The Adventures of Israel St. James
Historically Epic Short Stories
Adventure with Israel St. James
through important moments in history
to collect powerful relics
A potent nexus in history or a rare super-genius can infuse a mundane object with supernatural power. These artifacts are Israel St James' specialty.
They always come at a cost.
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Talons of the Eagle
from The Adventures of Israel St. James
Art by Jason Belden
Any way you like it!
Only the immortal Dr. Israel St. James can collect and keep safe history’s most powerful artifacts.
With Archimedes’ Insight, he can detect the magic lurking beneath the surface of our ordinary world.
A potent nexus in history or a rare super-genius can manifest magical power within a common object.
These supernatural Relics are Israel St. James’ specialty.
As the keeper of Archimedes’ Apothecary, he employs multi-dimensional tools to find and collect antiquities of the most abnormal kind. Some have the ability to alter the course of civilization, and thus the responsibility for their eternal safety falls squarely on the shoulders of their immortal curator, Dr. Israel St. James.
Equal parts archeological adventure, alternate history, and puzzling mystery, this collection of pulp-style short stories has something exciting for every reader.
Fully-illustrated with over 30 drawings by comic artist Jason Belden, these 13 action-packed tales jump off the page with an extra pop of high-contrast imagery.
The globe-trotting steward of humanity’s most important artifacts collects mind-boggling objects of renown, such as:
The Rod of Asclepius, capable of healing any wound.
A special tool gifted by Nikola Tesla.
Fancy pottery made to detect new Relics as they manifest.
William Tell's crossbow bolt, which never misses its target.
A gateway that connects to any door on earth.
And so much more!
Follow Israel’s never-ending journey through the 19th and 20th Centuries in this complete collection of his short fiction. He’ll be rubbing shoulders with Nikola Tesla, battling rogue Pinkerton Agents in Chicago, picnicking on the moon, and witnessing the effects of industry and war firsthand.
There's a lot of real history with extra punch.
Over the years, loneliness has been Dr. St. James’ only reliable companion. He’s a legend of historic proportions, but he cannot contain the surging tide of raw magical power alone…
Israel All Together
We published the first six short stories in this collection as The Adventures of Israel St. James, Pt. 1 in 2013. Since then, print-on-demand production methods improved enough for us to publish Israel's adventures in their full glory. This centuries-spanning book is the only complete collection of Israel's stories.
*Seven new adventures bursting with historical action
*Dozens of new, high-contrast relic and scene illustrations
*Journal entries direct from the mind of history's most important curator
*Every Israel St. James story ever written
(in chronological order)
Meet the Artists!
Nathaniel used to daydream a lot at work.
Eventually, the daydreams got more and more elaborate—with recurring characters and ongoing plots—making it harder and harder to remember them. So, he started writing them down. These stories became The Adventures of Israel St. James, and have also spawned the News From Crate and Ostreia, two story series found in the Everlasting Stories short fiction archive and podcast.
He is a graduate of the University of MN and lives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. He is the Star Author and Game Master here at Sic Semper Serpent.
He still daydreams at work.
Jason Belden is an illustrator and cartoonist from Lincoln, NE. He graduated from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2013. Driven to create vibrant images with a cinematic twist, Jason is inspired by comic illustrators, fashion designers, drag queens, and campy movies. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and reality TV. He currently lives with his man, Kyle, and his cat, Blue, in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis.
SubGenre: Science Fiction / Alternate History / Short Stories
Formats: Paperback, eBook, Kindle
eBook ISBN: 9781543981360
Paperback ISBN: 9781543981353