The Gods of Ahman-Tahk : Volume 1, the Prologue
When Detective Ernie Benasco runs into the young man he's been tailing in connection to the bombing of a Bay Area witches' coven, he thinks he's had a stroke of luck. Danny Heller is a member of the mysterious "Shadow Clan" community. The group's leader is Danny's older brother, Tuyouk, a dangerously charismatic individual with a well-known grudge against witches. Danny is a nervous talker, and once he gets going, babbles all kinds of things he probably shouldn't. He claims that Tuyouk is really an eight-foot tall, shape-shifting alien from a planet called Ahman-tahk. Naturally, Ernie believes that Danny is certifiable and stalls him, pretending to listen to his story while waiting for his partner to arrive so they can stow the kid in a nice, safe jail cell. The Gods of Ahman-tahk is the prologue of an original series by Maria Mathis. It moves between Danny and Ernie's conversation in present day Oakland, and the story of Tuyouk's early life as a guerrilla warrior on his home planet. As Danny tells it, all the magical violence in the Bay Area is a result of Tuyouk's twisted love affair with the evil empress, Belall. When he betrays her by leading her enemies in a coup, Belall vows revenge, and through wars, wormholes, and even death, has not stopped pursuing him yet.
- Paperback | 258 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 397g
- 26 Oct 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- Illustrations, black and white
About Maria Mathis
A California native, Maria Mathis lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and works as an elementary school teacher. In her spare time, she writes fantasy fiction and is an avid horsewoman.