Wolves of the Northern Rift:
In a world of science, magic is an abomination—an abomination that came from the Rift, a great chasm hundreds of miles long that nearly split the southern continent in two. The Rift was a portal, a gateway between the world of science and the mythological world of magic. The Royal Inquisitors were formed to investigate reports of mystical occurrences, and, should they be found, to destroy them.
Simon Whitlock knows his responsibilities all too well. Along with the apothecary, Luthor Strong, they’ve spent two years inquiring into reports of magical abominations, though they’ve discovered far more charlatans than true magical creatures. When assigned to investigate Haversham and its reports of werewolves, Simon remains unconvinced the rumors are true. What he discovers in the frozen little hamlet is that the werewolves are far more real than he believed—yet they’re hardly the most dangerous monsters in the city.
The Blood Thief of Whitten Hall:
In a world of science, magic is an abomination—but not the vile creation Royal Inquisitor Simon Whitlock once believed it to be. Accompanied by his apothecary companion, Luthor Strong, and Matilda Hawke, a werewolf, they return to the capital of Callifax, only to be quickly sent on another mission. It seems the iron mines of Whitten Hall have ceased their production, no longer sending its ore to the crown. The Ministry of Trade has sent inquiries, but its representatives have all fled from the train ride to the distal outpost. It seems a vampire stalks the trains in and out of Whitten Hall, a vampire who will reveal the secret of the iron mine and the darkness that resides within…
The Golem of Solomon's Way:
Something is amiss in the capital. Callifax has always been a bastion for Inquisitor Simon Whitlock—the walled city a barrier against the chaos of the magical world. After the physical and emotional pain of his last few missions, safety is all he desires. But a monster is stalking the streets, an abomination far more violent than even the mystical denizens he's encountered before. The monster has slain women in Solomon's Way, the nightlife district of the modern capital. Solomon's Way, a part of town Simon and Luthor have frequented all too often. Solomon's Way—where the woman he loves lives and works…
About the author
Jon Messenger, born 1979 in London, England, serves as a United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through two deployments to Iraq and a humanitarian relief mission to Haiti. Jon wrote the “Brink of Distinction” trilogy, of which “Burden of Sisyphus” is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.