Mortal Enemy

The Project

Mortal Enemy is a science fiction & dark fantasy tale created by Nicholas Ryan Howard. It is thrilling, chilling, unrelenting and epic in scale... yet filled with a large amount of heart and humor.

Mortal Enemy is a story like no other. It is a relentless whirlwind of action and adventure. A tale of conflicted heroes and wicked villains. A world of darkness and struggle, yet uproarious humor.

It is filled with nightmarish scenarios, fantastical environments, rich mythology, incredible weapons, unique technologies, and characters dripping with personality… with shocking surprises awaiting you at every turn.

While Mortal Enemy began a novel, it has evolved into a multitiered and deeply collaborative project stretching across a variety of formats. It is being 100% independently produced, it has the support of some of the biggest talent in entertainment, and there is an extraordinary scope to this ambitious endeavor.

The first releases will be The Novel, which includes 42 pieces of original artwork, and The Audio Experience, a modern reimagining of radio drama storytelling featuring performances from an all-star cast, an original orchestral score, and multidimensional sound.

The Story

Vant Hu’l is cursed. Dragged to the center of a wasteland by a ruthless malevolence, the legendary warrior discovers a cavern filled with devious riddles and fiendish traps. Upon solving the labyrinth, he is confronted by a hideous creature. A beast with unimaginable abilities. A being of unspeakable evil... 


Without a shred of clemency, the demigod presents Vant with a choice: do his sinister bidding out in the world, or suffer an eternity of horrifying torment. Thus begins Vant’s quest out of the badlands, through the hostile wilderness, into the clutches of twisted townships, and finally toward conflict with the vile stewards of a corrupted civilization. 

But Vant will not go it alone. In the midst of his journey, he develops an unlikely companionship with a clever and venturesome teenage girl, the expert survivalist Skii Tavee. They also form an alliance with two newfound — but questionable — companions: Kram Grammie, the sneaky con man who is as crafty as he is klepto, and an off-kilter eccentric bizarrely known as The World’s Worst Magician. United, they set out to dispatch their foes, rescue the innocents caught in the crossfire, and unite the forces of a world gone astray, all while reconciling with their own haunting pasts. 

Come experience Death… if you dare.
The Novel
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