A. H. Johnstone
Independent author making the world a slightly weirder place, one book at a time…
Ra has finally worked out how to escape the mortal world. The only problem is that he can’t do it without help from the least reliable of gods – Loki.
Charon, a one-time Ferryman of the Underworld, is now the doorman of a ‘disused’ office block, and he’s onto Ra’s plan. If only the gods hadn’t lost that drunken bet all those centuries ago, things would be very different. For a start, Ragnarök wouldn’t be on its way.
Maybe Charon is the only one who’s noticed. It seems like he’s the only one to care, but can he do anything about it? He’s going to try, but there are others who might profit from the situation, and the last thing he needs is to be caught defying a direct order from the Fae to stay out of it.
Charon Unguarded is a whimsical, mythology-based fiction and the first book in the Ferryman Saga.
Gods and Gambling just shouldn’t mix
Dionysus and Hermes’ ill-fated late-night swim ends in a drunken bet that puts everybody’s future in jeopardy. The outcome hangs on the choices made by one mortal emperor. Charon discovers a sense of independence and, caught in the fallout, attempts to limit the damage. But when the Fae Courts intervene, and Zeus finds his power threatened by a representation from middle management, Yahweh takes advantage of his old adversary’s lack of attention.Will Hermes and Dionysus make good on any of their promises? Will Zeus finally take his children in hand and stop them before they cost him everything? Most importantly, will anybody stick to the rules of the bet, without trying to twist them to their advantage?
Short stories and teasers.
A young woman tells the story of her journey, Into and out of slavery.
She began her life as a farmer in newly settled Iceland, but when her family farm is threatened by drought and debt, Æsa is forced to make a terrible choice.
Feeling the loss of her family she attempts to escape, but misfortune finds her again…