A New Secrets of the Nine Novella!

Secrets of the Nine

It’s Always Darkest

by Frank Schildiner


Ebook edition available

US $35 hc
5.5×8.5, 116 pages
Limited Edition of 150 Signed Hardcover copies

Cover by Keith Howell

Cover by Keith Howell

They were known simply as the Nine. Grim and ancient rulers who discovered the key to eternal life thirty-thousand years ago, and ever since have held the world secretly in thrall. These dark manipulators control the destinies of billions, including the formidable Doc Caliban and Lord Grandrith. These two, candidates for the Nine and half-brothers who had shared in the secret of immortality, have turned against their undying masters, daring to challenge their centuries-old supremacy.

And now one other candidate has joined the revolt.

Vigilante Langston Dupont, trained killer of Asian descent, a shadowy martial arts master raised in a hidden Tibetan lamasery, is armed only with his skills and blazing twin .45s. Taking his campaign against criminal mastermind Seiko Midori to the bloody streets of L.A. and New York, will he have what it takes in the final battle with his former lover?

Featuring cover and interior art by Keith Howell!

Just like with all our other Signed Limited Edition Novellas, the names of customers who preorder the book are printed in the acknowledgements.

This Signed Hardcover Limited Edition features a leatherette cover with gold foil stamping and colored end papers. A fine quality collectible edition to be sure.


Frank Schildiner is a martial arts instructor at Amorosi’s Mixed Martial Arts in New Jersey. He is the writer of the novels The Quest of Frankenstein, The Triumph of Frankenstein, and the forthcoming Napoleon’s Vampire Hunters. Frank is a regular contributor to the anthology Tales of the Shadowmen and has been published in The New Adventures of Thunder Jim Wade; Secret Agent X Volumes 3, 4, and 5; and in The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files. He resides in New Jersey with his wife Gail, who is his top supporter.