Raven Queen, Arise

Justice is dead. Long live vengeance.

Available Now!

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

Content Warnings

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:
    • Racism
    • Cult/religious extremism
    • Religious persecution
    • Slavery
    • Human sacrifice
  • Mental health issues including:
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Suicidal ideation
  • Graphic violence including:
    • Casual brutality
    • Murder
    • Rape
    • Torture as a magical ritual
    • Violence against animals
    • War/mass violence
  • Blood including:
    • Gruesome/gore
    • Used in magical rituals
  • Occult/magic including:
    • Challenge to the nature of divinity
    • Necromancy
    • Prophecy (ambiguous/refuted)
    • Spirits
    • 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
    • Misgendering
    • Nonconsent/rape/sexual assault

The Faithful

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.

1. Blankthought

2. Brannan M. Durham

3. Chase Ladd

4. Christopher Bicksler

5. Clara Griffith

6. Cody Wakefield

7. Dr. Bob Newport

8. Esapekka Eriksson

9. GoDfun

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.

Latest Updates

Tales from the Grimdark Side… 😈

The Damsel in Distress Problem

TL;DR: I came not here to praise the trope, but to bury it. Just not for the reasons you might think. A lot of people have deconstructed, lampooned, or otherwise whined about the Damsel in…

Book Recommendation: Sons to Keep by A.S. Etaski

You think you want the Matriarchy? You can’t handle the Matriarchy. Born a healer into a culture obsessed with power, Irrwaer had few prospects beyond changing bandages and emptying bedpans. Among the matriarchs, sex is…