Lords Of Dyscrasia

Lords Of Dyscrasia

by S. E. Lindberg

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Lords Of Dyscrasia by S. E. Lindberg

A blood disease plagues the insectan elders of the Underworld. Desperate to save them from extinction, the golem Doctor Grave infuses the soul of his dying Queen into the blood of a human artisan, Lord Ante Lysis. Her soul passes through Ante's blood into his offspring, thus the Lysis bloodline carries the diseased Queen's soul until the Doctor can execute a grand necromantic rite to resurrect her. Endenken Lysis of Gravenstyne, last lord of his Clan, journeys to the Underworld Forge to extinguish the elder plague consuming his soul. Accompanied by the ghosts of the family whom he failed and the brothers whom he murdered, Endenken must battle his past and the Doctor's minions to end the plague, quench the Queen's soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615392868
Publisher: IGNIS Publishing
Publication date: 09/12/2011
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 156 - 3 Months

About the Author

I reside near Cincinnati, Ohio working as a microscopist, employing my skills as a scientist and artist to understand the manufacturing of products analogous to medieval paints. Two decades of practicing chemistry, combined with a passion for the Sword and Sorcery genre, spurred me to write Lords of Dyscrasia --a graphic adventure fictionalizing the alchemical humors

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Lords of Dyscrasia 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BearWithMS More than 1 year ago
If you like horror, fantasy and mythology, this is your book! I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline. It was a little slow – and at times a little confusing – toward the beginning, but the story picked up by the second chapter and delivered everything I wanted in a horror story: decapitation, disembowelment, cannibalism, castration (my personal favorite), rape, incest, mythological Gods, insects, birds…the list goes on. It was very disturbing, but that’s what I like. I want a story that shocks the conscious and this story delivered! Bravo, Mr. Lindberg, for a job well done! The story was unusual and your artwork was phenomenal. I look forward to reading your future novels.
Beauty_in_Ruins More than 1 year ago
I don't generally read a lot of small-press or self-published books, but when one snags my attention, I'm more than willing to give it a shot. Lords of Dyscrasia is one of those books where everything fell into place - the cover caught my eye; the review blurb comparing it to "the works of Poe and Lovecraft" made me curious; and the concept of infected bloodlines, diseased souls, and necromancy assured it a spot on my shelf. Stylistically, this was a very interesting read, with a mix of high fantasy, pulp adventure, and visceral horror that worked as well as I could have hoped. Elements of it did indeed remind me, at different times, of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe, but I also detected the flavour of Robert E. Howard, and even some early Books of Blood era Clive Barker. The storyline here is interesting, and the investment in the mythology is quite impressive. It's definitely one of the more unique concepts I've come across in a long while, taking a very Cthulhu-like approach to an otherwise standard fantasy trope of interracial breeding and the mingling of mortal & immortal races. The world-building doesn't quite live up to the mythology, but only because we don't get explore enough of it. This is a very intense, very frantic, very driven read that leaps from scene to scene. The action and the tension is relentless, which has a definite appeal for some readers, but I felt it suffered somewhat because of it. I think one more pass at the story to build some narrative bridges between the scenes, and to pad out the intensity with some subtler moments of reflection could have really served the book well. It's not very often that I put down a book wishing it had been just a bit longer, but her I would have welcome some fluff to round things out. That said, what's on the page works very well. Doctor Grave is a fantastic character, secretive and manipulative, but driven by an honest purpose. His ethereal assistant is definitely a nice touch, and the ways in which she is used outside the Doctor's environment were a very pleasant surprise. Lysis, unfortunately, came across as a bit one-dimensional for me. I would have like to see some more vulnerability in him, some lighter emotions, but I suspect that lack is due more to the unrelenting intensity of his quest than to any failings on the part of the book. Other reviewers have said this is a very dark book, and they're right. This is pulp fantasy for the horror fan (not the other way around), and it is wonderfully grotesque. There's a very clinical detachment from much of the horror, which actually serves to elevate the monstrosities to a higher level. Like I said earlier, this reminds me of Books of Blood era Clive Barker on the page, or original Hellraiser era Clive Barker on the screen, and I delighted in that visceral element. By no means a perfect book, but one that manages to offer something new, and which does an admirable job of bringing it all together.
disguisedcyclone More than 1 year ago
This is a story of a man who worked to free himself from a lineage of bondage. He starts with simply denying the Rite of Inheritance of his forefathers, and soon finds himself undead and clothed in the skin of his enemies. For this is the land of the Lords of Dyscrasia, a land where blood and ichor color the landscape. I would definitely say that this is unique. I haven't read a lot of this genre, of speculative/horror/gore, but I must say that I had quite an enjoyable ramble as I walked through a world where I could sink my feet in bloodied pools or rotten corpses. If you have no qualms reading dark fantasy (and feeling as if you've bathed in blood), pick up this book and enjoy. Come, the Lords of Dyscrasia are beckoning, calling you to claim your nightmares. / BookreviewsbyDC /
bryanm More than 1 year ago
What a book…if you like dark fantasy and horror you have to read this book.  I would call it “Splatter punk” I don’t know if that term is still used anymore but it is what came to mind while I was reading this book…blood, guts, rape, cannibalism, incest, necrophilia, feeding on carrion, torture, and much much more. Mr. Lindberg has written a well constructed storyline one that I enjoyed and not one that I have read before.  The book was disturbing at times which I don’t mind but I do not like to read about children or animals being abused in any way.  I don’t even like to hear that they were sent to bed without dinner and believe me this book goes beyond that, way way beyond.  Everyone has their own terror buttons and this book not only pushes all of them, but pushes them until they break. The artwork in the book is brilliant and exceptional.  I love graphic novels and I think Mr. Lindberg should take his work to this type of novel also.   I would like to see more of his art.  I do recommend this book to anyone who wants a very interesting ride into terror, this book will incite fear and/or revulsion through the portrayal of grotesque, sadistic, and supernatural events.  This book is not recommended to young adults or children.
Valca85 More than 1 year ago
This is an unusual book. It is a mixture of fantasy, horror, and adventure that defies true classification. Now, it is not for everyone, since it does have many grotesque images and scenes, but if that doesn¿t bother you, then it might be something for you to pick up. What I enjoyed most was the atmosphere. There is a really gritty, violent mood to the pages that had me really captivated. It is completely different from anything I¿ve read. Yes, sometimes the violent images seem enhanced more for effect than for the actual plot, but still, there are some very visceral images that will stick with you long after you finish reading the book. I do wish we¿d had a bit more character development, but, since it is a plot-driven novel, it doesn¿t really affect the story too much. The fantastical elements more than make up for any lack of characterization. The epilogue alone is worth the whole book. It is nicely done, bringing us, the reader, a bit closer to the story. As I said, this book is not for everyone, but for those of you that like a good dose of horror with your reading, this one might be a fun one to try.