I am writing a series of books that follow five main protagonists: Githwin, Miri, Grimlok, Bunce, and Varakai. The first in the series, titled Out of Their Depth, takes place in the Kingdom of Anivere, set in the world of Veras. The sequel will take the protagonists well beyond the borders of Anivere...
OUT OF THEIR DEPTH
The Dowager Duchess of Chalmers, Vicar General of the Church of Arathan Lightbringer, has a problem. In the small town of Narbeth, someone has dug up seven graves and taken all the contents; why? The locals suspect necromancy. To make matters worse, one of her extended family is a suspect, and the secular authority is a bullying jackass.
With the goal of plausible deniability, Lady Chalmers hires a group of freelancers to investigate. Almost from the moment her mercenaries set foot in town, bodies begin to pile up—and won't stay dead. Will the hired swords realize what is going on before it's too late?
INTO THE MAELSTROM
The Nyssian ambassador to the Kingdom of Anivere is killed in an apparent act of random violence. The constable of Tuyton is not particularly interested in investigating, but to Varakai the death is personal, for he knew the man and his family. Varakai talks his friend Githwin into helping him find the killers. The trail eventually leads to a source well beyond the kingdom's borders—and to war on a staggering scale.