One of the biggest debut novels of the summer is Gary Whitta’s Abomination, and courtesy of Inkshares, we have the first two chapters excerpted right here to whet your appetites for this Kickstarter success story about a medieval knight battling an “unspeakable horror.”
Whitta is an award-winning screenwriter best known for the post-apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington. He was also a writer and story consultant on Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead, for which he was the co-recipient of a BAFTA award. Most recently he served as screenwriter for the upcoming standalone Star Wars movie Rogue One, now in pre-production.
Abomination, on sale July 29th, is part historical fantasy and part horror novel; and when Whitta decided to crowdfund his first novel to connect directly with his fans, he hit his $16K funding goal in 20 hours.
CLICK HERE to download the excerpt as a PDF, and look for a Q&A with the multi-talented Gary Whitta soon! If you have any questions, let us know below.
He is England’s greatest knight, the man who saved the life of Alfred the Great and an entire kingdom from a Viking invasion. But when he is called back into service to combat a plague of monstrous beasts known as abominations, he meets a fate worse than death and is condemned to a life of anguish, solitude, and remorse.
She is a fierce young warrior, raised among an elite order of knights. Driven by a dark secret from her past, she defies her controlling father and sets out on a dangerous quest to do what none before her ever have―hunt down and kill an abomination, alone.
When a chance encounter sets these two against one another, an incredible twist of fate will lead them toward a salvation they never thought possible―and prove that the power of love, mercy, and forgiveness can shine a hopeful light even in history’s darkest age.