In a world where tech runs off the concept of one’s soul and where dragons steady cosmic scales, heroes are shaped in the shadow of an ancient grudge.
Looking for a free-to-read cyberpunk-lite/aetherpunk with a side of zombie apocalyse, soul magic, and slow burn? Plus, a hero with too much heart and too little sense, a sassy cat, and lots of hope in dark places? Then look no further.
You’ll get to meet this charming dork:
Horizon’s Crown was an Earther triumph; a stage at the frontier of known space, a city of hope and dreams and infinite potential.
Then one man bit another.
Now, under the watchful eye of its orbital island, it straddles the line between dead and dying; a city of nightmares and endless sorrow.
Varrett Vild Vickers belongs into a pilot’s chair. He’s meant to dodge asteroids, to race dragons, not chase credits so he can pay rent while HC’s major demographic clicks its teeth at him and tries to eat his face off. But it’s fine. Really. He copes.
Or that’s what he tells himself, all the way until a woman falls from the sky and turns his already upside-down life very sharply sideways.
Armed with nothing but her worst-kept secret and a ledger of lies, Sophya Soulwright tricks her way into Horizon’s Crown, looking for redemption and for meaning to a life she never held dear.
What she finds instead is a city trying its hardest to live, and a man who courts death every step of the way. He’s infuriating, tireless, and he’s her only hope.
They wish they’d never met.
Episode One: Good Intentions
- Chapter 0: The Road To Hell
- Chapter 1: A Delicate Dozen
- Chapter 2: Jinx
- Chapter 3: Urban Decay (1)
- Chapter 3: Urban Decay (2)
- Chapter 4: Desperate Measures (1)
- Chapter 4: Desperate Measures (2)
- Chapter 5: The Caster
- Chapter 6: Towel, please.
Episode Two: Welcome to Horizon’s Crown
- Chapter 7: Unconsenting Pact (1)
- Chapter 7: Unconsenting Pact (2)
- Chapter 8: Relationship status? Complicated.
- Chapter 9: Tightrope Exposition
- Chapter 10: Welcome to Horizon’s Crown
- Chapter 11: Mercy
Episode Three: Any Other Way
- Chapter 12: Goes well with trauma.
- Chapter 13: Mall-evolent
- Chapter 14: Soulwho?
- Chapter 15: Prickly little thing.
- Chapter 16: Smörboll (1)
- Chapter 16: Smörboll (2)
- Chapter 17: Dilemmas
- Chapter 18: Turn the Pages
- Chapter 19: Mercy
Episode Four: Disaster Bound
- Chapter 20: No Way
- Chapter 21: Rude
- Chapter 22: White Noise
- Chapter 23: The Soul Eater
- Chapter 24: Forward
And more to come every second week!