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Reapers & Crows

By Mon Rea All Rights Reserved ©

Horror / Fantasy

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"TO BE WITH THE WOMAN HE LOVES, ONE MAN WILL MOVE HEAVEN AND HELL..." When Nate Cuervo dies in a diving accident, he realizes he isn’t ready to leave everything behind, including his soul mate Samantha. He falls into an underworld prison where the only way out is through a reaper named Sephtimus Rex. As head reaper, Septhimus leads an army of Crows tasked with the cold deportation of overstaying spirits from the human realm.

PROLOGUE: The Underworld Wars

They exist among us in secret. Their ancient war has spilled across the borders into our world, and what passed for blood from their undying energies inked the provisions for a halfhearted truce.

They are the two great primal forces; the superpowers of the afterlife. One spawned by light, the other by darkness. One tasked with recycling everlasting souls into mortal bodies, the other with banishing them into a perfect, grim prison.

They come in many forms but all of them discreet, misleading. Some humans see and name them as angels. Others worship them as gods of destiny. All reduce them into familiar myth and superstition to dull the world-shattering implications of their existence. And so, the two warring camps take their most consistent and harmless forms: benevolent storks and ravenous crows.

Any human word or symbol would be a cliché because they’re as natural a part of life as the laws of physics or the features on one’s face. The only cliché is man’s tendency to value one to the exclusion of the other. Because the two forces necessitate each other; they’re two sides of the same supernatural coin.

But who would believe the truth even if it stared us in the face? Many choose to ignore it, content to live in the safety of lies, the delusion of control. Humans find comfort in the belief that we devise our own fate and pass time in our own steady pace, but deep down we know we’re merely sojourners from this realm to the next. Behind every wall and through every crevice, other worlds lie beyond our senses.

Parallel to our dimension yet incredibly exotic, perfect antitheses of each other: Helium, kingdom of the great white storks, and Necro City, territory of the dark reapers.


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