Days after an attempt to unleash demons upon the world has failed, three young men find themselves in the midst of new challenges. One must determine what it means to lead. One must face his past. One must discover who he really is. But there are forces still at play in the world which could undermine everything they hope to build and discover. Is the demon threat truly over?
This is Book 3 of The Trial. You can find book 1 "Shadow Honor" here:
The Old World is gone. In its place is the hellscape, where demons prey upon the living. The Chantry and the Scarlet Church are at war and the number of possessions are rising. The Scarlet Church has something nasty planned to turn the tides of war and it's up to the Stray Dogs, an unlikely band made of convicts, a healer, and a young practitioner who has secrets of his own to stop them.
"What do you want," Tommy asked, looking at the shadow with his eyes, watching it as it paused to a stop in front of him, its large black beak turning slightly to the side.
Its beak opened only a crack, and human screaming of men and women, children and infants, leaked out. Screaming, and sobbing, and maniacal laughing that all filled Tommy's ears with a rotten, disgusting feeling, and replacing the ticking of Toni's clock- loud enough to wake the whole neighborhood, yet only wrecking havoc upon Tommy.
Tommy Fish, a guy with a talent for relentless bullying and hatred, gets help from the devil to bully his favorite kid, indefinitely.
Benjamin Bratt was returning to his hometown for a vacation after living in the city since he graduated high school. His family happily greeted him back, but not everyone was pleased with his return after what happened to Claudia Monroe, his ex-fiancée, during prom night five years ago. One of them was Cassius "Cash" Monroe, the delinquent, older brother of Claudia turned police officer. However, both men will have to work together as they uncover deep, dark secrets and try to stop an ancient evil from destroying their town and possibly the rest of the East Coast. Welcome to Sweetheart, West Virginia.
This is the follow up to "A Fairy Out of Her Tale - Dear Diary". Can probably be read on its own, but it's not recommended.
Nessa is a fairy who lost her powers because she killed her step-father. Only, her tale is not so straight-forward as that. Demons are out there doing whatever they want and destroying the world because angels can't be bothered to stop them. So it's up to the fairies, dwarves, giants, shape-shifters and merefolk to do the right thing and fight the war nobody wanted or asked for. And then survive to tell the tale...
Su Yin is eighteen, he is a foundling child, he is pretty, and he is a virgin. Unfortunately for him, this means he qualifies as his town's sacrifice, to protect them from the anger of the yaoguai who lives in the mountains. Su Yin is sent to his death in the high temple, but the demon he finds there has things other than death on his mind.
It’s been eight months since the last battle that decided Earth’s fate. Like a tide, trouble has risen up once again. The enemy is old and new at the same time. They’re after something. Something that could spell the end for not only the world but the entire universe.
Chad and the other Chosen are called to arms to stop this new enemy in their tracks. It becomes a race to beat them before they can accomplish their goal of finding Heaven’s Trumpet, the ultimate weapon. Ready, set, go…
"The child lay in his bed, curled up into a fetal position as he stared at the door across from him. It wasn't a door. It was a giant flab of flesh, glowing like when you put a flashlight under your hand, and breathing like a lung. It breathed slowly, filling with air and then flattening out. Then it breathed again. The boy was too scared to close his eyes, so he stared at the door that never left his room. It had been there for months. Haunting the child. Traumatizing him."
When a father's son goes missing, he has to venture into a world of nonsense and horror to bring him back.
Nessa is a fairy who lost all her powers when she killed another fairy. She can no longer be considered a fairy, and is thus expelled from her home and her family. Now, she has to build a new life in exile, but she can't let go of her past or shake off the guilt from what she did. Things only get worse when she realises the worst war in living memory is about to break out, and she is at the centre of it. If she wants to see this war to the end, Nessa will have to learn to put her past behind her and trust her new friends, but can she really pretend she's anything but a murderer?