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ABOUT SHAD M. BROOKS

Shad M. Brooks, the world renowned YouTuber, Fantasy Author and all round Super Geek.

It all started with Shadiversity, Shad's first YouTube channel (originally called 'I Am Shad') that launched back in 2015, which now has over 1.6 million subscribers. Over the years Shad has accomplished many things, from writing novels to to starring in multiple web series. He has consulted for the film industry and some of the largest names in the fantasy and pop culture genres. Shad has launched three additional YouTube channels including Knights Watch, The Shadlands, and Shad AI, and has been a major host on many popular live streams, as well as helped produce various custom products that are must have collectables for every geek at heart.


Shad's undying passion for innovative content has led him to explore a multitude of artistic mediums, and the sheer variety of creative work is a testament to his versatility.

Shad's love for fantasy can be traced back to his childhood in country Victoria, where he spent his days making wooden swords and exploring imaginary worlds. This passion for the world of fantasy has grown and matured with him, allowing Shad to bring these worlds to life through videos, illustrations, and most importantly his novels and graphic novels. The acclaimed authoring skills of 'Shadow of the Conqueror' are a result of years of dedicated study, learning from some of the best novelists in the world, and his dedication to the craft of penmanship has earned him a loyal following of fans that wait in eager anticipation for the next instalment.

Shad has become a master at weaving truly intricate and fleshed out stories that captivate audiences from beginning to their unexpected grand finale, and to this day his work continues to inspire and entertain people from all walks of life.

Shad's journey is a testament to the power of imagination and the endless possibilities that come with pursuing your dreams.

Want to know more?

We have a heap of ways you can support Shad, from watching his content, grabbing a copy of the amazing Shadow of the Conqueror novel, checking out the merch store, or even becoming a member of one of his channels and getting access to amazing exclusive content!

About

SOME OF SHADS
PROUDEST MILESTONES

2007
Shad begins his journey
to become an author

Shad begins a dedicated endeavor to learn how to become the best novelist he possibly can, participating in top creative writing courses and learning from some of the most successful writers from around the world.

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2020
Shadiversity gains
One Million Subscribers

In August of 2020 Shadiversity reached 1,000,000 subscribers, and Shad published a heartfelt thank you and refection video on the channel to commemorate the occasion.

  • Youtube

2021
Shad launches
Knights Watch

Shad and his recently recruited Knights become guardians of all things Pop-Culture and fandom, making a significant impact in the review & commentary niche (as well as a little controversy*).

*The team at KW wanted you to know that the Barbie movie sucked!

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2015
Shad launches
Shadiversity

The channel that started it all. Shad's passion for swords, science fiction, fantasy, history and SWORDS resonated with people world wide, and Shad soon became a very popular creator within the infotainment field.

2021
Shad releases

Shadow of the Conqueror

Shad releases Shadow of the Conqueror, the first book in the Chronicles of Everfall series, which instantly became a best seller on Amazon.

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2023
Shad expands his
YouTube Channels

2023 brought launch of a new channel 'Shad AI', the release of multiple products including the Shadow of The Conqueror special editions, as well as the expansion of Shadiversity with 2 new co-hosts, Tyranth and Nate.

Merch
check out some of the amazing
Shad M. Brooks Merch & Publications

FEATURED PROJECT
SHADOW OF THE CONQUEROR

"I'm excited to announce that my debut novel,

'Chronicles of Everfall, Shadow of the Conqueror',

is now available in Paperback, Hardcover,
Audio book, eBook and even Graphic Novel!"

FEATURED MERCH
SHASIVERSITY PLUSH

Check out this cute little guy!
 

The first run is only available for a few more days,

so grab yours while it's still in stock!

MEME WORTHY MERCH
CREATOR SPRING

Tee Shirts, Mugs, Hoodies and more!

With all of your favorie Shad memes like:

"MACHICOLATIONS" and "But what about DRAGONS?"
Get yours now, as stock is limited on some items!

MERCH COMING SOON
SUPER SECRET PROJECTS

We obviously can't say too much about these

amazing upcoming swords - but...

Well, you'll just have to wait and see!

CHRONICLES OF EVERFALL
SHADOW OF THE CONQUEROR

Shadow of the Conqueror is the breakout success, beloved, and controversial, debut novel by Shad M. Brooks.

Shadow of the Conqueror is a tale of a deposed tyrannical emperor Daylen who embarks on a journey towards redemption, obtaining the mythical powers of the legendary Archknights.

He must battle his inner demons, his violent and cruel inclinations, and enemies both old and new in the hopes of pushing back the darkness he brought to the world.

After all, who better to fight back against the darkness of the world, than the one responsible for most of it?

check out these amazing reviews

I'd highly recommend this book in general, but if you've grown bored with Fantasy Novels, this might just get you back in the mood again. There's lots of action, and lots of drama, as well as a cool new world with it's cool magic system. A must read if you're looking to get into fantasy or maybe renew your interest in it!"

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 - Foolish Bastion

I expected this to be well thought out and a good read but the conflict within yourself as you read is just staggeringly good.

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 - The Steve

I'm not a professional, but man is this book good!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book to the fullest. It has been one of the best buys I've ever made and I cannot wait until the next title. Overall I find this to be an astounding debut novel and it deserves any praise heading it's way.

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 - Jules

I couldn't put it down!

 

I found myself saying ' I didn't see THAT coming ' more than once. Sharp witted good humoured compassionate writing.

