Obscura Rhapsody is an ongoing serial written by Julio Angel Ortiz. An action / adventure / psychological drama, it follows a group of adventurers in the aftermath of their greatest defeat, and the dangerous political climate in which they find themselves.

Obscura Rhapsody initially premiered on the old Vox Theory Media site in 2018, and completed a 5-installment run (comprising of the first novella-length volume) before going on hiatus. The series will be resuming on jaowriter.com in new weekly installments in Q1 2020.

Here is the blurb for the volume 1, Exiles:

Five years ago a group of adventurers known as the Shadow Vanguard, each wielding a facet of a strange power called Obscura, failed to save the city-state they swore to protect. In the cataclysmic aftermath, the Vanguard went their separate ways, going into hiding and taking care not to draw the attention of an antagonistic power, the Tai’Hiera. They vanished from history… until now.

A deadly encounter in the woods brings Khloe face-to-face with the former leader of the Vanguard, Aedyn, and together they embark on a journey of reunification and self-discovery.

But both paths are fraught with danger and intrigue. For the dark power of Obscura is anathema to the Tai’Hiera and their zealous Saints. Aedyn’s former home harbors cutthroats and rogues seeking to turn them in for wealth. Some former Vanguard have become embroiled in a secret war they do not understand. And others may not want to be found.

Aedyn and Khloe must pull together the shattered Vanguard, as a horror beyond their imagining begins to stir…

Obscura Rhapsody #1 (PDF)
Obscura Rhapsody #2 (PDF)
Obscura Rhapsody #3 (PDF)
Obscura Rhapsody #4 (PDF)
Obscura Rhapsody #5 (PDF)
Obscura Rhapsody #6 (PDF)
Obscura Rhapsody #7 (PDF)

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