Appellate Judge Matthew C. Lucas sets the bar for historical fantasy with Ellysian Press

Judge Matthew C. Lucas

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The lost lock, there and far, volume 1

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When he’s not sitting on the bench, author Matthew C. Lucas channels his inner storyteller.

NEVADA, United States, April 26, 2022 / — Matthew C. (Matt) Lucas likes to tell stories. That’s when he’s not busy as an appellate judge. His latest historical fantasy will be released on May 17, 2022. You can pre-order “Yonder & Far: The Lost Lock” now at Amazon. Additional retailers and print copies will be available as they are released.

Matt was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and lives there with his wife and two sons. He is the author of the dystopian epic fantasy novel “The Mountain” and shorter works appearing in “Bards & Sages Quarterly”, “The Society of Misfit Stories”, “Swords & Sorcery Magazine” and “Collective Realms”. He is a graduate of Florida State University and the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.

The historical fantasy, “Yonder & Far: The Lost Lock,” is Matt’s first novel with Ellysian Press.

You can find out more about Matt’s work at

Fae banished to Boston Town, 1798

In a shocking move, the Fairy Queen banished John Yonder and Captain John Far to the human world. Rumor has it they’ve opened a Fae law firm. For what purpose, no one really knows.

John Yonder accepted a seemingly simple case. All he has to do is collect a lock of hair for a Fae courtier. She had given it to her lover, Wylde, who is also in Boston.

There tricks a fortune teller, Mary Faulkner, into participating in the case. With a whisper in his ear, he links Mary’s mind to Wylde’s, creating a terrible but powerful human compass.

Following Mary’s advice, the trio set out to follow Wylde. They have embarked on an uncertain and difficult future on land and sea, as pirates, slaveholders, and a host of others stand in their way to Wylde, the lock of hair, and a possible return to the Fae.

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