Pygmalion pointed his index finger at one scout like
a child making a gun from his hand. His thumb fell once, and the scout
crumbled to dust. A second twitch, and a scout evaporated; a third, and
a scout burst into flames. Pygmalion gestured one last time, liquefying
the fourth scout, then raised his finger up and blew on it before
tucking it away in an imaginary holster.
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Or so the conventional wisdom goes...
The Dark Lord Fiddleback and Coyote need each other to defeat Fiddleback's rebellious protégé, the sculptor Pygmalion. This alliance, however, could prove to be Coyote's — and Earth's — death-knell.
Pygmalion now has a pupil of his own — the godling Ryuhito, grandson of the Japanese emperor. Through him, Pygmalion's horrific power is amplified. But the fires of betrayal burn within the newly apprenticed Ryuhito. And the emperor wants him back.
Deceit, treachery and revenge fester in this war of Dark Lords and their minions, in which Coyote and his warriors against the Dark do battle to prevent the nightmare of...
Michael A. Stackpole is an award-winning author, editor, game and computer game designer. As always, he spends his spare time playing indoor soccer and now has a new hobby, podcasting.
Dark Conspiracy: Fiddleback Trilogy consists of three books. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.