Death by Madness
by Phil Dumas
Set in the colourless gloom of the eighteenth century, Oro Sneet's knowledge of the occult is put to the test when a beautiful queen calls upon his services after her wealthy community falls victim to a string of savage revelries. But with the Queen rating so high on the "shagability meter," Oro is soon captivated and his actions condemned by her jealous right-arm guard who takes drastic measures in trying to remove Oro permanently. And in doing so, Oro falls upon a startling revelation: A devious soul is jumping from body to body, searching for an atheist to make her pregnant. Only then, can she free herself from two dark priests who have blackmailed her into having a child to sacrifice upon their altar. Oro, being a non-believer, watches his back but as the plot twists and thickens to near solidity, his troubles are intensified when he suddenly becomes the only hope of ridding the planet of an immortal, demonic Count who, with a partner just as cunning as he, plans to become a superpower in evil.