The Making of Michael Bishop
A Realm Walker Short Story
Genre: urban fantasy, dark fantasy
Date of Publication: August 30, 2014
Number of pages: 20
Book Description: Keep your distance. Don’t look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.
Michael D’Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he’s given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn’t eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.
But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.
NOTE: This review contains no spoilers.
This story was short. Approximately 18 pages long. Although it was not very long at all, it was definitely a very descriptive, well plotted entrance to the world of the Realm Walkers. I found myself immersed in Michael Bishop’s life right away and following each of his not-so-flattering journeys.
I’m definitely intrigued by Michael and want to know more about his life after The Making of Michael Bishop. Though this story was his beginning to the paranormal world, I want to find out what awaits him after. How will his miserable past with his father affect the way he chooses to live and every decision he makes from that moment on?
I guess I’ll have to pick up the next installment in the series to find out.
Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.
She is currently hard at work on her next book.