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Mercenary at Midnight is a blazing assembly of provocative verse by author, philosopher, and creator Nicholas Ryan Howard. Crafted in the moments of utmost vulnerability, and always after the midnight hour had struck, the poet journeys without allegiance into the harrowing land of introspection armed only with a combination of daring, desperation, and mettle.
The 100 poems, tales, and reflections within showcase the author's rebellion against complacency, rage against submission, and insurrection against resignation. Packed with vigorous wordplay and a razor-sharp wit, the writing burns like a shot of whiskey and sparks like an exposed wire sizzling in the rain.
This collection of verse is also available in the audio format featuring powerful readings of each piece by the author. Nicholas Ryan Howard has performed his work at readings and events around the world, and his performances are filled with vigor, honesty, and vulnerability. Similarly, the audio version is an excellent companion to the written word, and enables the listener to hear the unique rhythms and rhyming schemes intended for the material.
This book contains two thematic collections:
Relentless reflections of a raging, raucous, ravaged heart.
Never kiss a dragon,
for though they taste of passion,
they'll leave you charred
and make your heart
Revelatory tales born of the macabre, the mighty, the minuscule and the magnificent.
If the wound
is to be