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Upon the Serpent’s Tongue

Blood, Sweat, and Fears

Magic and malice tread upon the Serpent’s Tongue.

In their bid to hinder the vicious Manticore’s efforts to wage his ever-growing war of conquest, Farys and Sibyl sail to Nikos, an island ruled by the cruel sea witch, Ardiza. There, they enlist the aid of the besieged Dwarves of the Undercity, and hatch a bold scheme to retake the fortress-city of Nikos—but can they hope to win against the combined might of the Manticore’s Unhuman legions and Ardiza’s dark magic unleashed against them?

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Dane Vale lives in Chicagoland, where he conjures up Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy fiction when he’s not relentlessly critiquing his twin brother’s Science Fiction writing. He owns at least one spear, a war hammer, and a rapier, and is an avid reader and student of history. He dodges drunk texts from Dionysus, and believes that there should be far more megaliths in America. He cooks Italian food with verve, has a spirit-bond with wolves and crows. His favorite cities are Bronze Age Knossos, Iron Age Carthage, Medieval Constantinople, Renaissance Venice, and Paris at any time.

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  • Paperback: 180 pages (Novella)
  • Publisher: Nosetouch Press (February 1, 2022)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-944286-81-7
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches

Also available as an ebook.

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