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Welcome to my Website!

Fantasy Castle Books is the publishing company I founded to produce and distribute my written work. Everything here, including the site itself, was made by me, as something of a one man enterprise. Browse about the bookshelves and you'll find a host of assorted resources for your entertainment and enlightenment. And do feel free to leave a message on the contact page!

~ R. Scot Johns

~ Newest Releases ~

I : A Sequel to Ayn Rand's "Anthem"

by R. Scot Johns

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."

80 years after the publication of Ayn Rand's Anthem the story continues in this action-packed and thought-provoking sequel.

Equality 7-2521 has fled the collectivist city of his birth, vowing to return one day and free his brothers. Now that time has come.

After Equality Comes Liberty!

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Published: May 31, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-9821538-8-8
266 Pages / 122,000 Words

Get "The Annotated Anthem" FREE!

Ayn Rand’s seminal 1937 dystopian fiction novella “Anthem” presented in its 1946 revised edition

~ complete with notes and commentary ~
by R. Scot Johns

577 inter-linear hyperlinked endnotes covering:

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~ Newest Reviews ~

Praise for "I : A Sequel to Ayn Rand's Anthem"

This book was a wonderful read. I always wished that there was a sequel and this book does an excellent job of showing Ayn Rand's collectivist society. The book follows Equality 7-2521 and Liberty 5-3000 on their continuing journey to think for themselves, as well as other characters that go on the search to find the Unspeakable Word: I. This is a truly powerful and remarkable book!

- Kayla Robison, 2 August 2017

This is a non-stop, compulsively readable, brilliant, powerful book. Visit a world of heartache, honor and hope and discover what you owe your brother, how to begin to think for yourself, and find the meaning of freedom. This book grabs you from the beginning and brings you from the shadows into the light as you meet new heroes. An incredible accomplishment from R. Scot Johns and yes, I did tremendously enjoy the journey.

- Nettie, 3 July 2017

R. Scot Johns masterfully but gently invokes Rand’s notions of Objectivism by SHOWING US how Collectivism works in extremis, instead of just TELLING US about it. We can see and feel for ourselves how it must be to live where self is not only banished but its expression is forbidden. Even more importantly, it evokes a sense of urgency about the ever-looming perils of totalitarian rule and what we as individuals can and must do to counter it.
          PS. This is also a triumphant love story. Sh-hhhhhh!

- Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph, 29 June 2017

Praise for for "The Saga of Beowulf"

This is an excellent novelization of the great epic poem that authors like Tolkien paid homage to. The story line stays true to the poetry and to the hero, but also provides deeper insight into the champion, his times, and his otherworldly opponents. Fans of epic fantasy, especially of the original poem (and its modernization), and even those who skipped the reading in high school for the Cliff Notes, will relish R. Scot Johns’ superb novel rendition of THE SAGA OF BEOWULF.

- Alternative Worlds,, 22 June 2015

Vivid imagery, captivating story, modern English! This book reads like a modern-day fantasy action novel; I find R Scot Johns' depiction captivating and thoroughly enjoyable. R Scot Johns' writing style is so vivid I could picture myself observing Beowulf's battles and adventures. EXTREMELY well done!

- Dave K, 3 December 2014

Not since Robert Low's 'Oathsworn' series and Bernard Cornwell's 'Saxon Chronicles' have I been so enthused about an author's writing style. Mr. Johns' obvious enthusiasm for the Sagas, and an ability to translate their appeal through contemporary prose, reads like a climactic film adaptation - though I've yet to read a novelization as impressive as 'The Saga of Beowulf'.

- Grim Frostbeard, 4 May 2013

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