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HEART OF DARKNESS

Imagine someone with no concept of kindness or love, trained from birth to fight and kill for power. Pray you never meet an Aneatangan.

One seemingly small mistake, fueled by jealousy, triggers an invasion of Earth that could lead to humanity's extinction. People from across the universe must join forces with Earth's secret immortal guardians to save humankind from the heart of darkness.

Anathema
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ANATHEMA

“In days of old, spirits came from another world. They joined with man to guard this world. And so began the Uiscogeni.”

      Hidden in the shadows, the Uiscogeni are guardians of the Earth, watching the millennia roll by as humanity evolves.

      Aldric doesn't realize it, but his father's decision to reinitiate contact with humans after two thousand years is going to change his existence. Uiscogeni lifespans make them essentially immortal, so any real impact on his life should be minimal. Until a random encounter with an evil spirit nearly kills him. But it isn't one of his own people who rescues him. It's a human. A young woman named Helen he can't get out of his head. Something about her calls to him.

      Before he can decide what that something is, a terrified stranger crashes into their lives, bringing with him a danger greater than any the Uiscogeni have ever faced. One that threatens not just Aldric, Helen, and all those they hold dear, but the entire world. The Uiscogeni soon find themselves staring into the abyss, facing the most terrifying evil the universe has to offer.

      With no other choice but war, Aldric only knows one truth. Whatever the outcome, more than one world will be shaken to its core.

Publication in Fall 2024.

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HEART OF DARKNESS 2 (“MEGA CROSSOVER”)

No book description yet. Publication in Fall 2025.

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HEART OF DARKNESS 3 (“NEXT GEN”)

No book description yet. Publication in Fall 2026.

WHAT IS HEART OF DARKNESS?

About HoD

Heart of Darkness is a "book universe." If you know the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan, the Shadowhunters books by Cassandra Clare, or the Cosmere by Brandon Sanderson, then you already have an idea of what this is. A film example would be the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

      Each series or standalone book can be read on their own, without reading the other series and books, but the best way to read them is together. Most will have subtle references to the other books that readers of multiple books will understand. Soon, though, you will need to be familiar with the characters of the other books, as there is something bigger coming involving all of them.

WILL THERE BE A CROSSOVER?

Yes! Book two of the main Heart of Darkness trilogy, currently called the “Mega Crossover” while Chloe and I brainstorm real titles, will bring together all of the characters from the various books and series listed on this page. This is why you will soon need to be familiar with the other books' characters—the Mega Crossover comes out in Fall 2025!

      Book one, Anathema, introduces a new set of characters that will set up the Mega Crossover conflict. Though the crossover itself and Chloe's characters don't come in until book two, it is very important to read this book before the crossover!

WHAT OTHER BOOKS ARE IN HEART OF DARKNESS?

All of the Heart of Darkness books, series, and (my) flash fictions are listed below. Some of these are by Chloe Walz, and are available on her website, cjeanw.wixsite.com/authorsite. She may have more related flash fictions on her site that aren't listed here. You can also find a complete list to help you keep track in the Complete Works list, found on both of our websites. A suggested reading order and announcements about as-yet-unreleased books will be coming soon.

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BELIEVE BY CHLOE WALZ

Also part of Chloe Walz's Age of the Immortals series

Eleven years before the events of Rise of Thera, Rūta Fen-Rim goes missing. Her brother, Grosvenor, is devastated. Rūta finds herself in the middle of the bloody conflict between Aneatanga and Whakapono. She seeks the love she desperately needs in order to find the way out of her impossible situation. This is her story.

Son of Destruction
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SON OF DESTRUCTION / TALE'I O ANEATANGA BY MADELINE WALZ

Imagine a world ruled by fear, where violence is encouraged and the power-hungry are rewarded. On this hellish planet, children learn early that kindness is weak and love is wrong. They grow up to become sadists and psychopaths, seeking out war and wearing their scars as a badge of honor.​

      This planet is real. Its name is Aneatanga.

Content warning: abuse, violence

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BIRTH OF A LEGEND BY MADELINE WALZ AND CHLOE WALZ

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HEART OF DARKNESS FLASH FICTION COLLECTION BY MADELINE WALZ AND CHLOE WALZ

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LOCKSLEY BY MADELINE WALZ
AGE OF THE IMMORTALS BY CHLOE WALZ