Hello, my darklings!

It’s time to finally announce the first installment of my new upcoming novel Beneath a Red Hunter’s Moon! It falls squarely in the epic dark fantasy genre with some strong horror elements.  Tentatively, it’s scheduled for release this Spring 2020. I’ll be publishing with Battle Swan Books!

The image I’ve got here is probably not going to be the actual cover. I’ve not decided yet on whether or not I like it. What do you all think?

Anyway, I’m sure you’re wondering what it might be about so I’ve included the synopsis of the series below. The synopsis is nowhere near perfect, mind. With about nine point-of-view characters and around ten plot lines, it’s hard to boil it down into less than 300 words.  But I like to think of it as something of a mix of Martin’s Game of Thrones, Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos, if you want to pin me down a bit.

Again, not exactly, but it’s the best way I can describe it.

Beneath a Red Hunter’s Moon Series Synopsis

If all the world’s a stage, mortals are merely the marionettes.

When the rogue god Faruk introduces undeath into Verdin’s mortal realm of Akolan, he threatens the pantheon’s coveted food source—the life essence of mortals. Facing starvation and possibly oblivion, the gods look for a way to put an end to his schemes.  As Faruk forges his empire of undeath through the cities of Naksur and Tirgovish, the rest turn to the manipulation of the mortal realm to stop him.

Falsely accused of murder, exiled soldier Ligeia finds a new vocation within an elven espionage organization. When a young man approaches the spymaster requesting help in killing the Naksurian puppet-queen Iskra who seemingly threatens Ligeia’s homeland, she agrees. Fulfilling the deal, however, requires an army that she no longer has. Accompanied by her friend Iasus, she must find a way to amass the army necessary to take on the Tirgovian forces before marching on Naksur itself.

But there is more at work behind Faruk’s plans than any of them realize.

Welcome to the games that gods play.