Newest query

Posted on September 29, 2016

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Argle bargle I hate writing these. It’s too much like writing a book report.

Here’s the newest one.

Anton Sidorov’s deaths don’t concern him. They just mean a new start as a new person. His adopted daughter Maria’s murder is another matter entirely.

Maria’s death tears at barriers Anton and his past selves spent centuries building. Still, he has no intention of doing more than whispering a last farewell to her soul. But when he speaks the words that will carry his message to where her soul resides they go nowhere. Her soul is hidden, missing, stolen. What was a simple act sadism becomes much more.

Anton has a thousand lives of knowledge. Somewhere in him is what he needs to find Maria’s killer, find Maria’s soul. Each man he was wants to live again, though. If he reaches into the past for the memories it opens holes in barriers built over countless years to hold himselves and madness at bay.

Not wanting, not willing, to face madness but also refusing to give Maria’s soul up as lost Anton turns to others for help. Friends. Ancient organizations. Each fails and as they do Anton comes closer to letting the past become present, letting madness slip.

When one of Anton’s sources produces a lead his excitement and relief lead him straight into a trap set by Maria’s killer. It’s a trap that nearly destroys him.

Now Anton must choose. Down one path is insanity, the only foe to ever match him in power, and the possible end of a thousand lives of existence. The other is the simple abandonment of the soul of the only child he ever chose to an eternity lost and alone in darkness.

Follow into the Dark is a 96,000 word work of Urban Fantasy. It’s told primarily from the perspective of an immortal-adjacent father, the soul of his daughter, and a detective chasing something worse than a murderer. This is my first novel. When I’m not typing I work as a Sysadmin, build canoes, and try not to step on the children and dogs.

Thank you for your consideration.

 

And now with edits.

Anton Sidorov’s deaths don’t concern him. They’re just new starts, a new person. His adopted daughter Maria’s murder is another matter entirely.

Maria’s death tears at barriers Anton and his past selves spent centuries building. Still, he has no intention of doing more than whispering a last farewell to her soul. But when he speaks the words that will carry his message to where her soul resides they go nowhere. Her soul is hidden, missing, stolen. What was a simple act of sadism becomes much more.

Anton has a thousand lives of knowledge. Somewhere in him is what he needs to find Maria’s killer, find Maria’s soul. Each man he was wants to live again, though. If he reaches into the past for the memories it opens holes in barriers built over countless years to hold himselves and madness at bay.

Letting then overwhelm now leaves Maria’s soul just as lost. Fearing failure, Anton turn to others for help. Friends. Ancient organizations. Each fails and as they do Anton comes closer to letting the past become present, letting madness slip.

When one of Anton’s sources produces a lead his excitement and relief lead him straight into a trap set by Maria’s killer. It’s a trap that nearly destroys him.

Now Anton must choose. Down one path is insanity, the only foe to ever match him in power, and the possible end of a thousand lives of existence. The other is the simple abandonment of the soul of the only child he ever chose to an eternity lost and alone in darkness.

Follow into the Dark is a 96,000 word work of Urban Fantasy. It’s told primarily from the perspective of an immortal-adjacent father, the soul of his daughter, and a detective chasing something worse than a murderer. This is my first novel.

When I’m not typing I work as a Sysadmin, build canoes, and try not to step on the children and dogs.

Thank you for your consideration.

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