It’s a glimpse into the darkest corner of humanity’s future.
It’s about two young men, each squaring off against an entire world. There is no evil. There is no good.
There is only…
Open the door tonight…
Little Joff always dreams of the stars.
He knows something is out there, but he’s not sure what it is.
Because there is something out there.
And one day, after all the dreams of his childhood fade, Joff will sit on a ship as it spirals through the void.
With all the time in the world to count the stars.
And measure the darkness growing between them.
– from J Edward Neill, author of A Door Never Dreamed Of
A free preview is here.
The cover art is by Amanda Makepeace. Find her here.
Free ARC copies are available for reviewers. Find me here.
Author of A Door Never Dreamed Of
In a far and ancient land, Emperor Chakran dreams of conquest. His desire to resurrect the evil, world-ending Ur casts a dark shadow across an unsuspecting world. But as his army butchers its way across the realm, leaving only a vast, storm-riddled graveyard in its wake, a small band of warriors rises up to oppose him. They know what will become of the world should Chakran succeed. They know the Emperor is but a puppet to the true evil – the Tyrants of the Dead.
Follow Rellen Gryphon, Garrett Croft, and Andelusia Anderae on their voyage to stop the darkness.
If they should fail, the sun will die.
…and the night will forever reign.
Tyrants of the Dead – The Complete Collection includes all three epic volumes in the series:
Down the Dark Path
Dark Moon Daughter
While deep in his cups, J Edward Neill takes readers on a sometimes funny, often poignant journey.
Playful yet serious, humorous yet honest, A Bounce Between Bottles delivers readers on a stroll through everything. It’s a lighthearted memoir blended with sharp philosophy. It’s social commentary blended with powerful cocktails.
Dating. Religion. Politics. That one time J Edward and his friend built a dam and met the world’s most relaxed water moccasin…
It’s all here.
One bottle per chapter.
One chapter every night…
…you’re a sleep-deprived single mom who can name at least 50 Pokémon but can’t keep your kids’ names straight or remember where you parked your car at the grocery store.
…you’re a single father who sits in a morning work meeting, waiting to give a monthly report presentation, when suddenly you realize you forgot to remove the polish your daughter had applied to your finger nails (and half your hand) the night before.
…you‘re the grandparent who can’t retire because you’re raising your young grandson alone. After an eight-hour work day, your nights are filled with homework, constructing cities out of Legos, and answer 2AM calls to chase monsters out from under the bed.
…you are, know, love, or want to get to know a single parent. Here are 101 ways to dig deep into the challenges and the joys of single parenting. The following questions are sometimes fun, sometimes thought-provoking, and always enlightening.
21 Questions for Humanity
Is there anything that hasn’t already been said? Any topic at all?
If revealed to you, and if they challenged everything you thought you knew, could you discard all of your previous beliefs?
Is it better to participate in the grand human social machine or seek contentment alone?
If and when scientists perfect a method to extend life indefinitely, would you take the plunge?
Beyond money, why do people choose to be Police Officers? Attorneys? Politicians?
Purely bio-chemical? A genuine spiritual event? Or a survival mechanism to overcome the perils of being utterly alone?
Do boys really want a little more booty to hold at night?
If, long from now, the world is completely mechanized, thus eliminating the need for most people to work, what will we do with our lives?
Which one rules the roost: Opinions? Or facts?
Does every single human life…have value?
If you could ask ONE question of the universe and have it answered utterly and completely, what would it be?
Why do so many people get so angry about politics?
From the following, choose the worst thing you could possibly be addicted to: Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Gambling…or TV…
If you could lock any two historical figures (dead or alive) in a cage for a fight to the death, which two would you pick?
A fascinating new planet is discovered far from Earth. You can journey there safely and live out your life, but it’s a one-way ticket for you and whomever you take. Do you stay or go?
Let’s say science perfects an absolutely lifelike robot for use as a spouse. And let’s say this beautiful, intelligent, customized-to-you robot will do anything and everything you ask. You buying one?
Perfect body? Perfect face? Or perfect intellect?
Considering everything, does humanity deserve to exist?
Is there any such thing as absolute good or evil?
You’ve built a time machine. It only goes one direction in time. Do you want to see how it all began? Or how it all will end?
Pretend you’re a deity for a day. What’s the first thing you do to the world?
Welcome to the Cradle of Magic series.
I’m now offering custom canvas paintings created in the color you desire. Each painting will look like one of the fantastical forests seen in the photos below.
How it works:
You pick your color, and I paint your dark, magical tree using iridescent acrylics to match your order. The process takes approx 3-5 days, after which I’ll varnish with a fine matte protective spray and ship immediately. Due to these being custom, each canvas will vary slightly. (But will match the style and flow seen in the photos.)
Color choices are:
These paintings are 12″ x 24″ on heavyweight (1″ thick) gallery-wrapped canvas. I create them individually with acrylic paint and iridescent watercolors. To make the backgrounds, I use a heavy watercolor drip, and after the drip dries I paint them with intense, bright colors and deep blacks for the trees. I’m happy to provide more photos by request. Reach me on Facebook right HERE.
I also offer a premium option, which includes bigger, deep-edge gallery style canvasses (12″ x 30″). The premium option is for the serious collectors out there. Check it out HERE.
Your custom painting will look like:
It all depends on the color you choose!
To get started, go HERE.
What a ride.
This year’s DragonCon Art Show was epic. A ton of great artists, a TON of great art.
To celebrate, I’m restocking my store with everything I didn’t sell.
AND I’m offering this coupon, which is good for 25% off everything.
Let’s start with the prints and original paintings I featured at the Art Show. Through the end of this month, use coupon code DRAGONCON to get 25% off the listed prices!
Just click the art you’re interested in and go nuts. 🙂
Also, the coupon (code: DRAGONCON) applies to each of the following original canvasses:
Visit my shop to learn more.
The Tyrants series contains three epic stories. Each can be read on its own or as part of a larger, darker adventure.
Of course, the individual books are available on their own:
Down the Dark Path is book I in J Edward Neill’s Tyrants of the Dead trilogy. When a young woman leaves home in search of a better life, she plunges into a world-ending war. The deeper she falls, the more she senses dark powers rising within her, and the more she realizes she is not so different than the enemy.
Dark Moon Daughter – Book II in the series. Three years have passed since the Furyon war, but the memories of her time in Malog haunt Andelusia every night. When an emissary from a distant land arrives in Graehelm to beg her aid, she sees a chance to uncover the meaning of her inner darkness…and learn the source of her unnatural powers.
Nether Kingdom – Book III. At the world’s edge, Andelusia awakens to the terrible realization that all her dreams have come to nothing. When the shadows in her heart cause the seasons to change and deadly storms to sweep across Thillria, she knows what will come. The Black Moon will descend. Grimwain will return. The Ur will rebuild their haunted civilization atop humanity’s graveyard. Unless she alone wages war against the nether kingdom, the world will burn.
Darkest of ALL dark fantasy trilogies.
Creepy gothic cathedrals.
Ancient dark towers.
Fantastical sky-piecing minarets.
Some of these are among my older (and therefore cruder) works.
Others are more recent.
Quality notwithstanding, painting dark towers is among my favorite things to do, second only to drawing attractive women.
For more, go here.
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