Are you interested in learning more about Joseph Devon’s urban fantasy books? Catch a glimpse of these four highly captivating novels and start reading them for yourself. Don’t forget to check out Joseph Devon’s short stories, either!
Matthew Huntington’s problems seem to keep growing. Not only is he seeing things in garbage cans but his mentor doesn’t think he’s working up to his full potential, his best friend can’t offer any solace but drunken confusion, and his wife is dying in Central Park. Of course, the fact that Matthew himself died over two decades ago isn’t helping things.
And then things start to really go wrong.
Come explore the world of Matthew and Epp and see what a samurai from Feudal Japan has to do with the course of modern physics, what a two-thousand year old Roman slave has to do with the summit of Mount Everest and what a dead man from Brooklyn has to do with the fate of the world.
In Probability Angels, we were introduced to the world of Matthew and Epp. Back then, Matthew thought he had his hands full just learning how to be an undead tester of humanity, but then Hector staged an uprising and everything Matthew thought he could take for granted fell apart.
Yet, over the past few months, a strained peace has settled over his world and Matthew is starting to feel like he can finally get back to training at his usual New York haunts.
However, things are more fragile than they appear. Nobody can see the stress lines already clawing away at the new peace. Nobody has guessed the toll that was taken on those at the forefront of their war. And, when a new tester wakes up with the power to possibly unravel the universe…well that’s when things really start to get interesting.
Come see how a zombie can protect and serve, a photographic memory can earn you a permanent place on Mount Everest, and a teenage drug addict can hold everyone’s fate in her nail-bitten fingers.
On June 28th, 2007 I began publishing original short stories to this website. I published a new short story every two weeks for an entire year, ending in June of 2008. This project came to be known as “26 Stories in 52 Weeks.” “15 Stories” is a collection of 15 of those short stories. Where are the other 11 stories? Ten of the stories from “26 Weeks” make up their own separate novel, known as “Probability Angels.” The last, for reasons that are no longer very clear to me, became a children’s story, known as “Mindy and Barkley” which can be found separately at this link.
Naming your main character Tom means something in American literature. The Ghosts’ of Sawyer and Joad haunt that character from page one. But in The Letter, instead of hiding behind the memorable characterizations of past ‘literary Toms,’ Joseph Devon attacks this notion of the proud, stoic, and resourceful hero in modern times.
After an unspeakable accident leaves Tom Quint without a shred of hope, he must reluctantly explore not only the world he passes in his ragtop, but the life that has passed him by. And like his literary predecessors, Quint’s reluctance to adapt is what makes his struggle to survive so compelling.