SHADOW OF THE SPIRE: A Modern Dark Fantasy Novel (on Kickstarter)

John and Cara have lived a lifetime since the mystical battles of their youth, and they’ve all but forgotten the horrors they faced. Now the memories have come flooding back as their reality begins to unravel, bringing them face to face with their old nemesis: a Beast stalks them patiently as the world slides headlong into darkness. To survive they’ll need to take ownership of themselves, their talents, and their role in the war that still rages in the realm beyond the veil. And they’re going to need a little help from their friends…

Shadow of the Spire is a dark fantasy novel that begins in today’s world but questions the very reality we live in. The heroes of the story are tormented by the monsters of their youth, but they are finally ready to fight back. Their enemy is a demon as old as time itself and his twisted and murderous minions, and their greatest weapon is faith in themselves and each other and the certainty that the future is not yet written.

The story begins with a brief look at our heroes, and through their eyes a glance into the hidden layers of our reality. John is a homicide detective, called in to deal with the bizarre occult cases that occasionally haunt the streets of Boston. His world is at a crucial tipping point between the cancer that’s killing him and the secrets he’s poised to unearth.

Cara is returning to her East Colorado home to visit her estranged parents and son after years of treatment for psychological trauma. On her way to a new facility that specializes in treating night terrors, she first has to deal with the memories waiting in her home town. And the realization that her son has, in fact, inherited both her talent and her enemies.

And then there’s Adinar, warrior prince of the Sidhe, embarking on a quest to explore the dangerous storm that threatens the Twilight Realm and once again navigate the boundary between worlds…

Excerpt: Chapter One of Shadow of the Spire

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