The Rocky Mountain range stood to my left as I drove to work one morning. The bright sun was shining and the sky was blue. But for the story that will develop next, you’d expect the dead of night.
A single word came to me, HowlSage. I wasn’t exactly sure what it meant, but soon a story swirled in my mind. Howl is the wolf’s call, and Sage is another word for a magician, so the definition for HowlSage became magician of the moon. I believe that neither magic, nor a werewolf can be good, so the HowlSage will be my villain. And further, like C.S. Lewis, I recognize that demons are everywhere. To counter the HowlSage, I needed a demon hunter, and soon I had our hero, Taylor.
In the following pages of this book and continuing through the series, you read a story that is meant to be fiction, but one that I’ve pulled elements into from a reality we often don’t recognize for its very real and true danger.
I'm not trying to pose any theology in the following pages, and you may read things you agree with or don’t. I take fictional liberties in the story and am not expressing a belief I hold or that you should. Like stories about dragons, magic, elves, or dwarves, this story is fiction. The Sages of Darkness series should also cause you to think, to make you reflect, to challenge how you live your life.
I also feel that too often we make light of things that, if real, will truly be nothing short of demonic—say werewolves, vampires, and zombies. These are not heroes, and because of the elements that make up these fictional species, they can never be.
For the time is drawing near, and the battle for souls is being waged every day. Let us not take for granted that each of us is precious to our Lord; we are all worth fighting for.