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The Demon in Exile Series
by Rory Surtain

Demon-slaying, paranormal fantasy fiction in a twisted, well-paced series where nothing is ever as it seems.

"Surtain has skillfully created a world where readers are irresistibly engaged." - BookTrib

The Demon in Exile Series

Is demon-slayer a genre? In Japan, certainly. In the west, it's catching on. In the fantasy realm of Colivar, it's a way of 
life.

The Demon in Exile series launched in October 2020 with an ambitious, demon-slayer plot line, a blend of action, mystery, psychodrama, and suspense. It's a work of pure fantasy based on some of the early philosophies of CG Jung where humanity vies with demons for control of their own world. Fans of urban fantasy, vampire/werewolf fantasy, or even military fantasy will enjoy this genre-bending series. The authors imagination and compelling first person narration build a witty blend of pain-filled action and twisted drama where the characters are as strong as they are flawed, and nothing is ever as it seems.

The series will consist of at least 9 full-length novels to be released beginning with Book #1, FIREFANGED, in October of 2020 via Amazon (ebook, hardcover, and paperback) and B&N (paperback). A novella is also in the works. 

Demons? Sure, there are demons and souls of demons, lots of them, a menagerie of heartless fiends offering War, Pestilence, and Strife and harvesting the fear and despair that they sow across the land. Luckily, we have a cast of characters to thwart them. Even with a first-person narrative, life isn't a one-person show and neither are the stories found here, where nothing is as it seems. Escape with them. You won't be disappointed.

See below for a synopsis and release plans for each book. 

About the Books


Colivar is a Kingdom plagued by seemingly random incursions from the Infernal Domain. For centuries, the Order of the Vigil has fought to stem the demonic tide and preserve the Realm, but politics and uncivil wars have depleted their ranks. For reasons unknown, the High Prince of Hell has decided to lend them a hand in the form of a dark soul, a demon in exile.
Book #1 - Released Oct 5th, 2020
FIREFANGED

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.

Book #2 - Released Nov 16th, 2020
The Scarred Man

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.

Book #3 - Released Jan 18th, 2021
Sorrow's Twin

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.

Book #4 - Released Apr 5th, 2021
Wind Catcher

"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.  

Book #5 - Released June 7th, 2021
Black Fortune

“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.

Book #6 - Sept 6th, 2021
Gray Prince

"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 - Dec 6th, 2021

The Devil and Koki-Ten

"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 sinister 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?

Book #8 - Mar 2022
Storm Sister

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 ruined land, she must overcome the darkness within herself before she can rescue him.

Book #9 - Jun 2022
Vigil Storm

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.


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About the Author

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. 

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Jun 07, 2021
Black Fortune - 
Released this week!

Rolling out on Amazon and B&N, Book #5 takes you on a wild ride.

Apr 05, 2021
Wind Catcher - 
Soft Launch!

Book #4 rolling out as scheduled on Amazon and B&N for those that survived Sorrow's Twin.

Mar 08, 2021
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