Toll of Shadows

by Jace Epple



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/19/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781504916110
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781504916103

About the Book

A reclusive scientist claims he has built a machine that can bend the rules of time. After a series of tests confirms the device is operable, the world becomes changed in ways that are strange and terrifying.


Sent on a recovery mission, a team of astronauts encounters a hostile alien force. They learn the battlefield that lies before them is not a physical one, but of their minds alone.


A man gains access to a highly coveted ritual normally reserved for a select few. Behind closed doors, he gets much more than he bargained for.


On a bright summer afternoon, a young couple visits the grave of John Dillinger at Crown Hill Cemetery. When they attempt to leave, the entrance gate has disappeared, and their lives are not what they seemed to be.


These are a few tales included in Jace Epple's third installment of suspense and fantasy, Toll of Shadows. Epple delivers a new round of spellbinding fiction, where characters explore landscapes that are wild and unmerciful. In a place where normal meets the unknown, Toll of Shadows is a masterful page-turner. The reading lamp will stay on well past the midnight hour.

About the Author

Jace (Jason) Epple was born and raised in the small mid-Western town of Valparaiso, Indiana. He graduated from Ball State University in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. In 1999, Jace moved to Los Angeles where he gained a wealth of experience performing as a rock drummer in several musical projects. It was also in California that he earned a teaching license in social science at Cal. State University, Northridge, and dabbled briefly in the acting field, earning a few small cameo appearances in the films Hancock and Blades of Glory. Writing has proven to be his primary passion, however, and eventually Jace decided to return to his roots in Indiana in 2008 to pursue a career as a published author. His three books, The Macabre Box, Oddives, and Toll of Shadows are story collections of horror and fantasy in the vein of Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King, and Rod Serling. Jace currently resides in Indianapolis, working on new writing projects and performing in the band Spirit Division.