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Alternative title: The Empath's Tale : The Whole Story
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Empath's Tale : Parts 1-6
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'This is the first time we've published the whole set of parts 1-6 of The Empath's Tale. Approximately 50,000 words of paranoia, occult horror, monsters and mayhem as Joe Dolan tries to unravel the mysteries of Refuge...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Contents

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Steve Dillon for The Refuge Collection , 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Empath's Tale : Part One, Steve Dillon , single work novella fantasy horror

'Joe Dolan wakes with a 'headful of hornets', a warning that today's going to bring something bad. He attends the funeral of an innocent and tries to work out if his wife has been kidnapped. Father Millar makes an appearance, we step inside the Blue Frog Tavern, and we meet a new character, an artist...'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

The Empath's Tale : Part Two, Steve Dillon , single work novella fantasy

'Joe Dolan continues his search for his missing wife Elspet. Retracing his steps from yesterday, the hornets are still around and he learns more of the mysterious shadow. He also overhears some surprising information from father Millar and the mayor of Refuge, and meets some interesting people. It all seems connected, but how?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

The Empath's Tale : Part Three, Steve Dillon , single work novella fantasy

'Joe finally learns what's happened to his wife. A reunion with his brother leaves him reeling. He learns more about Refuge's politics and history, and that he's not the only one to have supernatural powers. Political intrigue and an Egyptian goddess form part of this tale, and we begin to thread together some of the other tales from Refuge.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

The Empath's Tale : Part Four, Steve Dillon , single work novella fantasy horror

'Joe learns of the Hellbreed and the Configuration puzzle-box. A strange dream makes him wonder about Refuge's past, and his brother Frank makes him worry for its future. They meet Bastet, the cat-headed Egyptian Goddess, who reveals the reason for Joe's powers and his role in the war that's coming to Refuge.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

The Empath's Tale : Part Five, Steve Dillon , single work novella fantasy

'Joe and Frank Dolan return to Refuge, seek refuge in The Blue Frog. Frank is escorted to a secret meeting of The Marsh-folk, to discuss their future relations with the Humani. Joe learns something more about his feelings for Ashwar, the baby-sitter. Continuing from the Thief's Tale, Whitney is back, but she's changed... and she's pissed!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

The Empath's Tale : Part 6, Steve Dillon , single work novella fantasy

'The climax to this six-part novella. Will the Gods Hydra and Bastet join forces to exact their revenge on the mayor of Refuge? Will Frank and Joe Dolan prevent the war that's coming? And what will happen when the people of Refuge stop believing in these powers, gods, demons and angels?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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