|This can be read as a short story or as a Chapter 1. |
- Part 2 of an ongoing novel-in-progress | Vainglorious Series
- Part 1 not posted as of yet.
A young veteran returns home after kept as a prisoner of war and finds himself a stranger in his home city, at odds with the anti-war sentiment, the anti-yvouxian prejudice, increasing greed, and a growing plague that is separating they country in more ways than one, including the supernatural. Mar finds himself caught up in a revolutionary movement to return the country’s government to older ways along with a war raging between forces of the supernatural. Somehow they’re tied together and Mar wants to find out why. It doesn’t help that as he gets closer, or rather, losing himself in the dark places of the spirit world, he realizes there’s more to what he brought back from the war than just scars and bad dreams. He sees himself changing on the outside, changing into something he doesn’t recognize.