones, a race of anthropomorphic creatures not dissimilar to a real-world weasel. But humans arrived thousands of years ago, only to settle and establish ownership across the continent, reducing Aobia to a single Tree, and sending the Hidden Ones into a state of dormancy never before seen.

THE SONG OF THE SLEEPERS is a new epic fantasy series by Australian author Joshua Walker, and tells the story of perhaps the greatest turmoil to fall upon Q’ara since the Settlement of the human race: the rise of the Theradoran Empire, and their ability to wield Aobian magic, known as Luminosity. 


May 2024

I have found myself knee-deep in edits for An Exile of Water & Gold, and because of this, the release date is being moved from June to September of this year. I can’t wait to get this book into your hands! If you’re an ARC reader, I’ll send you an email when the time comes.

In other news, I revealed the title of Novella #2, a story set at the same time as The Rest to the Gods. It’s called The Child of the Greenwood, and I like to think about it as a bit of a mashup between Tarzan and Kena: Bridge of Spirits, with some body horror to add! It’s slated for a January 2025 release currently. 

That’s all for now. More to come in June!


The Rest to the Gods (Book 0.5)

Cover art by Stefanie Saw at Seventhstar Art Services


On the peak of the Mountain Pass, the Four Front War takes its final breaths.

The walls are closing in.

The allies are dwindling. 

The last front is on its knees.

THE REST TO THE GODS officially releases on January 9th, 2024, and is the debut work by Australian epic fantasy author, Joshua Walker.

An Exile of Water & Gold (Book 1)

Cover art by Jeff Brown


Was this what it meant to drift?

For centuries, the Aobians of the Great Tree have shared the continent of Q’ara with humanity. A select few known as Sleepers are empowered by Luminosity, the Tree’s greatest blessing.

Drift, a young and cynical Aobian, has been exiled from his homeland – forever. Now, with no understanding of this condemnation, Drift must traverse the land of humans below, and find his purpose in an ever-changing world. Tarri, his betrothed, seeks to do the same, whilst also bringing him home.

Elsewhere on Q’ara, an unknown organisation seeks to weaponise Luminosity for their own nefarious purposes. Drift himself is a part of this puzzle, and it quickly becomes apparent that the struggle for true power in Q’ara is emerging for reasons greater than anyone is prepared to grasp.

Map of East Q'ara

Chapter Heading Art for An Exile of Water & Gold








Art by Anna Maslennikova