Novels and Short Stories

 

NOVELS SHORT STORY BOOKS
Weltendiebe (German) Call it a Knight
Elgar Eisbär und die Zivilisation (German) Machtschattenspiele (German)
Seelenspalter (German) Bisse (German)
Blutfelsen (German)
Die Quellen der Malicorn (German)
Obsidian Secrets
Dreams of Salt Vol. 1
Dreams of Salt Vol. 2
Beyond the Merry-Go-Round
Wings of Stone

 

Call it a Knight

Series: Stories with a Twist, Book 1
by Ju Honisch
ISBN-13: 979-8717836036
Amazon KDP (14. March 2021)
Language: Englisch
E-Book / Pocket Book: 287 pp

Horror, fantasy & science fiction – The present, the past & the future.
There is one thing these stories from different genres have in common: What seems normal in our lives suddenly and viciously turns out to be strange and frightening. The tales told here delight in breaking our brittle sense of logic and rationality. Our everyday sanity to which we desperately cling is under attack. But we need this basic common sense to establish our conviction that things are always more or less what they seem.
It’s the extraordinary that lurks in the shadow of the ordinary. Gods, beings from other worlds, creatures of the forest, and perhaps even the damned – they all play their game with people’s expectations and hopes.
Stories with a twist.Available at: Amazon.de!

 

Seelenspalter (Die Geheimnisse der Klingenwelt)

by Ju Honisch
Publisher: Knaur TB (1. March 2017)
ISBN-10: 3426518449
ISBN-13: 978-3426518441
816 pp

Only the strong survive in the Eight Realms, which are caught in an endless war for supremacy. Maleni understands this very quickly when, after a massacre, which her entire village falls victim to, she finds admission to the Order of the Xyi. Unrelenting drill and a mysterious ritual let a part of Maleni become the Assassin Taryah, who without feeling pity or asking questions pursues her bloody trade. But things are not as simple as they seem – not in the Eight Realms and not in the Order of the Xyi. And one day Maleni must realize that Taryah is not only a part of her – but her greatest enemy.

Available at: Amazon.de!

 

Blutfelsen (Die Geheimnisse der Klingenwelt)

by Ju Honisch
Publisher: Knaur TB (1. May 2018)
ISBN-10: 3426521032
ISBN-13: 978-3426521038
782 pp
Against all odds, Deruonn makes it to the inaccessible valley in which the Secret Library Reyalun lies hidden and isolated from the world. It is dedicated to only one purpose: to preserve all the knowledge lost outside in the world during the eternal war. The young archivist Shernay knows what fate will befall an intruder, and against all reason she decides to save Deruonn. When her violation of the library’s harsh law is discovered, Shernay has no choice but to flee with the captivating stranger. However, the world outside Reyalun is unpredictable and brutal. The knowledge in Shernay’s head becomes the commodity and the weapon that could bring victory to any side who finds her first.

Available at: Amazon.de!

 

Die Quellen der Malicorn (The Wells of Malicorn)


by Ju Honisch

2013, 1. Edition, HEYNE Verlag, ISBN 978-3-453-31460-3 Paperback, 640 pages 2016 (E-Book edited new edition), hockebooks.de ISBN 9783957511546 (currently only available in a German version)

A devastating war breaks out in the world Talunis – after centuries of peace. A peace-loving people of shapeshifters reigns here – Unicorns, called the Tyrrfholyn. In a fight Kanura by mistake ends up in the human world and is now Ireland. There he meets Una and takes her back to his realm. The talented and strong-willed young man woman finds herself in a world, where a cruel and unscrupulous regime seeks to oppress everything they consider alien and inferior. Suddenly war becomes more than just news from distant countries. Now Una’s life is at stake and that of a man who is very much more than – just a man. available at Amazon.de or at hockebooks!

 

Obsidian Secrets

by Ju Honisch
Amazon E-Book 

The year is 1865. The place: Munich, capital of the Kingdom of Bavaria. A magical manuscript has been stolen. Assisted by two young Bavarian officers and a wizard-scientist, British officer and secret agent Delacroix is sent to find it and return it to England. However, the promise of destructive power contained in the manuscript draws murderous creatures who plan to use the artefact to change reality into a gory vision defined according to their most heinous fantasies.Miss Corrisande Jarrencourt, a young English lady with an unspeakable secret, has come to Munich to find a rich husband. Caught in the cross current of disasters, she has no choice but to face the worst dangers while being courted by members of the team, coveted by monsters from the abyss of madness, and hunted by a secret cultist order that has its original foundations in the Inquisition.Her survival is at stake. But then, so is that of the entire world.

