When her very existence is threatened, The Moribund must put a stop to an inspired but misguided scientist trying to save his wife by summoning a Demigod to complete his work allowing the dying to body jump instead of facing death.
- Part 1 – The Moribund
- Part 2 – The Akashic Records
- Part 3 – Make Your Deal With Death
- Part 4 – Did Death Exist Before The Gods?
The Moribund appears before Death as you take your last breath and offers you a deal. She can offer you the life you want, the life you dreamt of in this lifetime, next time around. A few changes to the Akashic records and she can put you in exactly the right place to fulfil your dreams. Of course, the hard work is still up to you but you are at least reborn with the idea of that perfect life already in your head. And those who made a deal with The Moribund know exactly what they are going to do in this life from a very early age.
Not everyone gets this offer. The Moribund is choosy about her food -most of the time. But without the possibility, well, hope that there will even be a next life or a hear after fades from the world.
And unlike most otherworldly beings, she existed before humans. She was not created by their need or their belief. Much like Death, she was always there. But she was there first.
It is a dark fantasy, set in a world not unlike our own. There’s Earth, where the humans exist, the Above where spirits and angels reside, the Below where you’ll find the demons if you’re brave enough (or misguided enough) to venture there. There’s the realm of the Gods, and the one of ice that’s been a prison for almost it’s entire existence. The Inbetween, which is a huge whit place between Earth and the Above that you have to cross through to get from one to the other, and the Before. No one knows much about the Before.
Work in Progress: Update
Update Feb 2020: It took a while to get back to this story but one day last year, probably as the leaves started falling from the trees, I felt myself returning to it’s pages. Other projects out of the way, I now had time to discover where The Moribund might go. And now I know.
I am currently awaiting feedback on this completed story, there is perhaps a little more work to do but not much I think. And I’m hoping, fingers and toes crossed, that those who have it are enjoying it. I’m hoping that they’re having difficulty working on it because its pulling them in. But then, don’t we all hope that as artists?
If you are interested in learning more, and being notified of its imminent release -when indeed it does become imminent- then please sign up for this very special mailing list and stay in the know. Perhaps I’ll share details of book two, already plotted and set in the prison world.
Update Dec 2018: Plotted, planned, plagued by ideas, and in search of one or two still missing notes, The Moribund is forever creeping towards life. It is very much a work in progress and is, as of this writing on December 23rd 2018, about halfway written. So, if this story is of interest to you keep an eye on this page and my Twitter @AuthorKTMcQueen (where most un-newsworthy reports will appear as well as the major breakthroughs).
The Moribund resides on Earth but she’s from the Before.
Need Something to Read Now?
Then may I recommend The Soul Game, another book that took a lot of writing and even infected my dreams. Giving me some of the worst nightmares I’ve ever experienced -you can read one of them here.
The Soul Game at its core is a love story – a messy, twisted love story.
When the one true Prince of Hell loses the love of his life he must risk his soul to win her back.
“This game will teach you things about yourself you could never imagine, it’ll show you darkness, desire, fear, pain and you’ll embrace it all for the love of the game.”