The Barrow

The Barrow

Mark Smylie

Action, horror, politics, and sensuality mix during this DEBUT EPIC delusion novel for fanatics of George R. R. Martin and Michael J. Sullivan, set on this planet of the Eisner Award-nominated Artesia comedian books.

To locate the Sword, unearth the Barrow. To unearth the Barrow, stick to the Map.   

When a small group of scoundrels, would-be heroes, deviants, and ruffians find a map that they suspect will cause them to a fabled sword buried within the barrow of a long-dead wizard, they suspect they have struck it wealthy. yet their hopes are dashed while the map seems to be cursed after which is destroyed in a paranormal ritual. The lack of the map leaves them dreaming of what could have been, till they rediscover the map in a most original and unforeseen place.

Stjepan Black-Heart, suspected assassin and renegade royal cartographer; Erim, a tender girl masquerading as a guy; Gilgwyr, brothel proprietor extraordinaire; Leigh, an exiled magus below an ignominious cloud; Godewyn Red-Hand, mercenary and troublemaker; Arduin Orwain, scion of a noble relations introduced low via scandal; and Arduin's sister Annwyn, the gorgeous reason for that scandal: jointly they shape a pass part of the center Kingdoms of the identified international, united by chance and darkish layout, on a quest that would both get all of them in the historical past books...or get all of them killed.

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The Barrow