“This is pure pulpy pleasure — a cult classic.” – Blueink Review, starred review
Some say the Arbitrators existed long before the universe was born. Others believe their dark powers spun the fabric of time itself. They are mystery. But here is truth: After ages of formless existence, the Arbitrators craved physicality once more. Their hunger sparked a great fire—a blaze that found its shape in the form of a dagger capable of transmitting their essence into a living vessel. In their search for a worthy body to inhabit, they destroyed the world of the gentle numah and the combative olokun.
But all was not lost.
General Vega and his vile olokun warriors enslaved the remaining numah and relocated them to a thriving moon where they were forced to toil in endless strife.
Cycles later, two numah brothers, Eon and Yoto, witnessed the slaughter of their parents at Vega’s whim. Eon vowed vengeance, while Yoto sought a timid life in hopes of drawing no attention from their cruel overlords. But when an alien witch dispatches a minion to bury a mystical dagger in Eon’s heart, thereby granting him the Arbitrators’ power and the ability to defeat Vega, it is Yoto who is stabbed. Now, Yoto’s days of cowardice are over. He is transformed into a monstrous creature of tremendous strength and intellect.
But will Yoto become the heroic liberator of his people — or the cause of their total annihilation?
“A striking new edition of a superior pure-pulp science fantasy adventure.” – BookLife Reviews by Publishers Weekly
Written by Colorado Book Award winner and novelization creative director for the Unioverse video game franchise (from the creators of Grand Theft Auto), Joshua Viola; International Latino Book Award winner and author of the national bestselling Felix Gomez vampire series, Mario Acevedo; and Nicholas Karpuk. Featuring cover art by New York Times bestselling artist Tyler Kirkham (The Amazing Spider-Man, X-Men) and Nick Runge (Ghostbusters, Terminator). Available December 6, 2022.
Yoto is a new collaborative re-release of the 2012 thirteen-time award-winning original published by music label FiXT (Celldweller). The 2022 edition–now available from Hex Publishers—is a complete re-write with the addition of author Mario Acevedo and includes substantial new content, including a detailed map and 15 illustrations by video game artist and Colorado Book Award winner, Aaron Lovett (Monster Train, Inkbound), and Branden Bendert.
“Exciting science-fiction adventure.” – Steve Alten, New York Times bestselling author of The Meg
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