The Count of the Living Death

The Count of the Living Death

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Joshua Grasso By JoshuaGrasso Updated Apr 05

Count Leopold always wondered about the strange chest sealed with three magic locks.  His father warned him never to mention the Box-nor pry into the secret chamber where it was kept.  Now the Box has begun speaking to Leopold, begging him to find the key and undo the hateful locks.  If he does so, it promises him to fulfill his every desire, even offering him the hand of the forbidden-and forbiddingly named- Lady Mary Bianca Domenica de Grassini Algarotti.  However, before unfastening the third lock he catches a glimpse of something unspeakable inside-and turns to the only man who shared his father's secret, the legendary Conjurer-Magician, Hildigrim Blackbeard.  A man who, if the stories are true, will exact a terrible price in return for his service.

The novel is complete and I will offer the work serially over the next few months...please enjoy and let me know what you think.

I'm reading the Kindle version, but I wanted to make sure it got some love here on Wattpad. From the onset, you've caught my interest; not knowing at first who was travelling by coach or why. Great introduction to the main character. 😊
PatriciaReding PatriciaReding Dec 26, 2013
The word "zounds" makes me laugh!
                              
                              I like this:  "The wine hissed as it sprayed against the flames, imitating a sinister response. . . ."
                              
                              What box? What is in it?  Why the warning?  Good hooks!
                              
                              Wattpad readers should love the length of your chapters.