Justice is dead. Long live vengeance.
Under the banner of truce during the holy Spring Festa, four Chosen priests of the war god brutalized me, cut my throat, and dumped my naked corpse in a mass grave.
They plan to do the same to my entire clan.
The priests of the Hierarchy believed that was the end of me.
But Death loves me. And he’s giving me a second shot.
First, I have unfinished business with my murderers. I need to save my family and protect my clan. And I burn for revenge. I’ll kill the four that took my life and threatened those I love.
They won’t die easy.
A thousand years ago, Death surrendered to the high gods, ending the Little War.
The high gods and the old wasted no time crushing the rebellion of small gods and men with their new religion of the Litanies. Unaware of the apostacy she represents, a new goddess just climbed out of her own grave to avenge herself and her highland kin.
Join the Raven Queen as she claws her way out of the Underworld and into legend.
Raven Queen, Arise Is:
- All the high fantasy swords and sorcery of Michael Moorcock’s Elric Saga
- More brutal than George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice & Fire and Game of Thrones
- Darker than Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn Saga and as epic as his Stormlight Archive
- Eldritch magic and monsters as inexplicable and arcane as Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher Saga
- More necromancy, murder, and mayhem than all of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books combined
Contains content people might find objectionable or triggering or evil. If you have issues with graphic combat, brutal torture, explicit sex, religious satire, polyamory, queer relationships, ménage love scenes, or sexual violence, this might not be the book for you.
- Profanity including:
- Common English vulgarities
- Invented profanyms
- Systemic oppression including:
- Cult/religious extremism
- Religious persecution
- Human sacrifice
- Mental health issues including:
- Suicidal ideation
- Graphic violence including:
- Casual brutality
- Torture as a magical ritual
- Violence against animals
- War/mass violence
- Blood including:
- Used in magical rituals
- Occult/magic including:
- Challenge to the nature of divinity
- Prophecy (ambiguous/refuted)
- Sympathetic magic
- Death including:
- Main character
- Family members
- Secondary characters
- Innocent victims
- Mass grave
- Sex/nudity including:
- Casual nudity as a cultural norm
- Group/public sex as a cultural norm
- Sex-positivity/free love as a cultural norm
- Three graphic depictions, one in each Act
- Bisexuality/Polyamory: main character
- Nonbinary: prominent character
- Hermaphrodite character
- Nonconsent/rape/sexual assault
In October of 2021, these faithful few backed and fully funded the limited edition hardcover of Raven Queen, Arise. I am eternally grateful for their early support at the beginning of my publishing journey.
2. Brannan M. Durham
3. Chase Ladd
4. Christopher Bicksler
5. Clara Griffith
6. Cody Wakefield
7. Dr. Bob Newport
8. Esapekka Eriksson
10. Janey Merry
11. Jason L McFarland
12. Jaye Rochon
13. Kasey Sargent
14. Katelin Schroeder
15. Lindon Ng
16. Matthew Rice
17. Raymond Sullivan
18. Shilo Collins
19. Soul Sword
20. Steph Wetch
21. Steve Bush
22. T. Hise
23. Terry Schott
24. The Alaskan Greywolfe
Thank you. Blessed be. Good hunting.
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