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Kill a unicorn or die trying...

The gods are dead. The fae rule Gaia.

Cain used to kill for the fae. The only human to become a member of the Oblivion Guard, he killed one time too many and had enough. Leaving it all behind wasn't as easy as turning in a resignation. But the fae had trained him well, and soon, it was they who bargained for him to leave Feary and live in exile in Gaia.

Now a tracker for an assassination and bounty hunting agency, Cain doesn't kill, anymore. When his mission to track a teenage girl goes horribly wrong, he and the girl end up on the run from powerful forces - the likes of which he's never seen before.

That's because, the fae have been hiding a terrible secret. The gods aren't dead. In fact, they're very much alive and killing humans they deem too powerful to survive. The girl is in their crosshairs, and now, he is, too.

To make matters worse, Cain discovers he's dying from the curse of Cthulhu. The cure? Eating a living, beating unicorn heart. Cain thought unicorns were extinct, but a mysterious party offers him salvation: a unicorn for the assassination of the leader of the Mages Guild.

With the gods, the fae, and the rest of the supernatural world hunting the hunter, the odds don't look good. But Cain has survived too much to give up now. And the high and mighty are about to find out what real fear feels like.

©2020 John Corwin (P)2020 John Corwin

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  • BikeVON
  • 14-08-20

A new exciting antihero

Welcome to Cain’s world. Cain our antihero, is a former oblivion guard for the fae. He is now living in fae ruled Gaia working as a tracker for Eclipse. Power from a curse pearl is eating him alive. He has been looking for a cure. Now on a job to tag a teenage girl, Heather, for assassination, he has second thoughts about his part in ending her life. Saving Heather is the first of many bad decisions he will make. But those decisions make a very exciting story. Cain was an infamous guard and people either love or hate him. Even being crippling with magic cancer he is still a force to be reckoned with. When he is not throwing spells he is beating his opponents with his cunning and great moves. So he is saddled with Heather and looking for a cure while being pursued by fae and human assassins. He ends up with a crew, Aura, the bar maid, Layla, the assassin, who is really good with blades Heather and Fred the octopus. The story features various and sundry fae creatures, sigils, potions, portals, three women who don’t get along, and the moral decisions which antiheros make. I finished this story in one day and cannot wait for the next one.

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  • Jeff
  • 21-05-20

Nice humour throughout

Lots of funny moments. Some feel good and playful concepts. A nice read using your imagination. A good escape. Where is the next one?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-20

Three Thumbs Up

John Corwin and Austin Rising never fail to impress. Can't wait for book 2. The worst part of the book is waiting for the next one.

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  • Danielle
  • 23-05-20

A nother awesome story must have more. Thanks John

Can't wait for the next one. An Austin rising really brings the story to life.