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The official Tyrants of the Dead glossary

December 27, 2016 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Writing! | Permalink

Three Books Six Nations Dozens of Characters One Civilization bent on Mankind’s destruction Welcome to the official Tyrants of the Dead glossary. Herein you’ll find descriptions and blurbs for every major character, place, historical event, and artifact appearing in the Tyrants’ trilogy. This appendix is for all the folks who’ve read the books and for those who are thinking about […]

Breaking Dark Fantasy – The Tyrants of the Dead fantasy Trilogy

December 21, 2016 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

Many years have passed… And many books have I written… And yet none are as sacred as these first three…   * It’s dark now. It’s raining in cold sheets. Thunder shakes the earth. Lightning tears away the night, at least for a half-breath. It was on one such night, long ago, I dreamed of writing a story so […]

Book Blurb-ology

May 20, 2016 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, humor, Writing! | Permalink

A while back I got mega sarcastic with a list of alternative movie blurbs. And later I roasted myself in public by making fun of all my books. This time I’m keeping it serious. If only to illustrate the pain and suffering that accompany writing blurbs (and query letters…and synopses) I’ve challenged myself to write one-sentence descriptions of all my books. […]

Down the Dark Path Resurrection

January 1, 2016 | Books!, Down the Dark Path, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

As the night draws down, new paintings drip from my brush. …and make their way onto my books. Introducing ALL NEW covers for the Down the Dark Path four-book series. They’re slick. They’ve got terrifying new art. They’re bound in feels-amazing-beneath-your fingers matte.     Book I preserves the original Amanda Makepeace Soul Orb painting, but books II, […]

The Study of Darkness

July 21, 2015 | Art!, Down the Dark Path, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

A few weeks ago, I received an encouraging reception for my latest painting, ‘The Emperor’s Vision.‘ Which made me want to share how this dark canvas came to life. When I started working on this one at summer’s beginning, I knew I wanted to paint another companion piece to my fantasy series, Down the Dark Path. I wanted something stark, something […]

No Delusions of Grandeur

March 8, 2015 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Nether Kingdom, Writing! | Permalink

Skulls. Sand. Shadows. Three of my favorite things. As I near the release of this, and thus slam the door shut on a too-long writing project, I sit in a rotting leather chair, my feet propped on a destroyed-by-cats ottoman, and reflect on my existence. I should be happier, I think. I should shimmer like Twilight’s vampires and bounce like Barney the fucking […]

Ten Real-Life Settings For the Tyrants of the Dead Movies

December 5, 2014 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Movies!, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

As I sit in the dark and daydream terrible things, my mind wanders to the far-off hope of finishing the screenplay for the Tyrants of the Dead series. It’s ever in my thoughts. It’s not quite a realistic goal, but it’s more than just a dream. Previously, I imagined the cast here and here. But to capture all audiences everywhere, […]