David R. Slayton

David R. Slayton
  • The first epic fantasy from David R. Slayton, author of the Adam Binder series, Dark Moon, Shallow Sea is a powerful story of divine betrayal, ghosts, and mystery, perfect for fans of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson.

    Raef seeks revenge on the knights of the sun god for murdering his goddess, the moon. Her death stopped the tides, darkened the night sky, and left the shades of the dead without a path to the underworld. Now they rise each night in a blood-hungry mist that threatens to overwhelm the living.

    So Raef sneaks into the crypt of the sun god’s temple, expecting to steal some bones or jewels, but instead encounters a coffin containing a living man, Kinos, who is fast asleep. Unable to discern his importance, but obsessed with the mystery of it, Raef steals Kinos.

    As they run from the knights—and grow closer—Raef starts to believe he’s finally found a friend, lover, and perhaps a secret that will lead to his goddess’s return. But if they can’t solve the mystery of Kinos’s imprisonment soon, the moon will never rise and the world will drown in ghosts.

  • The living cannot be allowed to infect the dead.

    Adam Binder has lost what matters most to him. Having finally learned the true identity of the warlock preying on his family, what was supposed to be a final confrontation with the fiend instead became a trap that sent Adam’s beloved Vicente into the realm of the dead, where none living are meant to be.

    Bound by debt, oath, and love, Adam blazes his own trail into the underworld to get Vicente back, and to end the threat of the warlock once and for all. But the road to hell is paved with far more than good intentions. Demons are hungry, and ghosts are relentless, and what awaits Adam in the underworld is nothing he is prepared to face.

    If that weren’t enough, Adam has one more thing he must do if he and Vicente are to return to the world of the living: find the lost heart of Death herself.

  • They are my harvest, and I will reap them all.

    Returning to Guthrie, Oklahoma, for the funeral of his mysterious and beloved aunt Sue, Adam Binder once again finds himself in the path of deadly magic when a dark druid begins to prey on members of Adam’s family. It all seems linked to the death of Adam’s father many years ago—a man who may have somehow survived as a warlock.

    Watched by the police, separated from the man who may be the love of his life, compelled to seek the truth about his connection to the druid, Adam learns more about his family and its troubled history than he ever bargained for, and finally comes face-to-face with the warlock he has vowed to stop.

    Meanwhile, beyond the Veil of the mortal world, Argent the Queen of Swords and Vic the Reaper undertake a dangerous journey to a secret meeting of the Council of Races . . . where the sea elves are calling for the destruction of humanity.

  • Not all magicians go to schools of magic.

    Adam Binder has the Sight. It’s a power that runs in his bloodline: the ability to see beyond this world and into another, a realm of magic populated by elves, gnomes, and spirits of every kind. But for much of Adam’s life, that power has been a curse, hindering friendships, worrying his backwoods family, and fueling his abusive father’s rage.

    Years after his brother, Bobby, had him committed to a psych ward, Adam is ready to come to grips with who he is, to live his life on his terms, to find love, and maybe even use his magic to do some good. Hoping to track down his missing father, Adam follows a trail of cursed artifacts to Denver, only to discover that an ancient and horrifying spirit has taken possession of Bobby’s wife.

    It isn’t long before Adam becomes the spirit’s next target. To survive the confrontation, save his sister-in-law, and learn the truth about his father, Adam will have to risk bargaining with very dangerous beings … including his first love.