A dark, ancient family secret...
For almost two millennia, the Ramine family have kept to their oath - even if the cost is misery, deception or murder. When a Ramine child comes of age, they learn that their life is predestined into servitude and that their only escape will be death.
What are they hiding? What are they feeding? And could something ever break their sacred oath..?
Experience John Ramine's tragic, harrowing life. He is a trapped man, forced by an ancient pledge to act in ways that tear at his soul. How far is he willing to go? How much can he endure?
This standalone story was taken from God Of War prior to that novel's release. As a bonus, it also features the first two chapters from God Of War. Be sure to check out the terrifying full-length novel.
The popularity of this quick-read horror story led to the creation of the author's Short Horror Tales series.