The author looks too young to know this stuff.

Well done Shad!

Next please!"

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 - Ferenc

I only have high praise for this book. The author has put a lot of love, energy, and research into making this novel and has put in a lot of thought into the world building process. I feel that this the author built an entire world through the series. This is just book one and we could expect anything from a trilogy, to ten novels."

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 - TN

I can assure you that this novel is amazing.

 

The author has managed to come up with a fascinating fantasy world like no other I have ever seen.

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 - Mario S

JUST RELEASED
SHADOW OF THE CONQUEROR

GRAPHIC NOVELS & SPECIAL EDITIONS

Just because the modern mainstream comic book industry is lacking in both quantity and quality, doesn’t mean we can’t make great graphic novels for those of us who love them.

With special collector edition covers, backers of the Indiegoggo campaign got their one and only chance to secure these special versions of this phenomenal epic fantasy Graphic novel.

Check out the amazing graphic novels and special edition hardcovers that the backers recieved.

Missed out on this campaign?
No need to worry!

VOLUME 2 IS NOW IN PRODUCTION

Including a second chance
to secure your copy of volume 1

Campaign launch planed for mid 2024

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THE ART
OF SHAD M. BROOKS

A portfolio filled to the brim with swords, castles, spaceships and superheroes!

 

Every great creator has the urge to pick up a pencil and put their ideas to paper, but some like Shad take this much further and express themselves through a multitude of mediums like digital art, 3D art, and even AI art!

Below is just a small selection, so remember to check out all of Shad's artwork on Deviantart.

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Check out Shad's artwork on Deviantart

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Socials

FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Love talking about all things geek?

Shad does too!

 

Shad has a great selection of social accounts,

from Videos and Tweets, to Shorts & Reels,

there is something here for every geek at heart!

You can either follow Shad directly, or subscribe to one of his ever-growing library of channels.

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Shad's Channels

Shadiversity

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  • TikTok
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Knights Watch

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Shad AI

  • YouTube

Shadlands

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THE SPICY SIDE
OF SHAD M. BROOKS

Like any great internet personality, Shad has a little controversy surrounding him.

 

Shad is a proud Mormon with strong conservative beliefs, and from time to time is very strongly opinionated about those views. Although channels like Shadiversity are kept as non-political as possible, there are occasions where his opinions are voiced, like with certain historical, pop culture or 'hot takes' topics that have relevant political nuance. Because of this, his school of thought can be seen as controversial by some viewers, so unfortunately these individuals try to paint all of shad's creations with the same 'this is bad, you should hate this, you should hate him' brush.

Shad's personal position is that we should be able to have open discourse and friendships with people who hold differing political, religious or ideological beliefs. He believes all people are more than welcome to enjoy the things he creates, and much as he enjoys the content made by people who hold differing views.

Shad loves getting into the nitty gritty of topics and also features on shows like Friday Night Tights (a show by Nerdrotic and Geeks + Gamers) where a panel of famous (and infamous) YouTubers discuss and dissect all forms of entertainment from many viewpoints, including from their personal and ideological beliefs.


All of this means that Shad's outgoing personal and political opinions can be seen as problematic by some viewers due to being what they view as "overly conservative", when in truth Shad is just voicing his opinion, giving an alternative viewpoint, and participating in the banter and discussion as is part of his nature.

So, if you like a bit of internet drama, or just want to see what all the hubbub is all about, check out his X (Twitter) profile using the link below.

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THE PHILANTHROPIC SIDE
OF SHAD M. BROOKS

"I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.
Small acts of kindness and love."

- J.R.R. Tolkien

 

Shad, although he never mentions it, is a very generous man, always offering help his local community and the world wide sword community whenever he can.

Shad has donated thousands of dollars in legal fees and promoted petitions to help fight the injustices of fathers losing custody of their children, he has lead online petitions to reinstate unfairly deleted YouTube channels of smaller creators, Shad has helped to promote the Paralympic basketball team for the Deaflympics, and has dedicated hundreds of hours to speak directly to young men about tough topics like mental health and societal value.

Shad had also dedicated countless hours of voluntary service in his church community from serving as a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for two years to being a youth leader, running weekly activities and teaching daily seminary classes to the youth.


He is a loving husband and dedicated father that frequently gives at his local church, and is continually giving shout outs to smaller creators within his industry to help boost their channels so they can become self sufficient. Shad, out of his own pocket, has flown multiple creators to the Shadiversity studio for just that reason, bringing them into Shadiversity, promoting their channels and inspiring them to reach for the stars.

He has hired a team who also care deeply about their community, whether that be their local community helping with soup kitchens, or the sword community at large. They have been key players in starting clubs, from HEMA to LARP, and have managing sword related resources to make sure collectors and practitioners around the world are kept safe and well informed.

Shad does all of this while living with the disability of ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome), and looking after his wife who also suffers from her own disability.

Shad may be humble with his philanthropic work, but his duty outside of the public eye does not go unnoticed by the many, many souls he has helped uplift.

Support

SUPPORT

If you love the projects of Shad M. Brooks, you can help by becoming a member of one of his channels, or subscribing to one of the amazing platforms below.

Become a member and get access to Shad's amazing exclusive content!

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Just send your FanMail to:


   Shad M. Brooks
   P.O. Box 500

   Moe Victoria, 3825
   Austraila

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