Welcome to The Codex - Omnibus edition. This special edition includes the epic origin story, "Failed Crusade," that inspired five volumes of demon hunting across the multiverse (and multiple genres.) This fantasy story has an amazing twist ending.
The original Codex stories appeared in The Crimson Pact anthologies as "The Transition," and "The Merging." These stories are connected to each other, and to "Failed Crusade" at their roots, but occur many years later. They follow an unsuspecting foreign exchange student named Sloan Boyle. A seemingly innocent interaction with a stranger in a Spanish Cafe leads to a dangerous series of events, and a weighty discovery that threatens everything Sloan ever knew about this world, and his role in it.
"Club PK2" is written in the same Codex universe as the other stories, but is a separate adventure, with distinct characters. The voice is reminiscent of "Supernatural." It follows a hardened cop named Tray sent undercover on special assignment to expose
an dangerous underground fight club. The cop discovers much more than a bunch of thugs trying to make a buck, and he learns something about The Codex, and the demon's master plan in the process.
P.S. The Codex ended up playing a pivotal role in the final story, "Sealed with Fire." This epic final battle between The Crimson Pact and the demons pays tribute to the best stories and characters in the series. As you finish reading this omnibus edition, I hope you'll be interested in learning how The Codex impacted the final fight. If that's the case, you'll want to pick up The Crimson Pact, Volume 5.
Justin was born with an active imagination on a U.S. naval base in Spain, but has spent most of his life in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains of Utah. He is bilingual, and has lived all over the world. He has four children; two boys, and two girls, and an enduring wife. He doesn't have any pets that he's aware of, but his children have been known to hide things under his bed.
In his free time Justin loves to read, write, and play games. He enjoys his close friends, and loves to make people laugh. To learn more about Justin, or his work, you can visit him at www.justinswapp.com
Justin is the author of The Magic Shop. He has also been published in several anthologies, including The Crimson Pact (Volumes 1, 2, and 5), The Memory Eater, and Short Sips: Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2.