Nicholas S. Casale

Nicholas S. Casale

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The Cross Family Chronicles: Murder at Castlewood Canyon

The Cross Family Chronicles: Murder at Castlewood Canyon
ONGOING
270 pages

Former Confederate army chaplain and current reverend, Frank Cross, and his son, Theo, come across the scene of a grisly murder. Upon investigation, they discover a lone survivor of the massacre, who witnessed the evil doings of that night. Frank and his son soon discover that the law is powerless against the evil cult responsible for such deeds, and so they set out to right the wrongs themselves.Set in 1880's Colorado, and incorporating actual details from Colorado history, this tale is bound to entertain those who love historical fiction and westerns.

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Apocalypse Boy

Apocalypse Boy
ONGOING
175 pages

While excavating ancient ruins, Ahv finds an egg with strange inscriptions written on it. Upon getting the inscriptions translated, he discovers that the egg contains Zahac, the Dark Lord who destroyed the Ancients. Shortly thereafter, the egg hatches, revealing a baby boy inside.

Despite the old stories and the prophecies about Zahac being a world-destroying evil, Ahv takes in the child and raises him as his own son, hoping that he can turn him away from his dark destiny.

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The Old Wizard

The Old Wizard
HIATUS
8 pages

Just a story I started writing for fun. Don't yet know what I'll do with it. As the title says, it's about an old wizard. It's both darkly philosophical and ridiculous. In future chapters, I may make the main characters action based on readers' votes.

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The Crows and the Plague

The Crows and the Plague
COMPLETED
391 pages

Giradin is a plague doctor, sworn to the bloody task of keeping the Black Plague from spreading across Medieval Christendom by any means necessary. He often aids in purges of infected towns and cities, killing those with the disease and burning their corpses. The job is Hell, but all Crows know that if they do not fight to keep the plague at bay it could wipe out all mankind.

But not everyone understands just how necessary the Crows and their often brutal methods really are.

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This story is an alternate history/low fantasy story taking place in Medieval Europe. Rather than elves, goblins, and orcs, the fantasy elements in this story are generally things people in the Medieval era would have actually believed in, some exaggerated just a bit more for flavor.

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Mitzvot: The Tale of Moses

Mitzvot: The Tale of Moses
HIATUS
1 pages

Moses is a young man plagued with visions of a world so very different from Earth. His would-be-girlfriend, Zipporah, and his high school principal, Jethro, fear that Moses may be losing his mind.

A voice calls out to Moses, calling him to take up arms and fight the Idols. When Moses answers the call, he is pulled aboard an alien starship. The ship's computer tells him strange tales of his origins, of a people enslaved on a distant world who need to be set free of their captivity.

Moreover he is given Mitzvot, The Law, a giant robot with God-like power, so that he may stand against the enemies of all that is good.

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Tales of Erets Book Four: Judgment and Justice

Tales of Erets Book Four: Judgment and Justice
HIATUS
379 pages

The kingdoms of Arx and Nihilus have been joined as one and finally there is peace between their peoples.

We now turn our gaze to the West, where a justicar named Dario is hunting the criminal mastermind behind the slave trade; The Vice Queen. During his investigations, he meets a strange young sorcerer who defies all gods and faiths, declaring himself his own god, his own master.

All the while, Dario is plagued by terrible nightmares of a monstrous threat building strength underneath his feet. Meanwhile, a slave known as "The Dream Merchant" receives a visit from Sandalphon, the Archangel who led the now-fallen Inquisition. He tells her that it is her destiny to rebuild the Inquisition from the ashes, and become its new Grand Inquisitor.

It's another tale of mystery, intrigue, seduction, and bloodshed in the history of Erets.

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Tales of Erets Book Three: Holding the Heavens

Tales of Erets Book Three: Holding the Heavens
HIATUS
401 pages

The conclusion of the Martyr King story arc. 

The land of Arx has been conquered by a selfish mercenary who has allowed the Inquisition to reign there. Nihilus is under the control of the devious Duke Sahar, who is one of King Therion's twin sons. Aryn, the rightful Queen of Arx, hides in exile, hunted by her power-hungry cousin and the nobles who sided with her.

But Erelah, the prophetess from long ago, has returned to life. Her mission is to right these wrongs and restore the proper monarch to the throne of Arx.

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The Third Genesis: Book of Kings

The Third Genesis: Book of Kings
HIATUS
341 pages

Azazel, an angel in the service of the god of justice, has been banished to the human realm, and told he must make himself a king among men. His kindgom, Tir Shazelle, has fallen under the threat of a powerful demon king, Malkira, who has been kidnapping people from their homes for some terrible secret project.

The truth is, Demon King Malkira has heard the prophecy of The Third Genesis; a time when the gods will fall and there will forever be peace in the land. Malkira desperately wants to see the dawning of this new age, and will sacrifice anything or anyone to get what he wants.

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Tales of Erets Book Two: The Soothsayer's Sons

Tales of Erets Book Two: The Soothsayer's Sons
COMPLETED
577 pages

This is the sequel to "The Crusade of Stone and Stars."

The conflict between the people of Arx and the people of Nihilus continues. The Arxians, having conquered Nihilus, have appointed the iron-fisted Duke Jachai to rule over the land of their enemies. His ruthlessness has only fueled the flames of rebellion in Nihilus, and tensions are rising.

Ardal, a former professor of Nihilite magic, has discovered that he has a terminal illness that may require him to seek help from his worst enemies in order to cure.

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Tales of Erets Book One: The Crusade of Stone and Stars

Tales of Erets Book One: The Crusade of Stone and Stars
COMPLETED
628 pages

The Queen of the kingdom of Arx is having an affair with her oldest childhood friend, right under the King's nose. The King of Arx, however, is not only fine with that, but, in fact, is encouraging it, as the King is a lover of men. Arx needs an heir to the throne, and the King plans to claim whatever child his Queen and her bodyguard conceive is his own, but in Arxian politics secrets have a price, and affairs can tear a kingdom apart. Arx teeters on the brink of chaos, and all while the nearby kingdom of Nihilus threatens Arx with holy war.

The Crusade of Stone and Stars is a cautionary tale about two kinds of leaders: the controlling and the irresponsible. Because of the actions of these two rulers, strife will befall both Arx and Nihilus, as well as upon those they love.

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Hell on Earth: Virgil

Hell on Earth: Virgil
HIATUS
13 pages

Virgil, a former motorcycle gangster, wakes up after a terrible crash in a world where demons walk the earth and have forced humanity into hiding. As she travels the Hellscape, she discovers that though she died in that crash, she has been restored to life now that the End of Days has begun. She knows not what force or being brought her back or what the purpose of her resurrection might be, but there is little time to ponder such questions while she fights to survive.

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Wailing and Gnashing

Wailing and Gnashing
COMPLETED
44 pages

Some are born to save life. Some damned to endure it. To those who dwell in the dark, gnashing their dagger teeth with hunger, life is for feeding on, and they've just discovered an endless feast.

"There are those whose teeth are swords,
whose fangs are knives,
to devour the poor from off the earth,
the needy from among mankind."
-Proverbs 30:14

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