Betrayal cuts deepest when someone you love wields the knife. For Kellik, a once-rising star of Port Gloom's guild of thieves, it also leaves him floating in the bay, bleeding out and without hope or allies. Saved by an urchin and healed by a disgraced saint, Kellick is consumed by a single desire: to find out why his guild master ordered him cut down moments after passing his initiation trial. Burning with injustice, Kellik recruits a number of gorgeous rogues to his side: fallen assassins, dark elf witches, and unnervingly polite necromancers.
Having defeated the monstrous foe lurking at Erro's doorstep, Hugh swears to do whatever it takes to protect his new home and the beautiful women he loves. Toward that end, he seeks to form troubling alliances against a common foe, only to discover that nothing is as it seems. While no man, beast, or fae can stand against his blade, shifting treacheries and revelations threaten to destroy everything he values.
My name's Noah Kilmartin. I'm from Ruddock, Ohio, and I'm absolutely, 100 percent unqualified to save the universe from the slavering demonic hordes of the super evil queen Lilith. Too bad nobody asked my opinion. All I've got to do is pass five lethal trials that'll prove I'm the universe's last chance at salvation. To do so, I'll have to lean hard on those three years of Okinawan jiu-jutsu classes I took in high school, learn to wield my new magic sword, and, oh yeah - select five women to flesh out my team.
Kellik and his band have accomplished their goals, and now must reap their bitter rewards. Ruling Port Gloom is a vastly different enterprise from seeking to decapitate its government, and as the world begins to fall apart, he must decide what matters most: being the fair and just ruler, or surviving to see the dawn. For the consequences of his sins are coming home to roost. A world destroying power is making its way to his city, and it will stop at nothing in its quest for vengeance.
At great sacrifice and through extreme effort, Hugh has won through and rescued Erro from base treachery. But to survive these trials he has had to surrender his powers and watch those he love fall in battle, only to realize that he has provoked the greatest foes imaginable.
The band is in trouble. Port Gloom is aflame behind them, and hundreds lie dead in their wake as Kellik and his companions are forced to flee their ancient home. But despite the chaos and carnage they've already caused, one thought remains their focus: Exacting ever greater revenge on the Family. Yet the truths that Kellik discovered about his heritage threaten to shatter his group's bonds of trust and intimacy just when he needs them most.
My name's Noah Kilmartin. I'm from Ruddock, Ohio, and I'm getting pretty dang qualified to save the universe from the slavering demonic hordes of the super evil bitch Queen Lilith. All I've got to do is survive the penultimate sphere before Malkuth. One last hellscape that will test my companions and I, seek to turn us against each other, and shatter the certainties that bind us together. I know our love is true. I know our bonds will hold. That nothing Lilith can throw against us will prevail. I have to believe it. Because the alternative is too horrifying to contemplate....
For Kellik, nothing matters so much as defeating his father and destroying his reign over Port Gloom. But as powerful as Kellik has become, his father will surely crush him if he doesn't stay three steps ahead. Toward that end, he'll have to employ every ounce of cunning, break every rule, wrest ever advantage, and bring the very fury of the Hanged God down upon Port Gloom.
My name's Noah Kilmartin. I'm from Ruddock, Ohio, and I'm about 85% unqualified to save the universe from the slavering demonic hordes of the super evil bitch queen Lilith. But I haven't failed yet. Somehow I've passed the five trials, accumulated a team of powerful companions, and made it through the portal into Ghogiel. A whole universe lies before me, chock full of Lilith's followers and demons, and it's my job to not only find my way to her personal realm, but do so without losing my sanity, morality, or any of my companions.
My name's Noah Kilmartin. I'm from Ruddock, Ohio, and I'm just about 50 percent unqualified to save the universe from the slavering demonic hordes of the super evil bitch queen Lilith. But just when I thought things were starting to look up...My companions and I arrive in Tagimron, the sphere of discordance. It's a hellscape on wheels, and every aspect of this claustrophobic and grimy world is intent on tearing my companions and I apart. Our only chance of resisting corruption and failure is to hold fast to the bonds that unite us, the love and faith that keep us strong.
The curse that made Lord Hugh of Stasiek the most dangerous man in the empire also destroyed his will to live. He now yearns for nothing more than dissolution, to lose himself in strong wine, reckless gambling, and in the arms of countless beautiful women. Yet when the call comes from the one man he cannot disobey - his elder brother, the duke - he puts aside his dreams of death and rides forth to secure the fate of a seemingly insignificant border town.