Visiting a Wounded King

Sometimes, in the middle of all this work, it’s easy to forget how I got to where I am today. What books, what early efforts, helped pave the way to the writer I am today.

So, with that in mind, I decided to pay a visit to The Wounded King, the first in The Martuk Series, an ongoing collection of short fiction inspired by, and based on, Martuk … the Holy. And wouldn’t you know it? It’s a damn good book!

Here’s a small taste:

They were dying.

First, my father, the First King, tongue swollen, his words thick, his body scarred and wounded.

Now my brother, the King, bloodied, beaten and blind, half-buried in a mountain of stained silk.

And I, the Almost King, walking this familiar maze of shadows with my quiet guilt, the cavernous halls aglow in torchlight as I turned and then turned again, losing myself in the echo of my footsteps.

Yes, much like they swallowed the sun, the Dark Gods were gobbling my family up, bite by bite.

And together, she and I, we were helping them.

My stomach lurched and heaved, the rancid taste of vomit on my tongue and in my throat as I swallowed.

And then swallowed again.

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5 SCARY Moments from Proseuche That SHOCKED the NATION

Loved the FIRST book, Martuk … the Holy? Then the second book, Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche, will AMAZE you!!!!!

Here are Five SCARY Moments from Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche, one of the TOP Twenty Horror Novels of 2014, that will make you HAPPY it’s ONLY A BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#2 will LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS. #5 will CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Ready???????

1. In a church in Paris, Martuk turns to a Priest for help … and what he does will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!

He’ll NEVER be the same.

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2. Martuk and The Sister finally meet in her apartment … and what she says to him took him by SURPRISE!!!!

He COULDN’T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!!

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3. In the hills above third century Antioch, Martuk’s MYSTERIOUS friend Tiber reveals one of his greatest, most dangerous secrets … and what it is will CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!

96.7% of those not polled will NEVER forget it!!!!!!!!

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4. When Martuk visits his MYSTERIOUS friend Cecelia at her home … what she keeps in the jars on her shelves made him DOUBT EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!

He went CRAZY!!!!!!!!!

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5. In the desert, Martuk runs into a Samaritan … and what he does next WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!!!

Your life will be CHANGED!!!!!!!!

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… MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!

98.23% of those not polled will NOT pronounce Proseuche CORRECTLY!!!!!!

DO YOU??????????

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(It’s pro-soo-kay)

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Want to check out the book?????

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JUST CLICK HERE!!!!!!

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The TOP Five Quotes from Martuk … the Holy That Will Leave You SPEECHLESS!!!!!!

Want to know what the Five Quotes from Martuk … the Holy, voted one of the Highlights of the Year, that will leave you SPEECHLESS?????

#4 will SHOCK YOU!!!! #2 will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!

Missed #10 thru #6????

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WAIT!!!!!

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No worries!!!! Check them out HERE!!!!!!

Here are the TOP Five Quotes from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!

5. “Demon? No, I was human once, like you. Felt fear once, like you. Could die once …”

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4. “I see it, this Darkness. It surrounds you, walks with you. Watches you when you sleep and stands with you when you wake. Wanders when you wander, stops when you stop. A dangerous shadow, it is. But hungry. So hungry It craves the bread you eat even now, here, with me.”

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3. “You killed her. A child. An innocent. Stole her, raped her, beat her and left her to die. You killed her. You cut her, you coward.”

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2. “They stole it, those bronzed men, those Priests of old. Robbed you of your humanity. Promised you Home, a great Kingdom, and gave you this. A Soul trapped by Time to wander Eternity. Alone.”

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And the TOP QUOTE from Martuk … the Holy according to 103.578% of people not polled???????

Drum roll …

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Are you READY????????????????????????

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The TOP QUOTE THAT WILL LEAVE YOU SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!

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1. “I was told you smelled of blood.”

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MORE TO COME!!!!!!!!!!

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Like what you see?

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Check out the book here!!!!!!

 

Ten Quotes from Martuk … the Holy That Will Leave You SPEECHLESS!!!!!

Want to know the Ten Quotes from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS?????

Number 7 will BLOW YOUR MIND!!! Number 8 will CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!

You won’t BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!!!! DOCTORS HATE THIS NEW TRICK!!!!!

Here are the first five of the Ten Quotes from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!

