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Arcane Advent Diaries: The Wolf's Doppelganger By R Kain
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Actions have consequences, no matter the intentions. While he said he wouldn’t regret the actions he took to save countless others, Leidolf has come to know what it meant to damn himself by... More > bearing the cursed grimoire. Haunted by nightmares his life continued to spiral further into the abyss as hallucinations followed and the dark hold of the Grey Leather grew stronger as it tried to drag him into the abyss. Desperate for a solution and his journey takes him into the birch forest of Iceland, where the grimoire hailed from. It was there he would find his salvation in the form of the face-stealer of lore: The Doppelganger. This [14,000+word] novella is a side story to the Arcane Advent series, taking place a few months after the events of The Dark Bible.< Less
Phantasmagoria By R. Kain
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The role of an exorcist was to protect the people of the world from the departed who refused to move on and the damned who clung to the mortal realm. Whether the threat was a Spirit, a Fiend, or a... More > Demon, they would never give up, even if the world around them remained ignorant of their sacrifices. But there were always exceptions to the rules. Alexia Sinclair made her disdain of her duty as an ectomancer in the service of the exorcists and so-called higher powers clear. She hated the burden that rested within her soul, taking without giving and eating away at her sense of self. The life she lived was one that would end without a clean death one way or another. However, when one of the few people in the world who she allowed herself to care for was killed in the line of duty, she returned to the place of her birth to get revenge. Armed with a gun in one hand and the Gytrash tearing at her soul, the exorcism that took place would be one that would test her resolve.< Less
Wands & Vials: A Witch's Flame By R. Kain
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Flames danced as the incantation left the witch’s lips. Her heart was set ablaze and the spell surged forth into a wild fire that consumed all despair and desperation. What started as a normal... More > day of work, school, romance, and detention ended with Alice Pyralis venturing into the forest where predators and monsters of all kinds lie and wait, racing to save a classmate that she would like nothing better than to fry herself. This action-adventure fantasy novelette sequel to Wands and Vials: An Alchemist Sets Out contains over [16,000+words] and follows two days in the life of Alice Pyralis, a witch and student at the magical academy of Amadeus Magica in the world of Trimagus.< Less
Wands & Vials: An Alchemist Sets Out By R Kain
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Summary: Alchemy has declined in the last few centuries in the world of Trimagus, where mystic creatures, magic using humans, and monster lived in conflict and calm. Kowler Freslight is a young... More > alchemist with a sylphid named Aeria at his service, attending Amadeus Magica academy. In a place where highborn magi, witches, and wizards reign supreme, his best and possibly only friend is cherry-haired witch with no magical roots and an affinity towards fire named Alice Pyralis. What starts as an ordinary day of being pestered for an illegal love potion ends with the alchemist doing what he has to in order to ensure the safety of his friend. If that meant breaking the rules, facing down magic-resistant trolls, and being expelled, so be it. Some things are worth the cost.< Less
Arcane Advent: The Dark Bible By R Kain
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The nightmare ended and a new day began. The Ruined City was left behind for a new life of adventure and danger, as The Mage and The Girl joined hands with a group of mystic mercenaries. Meanwhile,... More > a holy artifact is stole from The Church and brings The Mage into conflict with an enemy he cannot face and old embers stir into a raging flame. Will the battles smother them before it becomes an inferno? This novella-length story is the second in the Arcane Advent series—a chronicle of dark fantasy tales where magick and mages do battle in the current age.< Less
Arcane Advent I: The Mage, the Girl, and the Ruined City By R. Kain
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The curtain of tragedy descended upon the unsuspecting people under the light of the crimson moon. The elements raged, vicious beasts painting the asphalt and concrete scarlet with the blood of the... More > innocent and the guilty, the young and the old alike. Their lives were sacrificed, offered up to stir the sleeping demon into awakening. In the end only two remained to tell the tale of the ruined city, a story of survival against all odds where magick and mages did battle for the sake of power. Awakening at the center of the cataclysm, the runic mage wielding mystic arts took it upon himself to carry the wishes of the fallen on his back. He became their Avenger, seeking to end the nightmare. The girl who remained at his side, the sole remaining innocent left in the city, could only watch as he shed blood for her while flames burned the world around her. Now has a sequel: The Dark Bible (Arcane Advent II)< Less
Crestfallen: The Masked Thief - Part #1 By R. Kain
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Sometimes you did what you had to in order to survive in a world where superheroes and villains thrived. By day Joshua was a high-school student running games on classmates. By night he was a masked... More > thief that robbed from criminal underbelly of Nightingale City with the help underfunded genius willing to look the other way. He wasn’t an overrated hero or crazed villain. Just a nameless and unknown thief looking out for himself and a few others by playing a dangerous game. But when a crime boss went wild and threatened one of his own, he took on a name: Crestfallen. Now he has a covert operations team after him, one of their members being a classmate named Clare and holds powers of her own. And her assignment is to catch him and bring him in for what he stole, before the secrets he’s learned changes the world. The first part of the Masked Thief Arc and the first entry of the Crestfallen Series, this short story contains over [14,000 words] and a bonus excerpt from Flux Zone.< Less
Flux Zone: (Chasing Andros Vol.I) By R. Kain
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In a world of super heroes and villains, having superpowers doesn’t necessarily make you a hero or villain. Sometimes you might save a damsel-in-distress on a whim. Other times you might rob a... More > drug dealer blind and fleece an unsuspecting mark for cash. In my case, I’m simply out for revenge against Doctor Andros, a death dealer to villains everywhere, after escaping being experimented on for three years and developing powers of my own. But I’m not alone. Several others gained abilities of their own and working alongside a team, we have to try and collect the rest of our allies before Andros gets his hands on them first. And we have to do it all without drawing the eyes of the Hero Coalition or other villains who’d love to find out just what makes us special. This exciting action-adventure novella is over [27,700 words] and serves as the first entry into the Chasing Andros series.< Less
Apex: The Infection By R Kain
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Summary: That night I changed. Like serpentine tendrils of unholy light, the meteor shower carried a sinister secret and I was infected, my humanity peeled away from my body as I was reshaped into a... More > beast that had to devour others to survive. I had become an apex—an extraterrestrial predator. Cursed with a hunger that would never fade and struggling to maintain my humanity, I now live within the ruined confines of a city prowling with others like me. This is my tale of how it all began. The Apex Chronicles have only just begun. This [5,800 word] short story is the prelude of the Apex Chronicles series by R.Kain, an action-adventure, sci-fi story centered on how those who have become apexes survive in the unforgiving environment they’ve been sealed inside.< Less
Novum Aevum: The New Age By R Kain
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In 20XX, a war broke out within the shadows of modern society, where a world of magic and mystical creatures existed. The magic using magi broke into two major factions—The Translaticius... More > faction, who followed the traditional path of magic, and the Averius faction, who crossed magic with technology to create a new system, leading to an unknown path. What started as a difference of belief spiraled into a war that held no mercy or compassion. Having served for only one campaign, it broke a man to his core to see all the destruction and he withdrew, taking a position monitoring a city for two years. Things settled for him, until he’s assigned to take a new transfer and investigates a missing person’s case that brings the battle to him once again. This is a short story.< Less