Beneath the Waves – After losing his son in a mysterious shipwreck, Agamneus, a caulker, builds a ship capable of sailing underwater to try to learn what happened. However, he finds much more than he expected.
Trolls in the Dark – Desiring to avenge the death of the princess he had sworn to protect, Endel hires a group of adventurers and enters the infamous Socta Hills hoping to intercept the killer. However, the trolls that infest those hills won't let them pass easily.
Holestern: New World – Fleeing from those who chase him in the Old Continent, Holestern departs for one of the New Worlds: the Gray Continent. Unfortunately, not everything goes as he expected, as the ship he is in becomes shipwrecked off a city besieged by a strange enemy. But is this a setback or an unexpected opportunity to rebuild his life?
The Knight's Choice: Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 – Loran goes on a journey to identify the artifact he found during the Battle of Schlaberdum Abbey. The revelations that follow send him on several missions throughout the kingdom of Veltraik.
Joel Puga was born in the Portuguese city of Viana do Castelo in 1983. Since an early age, he has been in contact with fantasy and science fiction, mainly thanks to dubbed films and TV shows transmitted by Spanish channels. As soon as he learned how to read, he got into genre literature; starting his adventure with Julio Verne’s books. It was during this time that he produced his first stories, generally using other author's universes as a backdrop, the reading of which was reserved to family and friends.
In 2001, he moved to Braga to follow his studies, a time in which he decided his writings should be more than a private hobby. This granted him several publications in Portuguese anthologies and fanzines of various sub-genres of speculative fiction.
Today, he lives in Braga, where he divides his time between his job as a computer engineer, as well as writing and reading.
This is one of the short stories included in the anthology "Dark Fantasies and Other Stories " by the same author .