Keep your distance. Don't look him in the eye. Feed him and leave.
Michael D'Augustino is a priest in the time of the Inquisition. Marked as weak for his refusal to torture those charged with sorcery, heresy, devil worship or worse, he's given another task. Feed the prisoner in the cell in the darkest corner of the dungeon. With the edict comes a set of instructions.
Ever obedient, Michael does exactly as he is told. Until the night his charge doesn't eat and Michael has to enter the cell to find out why. Instead of the beast he believes to be imprisoned there, he finds a man. A broken, tormented man who asks for help.
But all is not as it seems and, before the night is through, Michael will be changed forever.
The making of Michael Bishop is a quick read and great intro to Ms. Collins’ Realm Walker world. From what I know, The Making of Micheal Bishop will be one of the first books in the Realm Walker Short Stories. Obviously, a spin off of the series. If you haven’t read Realm Walker and Death’s Daughter, I would recommend reading that now, to bide our time until the next Bishop book. Ms. Collins has become one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend her work. - Goodreads
About the author:
Kathleen Collins has been writing since Kindergarten. And while her ability has drastically improved, her stories are still about monsters and the people who play with them.
The rare instances that she actually finds some spare time, she spends it playing with her two boys. Three if you count her husband.
She is currently hard at work on her next book.