Funny Fantasy Novel "The Berserker And The Pedant" Wins New Apple E-Book Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing

Dayton, OH, December 21, 2015 --( The Berserker and the Pedant by Josh Powell receives Medalist Honors in the Action-Adventure category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.

Book Synopsis
Gurken Stonebiter, dwarven berserker and avatar of Durstin Firebeard, is in a bind. Thieves made off with temple property, sending him into a fit of vengeful rage. The priests compel the thieves to quest for a lost artifact. Gurken’s adventures have a cunning, tongue-in-cheek style and quick-as-a-whip writing that will have fans of Terry Pratchett begging for more.

About the Author
Josh Powell burst onto the fantasy novel scene in 2015 with his debut novel, The Berserker and the Pedant. The Berserker and the Pedant quickly garnered critical acclaim, winning the coveted New Apple Summer eBook award, the Awesome Indies Seal of Approval, and a 4.41 star rating on Goodreads. The audiobook is a finalist for the Voice Arts award for Outstanding Production. Josh Powell quickly followed up with the recently released sequel, Dragon Apocalypse.

About the New Apple Summer eBook Awards
The New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction.

Contact Information
The Berserker and the Pedant is available in paperback, e-book and audiobook. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit

The Berserker and the Pedant
Author: Josh Powell
Publishing House: Pedant Publishing
Author website:
Twitter: @seasoup
Josh Powell is available for public appearances, signings, interviews and blog tours. Contact the author at

New Apple Contact Information
New Apple Literary Services
New Apple Literary Services
Michael Addams