Stoker & Bash #3: The Death Under the Dark Arches
A mysterious stranger threatens to harm the members of the Gaiety Theatre’s company unless Hiero’s alter ego, Horace Beastly, returns to the stage. Meanwhile, the theatre is haunted by a seductive ghost.
Coming Fall 2019!
In the Shadow of the World
Welcome to the Isle. A safe haven. A sanctuary. A forever home.
A prison that erases your mind, your sense of self, your free will.
For 25 years, NO17OR75-10 hasn’t had a thought of his own. The Isle feeds him, bathes him, controls him, rules him. Doped up on the Milk, he spends his days in the Censorship wing of the Cataloging Division, redacting books. Anything to serve the ARIA, the supercomputer that controls everyone and everything on the Isle. Then, one day… he wakes up.
Rescued by a rebel faction of fellow escapees, he is thrust into a decimated, dangerous world that doesn’t exactly welcome him with open arms. He is a Victor, a child of the creators of the Isle who they fed to their own monster. This makes him public enemy number one among the rebels. Only Thane, their gruff, aloof leader, and a few others see his potential.
There is only one way to prove himself – go back to the Isle with the rebel team and complete what amounts to a suicide mission in order to gain crucial information about the ARIA. But does he trust these rebels to keep their word? Can he convince Thane to overcome his inhibitions and take the greatest risk of all? Is there a life for him out there, in the ravaged world his ancestors fought so hard to escape from?
Unexpected things are growing in the shadow of the world.
(Work in progress)