Books of Before & Now: The Jawbone & The Junkman

Papa Lucy saved the human race. He was a sorcerer, a lawmaker, a god.


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Fifteen years ago, Papa Lucy fell.

Now, a new threat emerges in the savage world of the Now. Towns burn and survivors flee, lest they be hunted and murdered in the name of a new god.

The Dawn King.

With the Boneman captured and broken, and Jesus and John Leicester missing, Lanyard Everett must lead his crew of doomed Jesusmen into an uncharted and most dangerous land. Guided by a mysterious artifact known only as the Jawbone, they seek justice. If they can't have that, they'll settle for vengeance. But in the shadows, a puppet-master lurks, leading them to believe they have some say in their fate.


Jason Fischer is a writer who lives near Adelaide, South Australia. He has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, won an Aurealis Award and the Writers of the Future Contest, and received the Colin Thiele Literature Scholarship. In Jason’s jack-of-all-trades writing career he has written for television and the stage, as well as a variety of prose projects such as novels, roleplaying games, and more. Jason also facilitates writing workshops, is an enthusiastic mentor, and loves anything to do with the written or spoken word.

Jason is also the founder and CEO of Spectrum Writing, a service that teaches professional writing skills to people on the Autism Spectrum. He is powered by Earl Grey tea, Dungeons & Dragons, godawful puns, karaoke, and the Oxford Comma.