A demon in Exile. It wasn’t a gift. It was a message.
While the black cloud of a demonic horde looms on the horizon, in a remote town on the Realm's northern reaches, a teenager encounters a death-demon assassin and somehow survives. Perceiving the growing Infernal threat, the teen must come to grips with a mysterious dark soul that shares his fight but threatens to destroy his sanity.
My district. My city. Murderhall.
In the city of Maidenhall, a demon-slayer and his young company arrive on a mission to solve the most vile of murders. They soon discover the dangerous dark forces hidden beneath the surface of the Capital and within themselves.
Sometimes, everything goes according to plan. I dread those moments.
Deep in the jungles on the Realm’s eastern border, a Vigil campaign becomes more deadly than anyone imagined. Struggling to control his inner madness, a demon-slayer finds himself in the worst of all possible positions as he confronts a clan of heretics and their demonic overlords.
"Don't confuse insanity for intent."
Politics and purpose draw a demon-slayer into a distant valley plagued by the black winds of war. In his bid to stem the dark tide, he soon finds that the only path forward offers madness with every step that he takes.
“You are named ‘Firefanged,’ so poetic in your decay.”
The Crown and the criminal underworld have taken note of a demon-slayer's unique abilities and made their claims in a bid to control him. With a Black Fortune up for grabs, all sides encounter far more than they expected.
"Beyond this small war, there is a plague."
Preparing for a daunting military campaign, a demon-slayer risks everything in an attempt to end an uncivil war within his realm. While his family and the criminal underworld have a host of schemes for controlling a Gray Prince, he must come up with his own.
Book #7 - March 2022
"The choice is yours, but the plague is mine, wherever it leads."
In a world of the Gold and the Gray, a sorcerer and a death-demon vie for control while seeking to break an emperor's Black hold on a ruined realm. Trapped in a city that's being consumed by an Infernal plague, can a demon-slayer find a path forward when all roads lead to destruction?
A young woman has everything that she could want except her only brother who's gone missing in the ruling court of a neighboring realm. Attempting to follow his path through a land of ruin, she must overcome the darkness within herself before she can rescue him.
A clash of Reality and Unreality unleashes a demonic horde never seen before in the Realm of Colivar. A wayward demon-slayer must gather his House and force the hand of the High-Prince before it's too late.
Rory Surtain is a 2020 debut author and novelist. Surtain resides on the Gulf Coast of the USA, dodging hurricanes, swimming through floods and airports, and harboring alpha-personality domestic cats. After a few decades being creative for the technical corporate world, freedom has taken the form of fitness, Irish whiskey, and full-time writing and self-publishing.
An avid cloud photographer, art collector, and long-time reader of Historical, Sci-fi, and Fantasy Fiction, Surtain is in it for the art, the escape, and the chance to entertain.
Book #4 rolling out as scheduled on Amazon and B&N for those that survived Sorrow's Twin.
Great Q&A w/
the folks at BookTrib.
Rolling out on Amazon and B&N, newly designed covers for all nine books in the series. They look Great!
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