My teaser comes from: The Ways of Khrem by D. Nathan Hilliard
"The watchmen's coach waited outside my front gate, the embodiment of everything I spent my life trying to avoid." page 18 (Chapter 2)
The Ways of Khrem, D. Nathan Hilliard's debut single-author collection, features three interconnected movellas:
The Reach of Talanturos
The Ghost of Candlewalk Lane
Cargill the Bookseller lives a quiet life, in a modest house, overlooking the vast city of Khrem...a magical metropolis of cavernous treets, lofty spires, and dark secrets. His life is turned upside down when Captain Wilhelm Drayton of the City Watch arrives at Cargill's doorstep and confronts him with his criminal past. Now Cargill must assist the Captain in solving mysteries in a city where the villain may not even be human, bringing all of his skills to bear as he finds himself at odds with gods, monsters, and psychopaths alike.