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The Don Occam Series


There are fates worse than death. You have been lied to for millennia. The demigod Orpheus has been slandered by bards and storytellers, portrayed in mythology as a frivolous poet and musician, lackadaisical and weak of will. This defamation is the mildest of the many torments lavished on the ancient warrior-poet by Dionysus, Orpheus's estranged patron god — And that torture lingers even today, 3600 years later. Living under the alias Don Occam and cursed to walk the earth for eternity, Orpheus resides in modern-day Seattle with his only companion, Tragedy Incarnate. Trapped in the world of the living and plagued by perpetual grief over the separation from his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus is determined to end his suffering and rejoin her.


Occam's Sharp Tongue — Don Occam #1

Living under the alias Don Occam and cursed to walk the earth for eternity, Orpheus resides in modern-day Seattle with his only companion, Tragedy Incarnate.

Trapped in the world of the living and plagued by perpetual grief over the separation from his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus is determined to end his suffering and rejoin her.

But someone has other plans for Orpheus. NeoNazis, Russian Spies, Cambridge University Math Professors, and a young woman who is the mirror image of his deceased love are merely pawns in a game in which Orpheus doesn't even know he is a player — one designed solely to torture him.

Are three and a half thousand years of experience enough to thwart a cruel god? Will Orpheus ever rejoin the woman who is the other half of his soul? Or will he be forced to endure even greater torment?

Knife fights, car chases, battles with gods, captures, torture, escapes, and a final epic confrontation make this story an imaginative and compelling twist on the espionage and urban fantasy genres, and in a blockbuster return to the page are Shelton's exquisite talents for building deeply engaging characters, shocking twists, and pulsating, well-choreographed fight scenes that made his previous series such a success.