Six months ago, the disgraced wizard, Alloran, sacrificed his hand to rescue the woman he loves from his traitorous friend, Ladanyon. Despite saving the city from a demon, his reputation remains tarnished, and the council of wizards has penalised him severely for the practise of banned magic.
Now he learns his desperate efforts to stop Ladanyon led more to damnation than salvation. Finding a solution compels him to breach his sanctions and venture into forbidden places at risk of his life and freedom.
Alloran must choose between saving himself and everything he holds dear.
Praise for STALKING THE DEMON
"I really liked the first book, and this sequel is a great follow-up. The descent into the hell realm is exciting, better even than the climax of the first book, when hell makes an appearance in Alloran's world. I love the tentacled first-realm demons, very kraken meets Lovecraftian Old Ones." ~ Samantha Sabovitch
"Awesome conflict on every page. Tons of surprises too. Great ending! This is a fast read, but the setting and characterization is rich and deep and I fell into the story in a way I didn't expect." ~ J.
"Stalking the Demon was quick and intricate, but slow and methodical at the same time. I found myself constantly trying to figure out what would happen next, and was usually wrong. There was a great amount of action and suspense that really grabbed me and kept me reading until the end." ~ Joe Slonaker
Until June 3, you can read fantasy short story A Magical Melody free in Inkitt's Epic Worlds Competition. If you enjoy it, please vote using the heart at the bottom of the page beneath the story.
When a lethal spell is stolen from a locked and warded room, Avram must hunt down the thief before the song of power buries a city of innocents beneath a thousand tonnes of ice.
This is remarkable concept and one that I am in full sympathy with: magical spells being compositions of music performed by orchestra and soloists, which must be performed with skill and ability or else...bad things happen. Many fantasy novels... have played with this concept, since nothing is more pure and powerful than the world of music. The author makes this concept, which could be merely clever, really work, particularly through her characters--including one "jug eared" conductor. The writing is gorgeous, and the entire piece is like a concerto for narrator and orchestra. The narration plays beautifully off the characters and the story, and I was truly under its spell... Encore--we need an Andante, a Scherzo, and a Finale! Musical metaphors aside, this really is first-rate work...