Valley of the Free is the prequel in Sliter's Pandemonium Rising series, following the early adventures of Ferl and the creation of his mercenary company.
The second book in Pandemonium Rising, Michael Sliter continues to both torment and awe his readers. The characters have grown, but that may be the only glimpse of hope in this gods-forsaken book. With each passing page, there is a new betrayal, a new obstacle, a new sacrifice waiting to be made. And yet, our protagonists continue to prevail.
Cael is a gladiator, fighting for honor and riches in Yddinas. He fights to keep his brother alive, with food on the table and a name in the city for protection. At least, that's what he tells himself. Perhaps the wealth and fame has somewhat filled his head. But as political maneuverings and gruesome plots develop, the city becomes a dangerous place, and Cael is at the thick of it. Will he survive? Will he be able to protect his little brother?
In this thrilling novel chock full of fear and suspense, but also romance and fate, Mary Stein Myers paints a scary reality that could be hanging out just down our block. In present-day America, Leocadia (Leo for short), is a clinical psychologist, currently working on a legal custody case for a law firm. The lawyer she is working with is Avery, and as they progress on the case, so too does their romantic interests in each other. But their client Grant, the husband in the custody case, is making moves on Leo. Not only that, but he seems to give off creepy vibes. When Leo's life, and the life of those she loves--old and new--is threatened by an intruder, stalker, and murderer, it seems that her caseload is to blame. Will she give up on the case that's bringing this all to bear? Or will she put all of their lives at risk to get down to the truth?
In this mysterious and military-touched novel, our protagonist Caleb--a war veteran who lost his best friend in his last tour--struggles with a dark secret that may just destroy the only people he loves. He must protect them at all costs, away from the reaches of the Dark Colonel. Will he succeed? Perhaps the voices of the loving dead will aid him in this journey.