Those Deep Below
Buried alive with the King's household, a vengeful queen, and a society on the verge of collapse.
Rezi is condemned, bound by tradition, to serve the king through the afterlife. She and all of his household are buried alive with him in his massive tomb, but underground, the veneer of society begins to crumble as the household divides into factions. There are those who seek to escape, those who seek to control, while others seek only to destroy. Rezi must navigate all of them if she is to survive and and find a way out from Below.
Fast moving, page-turner sci-fi thriller! Twists and turns of the story will keep you wondering what will happen next! A terrifying adventure in a world based on the Inca Empire. Rezi was a relatively unimportant member of the King’s household until her unique talent for singing was discovered and she was made a personal attendant to the King. As her friendship with the King grows, rumors begin to circulate comparing her to legendary Nightingale for her ability to soothe the King’s troubled heart through song. Not everyone is pleased by the comparison, especially the King’s wife, Queen Qhush’qunca. The Queen is a ruthless and sadistic person who jealously guards her status as the first wife to the King. Threatened by Rezi’s friendship with her husband, Qhush’qunca decides to take revenge on the girl. However, when the King unexpectedly dies, both Rezi and the Queen are buried alive with the rest of the household in the dead King’s massive tomb. Trapped together underground, Qhush’quenca takes her revenge by repeatedly torturing Rezi and binding them together through an arcane ritual. Desperate to escape both the Queen’s wrath and the Tomb, Rezi must turn to the other denizens trapped with her, including the misshapen priests of the Cults of the Condor and the Winged Serpent. But, can there be any trust between those below? Well placed twists and turns to this adventure will have you practically jumping out of your seat cheering Rezi on!