7. How to exorcise a demon

1. Cassie is home! I watch her walking down the gangplank wrapped in heavy furs, and two sailors bend low with her luggage. She looks like a bear. I run to hug her – we all do – and we laugh and talk all at once. She has been in Valakia, where it is presumably…

6. The Trial

1. Homeless The journey home from Nanga is rather trivial compared to the last couple of months. The weather is surprisingly mild, and we encounter no storms at all. Nanga is warm and dusty, when we leave, and there is no sign of the rain that usually fall this time of year. The sailing is…

5. The case of the abduction of Niall and Henry

I am 31 years old, but I feel 100. I sit with my back against the wall in the hospital in Kandehar. Vincent sits next to me, and MacKenzie sits on his other side. Niall, Henry and Max are under the care of the doctors. Or will be once the doctors are done taking care…

Danthivia

Danthivia var oprindeligt en række øer, halvøer, tanger og tuer under henholdsvis Britonisk, Valoriansk og Lydisk styre. De oprindelige danthivianere var – og er – et meget praktisk folkefærd, og Danthivia var både svært at holde og befæste på grund af alt det vand, som var – og er – en del af Danthivia. Danthivianerne…

4. The case of the ruined city

I am 31 years old and winter is upon us. The first snow falls prettily and quietly, and covers the city in white dust. For a day the streets are clean and bright. But soon the snow is black with coaldust and dirt, and we put on galoshes and raise our skirts not to get…

3. Chinese whispers

We lay low for a while. I redo Vincent’s tattoos and can practically hear the demon growl under his skin as I do so. Henry has his eyes seen to, and then goes away for a while to recuperate. Then they split us up to do different tasks. They send Cassie to Nanga to fetch…

2. The Case of the Gates of Tartaros

I am 30 years old, and we are running. Sir Henry Haggard, our household scholar and my mentor, is surprisingly fast. He is 55 and usually library bound, but he sure can run! MacKenzie is right behind him carrying the box we took. Then follows Max, the inventor, and then Cassie and lastly me. I…

1. The Case of the Cursed Heiress

I am 30 years old and we are travelling by stagecoach to the Falsingham Estate. We are summoned by the dowager baroness Henrietta Bosby-Falsingham to help her 16 year old granddaughter, who seems to be possessed or haunted or something. There is something wrong with her, something supernatural, so we come. We are: me and…

Grace Hunter – background

My characters name is Grace Hunter. She works for a secret society, who deals with keeping the balance in the world by keeping the offspring of the titans – demons – under control. Grace is a demon hunter. She works with Cassie, who is born into the society – while Grace is physically strong and…

Denamarsk

Denamarsk er primært et landbrugsland. Herfra eksporteres bacon og skinke, ost (en ret kedelig én uden megen smag) og smør, hvedemel og øl. Denamarsklændingene brygger mange forskellige slags øl – det synes, at være landets primære fritidsbeskæftigelse at eksperimentere med bryggeriet. Det og så at drikke øl. Denamarkslændingene elsker at hygge sig – en begreb,…

Turovpinsk

På den anden side af Knivenes hav (der står Sea of Daggers på kortet – men jeg vil gerne omdøbe det til fx Venskabets hav) fra Denamarsk ligger Turovpinsk. Turovpinsk var en overgang under Denamarsk’s styre og de to lande er stadig tæt knyttet til hinanden via slægtsbånd, militære alliancer, handel og generel sympati for…

Nordal

Nordalændingene kan godt minde lidt som deres sydøstlige naboer, denamarsklændingene. Også de har haft en fortid som erobrere og handelsfolk, og har siden trukket sig tilbage til egne grænser. Nordals natur er karakteriseret ved fjelde og dale, samt dybe fjorde ind i landet. Der bliver koldt om vinteren, og landet fryser helt til omkring to…