The best (we mean worst) villains in fiction, fantasy, gaming, television, and real-life.
Thirty-two villains will enter the challenge.
Only one will come out on top.
How it works:
Every week (for the next several weeks) Tessera Guild will publish brackets chock full of bad guys.
You choose the winners of each battle, and you put your votes in either in the comments section below or this Twitter account, or this Facebook account.
The next week, we publish the previous week’s winners and create another bracket.
Until only one villain remains.
We start with eight matchups.
For each matchup, choose your winner. You decide the criteria. Does Villain A defeat Villain B because he’d more powerful…or does Villain B win because she’s got a wayyyyyyyy better costume?
Sauron vs Bowser
The Kraken vs Darth Vader
The Grim Reaper vs The Joker
Predator vs Lord Business
Satan vs Kim Jong Un
Dracula vs Darkness
Ganon vs Terminator
Skeletor vs Mr. Burns
Tune in next Monday for more diabolical matchups!
Horror on a stick.
The hairs on the back of your neck…rising.
Yep. It just happened. I’ve released two short stories. If you’ve already read Old Man of Tessera or Let the Bodies, these two creepilicious tales will finish you off. Nice and dead-like.
*A soldier of misfortune joins ninety-nine of his brothers in the hunt for a mysterious creature that has tormented humanity for centuries. One by one, he watches the men vanish in the night. One gone. Every night. Forever.
Erisa Stavrou, hunter of hunters, pursues her final prey into the sprawling city of Valai. Armed only with her shirt, her sandals, and an unbreakable blade, she knows she alone can destroy the last Horror. Without her, the endless cycle of one dead, every night, forever will continue until all mankind is destroyed.
Both books also appear in the novella, The Hecatomb.
They can be read in any order.
So long as you read them in the dark… 🙂
J Edward Neill
On New Year’s Day, a new breed of science-fiction touches down:
When the Door between worlds opens, humanity’s last war begins…
Want more? Here’s a preview.
The important part: If you’ve got a Kindle, you can pre-order it TODAY.
Cover art by Amanda Makepeace
See you soon.
J Edward Neill
Down the Dark Path – Book II
The darkest of all dark fantasy epics…
FREE this week for Kindles across the underworld!
In Book II, Andelusia journeys to Mormist, and the rain begins to fall.
As the Furyon shadow deepens, Emperor Chakran unleashes his greatest weapon…and his most terrifying servants. The war to destroy Graehelm sweeps across the mountains. Andelusia must decide: Flee certain death. Or remain by her lover’s side.
Little does she know that her choice will tip the balance of all things. And not for the better.
If you take the plunge into the shadow, please leave an honest Amazon review.
If you’re seeking Part I, look no further.
J Edward Neill