A Whisper in the Dark

      TD Bauer
A Whisper in the Dark

The small city of Tulle-sur-Mer. Winding city streets. The Blue Sparrow Inn. A secret passage. An agent of the Queen. A man in disguise. Long forgotten catacombs. Dusty bones. Large rats. Hidden agendas. Thieves. Murder. Revenge. What do those all have in common? A Whisper in the Dark.The small city of Tulle-sur-Mer. Winding city streets. The Blue Sparrow Inn. A secret passage. An agent of the Queen. A man in disguise. Long forgotten catacombs. Dusty bones. Large rats. Hidden agendas. Thieves. Murder. Revenge. What do those all have in common? A Whisper in the Dark.Stopping for the night after a weary day of travel should have been a trivial thing. For Navarr Doucette, an agent of the Queen on a secret assignment, he soon finds that it's quite the contrary when staying at the Blue Sparrow Inn. What should have been a quiet night of sleep before returning to the road in the morning soon turns into a frantic night of mystery and survival.A Whisper in the Dark is a thrilling tale of chilling suspense, dark mystery, and sinister intrigue.FROM THE AUTHOR:I became a fan of Alexander Dumas and his tales of the musketeers in my late teens. At that time I was also heavily into fantasy and supernatural tales, much like you would read in stories by Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, and R.A. Salvatore. From those five various authors and their influences I created the protagonist Navarr Doucette, as seen in A WHISPER IN THE DARK. I started writing stories about Navarr in various lengths from shorts to full novels back in 1994. Since then the world around him has been heavily fleshed out, and is very similar to Europe in the 1600s. In my stories many of the superstitions that people had during that era are not just superstitions and false fears as we know them to be today. In Navarr's world they exist, and things can be dark, mysterious, and downright evil.

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    Duel at Strolling Ponds

      TD Bauer
Duel at Strolling Ponds

Duel at Strolling Ponds is the second installment in The Tales of Katsume Shogoro, masterless samurai, and last surviving member of his family. Shogoro’s quest is to restore his clan’s lost honor, and undo the shame that burdens his soul.Duel at Strolling Ponds is the second installment in The Tales of Katsume Shogoro, masterless samurai, and last surviving member of his family. Shogoro’s quest is to restore his clan’s lost honor, and undo the shame that burdens his soul.Picking up where A Ronin’s Honor left off, Shogoro receives a reply from his nemesis, Matsuo Kaname, regarding his challenge to a warrior’s duel. A date and time is set for the fateful meeting. The location is the Strolling Ponds Garden.Elsewhere, an army of unknown size and intent marches towards Shinano Province.

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    A Ronin's Honor

      TD Bauer
A Ronin's Honor

A short tale of the ronin Katsume Shogoro. Shogoro is the last surviving member of his family. His quest is to restore his family's lost honor, and undo the shame that burdens his soul.I see a burger joint around the corner. I turn on that corner and I head towards the drive thru. I start to pull up to the microphone so they can take my order. I get up to the microphone and I order some hamburgers and fries and some chicken nuggets.The guy, I hear at the microphone, he tells me to pull up to the drive thru window. I slowly pull up to the drive thru window and look at that window. The window is so big someone can fit through it. I turn off my car, thinking it will be awhile. I see there are no customers in the restaurant part of the place. I start to feel weird. Just that quick, a guy grabs me out of my car and pulls me through the drive thru window. I scream and struggle, but to no use. He sets me down on a chair, inside this restaurant.He says, “I need you to save my planet. You were meant to be here. This small town doesn’t really exist.” I look at him like; he has just grown two heads. I say, “Did you have to grab me like that; you scared the crap out of me. You’re lucky, I didn’t bring a long my baseball bat. I would have hit you.”

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