Two-thousand years of war just met its match.
For Lieutenant Lucius “Luce” Bollham, things have been going from bad to worse since the caves of Afghanistan. First, ostracized by his brothers in arms, now the possibility of being tried as a war criminal. You’d think getting away from it all would be a relief, but where you escape to matters.
Luce’s “escape” takes him to the magical Twilit Kingdom of Other-Realm where he finds himself thrust into the midst of a war nearly two thousand years old.
And he thought Afghanistan was tough…
Caught between mind-bending sorcery, ancient grudges, and intrigues among aeon-old beings, Luce must gather the forces of the kingdom and revolutionize their idea of combat before enemy legions march across the land. Witchery and swordplay pair with assault rifles and asymmetrical warfare to stop an adversary who seeks nothing less than utter conquest.
Oh, and there is a woman––when is there not? Except she’s a centuries-old warrior-sorceress with blood under her nails and fire on her lips. Bryth is just the kind of gal you want around in a world where curses can kill and dark things stir.
In the midst of all the madness, Luce has to decide what it is he is actually fighting for.
Out of the frying pan and into the inferno, as they say.
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About the Author
Aaron was born to parents who taught him two very important things: truth matters and imagination is not a crime.
Our protagonist has spent the rest of his life trying to live out those two maxims, much to the chagrin of every unfortunate around him (progenitors included).
As such, by age six or seven, he was writing stories about a dark, reptilian avenger who brought final, painful justice to the guilty- with unsettling illustrations to boot. His beloved and benighted parents realized that budding sociopathy would simply not do, and so they began introducing him to tales of great and good heroes. First the account of a certain carpenter, then a hairy-footed burglar, then a savior lion, and after that point our protagonists was plunging face first and arms out into a world of heroism both real and imagined. While far from a hero himself, he has endeavored to try and capture that same bowed but unbroken spirit that dwells in a dark and ugly world, because that as far as he can tell is what makes it all worth it.
Along this long, dreaming way he managed to find a woman he could bamboozle into loving him, and then even have children with, Lord have mercy on them all.
Now Aaron has managed to cram no few exciting jobs and hair-raising experiences into his life so far, and God help him, he hopes for many more. It is these that drive his captured glimpses of something epic. If you have the time you should pull up a chair, grab a beer, light a pipe, or whatever your pre-literary consumption ritual may be and give them a look. It is been said they are truly monstrous, but as any true hero knows, monsters often guard treasure.
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