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About A. R. Meyering
In 19th century Scotland, surgeon Edgar Price has only days to live. He has become host to a revenant that will corrode both his body and soul. Edgar’s fatal mistake has not only doomed him, but also released six more of these malignant wraiths onto the world. In his remaining time, he has vowed to stop the revenants from claiming other victims. His perilous travels lead him to the Witches’ Wood, a haven for a sisterhood of powerful enchantresses. There he meets Ainsley, a witch with a fiery spirit and strong distrust of outsiders. She too is racing against the clock to save her life and will go to any lengths to spare her lover Colleen from the grief of losing her. Despite their mutual dislike, Edgar and Ainsley find that the only way to traverse the twisted, otherworldly labyrinths that the revenants have created is to work together. Their mission becomes further complicated when Edgar begins to develop strong feelings for Fana, the guardian goddess of the Wood, in spite of Ainsley’s forbidding warnings to stay far away from her.
Horror and fantasy intermingle in this imagined continuation to the true story of the Burke and Hare murders.
"A.R. Meyering’s The Resurrectionist is a thriller firing on all cylinders. Lit by gaslights, haunted by the past and the long dead, the witchcraft, the protagonists, not to mention Scotland’s turn of the century setting, will delight readers. Part high Romance, part supernatural thriller, The Resurrectionist dives into a rabbit hole of magic and secrecy that will keep readers flipping pages long into the night."
— Stephen Scott Whitaker, member of the National Book Critics Circle, author, and managing editor for The Broadkill Review
"The raw beauty of The Resurrectionist is more than the intricate world of hidden magic Meyering builds, or the complex characters, both good and bad, so easy to bond to and commiserate with. It’s the very real and frightening possibility that such chaos can come of a single decision made in anger by an individual. At its heart, The Resurrectionist is about the power of choice and consequence, and the very real horror one can inadvertently unleash upon the world."
— Author Lisa Gail Green, author of The Gallows House
"The real-life story of the infamous body snatchers, Burke and Hare, is the inspiration for A.R. Meyering’sThe Resurrectionist , a sophisticated, lush, and engaging fantasy novel. It offers the perfect touch of Gothichorror, along with thought-provoking ideas, an elegant use of fantasy, and well-drawn characters whose humanity is the perfect counterpoint to the evil of their adversaries."
— Victoria Gilbert, author of the Blue Ridge Library Mystery series and the "Mirror of Immortality" series
"Meyering’s world fluctuates between Barker-esque scenes and Dostoyevskian guilt-complexes with such ease that one wonders whether the ‘The Resurrectionist’ can function as a concise, thoughtful novel – but it does, and it’s a bloody good time."
— Walker Zupp, Author of Martha
Left injured, alone, and penniless, noblewoman Beatrice Langford can only think of exacting revenge on the ones who took everything from her. After getting a job as a barmaid from tavern-owner Miles Creedy, she soon discovers his dark secret. Following Creedy into the underworld of crime and vigilante punishment, she is tempted by an opportunity to learn skills deadly enough to carry out her vengeful plan. Beatrice may need to sacrifice everything in order to succeed, including her humanity.
From award-winning author A.R. Meyering comes this prelude to the final installment of the steampunk fantasy series The Dawn Mirror Chronicles.
The girl who conquered an Angel rises again. The Angel Nestor is gone, a mysterious stranger lurks in the shadows, and Penny Fairfax has tempted the Cardinal’s ire. The adventures continue in the second volume of Dawn Mirror Chronicles, Eden Undone.
A war is brewing in Elydria. In the months since Penny thwarted the Angel Nestor’s barbaric plans, turbulent times have been raging throughout Elydria. As Penny deals with the aftermath, a gruesome catastrophe rocks Iverton. The Cardinal threatens a political coup by the Order of Nestor if the Angel isn’t soon found.
Follow Penny as she travels to the distant Nation of Faeries, searches for those who hold the pieces of a shattered Angel, and seeks the truth of her mysterious origin in the Garden of Eden itself. As the secrets of Penny’s past unravel, she must look within herself to find the courage she never knew she had.
After her twin Lea is murdered, Sarah finds college life impossible and longs to escape. Everything changes when Sarah realizes a familiar spirit is stalking her and offers to transport her to the terrifying and fantastical realm of Unreal City. The payment for admission? A taste of her blood. Unable to resist, Sarah is drawn into an alternate reality that is a dream come true...at first.
The deeper she explores Unreal City, the more Sarah’s reality becomes warped. Death surrounds her as people are murdered in the same fashion as her sister. She has no choice but to continue her visits to Unreal City, which grows darker by the day.
Is finding out the truth about what happened to Lea worth becoming part of Unreal City forever?
"This intriguing dark fantasy blends some traditional genre tropes into a fresh and enticing tale....The emotional transformation that shadows Sarah’s metaphysical journey to the Unreal City is definitely satisfying enough to keep readers engaged." -- Publishers Weekly, via the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
It’s not every day that a college student dies and is revived in a distant world far away from her small hometown in Oregon. But that’s exactly what happens to Penny Fairfax. Penny soon discovers her near death experience awakened an ability to manipulate the dreams of others, permitting her to unlock hidden secrets from the past and create vivid illusions.
Trapped in Elydria with her English professor, Penny must navigate a world of gas lamps and glittering façades on the verge of collapse in search of the way home. Haunted by a malicious specter wearing an iron funeral mask, she learns that her gift of life comes with a high cost. Now, Penny must escape its wicked intentions, solve the mystery that is unleashing havoc on Elydria, and return home without meeting death a second time