Discover more about the Darklaw Saga.
The end of the world is only the beginning…
It’s the end of the world. Demons ravage the Four Quarters. As do the gods. 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.
Books and Stories
DARKLAW – Available for Kindle
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.
HOLD FAST THE REINS – Available in Darklaw
The legend is made before the gates of Stede.
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.
DARKLORD – Coming 2021
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.
A new beginning.
TAGS: epic fantasy for adults, lgbt fantasy, female action hero, fantasy religion, strong woman, fictional empire, fantasy world
Below are illustrations from various Darklaw releases.
- The Darklaw print novel has black & white illustrations. The Kindle version has a full-color map.
- The first webcomic was a full-color version of Darklaw. The process involved traditional media that I finished digitally in Photoshop.
- The second webcomic was a black-and-white version of Darklord. The process was entirely digital, using Procreate and an iPad Pro.
I started two different versions of a webcomic. Due to time commitments, I put them on hold.
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.