It’s time to Sing for the Saints.
And Cry for the Condemned.
Insanity’s Requiem: Book IV of the Auramancer’s Exorcism
Welcome to the Saga.
My name is Josh, and I want to welcome you to the website for the Saga of the Dead Men Walking, a grimdark fantasy series set in a violent, swords and sorcery style world where good things happen to bad people, and the good people are questionable… at best.
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The Saga begins with:
The Snowflakes Series
Books 1-4 of the Battles of Coldstone’s Summit
(Click HERE for Book I)
Snowflakes in Summer
And continues with:
The Auramancer’s Exorcism
Read These In Any Order!
Stand Alone Novellas – and Series That Haven’t Become Series (Yet).
(Click HERE for the most recent!)
Already have some of the books? Want a comprehensive timeline? A few of these books take place at different times of the Age of Misfortune (I’m sorry!). Hopefully, this helps.
Auramancer’s Fall – A Prequel Miniseries leading to the Auramancer’s Exorcism
- Auramancer’s Hunt, 509 QR
Bistra Enil, The Auramancer Exorcist, is tasked to find a few missing soldiers in the northern regions of Lowmarsh Province. What she finds is a bloodbath and a world of horror that few have ever seen before.
- Blindshot, 510 QR (TBR: Winter 2022)
Follow Stannoth Shi’amar as he partakes a quest to the cursed lands of Agromah, at the bequest of an unorthodox writ from Lady Anais…
The Battles of Coldstone’s Summit – Books I-IV of the Snowflakes Series
- Snowflakes in Summer: Book I of the Snowflakes Series. 512 QR
Freshly minted by the Order of Love, a young exorcist is sent to the edge of the Kingdom of Dawnfire to deal with a ‘small, simple haunting.’ Between a winter that won’t end, a girl that doesn’t belong, and people being eaten in the woods, only one thing is for sure: he’s over his head, and utterly out of luck.
- Dead Men in Winter: Book II of the Snowflakes Trilogy, 512 QR
As the search for the Coldstone continues, new allies enter the fray in the mountains around Toniki, and in the streets of the City of Mud. But new blood only means new bodies, and Makolichi seeks to provide those in excess…
- Slag Harbor: A Brief Interruption in the Snowflakes Series, 512 QR
After battling Makolichi in Gonta – and before facing him down for the final time in Toniki – Akaran decides to leave Private Galagrin behind in the City of Mud to make sure that nothing got missed in his sweep. What he finds is more than just stray shiriak; it’s an answer to an unasked question…
- Favorite Things: Book III of the Snowflakes Trilogy, 512 QR
It’s time for Usaic’s Tower to ascend. Truths will be revealed, blood shall be spilled, and suffering shall become legendary. But it’s not just the living who should fear the Coldstone being set loose. For though the dead will rise, the damned had best be ready for Who comes next…
Lady Claw – The Claws That Will Split Eternity
- Lady Claw: Claw Unsheathed, 513 QR
Karistina Semtune is a young girl is accused of murder? Did she do it, or did her father? And when she’s cornered and the claws come out… does it matter? Her first adventure lands her squarely in the crosshairs of the Hunter’s Guild, and the world will never be the same…
The Auramancer’s Exorcism – Akaran’s Saga Continues!
- Insanity’s Respite, Book I of the Auramancer’s Exorcism 513 QR
Beaten, broken, and battered, Akaran is sent to the Safest City in the Kingdom to recover from his battle against Makolichi, Daringol, Rmaci, and the rest. What he expects is peace and time to heal. What he finds instead is that insanity knows no bounds and offers no respite…
- Insanity’s Rapture, Book II of the Auramancer’s Exorcism, 513 QR
As Akaran’s worst nightmare comes true, he realizes that the only peace to be had is through the mind of one of the most insane souls he’s ever encountered. The problem? He set her world on fire, and now she thinks it’s her turn.
- Insanity’s Reckoning, Book III of the Auramancer’s Exorcism, 513 QR
He’s survived a magical curse, horrific nightmares, torture at the hands of a dead woman, and being hunted by a sadistic vampire. Now it’s time for their reckoning.
- Insanity’s Requiem, Book IV of the Auramancer’s Exorcism, 513 QR
It’s a battle for the hearts and minds of Basion City – and the souls of the poor sods trapped inside. If Akaran can’t end Annix’s curse, the Kingdom’s screams will be his requiem…
Stand-Alone Stories… For Now
- Fearmonger, 516 QR
Years after Toniki, a grizzled Akaran serves as a peacekeeper to the Queen – and nothing wants the peace to be kept.
- Blindsided, 517 QR
Stannoth and Elrok couldn’t be any more different. Trained mercenaries in the Hunter’s Guild, they absolutely hate each other – but they don’t have a choice but to work together.