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The Priest of Orpagus

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Braze Wilson and Mehpare Eroglu prevent a man from committing suicide. But they should have let him die.
Their deed throws them into the sphere of Ashezma Daeva, the demon of wrath and lust, who traps them in his temple whenever they sleep. They still manage to enjoy their lives, working at a local language school during the day, but nights bring fright and uncanny occurre
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DW  Brownlaw
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Priest of Orpagus, by P.C. Darkcliff, is a Lovecraftian, contemporary, dark fantasy - but be warned: its darkness is stygian. The story is set in modern Turkey, where a hidden demon unleashes murder, destructive carnality, despair and suicide among a small group of people who try to fight back. If you adore Lovecraft's Cthulhu stories, you will be thrilled by Darkcliff's modern take on the genre.
Maria Estrada
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"A Satisfying, Dark Page Turner"

P.C. Darkcliff takes his readers down a fast-paced fantastic adventure, in his second novel, The Priest of Orpagus. This book is more complex and told from the point of view of multiple characters, mostly between the protagonists, Braze Wilson and Mehpare Eroglu. Our two heroes are soon cursed by the demon, Ashezma Daeva, leading them both to utter depravity and terrifying actions. I really felt for Mehpare who despite her pious upbringing becomes sexually exploi
Steven Carr
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading The Priest of Orpagus by P.C. Darkcliff and just like his other book Deception of the Damned, The Priest of Orpagus is a captivating and uniquely original novel. P.C. Has the enviable ability to hook a reader from the very beginning of his novels and deliver tales that are exciting and at times frightening. In The Priest of Orpagus he weaves a tale that is a combination of fantasy, horror and modern mythology. The evil character Ashemza, a demon that ensnares its victims ...more
Priti J
Apr 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
P.C. Darkcliff has a responsibility towards the characters in his books, and towards the readers - and he shoulders both in a remarkable manner. His second offering, The Priest of Orpagus is an example. Set to an intense beat that grips you, and draws you in, feeding your sense of wonder and amazement, the story flows seamlessly, making it a delight to be lost in.

The timelines which the author explores, and the very much alive in your head characters and their peculiar instance based responses
E.A. Green
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a Wonderful read and a fantasy world that I would Extremely enjoy visiting in person.
Sincerely, E.A. Green / The Greenman.
Jim Bates
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a reader of fantasy fiction, but lately I have discovered P.C. Darkcliff and he has made me a convert. While teaching in the Turkish coastal town of Antalya, Braze and Mephare meet and become attracted to each other. So begins a love story that takes a disastrous turn when Braze finds a locket while trying to unravel the mystery of a lost archeologist. He gives the locket to Mephare only to find that they have now both become possessed by the demon Ashezma Daeva who interacts with the mo ...more
George S.
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A memorable thrill ride!
I had such a great time with this book! What I loved the most about it was the characters. It’s almost unbelievable that the author could créate such a spectrum (from a religious Muslim girl, and a “tough” cop who lived in fear of his midget wife, to an undearsea demon and his wicket priest) and still managed to make me get into the head of each and one of them. Darckliff made me cringe, fear, hate, and love along with the héroes of the story.
The scenes are also incredib
Jill Girardi
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This second effort by P.C. Darkcliff is a phenomenal, gripping novel that builds a world both vast and elemental, dealing with the subjects of corruption of the soul, of demons and also of piety. I am sure this won't be the last time I read this book. It will have a special place on my shelf for many years to come, and I am eager to read more from this author in the future!
Jennifer Shepard
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I read from this autor and let me tell you that I loved it! Such a good book with great characters that keeps you obsessed with every page since the first one. I just couldn't stop until the last page. Amazing job!
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another Incredible Book!

P.C. Darkcliff has done it again with this incredible book. The action just keeps going and the desire to finally learn the fate of each character (and while there are a few to hate, there are many to love) as the story progresses. I highly recommend this book!
Elaine Marie Carnegie-Padgett Author
A story that takes you quickly to the dark side in a gripping tale of two people caught in a web not of their own devices. Vivid imagery and imaginative storytelling lets you experience the local streets and breathe the salt air as you swelter with Braze, hoping he makes his appointment. You feel for Mehpare as she is shyly attracted to Braze which makes the remainder of her experience something you won’t forget. You will laugh and cry and be pleasantly appalled. P. C. Darkcliff did an excellent ...more
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An award-winning author, I have always had a vivid imagination.
When I was in kindergarten, I convinced my classmates that my grandma was a tribal shamaness. Then I learned my letters, and kidding my friends no longer seemed adequate—so I started to write.
I have published two standalone novels, Deception of the Damned and The Priest of Orpagus. My latest project, Celts and the Mad Goddess, is the

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