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E.M. Markoff

E.M. Markoff is a Latina writer from Texas now living in California. She enjoys the quiet solitude of hiking in the forest but also loves the busy hum of city life. She finds joy in a warm cup of coffee, a fantastic book that transports her to another world, music, anime, and the company of her cat, Kanoqui, whose anti-shed button is broken. Prior to becoming an author, she worked as a microbiologist testing environmental air samples. Though she enjoyed her job, she always had a love of writing short stories and so, one day, she set the first word to paper and never looked back. Her debut novel, The Deadbringer, is the first book in THE ELLDERET SERIES. You can find her at, where she posts about the little things of life, or at her book’s website,, where you can learn more about The Deadbringer. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @tomesandcoffee

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The Deadbringer: Promising debut fantasy series

The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff

Kira Vidal is a Deadbringer. His touch brings rot, death and destruction to anything that comes into direct contact with his skin — human flesh disintegrates, metal turns to rust. Kira can also ‘summon’ death and put flesh and life back to that which is no more.

Kira’s an orphan. As is often the case in this fantasy trope, the lone wanderer seeks his past, family and the truth of his power, and has grown in a world with ‘parental ambiguity’. In Kira’s case, his father is a mystery and his mother is dead. Kira lives with his uncle Eutau in the north of Moenda, a region ruled by The Bastion. The Bastion exists in an unsteady peace with the large militaristic entity in the south known as The Ascendency — a political entity with a very cold-war-Soviet vibe.

Rookie author E.M. Markoff shows herself more than capable in cobbling together the first i... Read More