Pact Arcanum

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

Sunset Publisher's Summary

Book one of the sci-fi vampire saga Pact Arcanum. Warning: contains strong language and non-explicit depictions of gay sexuality.

An unlikely savior emerges to prevent the advent of mass destruction and genocide descending on the world....

By day

Los Angeles, 2040. When the terrorist known as Medusa threatens to kill millions with a stolen nuclear bomb, Nick Jameson makes a fateful decision. He reveals himself on global television as a Daywalker - a vampire with a soul. To save Los Angeles, Nick exposes not only his own gifts but three separate cultures based on millennia-old magic.

By night

The three metahuman races exist in careful balance, working to maintain a fragile peace. Nick and his fellow Daywalkers successfully master their natural bloodlust. The Sentinels, armed with both magic and steel, repress their warlike instincts. And even some Nightwalkers, normally their natural enemies, have deserted the Court of Shadows to join the triple alliance. Nick Jameson is deeply involved with two such Nightwalkers - handsome Lorcan and powerful Rory. Both men love Nick. But neither can protect the new Ambassador to Humanity from the events he has set in motion.

By the sword

Jeremy Harkness was lured into Medusa's service under false pretenses. A loner with no one and nothing to cling to, he was willing to die for his cause. But the night Medusa tried to obliterate Los Angeles, Jeremy met Nick Jameson, triggering the onset of his own psychic gifts. For Jeremy is the third race of metahuman, a Sentinel, born to kill the Nightwalkers with no quarter asked or offered. And neither Medusa nor the Court of Shadows will settle for peace when they can make war.

Betrayal and treachery lurk around every corner on the road to coexistence, and at every turn, Nick must question who to trust among his metahuman allies, friends, and lovers - before their civilization is plunged into the depths of darkness and bloodshed. With millennia-old magic, emerging romance, and ever-shifting allegiances, this inventive series unveils a scintillating, homoerotic world of Nightwalkers, Daywalkers, Sentinels, and humans, who battle for world dominance in the not-too-distant future.

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  • Book 1

    • Sunset

    • Pact Arcanum, Book 1
    • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The three metahuman races exist in careful balance, working to maintain a fragile peace. Nick and his fellow Daywalkers successfully master their natural bloodlust. The Sentinels, armed with both magic and steel, repress their warlike instincts. And even some Nightwalkers, normally their natural enemies, have deserted the Court of Shadows to join the triple alliance. Nick Jameson is deeply involved with two such Nightwalkers - handsome Lorcan and powerful Rory.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read the second book first!

    • By Jessica on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 1.5

    • Cathedral of the Sky (Pact Arcanum)

    • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Venice, Italy, 2039. When Michael Danvers witnesses a vampire attack, his latent ability to shapeshift awakens. Revealed as a Sentinel, the natural enemy of Nightwalkers, 13-year-old Michael must turn his back on his family and his safe, predictable life. But a supernatural battlefield is no place for a child, not even a genius like Michael. Betrayed by his own kind, he leaves Earth behind, hoping to find a new path with the Spacer Guild – and the stars.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fully enjoyed this novela

    • By Bryce A. on 07-05-18

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  • Book 2

    • Sunrise

    • Pact Arcanum, Book 2
    • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 12 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    San Francisco, 2015. A group of friends celebrating a windfall in their musical careers takes a wrong turn down a deserted alleyway to find their path blocked by two creatures out of nightmare. Surviving only through the arcane intervention of a cryptic savior, they find themselves thrust unwillingly into the center of a war of extermination between two mystical races.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read Sunrise before Sunset

    • By Jessica on 12-07-17

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  • Book 2.5

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  • Book 3

    • Moonlight

    • Pact Arcanum, Book 3
    • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Washington, D. C., 2042. Toby Jameson is accustomed to being overshadowed by his brother Nick, but he doesn't have to like it. While attending the funeral of the first lady of the United States, he finds a kindred spirit in Andrea Daniels, the president's daughter. When Nick discovers Andrea's supernatural destiny as a latent leader of the Sentinel race, Toby is happy to accept a secret assignment to protect her as she leaves the Armistice Zone.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Anonymous User on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3.5

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  • Book 4

    • Starlight

    • Pact Arcanum, Book 4
    • By: Arshad Ahsanuddin
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Earth, 2142. A century has passed since his father's death, and Antonio Jameson has returned home to pay his respects to a man he never had a chance to know, but has always resented. Captain of the Jumpvessel Singularity, he has spent his entire adult life navigating the void between the stars, blissfully avoiding any part of the fate that the higher powers had decreed for him in the war between the White Wind and the Red. But in a world where immortality is commonplace, death is not always what it seems, and destiny is not so easily cast aside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Diane on 02-16-18

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