A thrilling new trilogy set in the post-USA world of superpowers, The Murder of Crows follows orphan Damian Banach as he tries to come to grips with his own necromantic abilities, while avoiding the insanity that doomed every Crow before him. There are some wars you can’t walk away from, and some fights you can’t survive. The jury’s out on whether Damian will end up as a Cape, Black Hat, or something in between, but one thing’s for certain; he’s going down swinging.
2020 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner
Book 1: See These Bones
Some superheroes want to save the world. Damian is just hoping to save himself.
In the post-Break world, everyone knows what happens to Crows; first they go mad, then they go bad. That’s the story of infamous necromancers like Crimson Death, Gravedigger, and Sally Cemetery. It’s also the story of David Jameson, an otherwise unremarkable man who came home one day and murdered his wife, orphaning their son, Damian.
Ten years later, Damian has inherited more than just grey eyes and a beak of a nose from his father. He too is a Crow, fated to become a killer unless he can find some way to break the cycle of insanity and violence. Thankfully, a Finder from the government has a plan: send Damian to the Academy of Superheroes, give him the training he needs to control his power, and in the process, create an entirely new breed of superhero to defend the nation.
In the eighty-year history of the Free States, there has never been a Crow hero. Damian will have to be the first… or he’ll end up just like his father.
What People are Saying…
“…one of the best new books I’ve read in quite a while. Reminiscent of a blend of The Reckoners trilogy by Sanderson meets Sandman Slim by Kadrey with a hint of Shadow Ops by Cole, the Murder of Crows by Tullbane has been placed onto my virtual shelf as one to keep up with.” – Reid Edwards, NetGalley
“This is one of the better books I have come across, read it straight through in one sitting.” – D. Thorén, Amazon
“You’re going to need a box of kleenex and a seat belt!” – Janis Milford, Amazon
“This school for superheroes novel has absolutely everything that a reader could ask for in the beginning of a new series. Great action. Complex world building. Solid character development. Very impressive.” – Richard Grizzard, Amazon
“A great read for YA and dystopian sci fi fans alike.” – Coralee Hicks, Goodreads
“Packed with superpowers, admirable imagination, unlimited twists, and extremely witty narration, See These Bones by Chris Tullbane is one of the best fiction books that I have come across.” – Ankita Shukla, Mojito With a Twist!
“See These Bones is an amazing book. I loved everything about it.” – Chiara, heavenlybookish
See These Bones, book 1 of the Murder of Crows, is available in digital, paperback, and audiobook formats, and is also free-to-read on Kindle Unlimited.
2021 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner
Book 2: Red Right Hand
“If life’s taught me anything, it’s that you scrap and claw for every moment you can get. And if you’re a Crow like me, you don’t let a little thing like dying get in your way.”
Following the events of See These Bones, Damian is back at the Academy of Heroes as the Free States’ most unlikely potential Cape. He has a new name, a new reputation, and a whole host of new questions about his own past.
If he’s going to find answers to those questions, let alone survive another year at the Academy, he’ll need to learn a skill the orphanage never taught him: teamwork.
Nothing’s ever easy, is it?
Red Right Hand is the thrilling sequel to the post-apocalyptic superhero novel, See These Bones. Like its predecessor, it features violence, gore, sexual situations, and a lot of expletives.
What People are Saying…
“Author Chris Tullbane blew the superhero genre out of the water with See These Bones, and this follow-up novel elevates the series and amps up the action once more. Sci-fi and superhero fans will love the fact that the work is conceptually tight, delivering an academy where the danger feels genuine and there is no perfect solution to life’s problems just because you have superpowers.” – K.C. Finn, Readers’ Favorite
“I highly recommend Red Right Hand, it’s fun, full of action and even some romance for those who are into that sort of thing.” – Anna Szabó, Goodreads
“Being me, I had to go back and reread the first book (See These Bones) first. So I was frothing-at-the-mouth ready to dig into Red Right Hand. To say it lived up to my expectations is putting it mildly.” – Kerri Davidson, author of Soul’s Choice and The Chronicles of Henny
“It is a perfect story to become a movie or a Netflix series. Entertaining and packed full of action. I loved this book. ” – Rabia Tanveer, Readers’ Favorite
Red Right Hand, book 2 of the Murder of Crows, is available in digital and paperback formats, and is also free-to-read on Kindle Unlimited..
2022 Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner
Book 3: One Tin Soldier
Damian Banach’s journey from Crow to Cape comes to a thrilling conclusion in this fall’s One Tin Soldier!
Every year, the best Academy third-years are offered internships with Free States Cape teams, while the rest join the Mission on a multi-month expedition to bring hope and relief to the Badlands. This year is different though… and it’s not just because Damian Banach, the Academy’s only Crow, actually volunteered for the Mission.
The fact is, Damian’s not headed into the Badlands for relief work. He’s going because he owes someone a favor, and that favor has come due. Somewhere in the lawless lands east of the Free States is the person responsible for the Break and all the chaos that came after, and it’s Damian’s job to find him.
He’s hunting for Dr. Nowhere.
One Tin Soldier is the thrilling conclusion to the post-apocalyptic superhero trilogy, The Murder of Crows. Like the other books in the series, it features violence, gore, sexual situations, and a lot of expletives.
What People are Saying…
“I was not expecting this to be as good as it is. I’m impressed. It was massive fun. I genuinely enjoyed the characters; characters that are consistent and well thought out. The editing is superb. Wooohooo! That was great!” – Food Guy, Amazon
“I read a lot, a lot of it is bad. This series is what makes it all worth it.” – Roberto Flores, Goodreads
“This is GOOD literature. The author is talented. I can’t say enough good about the trilogy. Great writing; great plot; skillful use of foreshadowing; the reader becomes invested in the characters as they grow.” – Kindle Customer, Amazon
“I’ll be thinking about this series and these characters for a long, long time.” – Shayna, Goodreads
“One of the best superhero style book series I have ever read” – Sean John, Amazon
“One of the best books I’ve read to close one of the best series. Definitely worth the read loved getting to know these characters gonna be sad seeing them go. ” – Jamie Lawlor, Goodreads
“This trilogy delivers it all: superheroes and villains, first love, always love, A new world order, and people you care about. Read these in order and right through. He breaks the books in logical places but this is one story in three parts. I loved every minute of it. My highest praise – I will read this again.” – Pat H, Amazon
One TIn Soldier, book 3 of The Murder of Crows, is available for pre-order now.
Free Short Story: Only the Dead Remain
Set during the time gap between the last chapter and the epilogue of One Tin Soldier, Only the Dead Remains is a very short, relatively bleak tale from Damian’s POV that I hope you all will enjoy.
You can download your free copy via StoryOrigin here. I’ve provided PDF, epub, and mobi versions. I’d suggest grabbing the PDF!
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