Grimluk is an orc with one purpose: hunting demons.
Note: Unless noted, all books can be read as standalones.
Subgenre: Sixguns & Sorcery, Weird West, Dark Fantasy, High Fantasy
Vol 1 – A Demon in the Desert
The Wastelands mining town of Greenreach Bluffs is deteriorating: with each passing day its inhabitants grow more fearful and paranoid, plagued by…something. They suffer nightmares and hallucinations, there are murders at the mine; the community is on the brink of madness and ruin and, as events escalate, realization dawns: the town has a demon problem. Two attempts at hunting it down fail, Greenreach Bluffs is at breaking point…and then Grimluk the Orc strides in out of the Wastes to answer their call for salvation.
Vol 2 – Demon Haunted
For the past month, Grimluk has traveled with his newly adopted sister, Gwen Quinn. Grimluk hopes to find the cause and cure for the prophetic spirit trapped in Gwen. The journey isn’t without its perils though. Near dark one evening, an angry and monstrous apparition attacks them, nearly crushing Grimluk under its enormous spiritual weight. It demands one thing; to be taken home.
The thing leads them to a town called Perfection. A man known as the Hanging Judge runs the town, holding tight to law and order. Almost immediately, Grimluk is arrested, charged with kidnapping and murder. The Judge takes Gwen and imprisons Grimluk. Trapped and separated, the pair learn all too quickly that something else haunts the town besides a ghost. And the only escape might be at the end of a rope.
Vol 3 – The Demons Within – Coming October 2018
An isolated farming town has a demon problem, and Grimluk is on hand to fix it. But this time, things aren’t that simple. While Grimluk hunts the demon, a rock crashes from the sky; a rock containing something alien to the world of Arkod. Something oozing and grotesque. Something hungry.
Hunter becomes hunted as this new threat pursues Grimluk, all but immune to his bullets. Worse, the creature’s deadly shapeshifting nature means it could be anywhere – or anyone – around him. Despite his efforts to protect his new friends and the rest of the innocent townsfolk, Grimluk learns all too quickly that it’ll take more than a quick hand and a strong will to win this fight.
For nothing is deadlier than the demons within.
Vol 4 – Third Draft Completed
Grimluk continues to wander about the provinces or Ornesea. After finishing a job in central Westlynth, he prepares to head farther east only to be attacked by a demon knight. It leads him north, to Dunvich, a decaying little town holding an annual festival. Everything seems a little too good to be true, however, and Grimluk suspects the town is not what it claims, especially with the story of the Whateleys, the family that runs the town.
Dunvich contains more than what he expects though. The Whateleys have secrets that could alter the course of the continent if left untouched. To make matters worse, Grimluk is being hunted by a fearsome demon. Survival may be a luxury to stop the darkness from spreading but that’s a price Grimluk is willing to pay.