epub, 60 short stories
"Tales from the Afterworld" is a collection of short stories in different genres (science fiction, space opera, fantasy, fairy tales, magical realism).
It's a patchwork of different worlds and stories united by a single idea: they're all safe to read. Which meas that there will be no salivating over cruelty, no sick fantasies, no siding with villains and glorifying them, etc.
Yes: born out of the endless information noise that we can't escape, ugly, cruel, perverted thoughts can intrude any person's mind. But still, letting them settle and thrive in your brain is disrespect for yourself. And spreading them into the outside world is disrespect for others.
I wrote this book because I got tired of bumping into various disgusting stuff in too many other novels and short stories and wanted to fill the void, at least for myself and maybe some friends.
This collection is my safe haven in our crazy world. Those are the kind of stories I wouldn't be ashamed of reading to my teenage son or my mother. I hope you will enjoy them as well.
fb2, 273 pages
"Cold Obsidian" (Part 1 of "Obsidian Trilogy") is a fantasy novel about a young mortal who becomes an apprentice of the creators of his world.
Omnis is a world of unstable magic where all creatures are born with a natural ability to stabilize and use it. All creatures, besides humans. They were the only species that inherited the flaw of their creators - the immortal worldholders responsible for the very existence of Omnis.
To make things right, the worldholders created a system of three Horas with Hora Tenebris as the magic disperser and two other Horas - Solaris and Lunaris - as the stabilizers existing in equilibrium with each other. Inside the stabilized areas humans are free from their natural flaw and have full access to stable magic. But in a broad area where the stabilizers’ zones of influence intersect the magic is wild, anomalous. That area, known as No Man’s Land, divides Omnis in two.
Horas are the foundation of human civilization in Omnis. They look like precious gems encased in gold and silver. They are protected by magic that would destroy anyone who dared to touch them unless it’s a worldholder as well. They are impossible to steal. Even more: stealing them is useless, because they have no secret powers at all. Yet someone has stolen them nonetheless.
Who is the thief? What does he or she want? How did they overcome the protective spell? Worldholders themselves are puzzled. One thing is certain here: something big is going on.
fb2, 348 pages
Everyone knows Lifekeepers, the warriors of mercy, those who bring light and justice to the darkest corners of the world where even stable magic does not reach. But few know the Order of the Hot Obsidian, a small but ancient group of cultists running the Lifekeepers as a mere facade for their own agenda. Well, this book is about them. Them and the ten boys they send on a mission, knowing that only one of them will survive in the end.
We will learn about Kangassk’s father and mysterious the Hora thief along the way as well.
“Hot Obsidian” is the second book of Obsidian Trilogy but, since it explains the same events from the other side of the conflict, you can read it before “Cold Obsidian” just fine.
pdf, 254 pages
The beginning of the sci-fi story about ancient things people find in melting icebergs.
The old civilization, perished in tsunamis and floods and preserved by the ice age that followed, now reminds of itself in form of “ice gifts” – objects (and sometimes diseases) locked in icebergs melting by the shores of the archipelago where the last people live.
pdf, 338 pages
A group of cave dwellers and hunters enters the uncharted ice caves in search of ancient relics. They do find one: powering a little cryo capsule with a sleeping baby in it.
pdf, 24 pages
'Ice gift' is a short story my comic is loosely based upon.
This is an illustrated book where every page is a big full-colour picture.
The plot is simple: Elie and Rikter find a frozen man in the ice. The man wakes up...
This little book offers an alternative view on the world of ice and basalt you already know and shows you where it all has began.