For gold enough to buy a throne, mercenary Kian Valara agrees to guard Prince Varis Kilvar during a dull excursion across the realm. He should have known better than to trust a highborn.
Driven by a lust for supremacy, Varis sunders the lost Well of Creation, the veil between his world and the dominion of the dead. He steals powers never meant for mortal hands, at once transforming himself into a living god and unleashing a cataclysm that will change humanity and the face of the world forever.
In the heavens the three moons collide, fire scorches the firmament, and the seas rage as the face of the world trembles. Chaos reigns from the king’s city of Ammathor to the forbidding walls of the Black Keep, as a demonic host released from the bowels of the Thousand Hells seeks to possess the flesh of the living.
Bound to Varis by powers he neither wants nor understands, Kian is forced onto a path of defending a world that has ever turned its back on him. As Kian hunts after Varis, his love grows for a Sister of Najihar, who knows in her heart that she is preparing him for a battle no man can win.
When James was thirteen years old he read The Talisman, by Stephen King and Peter Straub, and a seed of an idea was planted that someday he, too, would create different worlds and realities.
After a stint in the US Army, a year as a long-haul truck driver, and a couple as a log home builder, he enrolled at the University of Montana. There, he majored in Psychology and, by chance, took a creative writing course. Words started to flow, and worlds were born.
James lives in Montana with his wife and his bodyguard, a Mini-Schnauzer named Jonesy.