Misplaced Mercenaries

You won't get left hanging. The Misplaced Mercenaries Series is complete!

“A puckish, free-wheeling take on the sword-and-sorcery genre.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

“This is my kind of fantasy.” — ERIC FLINT

Latest Release

Chromium Rise

January 1, 2024

Orphaned and alone in the world, Arvin heads to the only place desperate enough to take him: the camp of a war chief. Though the elders in charge of assignments…

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Misplaced Adventures

Six original series by five elegant new authors (and one crusty old one) writing entirely unique books in the Mercenaries’ world you love!

Get started with Last Night at the Jolly Chicken, the anthology that introduces all the new characters in their own short stories!


About Kevin Pettway


The Author

Kevin Pettway is a long-time fan of good fantasy as well as a smartass. He has brought together these two burning passions to create the Misplaced Mercenaries series and the…

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Where's Kevin Pettway?

Ancient City Con 2024

We like to think of ACC as our “home con,” and we’d be delighted to see you there this year! Check them out at Ancient City Con!

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Kevin's Latest Blog

The Umbrella

Back around the time Lena and I were first married, she worked for a guy named Mike, who owned a magazine. Mike wasn’t a bad guy …well, okay. Mike was a bad guy, but he desperately did not want to be thought of that way, which lent him just enough charm that people continued to talk to…

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Free short story!

Extorting a township is thirsty work when things go sideways.

When mercenaries Keane and Sarah wander off the job and into an abandoned bar, the setting was perfect for a night of free drinks. But the thing that emptied the bar still sat in the corner, and it was not friendly.


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