Great heroes walk among the world of Tellest, a place of magic and splendor.  The strain is considered a blessing to some and a curse to others. With uncanny abilities, these heroes clash with one another, creating a schism that the planet hasn’t seen in centuries.

Tellest is a fictional fantasy universe that sprung to life in 2011 (some legends say that it was forming for about a decade before that, but these claims cannot be substantiated).  It was the brainchild of Michael DeAngelo, who treated the stories as labors of love. These were tales that wanted to be told, and DeAngelo was happy to oblige.

In 2014, Tellest grew by adding new writers and artists.  In September of 2016, eight more books were announced!  2017 introduced the first tie-in tabletop game into the mix, and in 2020, the first Tellest video game was brought into the world.  In 2023, a massive amount of content came to bear, including the first non-fiction Tellest book, the first Tellest children’s book, and the first Tellest TTRPG project.  There’s more to come all the time.

This literary universe is happy to lend a hand to other storytellers, and is breaking new ground with hundreds of new fans every month.  With so many different tales of Tellest, and so much new content coming every day, the world is in your hands.

Who is the world of Tellest for?

If you’re looking for a fantasy world that mixes several different types of fantasy, Tellest is right up your alley.  This universe is solidly set as a medieval superhero fantasy.  Steampunk elements mix with several different mythologies.  There’s a little bit of grit and grime, and casualties are bound to be found across the vast and dangerous world.  But magic is a powerful gift, and sometimes, not all who are lost are gone forever.


“DeAngelo does show promise as an author of fantasy and I hope he keeps up with his writing ventures. …it’s not a bad thing to have one’s debut compared to early Dragonlance novels!”

“Like the X-men, each of them possesses a special ability. This book would make a great movie with all the fight scenes.”

“Fast paced right from the start. Pulls you in and keeps you guessing. Looking forward to more from this author…”

Enter the World

Tellest is bigger and better than ever, and now there’s a new way that you can learn about everything Tellest has to offer, and to interact with the world.  Tellest utilizes WorldAnvil to collect maps, articles and secrets that you can only find there.  Think of it as a living appendix of everything you’ll need to know about the world.

You should still come here weekly, as we release art, let you know about new books coming out, and tell you about deals.  But the Tellest WorldAnvil gets you closer than ever to the action.  You can even get access to special markers and secrets when you sign up as a patron on Tellest’s Patreon.

Promoting Other Storytellers

Tellest enjoys the works of other fantasy storytellers, and collaborates with them often in a segment called the Otherworld.  Check out the most recent book promotions Tellest has run, or head to the Otherworld Gallery to see all the books that Tellest has promoted over the years.