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A Night at the King's Inn

A Night at the King's Inn

by Alec Arbogast


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Theodore is an introvert. Friends are a bother and being put in social situations is cruel and unusual punishment. Avoidance is the name of the game when it comes to relationships and he's adamant he wouldn't have it any other way. But deep inside he yearns for something...more.

When his vivacious, thrill-seeking sister Alice invites him on another one at her atypical adventures, Theodore finds that his life predicated upon comfort is about to be turned on its head. They venture to an ultra-exclusive speakeasy in Manhattan's West Village, where he happens upon a vintage gramophone that does more than play a simple tune. He cranks the lever and a portal to another world snaps open. Before he can react, Theodore finds himself in a posh hotel, navigating a mysterious and menacing masquerade ball in 20th century London.

In the maze-like halls of the hotel, he brushes shoulders with a coquettish young woman who, coupled with the mysterious allure of the masquerade, ensures he'll return to this foreign world to uncover more. But as he delves deeper, he finds himself in the middle of a socioeconomic conflict across a mercurial and hostile landscape where cocktails and charisma are more dangerous than loaded guns.

If he wants to lead the substantive life a part of him has always known he deserves, he must not only outgrow his circumspect ways and face the dangers of a socially adept furtive society, he must also face the demons of his own past which crawl to the surface as he unravels the mysteries of a bygone world.

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ISBN-13: 9781947578395
Publisher: Ink Smith Publishing
Publication date: 03/25/2021
Pages: 494
Sales rank: 1,120,917
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alec Arbogast lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his Bachelor of Science in Writing and Rhetoric Studies at the University of Utah. His debut novel, The Last Odinian (2017), has won nine national and international awards, including placing as a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards and as a winner in the 2018 NYC Big Book Award in the horror category. Alec loves psychological horror. He capitulates to Cthulhu's call as well as the beckoning of pre-war 'weird tales.' His TBR pile is never lacking a few Victorian-era ghost stories, and contemporary fiction and fantasy usually manage to sneak their way into that ever-growing mound of books.
When he's not writing, Alec is taking to the canyons in his Camaro, pondering the next ill-advised decision of his work-in-progress protagonist, and traveling to other worlds in videogames, all while probably sipping espresso from a demi-tasse. A Night at The King's Inn is his second novel.
The Last Odinian has also been the recipient of second place in the 2018 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category, Winner of the 2018 Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Horror category, 2018 Best Book Award, 2018 Independent Author Network Horror finalist, and a finalist in the 2018 Reader's Favorite Fiction-Horror category.
You can connect with Alec on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
(@author_alecarbogast) and on his website, In the meantime, turn the page for a preview of Alec's first novel, The Last Odinian, available for purchase in both ebook and paperback format on Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

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