TDV 101: Doorways To Obliteration

December 21st, 2016 by Sharkchild

Doorways are a means of passage, but are also non-circumventive impositions on passage that have varying degrees of access. Some are open to all. Some contain doors for the filtration of sight and sound, but are still open to all. Some have locked doors, allowing admission only to the possessor of a key. Others are barred for extended periods of time, warding off entrance into domains that have become hazardous or unhospitable. But, there were some doorways not constructed by design and formed, rather, by happenstance—by chaos, by accident. While these doorways were hidden from even the most skilled and aggressive of explorers, they remained reachable by the same coincidence that shaped them. But by merely existing, it did not mean that they should be entered. For just as a volcano’s lava flows like a river, it does not mean that it should be swam in. So, too, were these doorways to be avoided, for at their junctures guardians waited to slay any trespassers with powers bestowed upon them by supreme, magical beings for the protected seclusion of their world.

These doorways carrying death as their destinations were called Killports. The beings that dispatched the guardians and protected their world were called Brutbelath. And the guardians—which I was one of—were called Obliterators.


Comment on this post before 8:00AM PST on Thursday, December 22, 2016 to be entered in a chance to win:





Winners will be chosen at random (at from the entrants after the cutoff at 8:00AM PST on December 22, 2016 and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

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61 Responses to “TDV 101: Doorways To Obliteration”

  1. avatar Jackie Says:

    Wow sounds amazing. Can’t wait to read

  2. avatar Pascal G Says:

    Thanks again for a great giveaway.

  3. avatar Dennis Bramich Says:

    Trying my luck as always. Thank you for the amazing give aways 🙂

  4. avatar Michael W. Says:

    Want to win

  5. avatar Chris Says:

    Woot! He breaks 100! Awesome!

  6. avatar Calum S Sanderson Says:

    G’day Sharkchild, have a wonderful Christmas. All the best for 2017.

  7. avatar Ricky C Says:

    Awesome competition, thanks for the chance

  8. avatar suzzanne Ladd Says:

    I want to win.

  9. avatar David Miller Says:

    Thank you for another great giveaway! Can’t wait to read more.

  10. avatar Steven Mentzel Says:

    When do we get to meet the guardian?

  11. avatar antogib Says:

    I am looking forward to reading this! Would love to have it!

  12. avatar Sharkchild Says:

    You don’t ever want to meet the guardian.

  13. avatar Emmanuel Says:

    Ohh excited can’t wait to read further 😀

  14. avatar Vyacheslav Naumkin Says:

    Another great giveaway, thank you Sharkchild. How about kickstarting a Volume IV?

  15. avatar Sharkchild Says:

    @Vyacheslav Naumkin Volume 4 will have its Kickstarter day in February/March. 🙂 (P.S. I’ll count my comments towards the 20 entry intervals, haha)

  16. avatar Eric Says:

    looks great

  17. avatar robert fontenot Says:

    cool cool cool

  18. avatar Jesper Lillie Says:

    Season’s greetings to all in here!

  19. avatar ron frampton Says:

    like to win

  20. avatar smcmahon19 Says:

    Sounds mysterious and intriguing and definitely worth reading!☘

  21. avatar Elizabeth S Says:

    Thanks for the chance! Looks really interesting.

  22. avatar mike carr Says:

    Well written and easy to follow thanks again for another great story

  23. avatar Justin Reever Says:

    Man, really cranking these stories out now!

  24. avatar Jess Says:

    The books are just gorgeous.

  25. avatar Jorge Mombiela Says:

    I want it!

  26. avatar dejapris Says:

    I’ll be an outsider

  27. avatar Dan Says:

    Thanks and happy holidays!

  28. avatar Fredrik Karlsson Says:

    For once I’m actually not late for te…the giveaway.=)

  29. avatar Beverly Laude Says:

    Great info, awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  30. avatar Kyle Says:

    sign me up for one killport please!

  31. avatar Serena Powell Says:

    The books sound super interesting, and I absolutely love the covers! Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. avatar Raisa L Says:

    You rule!

  33. avatar DB5K Says:

    Alright, I’ve got volumes one and two. Keeping fingers crossed to round out the trilogy. ;D

  34. avatar Gado Says:

    Thanks again!

  35. avatar Nenad Says:

    Great job Sharkchild.

  36. avatar Rafael Lewkowicz Says:

    Will i win this time? Well, thats up to the elder gods! Thanks again for the great post!

  37. avatar guy Says:

    Good luck and happy holidays. Rolling

  38. avatar Matthew Says:

    always exciting, always excellent! 🙂

  39. avatar Richard Burgess Says:

    Looking forward to another 100 stories!

  40. avatar Cody campbell Says:

    I really hope i win this. Moneys tight this year. Need some joy.

  41. avatar Mary Margaret Devine Says:

    Thank you for this giveaway. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  42. avatar Buddy Says:

    To the lucky winner…Enjoy the DARKness!

  43. avatar Jana Leah Says:

    This was creepy. I like it.

  44. avatar ~Wiggles~ Says:

    Would love to get Vol.1 or Vol.3!

  45. avatar Mary Preston Says:

    Fantastic thank you.

  46. avatar Lori Byrd Says:

    They sound great. The covers are classically beautiful!

  47. avatar Laura Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

  48. avatar Zoë Says:

    Looks amazing! Thanks for the chance!

  49. avatar Jean-Luc Reyes Says:

    I want to win! This is Awesome!

  50. avatar Bonnie James Says:

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  51. avatar Katrina Dehart Says:

    Happy holidays! Awesome as always!

  52. avatar Christina M Says:

    This is awesome. Thank you.

  53. avatar Shelby Baker Says:

    Fingers crossed…although I have every book…& 2 of Volume I.

  54. avatar Jazmyn B Says:


  55. avatar Daniel Rose Says:

    Thanks again!

  56. avatar Mattia Galliani Says:

    Wow, thank you for this chance! I love your books! I’d like to win the Dark Verse n.1 🙂

  57. avatar Michael Adams Says:

    I know someone that this would make a great last-minute Christmas gift for!!!

  58. avatar Uri Slavcev Says:

    I have the first two books but not the third – hoping I win this one! Good luck to all!

  59. avatar Wylie Ferguson Says:

    Probably late, but who cares? Love your work, it’s quite inspiring! Thanks for what you do.

  60. avatar Mildred Mayo Says:

    This would be a good read for a cold, snowy night.

  61. avatar Sharkchild Says:

    I just posted and emailed the winners! Thank you for participating!

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