Today on Free Book Friday we have my first and favorite book I’ve ever written, Beware the Ills. I self-published it while living in my parent’s basement in 2013. It helped me cope with my suicidal depression at the time. Beware the Ills was meant to be a solo story, but I decided to expand it into a trilogy, because I’m a masochist. It is a dark fantasy, with first-person POV, and Steampunk elements. The voice of the narrator is weird to say the least. He’s constantly repeating, ruminating, and doubting himself. The book has unforgettable fight scenes, great character development, and a very unique setting. Sequel comes out Fall 2023. Beware the Ills is FREE today and tomorrow for download on the Kindle. Link and description below:
For the last 30 years he has been the sole protector of the legendary Diamond Town. Every hour it snows, howls, and storms. Every week, wave after wave of invaders crawl through the woods scouring for a bit of fame and glory on this lost island — and he cuts them all down with indiscriminate slashes of his sword. No one has survived being the Guardian as long as him, and the shadows are seething with vengeance in the forests and mountains.
A vengeful cannibal from a lost invasion, ancient beasts stalking about the mountains waiting to attack, and a fresh new batch of invaders with a beautiful berserker and emotionless captain are just a few of the festering plagues on this cursed island. There will be no respite. There will be no end to the war and strife. The winters are growing longer, the cold harsher, and the enemies bolder. Take a walk in the footsteps of the Diamond Town’s Guardian and his world, through his own blood-weary eyes. Count your footsteps and mind the silence, it’s time to hunt, and to fill the graveyard again.
PART ONE IN THE CAGED THUNDER SERIES