Darklaw Saga

Discover more about the Darklaw Saga.

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Illustration from Darklord.

It’s the end of the world. The ancient pantheon has returned to save the world from darkness. They will take what is theirs. They will take what they want. They will take what they can. When you’re a god, everything is permitted. READ AN EXCERPT


THE DARKLAW SAGA TRILOGY

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On Kindle

DARKLAWAvailable for Kindle

No one is innocent. No one.

As a child, Kami survived the brutality of a sea port brothel through courage and resourcefulness. When she meets Avestine, the legendary warrior now an outlaw, Kami finds herself in a complicated world of spiritual forces and imperial intrigue. As Avestine’s past traps the two women in the middle of a war, Avestine must conquer not only her brother but her own insatiable ambition, while Kami discovers power comes at a high price.

EPIC FANTASY, LGBT, LESBIAN | PRINT 2015 | KINDLE 2017 | NOVEL | 125,000 words | Illustrations


DARKLORD – Coming 2021

The end of the world is only the beginning.

Ruthless. Relentless. Everything her legendary father made her. Avestine was Warmaster and heir to the empire of Darklaw. Her brother murdered their father, took the throne for his own, and made her an outlaw. That was before she became a god. Now her brother is dead and a mysterious Darklord sits on the throne of the world. Her throne.

EPIC FANTASY, LGBT, LESBIAN | KINDLE | NOVEL | Illustrations | 2021


DARKWAR – Coming 2023

Only the dead have seen the end of war.

EPIC FANTASY, LGBT, LESBIAN | KINDLE | NOVEL | Illustrations | 2023


STORIES FROM THE WORLD OF DARKLAW

WEBCOMIC: DEMONRISE. A webcomic that intersects with events from the novel Darklord. Available AT DEMONRISE.COM, Summer 2020.

Demons neither live nor die. They rise and they fall and the only thing they fear is the Demonfell.

EPIC FANTASY, LGBT, LESBIAN | WEB | 2020

STORY: IN THE SHADOWS OF GODS Available in Sci Spanks ’15

There are too many gods in the world. Avestine has a plan to change that.

EPIC FANTASY, LGBT, LESBIAN | KINDLE | 3,500 words | 2015

STORY: HOLD FAST THE REINS Available in Darklaw

EPIC FANTASY, LGBT, LESBIAN | PRINT 2015 | KINDLE 2017 | 8,000 words | Illustrations

The legend is made before the gates of Stede.


Content Warning

Darklaw is a fantasy world filled with foul language, physical violence, war & murder, occasional cruelty, liberal alcohol use, and verbal abuse — and this is just the heroes. Everyone is guilty of something, no one is innocent, and everyone has their reasons. And who are you to judge, anyway? Also, there’s plenty of sex.


Tags

epic fantasy for adults, lgbt fantasy, lesbian erotic, world building, female action hero, fantasy religion, strong woman, fictional empire, fantasy world


Kingdoms of the World. Map from Darklaw.

Illustrations

Below are samples from Darklaw Saga releases. Updated occasionally.

  • Black & white illustrations from Darklaw.
  • Pages from the first webcomic.
  • Portraits of the series characters.
  • Visual 3D world-building.

Characters

Avestine Rook Kami
AVESTINE is the emissary of the gods. Once Warmaster and heir to the empire of Darklaw, she was hunted by her insane brother who stole her throne and murdered their legendary father.

“Should I tell you what she was like, your hero, Avestine? She was a god. A god. Can you imagine what it’s like to own five million people? To have men kill each other for the privilege of dying by your hand? To have women beg you to cut their faces so they’ll bear your mark forever? It didn’t mean anything. In fact, she found it all quite tedious. She despised all the weak-minded sheep, all those people so willing to kill or die at a command. But then her brother killed their father and took the throne for his own. When he used his guards to make her his wife, she discovered she wasn’t a god. She couldn’t save herself. She couldn’t save her daughter.”
ROOK is an Essanti, a spiritual warrior, avowed to protect the emissary from all threats, including the emissary’s own madness.

“We are light and dark. We know love, like a wound, and death comes to us from the knowledge of that wound. The Book tells us ‘when training begins, we are formless clay, though we appear as men. When our training ends, we are gods, though we appear as men.’ For Essanti, love is a wound, and she’s all that can heal it.”
KAMI is a whore’s daughter, naive to few things yet unaware of the ferocious power growing within her — a power prophesied to end the world.

Since she was a child, she had taken shelter in the forest. The forest was shelter not because it was safe, but because it was honest. The creatures of the wild lived without self-pity or resentment. They lived without the burdens of pride and fear. They experienced life in an immediate and terrifying way, but without lies. Without any need to lie, they could trust in sensation and that meant they could surrender to sensation, so those who served Sahrot were the most alive, the freest, of all the creatures of the earth.

Religion

Revelations from the First World: Religion of the Essanti
The gods: Bala, Sula, Katan, Arujan, Coth, Mon