Nothing really dies if it’s remembered, his wife had told him.

In the dying village of Al Tarfuk, lost among the war-stained dunes of eastern Libya, professor Norman Haas learns the location of the tomb that had been his wife’s pursuit. The final resting place of Kiya, the lost queen of Akhenaten, whose history had been etched from the stone analogues of history for her heresies against the long absent pantheon of Egyptian gods.

He never expected to discover that the tomb was the final resting place for more than the dead. And as his team of researchers find themselves trapped inside the ancient tomb, Norman realizes all too soon that his wife was right—

Nothing really dies if it’s remembered…

 But some things are best forgotten.

The Eater of Gods is a tale of grief, of loneliness, and of an ageless hungry fury that waits with ready tooth and claw beneath the sand.

Bram Stoker award winner Norman Prentiss (Invisible Fences, In the Porches of My Ears) called it a “great[…] slow burn with authentic scares” that “reinvent[ed] the mummy story.”

It was considered and ranked in the top 8 of the Books of Horror Indie Brawl (2023), which considered well over 100 books and compiled thousands of votes.

The signed limited edition hardcover is sold out, but the paperback is available here, or via Amazon! It’s also on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. 

If you would like me to sign/inscribe/doodle on a copy, please let me know!


“…genuinely terrifying. Franklin is a horror writer to watch.”

-Publisher’s Weekly

“…a devastating emotional gut-punch. Anyone who has ever been in a loving relationship will be profoundly affected.

The Eater of Gods is the most accomplished debut I’ve read in some time. Daniel Franklin definitely has the goods to be one of the biggest names in the field.”

-Mark Sieber, Horror Drive-In

“I loved everything about this story. […] Franklin penned an intricate story with heavy layers of intrigue, history, danger, fear, and loss. I will be re-reading this at some point, just to experience it all over again.”
Candace Nola, Uncomfortably Dark

“I was impressed with how such a short book (150 pages) could leave such an impact. […] credit to the author for writing such a dark atmosphere. I would highly recommend this book!”

-Stephanie, BookFever
“Franklin’s slowly advancing sense of dread, claustrophobia and menace in “The Eater of Gods” is calibrated with a bomb maker’s precision, and the atmospheric descriptions are stunningly done.
-Rick Koster, The Day
“[A]n auspicious debut. The horror comes in twists and turns both large and small. It’s also true archaeological horror, providing moments that are more discovery than simple random tragedy. The very premise that the story is founded upon turns on its ear around the halfway mark. The end result is a story that screws up your evening in the best way possible.”
-Stuart Monroe, Get on My Damn Level



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