Just in time for my birthday tomorrow!
A Roman magician binds a 5-stone-eyed demon deep in caves in a part of the world that eventually become known as Budapest, Hungary. Now, the bindings are breaking. The three main characters have to either rebind the demon, or destroy it, before it causes another war in Eastern Europe.
Going through this novel, re-editing it and getting it ready for e-pub was very difficult for me. I had thought it would be hard because I was ashamed of the writing. While there are some transitions that are clunky, the writing itself is better than I’d remembered.
However, many part of this novel are at best a thinly-disguised autobiography. The emotions it brought up were painful. Plus, there are parts of this novel that can still make me cry.