THE PATERNUS TRILOGY
EPIC URBAN FANTASY
by Dyrk Ashton
The gods and monsters, heroes and villains of lore.
They’re real -- and they’re coming back to finish a war that’s been waged since the dawn of time.
COMING FALL, 2019
PATERNUS: WAR OF GODS
Book Three of The Paternus Trilogy
LET SLIP THE GODS OF WAR…
Book Two of The Paternus Trilogy
"What a sequel should be - bigger stakes, bloodier action, and even more mythological madness."
-Fantasy Book Critic
On the run from an ancient evil and his army of terrors straight out of myths from around the world, our young protagonists, Fi and Zeke, aid the All-father in his globe-trotting quest to seek out the remaining Firstborn, uncover the enemy’s plans, and gather the Warriors of Old for what may become the final battle in the world's oldest war. Along the way, Fi and Zeke discover that they, too, have strengths of their own--though they come at a cost neither may wish to bear.
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Each with a new short story from the world of Paternus
and it's free!
Standalone tales of lore and legend from the worlds of books and series created by 16 amazing authors. And I'm in there too. Includes "Deluge," a new story from the world of Paternus featuring Fintán mac Bóchra, Myrddin Wyllt, and their adventures during the Great Flood.
It was 2348 B.C., by modern reckoning, middle of the afternoon but dark as night, the sky a low ceiling of black clouds and lightning, the ocean a jagged, heaving floor beneath. Water was thick in the air, fog and icy rain whipped by the gale. The storms had been more frequent and growing fiercer of late. Whatever was coming, was coming soon...
(You can read more about the anthology and mark it "to read" on Goodreads here!)
All proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders. This charitable anthology features 40 stories from some of the biggest names in fantasy today (and me!). Mine, "Valkyrie Rain" is told from the point of view of a Valkyrie fighting in the bloody Second Holocaust (aka Ragnarok), and tells the tale of the origins of the petit gods...
I am Pruor, daughter of Sif, herself a daughter of Odin, the All-father. My father was Thor, son of Odin and the Vanir giantess Jörd. I know no fear. I was made for war. Bred for it. Trained since my earliest memory. All of us had been. Death was our reason for living. Bestowing it upon others and claiming it for ourselves in combat. We were the Aesir of Asgard. The elite force to which I belonged, the Valkyries--Freyja’s warriors. We were strong. We were proud. We were cruel. And we were coming...
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Book One of The Paternus Trilogy
(formerly titled Paternus)
Fi Patterson and Zeke Prisco's daily routine of caring for the elderly at a local hospital is shattered when a catatonic patient named Peter unwittingly thrusts them into a conflict between ageless beings beyond reckoning. A war of which he is the primary target, and perhaps the cause...
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