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Category Archives: Tyrants of the Dead

Making Fun of Everything I’ve Ever Done

November 1, 2017 | Books!, Coffee Table Philosophy, Hollow Empire, humor, Machina Obscurum, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

A few weeks ago I got super sarcastic with my list of alternative movie blurbs. Now that I’ve made fun of everyone else’s artistic work, it’s time I turn the cannon on myself. Here’s everything I’ve ever written, but with smartass descriptions. Have fun… Hollow Empire – Night of Knives – Five homeless people with crappy hygiene do their best to […]

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 […]

The Black Magic Woman

August 1, 2016 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

Andelusia knows she’s not like other girls. More than ever, the night calls to her, the stars grant her serenity, and the shadows of black magic pool within her blood. In the dark spaces between her dreams, she feels the power of the ancient world awakening. And as the enemies of mankind prepare for the […]

A Book to Kill Your Kindle

February 1, 2016 | Books!, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

This week only. Down the Dark Path Mega-discounted for Kindles underworld-wide. When Andelusia Anderae leaves home in search of a better life, she plunges into the world-ending war between Graehelm and Furyon. The deeper she falls, the more she senses the dark powers rising within her, and the more she realizes she is not so different […]

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, […]

Ten Villains Worth Worshipping

October 20, 2015 | Books!, Movies!, Tyrants of the Dead, Video Games! | Permalink

  “It’s simple. To achieve perfection, abandon morality. I’ve been doing it for decades.” – Archmyr Degiliac, Pale Knight of Thillria   It’s no secret: I love, love, love the bad guys. I love to read about them, write them, watch them, and (gasp) root for them. I’m the kid who got pissed off every time Skeletor […]

Under Her Black Wings

September 24, 2015 | Books!, Dark Moon Daughter, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

She knows she’s not like other women. More than ever, the night calls to her, the stars grant her serenity, and the shadows of black magic pool within her blood. In the dark spaces between Andelusia’s dreams, she feels the power of the ancient world awakening within her. And as the enemies of mankind lay the seed […]

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 […]

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, […]

It’s coming down

November 12, 2014 | Books!, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

The dust settles. The people of Graehelm and Thillria believe they are safe. They are not. High in her tower, Andelusia awakens. The rain will forever fall, she knows. The time is now. The Ur are coming. Deep in the wilds, the Hunter wades through rivers of blood. I must kill the Master, he broods. […]