Cade Elegy’s mind is tearing itself apart, crowded with the phantoms of the dead, and he must carry the burdens they could not.

This bond lends him their experience and allows him to bend the laws of the physical world — a power he desperately needs if he is to discover the truth of what happened to his missing family.

The trail has gone cold, but he is given one last chance when he is recruited by a princess to solve a murder. They soon uncover proof that their war with the Wraiths, a hostile alien race dominating their planet, never really ended.

Together with the princess, an overzealous archaeologist, and an ancient computer intelligence, Cade must stop the Wraiths before they annihilate the last remaining cities of Chalice and before the phantoms he bears destroy what’s left of his mind.

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Press Release – Science Fantasy Book Series, Phantom Pact, Launches with a Real-world Twist

With the exploding selection of great books available to readers, author and 20-year veteran game developer Chad Queen is using interactive fiction to cross reality with the world of his debut novel. SEATTLE MAY 09, 2018 Phantom Pact: The Bearer’s Burden...

Phantom Pact: The Bearer’s Burden launches today

Exactly 5 years, 7 months, and 22 days ago I wrote my first notes for what would become Phantom Pact: The Bearer's Burden. I had no clue how to even start writing a story. I had not taken a class, read any books, or even written so much as a short story since my grade...

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