Dark tidings befall an isolationist human city-state in a massive white sand desert. The tyrannical King Sallith's laws ban other races, magic, untouchables, and others from the city, and he placates his xenophobic people with gruesome arena battles. The law is bent and broken to his will, which means that a young and passionate jurist, a legal representative of the common man, is out of work.
Her name is Claudia Nierra, and she is starving. She sneaks into the palace to steal something—anything—to fight her starvation. When she gets caught, she enters a path for vengeance with a worldly, mind-reading entrepreneur named Rat. Their plan to uproot Sallith's hold on the people begins with scheduling a challenger to kill his champion. But both Claudia and Rat will discover Sallith's true motivations for his isolationist decree, and the horrific lengths human power can reach.
The world of Veminox knows monsters both human and wild, terrors both massive and lasting, and triumphs both inspirational and heartbreaking. It's my pleasure to finally release it to you, for free.
Is this a novel?
No, The Tragedy of Veminox is a dark, violent, fast-paced, action-heavy fantasy epic that I am writing in 50 entries, or 1,500-word "chapters". I am writing the story and delivering it to people who are interested, as well as posting it online, but the online updates are slower and more chaotic. I recommend signing up to get the entries sent to you below.
What's the Catch?
I realized that my true passion is having people read my work, and when it becomes a daily escape, or a world people look forward to returning to every day, that's what satisfies me. I designed The Tragedy of Veminox as a paid fantasy story at first, but eventually decided that I would rather have it reach more people by removing the barrier of price. If you want it, it's yours.