Conviction is the name of my grimdark fantasy novella. It was serialised on JukePop in the summer of 2015 and is now complete..

The story is 100% free to read here.





In a world where wizardry is an integrated part of warfare, some kinds of magic are considered too dark and destructive to be acceptable even for military use.


Iliya Radov awaits his sentence for war crimes, and it soon turns out that his fate is in the hands of one of the continent’s most influential men who insists on hearing Iliya’s side of the story before the trial.


Conviction is a tale of courage and carnage. It is a universal story of poverty, education and ambition, of scars on the human soul and of decisions of life and death that no one wants to make.

© M. Howalt 2015 - 2016