In God(s) We Trust. But what happens when that trust is misplaced? What are the Gods? What do they want? And what happens when, instead of volunteering to serve the Gods, said Gods “volunteer you to serve them?”
Malik’s star is rising. The village boy’s bravery nets him an award far beyond his station — the chance to serve the Moon Daughter’s Temple for a year. But serving a Goddess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Malik finds himself possessed and in possession of dangerous secrets, as devastating changes come to a world he hardly comprehends, and he gradually realizes that the Gods are a lot closer than he ever thought they were. As he attempts to gain some control over his destiny once more, Malik will travel with a bitter, taciturn huntress and a healer who’s chained to a past he can’t escape.
At stake are the fates of peoples — and that of his soul.
———-About Me and this Whole Novel Thing———-
Malik the Pawn is my first novel. I’m not a “Serious Novelist,” and never want to be. But I enjoy “telling a yarn,” and intend to write a continuation of the series at least once a year (and possibly more often, pending the ridiculous number of projects I juggle, and the speed at which various long-suffering editors are able to work through the texts). There’s a lot of serious stuff in there — in fact, there’s a lot of seriously grim stuff in there, but also, I hope, enough humor and interesting characters to make the ride worth it. All four of my fans say so…
“Malik” comes with Happycrow’s famous “Beer You Back Guarantee.” If you buy my book and absolutely hate it, I’ll make good your loss by buying you a beer for having suffered through it. That’s an offer you won’t be getting from Simon & Schuster!