Ed is a lifelong resident of upstate New York. He writes in the spaces around life as a husband and father. Influenced by everyone from R.E. Howard and Michael Moorcock to Raymond Feist and Glenn Cook, he prefers writing fantasy to dealing with reality.
Tyris and Stilthius Menion and the sell-swords of the Black River Company find themselves at odds over the fate of a prisoner and the question of whether or not honor means more than the code that binds them.
Afton Leer is a mercenary with too many years - and battles - behind him. Today, however, he has chosen the wrong side in a very one-sided fight. As the enemy closes in, he uses what time he has left to reflect on a life lived by the sword.
Tyris and Stilthius Menion have just had a falling out with their previous employer. In the brutal, unforgiving world of mercenaries, this makes them hunted men. Their flight takes them to a desolate town and a chance meeting with the only two souls who remain there. When it becomes clear things are not what they seem, the brothers are faced with forces far beyond their experience as soldiers.
Jantalus Kathias remembers his mother's murder with perfect clarity. Unfortunately, it's the only thing he remembers. Found unconscious in the company of a dying man, his rescuers learn only his name. Jantalus cannot explain who he is, why a strange, uncontrollable magic courses through his veins or how he came to bear the black-eyed mark of the dead.