Ravine of Blood and Shadow

Annals of the Nameless Dwarf

Book 1
Homunculus
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A babe is born in the shadows of the ravine city, a child who will end the self-imposed exile of the dwarves and usher in a new age of glory.


Years later, Ravine Guard Carnac Thayn discovers a break-in at the Scriptorium. A dwarf has been murdered and a book stolen, but the ruling council do nothing.


Then, when Carn is called to investigate thuds and crashes from the mines, old horror rises from the deep, and the city is threatened with slaughter.


Rumors begin to circulate about a mythical axe said to be lost below the earth, an axe wielded by the dwarf lords of old that might just be the last hope of a race marked to die.


But deception is rife, and unseen forces manipulate all paths to the future.


It is a pivotal moment for the dwarves, and Carn must make a choice that will either save or damn his people.


Blood will flow in rivers through the ravine. Friends will become foes. A name will be forgotten.


And a hero will rise.

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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
235
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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
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Wizards & Witches
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