Mountain of Madness

Annals of the Nameless Dwarf

Book 2
Homunculus
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Awakened from an induced year-long slumber, the Nameless Dwarf is tortured with memories of slaughter and must come to terms with who he has become: an outcast, a butcher, the most reviled of dwarven-kind.


As forces of unimaginable destruction coalesce around the mountain fortress of a mad sorcerer, the philosopher Aristodeus puts together a team for a last desperate attempt to avert the coming cataclysm:


A knight besieged by doubts, who has been prepared since a child for the current crisis, yet is crumbling under the pressure of the task before him;


An albino assassin who denies the truth of what he really is;


A woman with a black sword as disturbing as the axe responsible for the massacre at Arx Gravis;


And a dwarf with no name, who will either carve out the path of his own redemption or condemn the world to a night that will never end.

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Hunt Or Be Hunted...


A powerful husk crosses the mountains, leaving a trail of the dead in its wake.


When efforts to track the killer end in disaster, the task falls to a man not expected to succeed: Jebediah Skayne, Lothario, hustler, hunter of demons.



They call them ‘husks’, the demons that cross the Farfall Mountains, leaving a trail of blood in their wake. 

No incursion goes unmet; otherwise the cancer would spread until the whole of Aethir was consumed by nightmares. 


That’s why the Maresmen were formed—trackers and warriors charged with holding back the tide. Each of them is different, uniquely suited to the task in hand, but one thing they hold in common: they are half-breeds, part human, part husk; and they are bound by an inviolable rule: 


Hunt the husks, or be hunted themselves. 


Jebediah Skayne has been hunting husks his entire adult life, but there’s something different about the trail leading to the fishing town of Portis on the shores of the Chalice Sea: no spoor, no footprints; nothing save the unmistakable feeling of wrongness. 


Finding a husk in Portis would be near impossible for someone who didn’t have the sixth sense, but the instant Jeb arrives, all trace of the incursion vanishes. Forced to rely on more mundane methods of investigation, he starts to uncover a town rife with corruption, where a man will kill you for looking at a woman the wrong way; a town that’s seen its share of incursions from the land of nightmares before. 


As events start to slip from his control, he realizes the husk he's come to kill is one step ahead of the game, and it holds a secret that will shake his world to the core.

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Homunculus
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Published on
Jun 28, 2019
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Pages
232
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Games & Activities / Role Playing & Fantasy
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
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