An almost-king haunted by horrifying truths. A powerful Priest wrapped in the darkest of magic. An innocent devoured by dangerous myth. A tortured heart betrayed and a savage immortal battered and broken in a prison of screams. This is the Martuk Series, Vol. 1.
Inspired by the full-length novel Martuk…the Holy (“Highlight of the Year” – 2012 Papyrus Independent Fiction Awards), it begins with The Wounded King. A young king terrified of a crown, one heavy with the callous ambition of cunning priests, and tormented by the Bones in the Stones. Bones embraced by The Elder, a man who chooses monstrosity over humanity for the promise of a life never-ending only to lose himself to a Darkness older than Time. A Darkness that whispers in the ear of an innocent acolyte in Red and Gold, the tale of a boy butchered and embalmed in molten metal, a soul crushed by the sting of bloody betrayal. A betrayal that lies at the center of The Tall Priest, a story of a heart broken. And of how honesty and devotion become the unwitting keys to an eternity as a wandering revenant. An eternity embodied in The Magi, a monster shrouded in savage infamy. Immortal and fallible. Willing to embrace the heartless for the impossible, his desperation opening the door to a chaos borne by the consequence of catastrophic choice.
Blood-drenched depravity. Ancient curses. Sadistic betrayal and cruel heartbreak. Destruction. Madness. Doubt.
This is The Martuk Series: Volume One.