10. “Do you not see the scars? Do you not see the god being born? How can you not feel the heat of this mortal blood as it drips from the cuts, the gashes?”

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9. “And if the God in me should triumph over this mortal mediocrity?”

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8. “The path to the Heavens is never easy.”

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7. “I will rip out your tongue.”

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6. “Did you think you could let her die and then leave her to rot? Did you think the gods would allow you to escape? After showing such cruelty? Such disrespect? Did you think you would get away with it? That I would let you?”

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… MORE TO COME!!!!!!

82.953% of those not polled will NOT read the next post with the FIVE QUOTES from Martuk … the Holy that will leave you SPEECHLESS!!!!

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Will YOU??????????

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Want to check out the book?????

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JUST CLICK HERE!!!!!!!

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“How much pain and love can one endure?”

So asks a new very generous, fantastic review for Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche.

Here’s a small excerpt:

Author Jonathan Winn ups the ante with this epic dark fantasy sequel that continues to span the ages. Proseuche does what a sequel should: it creatively expands every facet of the tale, yet does not merely exploit the success of the first book. It definitely stands on its own, and brings more depth, more emotions to the fore, enriching the overall arch. History is written by the winners, but that’s not the case here. Martuk knows all too well that the truth doesn’t set you free, it makes you free. Prepare to have your imagination stretched in this new and fresh take on humanity and what lurks behind the curtain we call reality.

You can read the rest here.

Gotta say there’s no better way to start the day than with the words of a reader who obviously enjoyed your work. :)

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Five UNKNOWN Facts About Jonathan Winn That Will CHANGE EVERYTHING!!!!!

You know him as a screenwriter (film and television) and the author of Martuk … the Holy and Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche as well as The Martuk Series and the upcoming Eidolon Avenue (2016) from Crystal Lake Publishing.

But what you DIDN’T know will SHOCK YOU and CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!

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Did you know … ??????????????????????

5. He graduated chili con carne with an Assistant Associate A-for-Effort Certificate of Completion in Phonetic Gangsta Rap from Buttons’n’Hoes Online University.

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4. He’s the undefeated champion in “Holy schnitzel, what’s that smell?”

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3. Is a proud recipient of the Hands Across Bungflick County Scholarship for his tireless work with DAT ASS (Differently Abled Turtles with Awkward Sinking Syndrome).

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2. Is recognized as the unrecognized inventor of Twig, the never-popular wood-smoke scented waxless wicklesss candles found at your local forest and/or wooded area.

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And the NUMBER ONE UNKNOWN fact about JONATHAN WINN?????????

You’ll NEVER guess what happens NEXT!!!!!!!!

ARE YOU READY???????????????????????

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Are you SURE??????????????????????????

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The #1 FACT about Jonathan Winn That Will CHANGE EVERYTHING:

1. He is the FIRST open and proud and open AMPHIBIOUS AUTHOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He can use BOTH his hands —

like THIS guy —

Amphibious-Pitcher

when he types!!!!!

BE AMAZED!!!!!!!!

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BOTH HANDS!!!!!!

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ON THE KEYBOARD!!!!!!!!

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AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Doctors DON’T want you to KNOW THIS!!!!!

Amazed?

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Stay tuned for MORE UNPROVEN UNBELIEVABLE UNTRUE FACTS!!!!!!

And don’t forget to check out his books here and here.

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The five BEST moments in Martuk … the Holy.

#3 will blow your mind.

#4 CHANGED MY LIFE!

The TOP FIVE moments from Martuk … the Holy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. A Golden God lifted him in the air … and what he did next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!!

FOR REAL!

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2. An ancient evil slithered down Martuk’s throat during a SACRIFICE … and Martuk will NEVER be the SAME!!!!!!

And NO ONE even tried to help!

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3. A mysterious Magi THREATENED Martuk and then walked into the flames and what happened next CHANGED EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!

It blew Martuk’s mind.

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4. In first century Jerusalem, Judas introduced Martuk to Jesus … and what happened next AMAZED HIM!!!!!

Things were NEVER the same!

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5. Jesus ATTACKED Martuk with a KNIFE … and Martuk will NEVER forget WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!!!!!

He STILL talks about it!!!

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… MORE TO COME!!!!!!!

97.24% of those not polled will NOT say “Martuk” correctly!!!

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Do you??????  (it’s “mar-took”)

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