The trouble is, Jacob Blackthorne is part of the problem. Fifteen years ago, he was seduced by a witch named Abigail Colman. One night in the woods outside of Salem Village, she shared her secret with him—the power of the Sangreal—a magical elixir that forestalls the natural process of death… for a price.
Now cursed with near-eternal youth and the loss of his soul, Jacob prays that he can yet find a path to salvation. Instead, he uncovers a conspiracy dating back to Biblical times.
“With To Suffer a Witch, Christopher Treagus has created a dark fantasy masterpiece. An emotional gauntlet full of brooding atmosphere and prose as sharp as a razor, this is one you don’t want to miss!” — Brian Keene, author, The Rising, City of the Dead and The Conqueror Worms
“Treagus depicts another time and place with his characterization of Salem in the 1600s. The subject matter makes To Suffer a Witch unique, as the language and actions of the people cast in the story are as though you are a witness to those days. Treagus provides many insights into how people lived in that time as his main character, Jacob Blackthorne, reveals how his depravity caused him to fall into the clutches of a witch and become cursed forever. His journey to regain his soul delves into the dark and sordid world of witchcraft, yet justice is served to reaffirm the perception of good surpassing evil.” — The Quill Review
Christopher Treagus is a novelist and video game writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of several novels, including "To Suffer a Witch," which is set during the Salem witch trials, and its two sequels: "At Play with Ravenous Wolves" and "Before an Angry God." Other books include "In the Autumn of the Unfortunates," a Jack-the-Ripper speculation; "Building a Better Monster," a tale of the chupacabra; and an Eqyptian mummy legend, "The Hunting Sorrow." He is currently working on "Dance of the Firebird," an historical epic that begins with the Russian Revolution, leading up to today. He is also the writer of the bestselling video game "Prey." Find out more about Chris at his website, www.christophertreagus.com, or on his Facebook page.
Also look for the sequel Beyond The Dark Tower and The Dark Tower music soundtrack by Nox Arcana.
No one is certain how long The Dark Tower has stood. It is believed to be a place of great evil, haunted by dark angels and spirits of the restless dead. Legends say the Tower was once the ancient fortress of the Dark Queen, Mara, and her infernal legions. Other tales tell of a warrior knight—once a man, but now an immortal creature of darkness—who stands vigil over the fallen queen’s tomb.
The long awaited sequel to Scarla...
She came back to life...now she wishes she were dead.
Scarla Fragran sacrificed her life for a mission that was rigged to fail. Being betrayed by the very people she thought she could trust was nothing compared to the revolt of her own mind and body. When the worst menace comes from within, death can seem the noblest option...but only if you stay dead. Inexplicably awake in a world she thought she'd left behind, Scarla struggles to regain her senses and remember who—and what—she is. Once she embarks on the perilous journey to retrace her steps and find out why she died, she comes face-to-face a new world of horrors—including murderous long haulers, a menacing neo-Nazi motorcycle club, treacherous rebel newsmen, a sea of salacious and unspeakable shapeshifters, and the beast that lurks within her own DNA—just to stay alive...
"Maimstream is a dark, twisted, sexually charged novel. Period. It doesn’t skimp on action, drama, or suspense. From the first few pages, BC Furtney immediately set his fast paced thriller into motion." --Dead, Buried, and Back
The Kransens live in an expensive, elegant home in the small town of Flening, Florida. Majestic and private, the grounds are surrounded by lush trees and colorful flowers.
But there is an ugliness underneath the manicured and perfect facade…
Secrets hide within the walls and curses whisper through the air.
Newlyweds Ben and Ana Kransen are moving into the house with their in-laws. They’ve got high hopes and expectations for a better life. But soon after they move in, strange things start to happen. Noises fill the air, dark rooms unlock nightmares of the past, and it becomes clear that some people are not welcome in the Kransen House. Their lives are infiltrated by death, evil, and an unspoken religion. Ana knows something is wrong and her family is in danger. Left with few choices, she must find a way to save the ones she loves or face the consequences of an evil legacy.
Now included with the novel, the bonus short story "Doug".
Set fifteen years after the original murders, this story begins when Sickert’s apprentice, Robert Wood, is accused of murdering a prostitute in Camden Town and comes to Sickert for help. Believing Wood to be innocent, Sickert agrees to assist him, but his investigation reveals an uncanny similarity to the Ripper’s crimes years before. Soon he must face a horrible possibility: Jack the Ripper may have returned—or, all the more likely—the Ripper never left!
To save his friend, Sickert must uncover the true villain behind the original killings, following an unsolved case more than a decade cold. His search will lead him down an ever-twisting path toward a truth far more terrible than anyone could ever suspect—or believe!
"Chris Treagus has a great talent for historical horror fiction, dragging the reader through time and space so that one feels like they’re actually there. A writer to watch!” —Ken Kupstis, author, "Clownwhite" and "Voodoo Highway"
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
The story begins with the earliest reported sightings of the Chupacabra in the American Southwest in mid 1990s, then weaves its trail of blood-sucking destruction into the folktales of Mexico and Puerto Rico. Part vampire, part animal, part alien, the Chupacabra is blamed for the slaughter of countless animals—and humans—throughout the region.
While the Chupacabra seemed to come suddenly on the scene from out of nowhere, it would not be the first time that the collective consciousness of humanity’s wildest imaginings breathed life into a myth, giving it flesh and blood and deadly purpose…
And now that we’ve created it, can anything stop its modern day reign of terror?
“Regardless of our heritage or economic background, fear is something we all have in common. Christopher Treagus shows us once again that believing is seeing, seeing is believing—and THAT can create a deadly reality.” —Catherine Russell, author, "The Stage" and "Exit Stage Left"
“Treagus weaves a tale of terror, integrating mythology and the archetypal battle of darkness versus light along with the richness of the Mexican culture. Building a Better Monster is hard to put down and will leave you checking the shadows before you turn out the light.” — Val Muller, author, "The Scarred Letter"