This Sabahan Author Self-Published His Books And Topped Multiple Amazon Bestsellers Lists

Nazri Noor, who is based in California, wrote the 'Darkling Mage' series.

A Sabahan author - who self-published a series of urban fantasy novels - made it #1 in various Amazon bestseller categories in three different countries

Nazri Noor (left) and Filipino digital artist and graphic designer Christian Bentulan.

Image via Nazri Noor/Facebook

37-year-old Nazri Noor's 'Darkling Mage' series held the top positions across various categories on Amazon's Kindle stores in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, reported PhilStar.

Nazri, who is of Filipino and Malaysian descent, currently resides in California, US.

The first book in the series, 'Shadow Magic', rose to first place as a new release in the "Occult Suspense" category just a few weeks after its debut

The book was clearly a hit, as the second book in the series debuted at #1 on the "New Release in Occult Suspense", "New Release in Humorous Fantasy", and "New Release in Greek & Roman Myths & Legends" categories.

To date, the series has five books, with the latest - 'Midnight's Son' - published on 12 February.

Nazri plans to expand the series across nine books, reported Daily Express.

In his own words, Nazri says the 'Darkling Mage' series is an amalgamation of his interests

"Over the years I found that I was drawn to entertainment that had some mix of darkness, suspense, comedy, drama, and lots of flashy special effects," the self-confessed nerd told Lifestyle.INQ.

Filipino food and folklore is also injected into Nazri's books, to the point that a fictional immigrant-owned Filipino restaurant plays a major role in it, reported PhilStar.

Read the free prequel to the 'Darkling Mage' series here.

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