A Mask of Mirrors

A Mask of Mirrors

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A.L. Haringrey By Elven-Ink Updated 4 days ago

In every story, humans are the weaker species. They are defeated. They fall. They become cattle.

Of course, this is absurd. Nothing in the history of humanity suggests the species would do anything less than adapt in the face of a threat to their throne. So, when a mutation in their own blood gives rise to two new species, 'Homo lupus' and 'Homo sanguinis', humans did not fall. They did what they had always done -- they created tools and technology, and they changed the world around them.

For Gyldan Crawford, this has been a blessing and a curse. His comfortable life working for a CEO who built his riches selling tools to "keep humans safe from vampires and werewolves" means he can keep a roof over the heads of his friends and himself. But, as the only human in the house, his choice of profession has always been a sore point...until they decide to make use of his position to try to free the world. 

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Cover art commissioned for this work, artist: @tommieglenn. Do not use without permission.