J. Zachary Pike

Strangely Funny Fiction


J. Zachary Pike was once a basement-dwelling fantasy gamer, but over time he metamorphosed into a basement-dwelling fantasy writer. A New Englander by birth and by temperament, he writes strangely funny fiction on the seacoast of New Hampshire.

Current Project

Son of a Liche

The second book of the Dark Profit Saga pits Gorm and his fellow heroes against dark magics, the risen dead, and — worst of all — marketing.

Last updated on May 20th, 2017

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A Note on Book Progress

Let’s talk about progress.

The one question I get asked more than any other is “when will Son of a Liche be released?” It’s fantastic to hear that people want more adventures in Arth, but regrettably, I don’t have a worthy answer. The unfortunate truth is that I don’t know. But I’ll do my best to shed some light on why I’m unsure, and how you can stay up to date.

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I’m not the best video game reviewer out there. For one, I’m pretty bad at video games compared with a lot of “serious” gamers. I also tend to forget the details of games, instead remembering them in a vague haze of emotion. Dead Space? Very scary. I can’t remember any specific moments apart from the ending, but man, it was terrifying. Stardew Valley? Nostalgic and charming! But don’t ask me what I planted, or even who I married. I forgot.

It should speak volumes for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, therefore, that I not only look back on the game in a haze of pure joy, but also that I can remember so many of the specific, minor details that made it such a great game.

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The Dark Profit saga is an economically epic trilogy set on Arth, a world that's fantastic and familiar all at once. On Arth, professional heroes kill monsters for valuable loot, but it’s powerful corporations that reap the rewards.

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