I stumbled on these while looking on the net for free books to read, They are a little dark but very good and would make an excellent series of
The Fury Saga by Darkside
Synopsis from author
Many people have asked me 'what does so and so mean' in one of my stories. Eventually I will get around to detailed comments on all of them but for
now the how and the why will have to do.
Book 1 Hell Hath No Fury
As I've said before this originally was meant to be a stand alone tale but there was no way I could leave things hanging as they were. In some ways
it's the most vicious of all the fury saga as the reader has no idea what is going to happen. All they know is that somebody is slowly being turned
into something they despise and it's their own lack of self control that's causing it. Not only that but all their emotional support is firstly
eroded and then taken away and finally their despised body is violated in the vain hope it will hold the cure. As I said a thoroughly nasty story.
Book 2 Birth Of Nemesis.
This book attempts to flesh out the character of Dr Bexley. She needed a test subject for her revenge and so she sets one up. There are a few events
that cumulate in her starting her revenge, firstly the unavoidable death of a little girl and secondly she see's the love of her life with another
woman. Combined with her already slim grasp of reality they were enough to tip her over the edge. On the surface this is a fun book with Dr Bexley and
her new lover Cathline conspiring to teach someone a lesson. If you look beneath the surface you'll see something quite, quite different.
Book 3 - Kat O Nine Tales.
I really wanted to do something different with this book. It tells the story of nine of the main characters in the other two books but they are
interwoven in a tapestry, mosaic fashion. Each little segment tells part of the story but like the characters you have no idea what is going on until
it's too late. If you look closely you'll see that Dr Bexley's revenge hinges on one fatal event. If that event had not occurred it's highly
likely that she would have stopped after the events of Fury Book 1. I could go into much more detail but for those who haven't read it yet it would
spoil it. All in all there are 25 separate plot threads in the three books. It was a major task to keep them all in mind and keep up with the
relationships and timelines between the nine tales. I liken this approach to Chaos theory, the smallest events can have the largest consequences. The
first three books are really about the nature of revenge, how it can consume a person and take them beyond rational thought or reason. How taking the
path of vengeance can only lead to self destruction and that of all you hold dear.
Book 4 - Incubus
It was this book that took me the longest to write, in spite of it being one of the shortest. The subject matter about a serial killer/rapist gave me
nightmares and I really had to struggle with myself to persuade myself to write it. Kat O Nine tales was written before this one even though this book
was started first. It really did take that long. This book was started in June 1997 and wasn't complete until spring 1998.
It's been likened to an X files episode but what I really wanted to achieve was a complete turn about in story genre. It starts off as a gory horror
story but about mid way it flips into a love story. In other words the reader thinks they are reading a graphic horror story but in fact they are
reading a love story. Of course it has both parts but I always think of Incubus as a love story not a serial killer one. One question to ask yourself
is 'What would happen to the fury saga should the detectives fail to stop the serial killer?'
Although this story does stand alone I needed a way to bring in the characters of the detectives for the final three books. The only way I could see
this happening and still provide enough depth for the reader to care about them was to write a 200K story about them.
Book 5,6 and 7- The Fury Directive.
Here things start getting serious. In the previous stories I'd made use of music, poetry and literary references but with FD I wanted it to be
integrated into the story. The one element that had gone untouched in the previous four stories was the guild of assassins. FD touches on this and
much much more. Whereas Fury Books 1-3 had about 25 plot threads FD brings this number to above 60. I wanted this to be more than just a TG Tom
If you ignore all the action, gunfire and politics you see a real cry for help by at least two of the major characters. There are at least three
chapters that will reduce the hardest heart to tears and that's how I wanted it to be. If Fury Books 1-3 were about revenge then the final books are
about redemption and reconciliation.
I think the few lines I've singled out from The Trachiniae by Sophocles are the most apt ones for summing up the entire saga. In fact the use of
greek melodrama and mythology is a big insight into how Dr Elizabeth Bexley views both herself, her schemes and the world at large.
"Such are the fortunes of this house. Rash indeed, is he who reckons on the morrow, or haply on days beyond it; for tomorrow is not, until today is
Book 8 Soul Mates
The final book of the saga is perhaps, my darkest story of all. Again, I make liberal use of music,poetry and literary references in order to bring
the story to life. If the previous books were about the battle for the body, then soul mates is about a struggle for the soul. As the opening quote
says, the journey we embark on in life is not always an easy one.
'There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and
principalities. It is against chaos and despair! Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope, the death of dreams. Against this peril we can
never surrender. The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that
future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain."