Down the Dark Path Home of author and artist, J Edward Neill

New Cover Art – Lys & the Heart Stopper

January 16, 2019 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

Imprisoned as a little girl, Lys awakens in the world’s lowest prison. She’s to become a concubine to a faceless noble in a land far from her native home. But when fate intervenes, she seizes her only chance at freedom. To save her long lost caretaker, she means to cross the wasteland of Vhur, in […]

Terrifying new cover art – Old Man of Tessera

April 24, 2018 | Art!, Books! | Permalink

A young man from the drowned village of Veni wanders along the sea until he comes to the city of Tessera. The Old Man takes him in and urges him to explore the ancient town, where nothing and no one are as they seem… Old Man of Tessera also appears in the spooky novella, The […]

What’s the value of a few little lives?

July 27, 2017 | Life, Philosophy, Short Stories | Permalink

I’m nine years old, and life is pretty good. For an early September day in the ‘burbs outside Chicago, the weather is stunning. The winds are milder than usual, and the great northern chill has yet to descend. My classmates and I adore it. A mob of us have just walked a few miles to […]