Presented in release order
THE CHOCOLATE PROPHECY
Enter a world of oppressive monarchies and a dragon-helmed Inquisition.
Jek - a humble lighthouse steward on the southern coast of Jast-Madiir - along with his wife (Audrey?) are kidnapped, becoming fugitives as well as accessories in an old man's hair-brained Noble Quest to save the world from a secret Doom Fleet. Assigned to pursue them is Parissah - an Inquisitor with a past - accompanied by her trusty new travelling associate Baegulgog - Clerk and paperwork enthusiast. Will our unlikely heroes live to unravel the dreaded mystery of Proconsul Zedulon's infamous "Chocolate Prophecy"?
HORUS TEMPLAR and THE CASE OF THE WIMPY WAR-CRIMINAL
"The Wimpy War-Criminal" will kick off a series of novellas, each bringing to life landmark cases of Horus Templar - Public Defender.
Years before the events of "The Chocolate Prophecy", Horus is assigned one of his most unusual clients - a Dire Mantid, straight out of the deep jungles of Jast-Madiir. The stakes are incredibly high. Horus must find some way to give the bug a fighting chance against a vengeful state that has suffered embarrassment from the Mantid Tribes for generations. But before he can mount a defense... can he even find a way to speak with his client?
HORUS TEMPLAR and THE CASE OF THE INIQUITOUS INQUISITOR
Coming off the heels of his most lauded trial to date - Jast Madiir vs. the Mantid - Horus quickly finds himself with an equally unlikely client: a runaway Inquisitor named Rythigaar. At first, the task appears overwhelming: how to defend a rogue agent of an Order that transcends the law? But as the situation unfolds, Horus and company will find themselves challenged in ways they never expected - wading through state-wide chaos, unearthing ancient feuds, and grappling with existential questions... all while trying to juggle their personal lives. Moreover, Horus will face the most ironic obstacle of his career: Finding a way just to get his client into court...
HORUS TEMPLAR and THE CASE OF THE DRAFT-DODGING DRONE
The warm glow of victory couldn’t last forever. Still nursing the wounds of a devastating In Absentia case, Horus finds himself more dependent on his friends and associates than ever before. How, then, will he manage, when his next client turns out to be a Berlie Beirel Clerk, whose very origins threaten to reopen much older scars? And what will happen if the people he needs most can’t be there for him in a case of international scope? Does Horus have what it takes to make it on his own? Do any of them?
The great city of St. Argonsburg has just been rocked by a gruesome and senseless murder. The worst part? No one even knows who the victim is. The authorities have no body... no report of a missing person... only a confessed killer who refuses to talk. It’s all hands on deck as agents from both sides of the bench are recruited to the search. Can they find the murdered man before it’s too late?
HORUS TEMPLAR and THE CASE OF THE VENGEFUL VIGILANT
Times in Jast-Madiir are peaceful and prosperous, and love is in the air. In other words, disaster looms. The stage is set for a war abroad to take an explosive domestic turn. An old and fallen fraternity launches a bold raid on a classified shipment, raising dangerous questions of duplicity, and bringing Horus face-to-face with a legacy he thought he’d buried. What kind of future will our heroes be left with, if they can’t move on from the past?