Dark Soul

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M ichael Preto is dead. He wasn’t a minute ago. But now, inconceivably standing above his own bloody corpse brings the haunting recognition that the world he once knew has slipped beyond his reach. And so has Sarah; the innocent woman at the center of his cold heart, who unknowingly triggered a deadly series of events the night he slipped an engagement ring on her finger.

at the betraying hands of a fellow assassin furtively slithering from the bloody scene with a smoking gun and cigarette in hand.

Events which led to Michael’s death at the betraying hands of a fellow assassin furtively slithering from the bloody scene with a smoking gun and cigarette in hand. Now, banished to the dark world of shadows and Reapers to serve his eternal sentence as an angel of death, Michael’s futile chase to stay relevant in Sarah’s life and, more importantly, protect her from the danger in which she has been placed, rakes his soul with the very flames of Hell. Desperate for contact, Michael dismisses the counsel of his stoic mentor and turns to the lawlessness of Ethos, a younger heroin thin Reaper who promises the ability to reconnect with the mortals they’ve left behind by way of his own reckless, ungodly methods.  But actions have consequences, and when you’re an angel of death, those consequences can change the course of an innocent life; something Michael soon learns with his decision to follow the young angel’s lead and break the heavenly laws that bind him, to reappear in Sarah’s world…a world now spinning out of control.  


Storytelling

DaveSince early childhood, I have been drawn to storytelling of all kinds. From scholastic creative writing awards, to theater scholarships, to eventual principle roles in major motion pictures and television productions, I have been fascinated by the art of telling stories. An affinity born in my early years seated cross-legged on the floor, listening to my Grandfather recount vivid narratives of times gone by; their story lines laced with lessons learned, relationships made, and opportunities lost. It was during his final hours in the ICU that I became intrigued by the thought of an afterlife and what it might offer my dying childhood hero. So, what’s the result of a storytelling mind pensively seated in a sorrowful hospital room?
Dark Soul. The first of an intended trilogy to follow Michael Preto, his mortal love Sarah, and a cast of known and yet to be discovered characters.

- David Shawn McConnell