David Korinetz was born in Winnipeg, and grew up on a diet of comic books, Edgar Rice Burrows novels, and the Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings. He writes fantasy novels from Naramata, B.C. where he doubles as the owner and operator of Red Tuque Books, a distribution and marketing service for independent authors such as himself.

FireDrakes: Chronicles Of The Daemon Knights tells the tale of the task of freeing a race of Firedrakes from the grip of an evil sorceress by a young untried Daemon Knight. The job seems simple enough; just retrieve a magical amulet she is using to hold them in thrall, but most of the FireDrakes don't want his help, and he has fallen in love with the beautiful sorceress. Shortly after FireDrakes was published, David received an Honorable Mention for a short story he submitted to the Writers of The Future contest.

In 2009, Korinetz published his second book in the Chronicles of the Daemon Knights series, Sorceress:

"Stripped of her power, with deadly foes at every turn, Magdalen sets out for the safe haven of Toth. An unwilling witness to the murder of a FireDrake along the way, she is captured by a marauding band of Imperial Dog soldiers. Their ruthless leader, Kaspar, is a crazed fanatic who will stop at nothing to see that she faces Emperor Gamel's harsh justice."

It was followed by a third release in 2011, Halfling, and a fourth in 2015, Warlock:

"With Emperor Gamel gone, Coronus remains at peace for nearly a year, until the day of Lady Agnes and Sir Gregory's wedding feast, when an attempt is made on Prince Erik's life right under the noses of the Daemon Knights. At the same time, Magdalen learns that Crystal City is under siege. As their new Empress, she feels duty-bound to undertake the long journey back through the Olaug in order to deal with it. The problem, at least as far as her husband Rodney is concerned, is that she is three moons pregnant.

"Wizard Aldus has a problem of his own. In order to undo the spell Gamel cast upon him, which still continues to prevent him from using his gift, he needs to find a Silver Elf. After a year of fruitless searching he has recently discovered where one might be found. He must sail far to the south, beyond the Southern Islands, to a continent that no living person in all of Coronus has ever been to, and that may not even exist. In the midst of all this, something dark is stirring in Carpathia, and Sir Hugh, the two hundred year old former Daemon Knight, is determined to discover what it is. What no one suspects is that an old foe is not quite as dead as they thought, and that these events are all connected."

Warlock is actually the first book in Korinetz's second, related trilogy. "I provide enough backstory so it is not necessary to read the first trilogy," he says. "After reading Warlock, some may wish to go back and read the first trilogy My books are character-driven and many of my readers enjoy them even though they are not normally fans of the Fantasy genre." In 2015, Korinetz visited a number of schools in the South Okanagan to talk with students about writing through the South Okanagan Raise-A-Reader program and he served as one of five instructors at the 2015 BC Youth Writers Camp.

In 2016, David Korinetz received the annual literary prize during Penticton Arts Council's 3rd annual 'Arts Awards'.


FireDrakes: Chronicles Of The Daemon Knights Trade paperback, 288 pages. 978-0-9783824-0-7 Distributed by Red Tuque Books

Sorceress: Chronicles Of The Daemon Knights, 2011 Trade paperback, 288 pages. ISBN 978-0-9783824-1-4 Distributed by Red Tuque Books

Halfling: Chronicles of the Daemon Knights 2015 9780978382421 $16.95 Pages: 288
Size: 9 x 6 Trade Paperback. Distributed by Red Tuque Books

Warlock: Chronicles of the Daemon Knights 9780978382438 $16.95 Pages: 288
Size: 6 x 9 Trade Paperback Distributed by Red Tuque Books

Prophet: Chronicles of the Daemon Knights (Self-published 2020) $16.95 978-0-9783824-4-5


[BCBW 2020]