The gods are back, the world is in uproar - and only one man will seek the truth
Part 1 in the fast-paced and thrilling new episodic novella series from award-winning Markus Heitz.
I've never believed in any kind of god.
But that's a problem when they start manifesting.
It was a problem for everyone else too, especially those whose gods did not appear. We are divided, a fractured globe, because you'd question everything you'd believed, wouldn't you? Or would you fight?
Because I don't think these really are the gods we've worshipped - Zeus, The Morrigan, Thor, they can go to hell. We're in the middle of an invasion, and I'm the only one who believes in that reality.
My name is Malleus Bourreau, I'm an atheist, an investigator, and I will find the answers.
The first instalment in the ten-part novella serialisation 'The Return of the Ancient Gods' by award-winning author Markus Heitz.
Markus Heitz trained to be a teacher after studying history and German literature, then going on to an MA in History. He spent several years as a journalist, writing in his free time, before the runaway success of The Dwarves allowed him to give up the day job. His debut epic fantasy novel, Schatten uber Ulldart (Shadows over Ulldart) was the first of many of his books to win the Deutscher Phantastik Preis (Germany's premier literary award for fantasy) in 2003. Since then he has frequently topped the bestseller charts, and his Number One bestselling Dwarves and Aelfar series have earned him a place among Germany's most successful fantasy authors. The DOORS series, where each book follows the adventurers as they choose a different door, have earned him a whole new audience as he plays with fantasy, thriller and mystery tropes to keep the reader always interested. He currently lives in Saarland, in Germany.