Welcome to Price

Since time immemorial, those blessed with great power have lived beside us. Heroes and gods, villains and daemons. Myth and legend, truth and history. Warriors who rend steel with their bare hands, mystics who craft miracles from woodland fare.

Look upon them with awe, for they can reshape the world. Look upon them with pity, for the greater their feats, the more they suffer.

For every action, there must be a reaction.

For every gift, a Price.

 

Anyway, on to the details. Price is an ongoing setting where superhumans have been known to exist, in some fashion or other, since prehistory. Most of myths and legends of our world are more or less factual in Price. Medusa? A real person with a horrific power. Robocop? Based upon a true story. WarGames? A documentary.

Powers are kept street level, and the narrative of each story will be driven by character drama. This story will avoid what I consider a pitfall of writing in the superheroics genre, which is the escalation to world or greater level threats.

If I do my job right, readers will be reminded of the classic epic tragedies, like the Arthurian legends, the Iliad and Odyssey, Tristan and Isolde. Good people can do bad things. Bad people can do heroic things. And everyone makes mistakes.

Throughout the stories in Price, I will explore themes of violence, horror, and selfishness in all its varieties. Alongside themes of heroism, determination and sacrifice. I won’t shy away from alternate lifestyles or sexuality, though I don’t plan to actively seek it out, and where they do show up I’ll paint them with the same brush I paint the rest of the setting.

So, ye of weak stomachs or delicate sensibilities, turn back now.

 

And if you’re still here… awesome. The first book starts here.

6 thoughts on “Welcome to Price

  1. I just binge read everything you’ve got and am eagerly awaiting updates, but I couldn’t find any info on whether the story of “death of a hero” is over. Like are you doing story arcs with each group of characters in the same universe? Or is each a self contained story and we won’t see the characters again?

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  2. You might want to have a “start here” link on this page, or on the same level as the table of contents. It’s a bit difficult to find the first page for new readers (ToC to Finished Works at the *bottom* of that page, to Death of a Hero to first chapter is kind of a long chain). A “Home”, “Info”, or “Start Here” page would be my first place to look as a new reader.

    P.S. I just read everything you have on this site in like a week and I love the Price world so far. Keep it coming :)

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  3. I just found this story on Top Web Fictions and I am glad I did. Mainstream hero stories bore me, the power to shoot energy from your eyes has very little uses. But your character have really inventive complex powers that I love to read about. I haven’t finished reading but both Blue Steel and Death of a Hero are amazing. I can’t wait to read more :)

    P.S. in an earlier comment you mentioned there would be another story with Zach maybe with Beth as MC, but will Cassie appear again?

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    1. Spoilers. But yeah, I think it’s pretty obvious I’m not done with her story, either. Anywho: so now I know it’s you that caused the sudden spike in views despite this not being a chapter day.

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