Sample Chapter

 

Dreams of Salt Vol. 1

by Ju Honisch

The book is set in the autumn of 1865, in the lakes and caves region of the Totes Gebirge (= Dead Mountains that is actually their true name ) in Austria. Hidden in the Alps, an unscrupulous inventor and his minions are secretly building an “über”-weapon. For this they hunt the Sí or Fey – otherworldly creatures of diverse kind – to use them as magical fuel for their machine. When Charlotte actively opposes the brutish hunters of the Fey, she gets drawn into the proceedings and suddenly finds herself among those hunted. She flees into the caves with a complete stranger and to her chagrin must find out that her companion is at least as dangerous as her pursuers – and keeps a really undesirable diet. “Salzträume” (Dreams of Salt) is a follow-up novel for “Obsidian Hearts” which is set in the same universe but has its own story. The novel is the next instalment of adventures set in the 19th century and follows the tradition of the classic gothic novel – with some black humour and a pinch of steam punk.

available at Amazon.de!

 

Dreams of Salt Vol. 2

by Ju Honisch

The book is set in the autumn of 1865, in the lakes and caves region of the Totes Gebirge (= Dead Mountains that is actually their true name ) in Austria. Hidden in the Alps, an unscrupulous inventor and his minions are secretly building an “über”-weapon. For this they hunt the Sí or Fey – otherworldly creatures of diverse kind – to use them as magical fuel for their machine. When Charlotte actively opposes the brutish hunters of the Fey, she gets drawn into the proceedings and suddenly finds herself among those hunted. She flees into the caves with a complete stranger and to her chagrin must find out that her companion is at least as dangerous as her pursuers – and keeps a really undesirable diet. “Salzträume” (Dreams of Salt) is a follow-up novel for “Obsidian Hearts” which is set in the same universe but has its own story. The novel is the next instalment of adventures set in the 19th century and follows the tradition of the classic gothic novel – with some black humour and a pinch of steam punk.

available at Amazon.de!

 

Beyond the Merry-Go-Round

by Ju Honisch

When you are seventeen, life should be a lot more fun. Instead of going to dances and meeting eligible gentlemen, Catty is visited by nightmares and visions. No one except herself recognises the danger. No one listens to her – and who will save her? Thorolf’s life is much more pleasant. He is a young artist and bohemian with interesting friends and no need to worry about anything – he thinks. But horror enters his life, and all of a sudden, nothing is as it used to be. He is different, the world no longer is as he knew it, and the girl he wanted to save has turned into a cat. Together with his roommate Ian McMullen, a student of the Arcane Arts, Thorolf has become part of a chess game between powers that go far beyond human capacity.

available Amazon.de!

 

Wings of Stone

by Ju Honisch
Knaur eBook
03.01.2018 revised edition, 512 p.
ISBN: 978-3-426-45220-2
A secret lies hidden in the Bavarian Forest, a curse that has caused havoc long time ago. While trying to escape from the Brotherhood of Light, the secret order that hunts down anything that appears demonic or suspect them, Konstanze, the governess, and Clarissa, her student, are carried along by the force of events. In an attempt to free her student, Constance gets deeper and deeper into the dark forest without a single idea of what might lie in wait for her there. Smugglers, murderers, wolves, monsters, spirits, mages, monks of the Brotherhood – they are all entangled in a web of events, and they all have their very own plans for Konstanze and Clarissa. And even the two strange gentlemen who have promised help, are not at all what they seem.
Available at: Amazon.de!

 

BISSE

title bisseby Ju Honisch
ISBN 978-3-957511119
30. Oktober 2015, E-Book
(First published in 2007; only available in German)

Odd behaviour of the nice neighbour from across the corridor, chasms found in souls, mythical creatures which in comparison to the average urban dweller lose some of their scariness The stories have one thing in common: what has been totally normal up to now suddenly twists and turns into something slightly different that will make our spine tingle. The stories are horror stories of the classical kind, no splatter.E-book download at: Hockebooks or at Amazon.de!

Reviews of “Bisse”

 

Machtschattenspiele

by Ju Honisch
2018, Edition Roter Drache
ISBN 978-3-946425-51-9
320 pages (German)

The twenty-one short stories in this book reflect the all-too-smooth nature of our everyday lives. They break away from reality, find the unspeakable in the so-called normal. They attack the bit of logic that we are capable of and onto which we cling tightly in order to determine our normality.
But on each page it’s the extraordinary that lurks in the shadow of the ordinary. This can happen in the future or in the present. Beings from other worlds, gods, saints or even the damned all play their game with people’s expectations and hopes.
Everything is for ever different from what you think it is when reality suddenly turns around without warning and veers off into a new direction.

Available from Edition Roter Drache or at Amazon.de!

 

“Dreams of Salt” follows the tradition of the classic gothic novel – with some black humour and a pinch of steam punk.