Cadoc's Contract

A warrior returns home from a holy war, burdened by a blood debt to the gods. With the world he left behind in tatters, he must reconcile his role in his family’s undoing.

The Lords of Skeinhold

Would you take a hundred lives to save your own?

Cadoc’s Contract is the prelude to The Lords of Skeinhold, a dark and sensual fantasy series set in a vibrant world.


Cadoc wanted more than the life of a simple farmer. So, when Artur, Duke of Kas Mendoc raised his banner, Cadoc answered the call, marching south to enlist in a great crusade against the Oskoi. He travels to a distant land and carves his name in the bodies of the dead.

Yet Cadoc has a secret, a contract made with the gods to give him the strength he needs to survive this bloody war. One hundred souls — a debt of blood to a hungry god. But disaster strikes and Cadoc flees for his life. Can he face the men he left behind and account for those he killed? Has he paid his debt, or was his soul part of the price?

Cadoc’s Contract is a dark fantasy novella set six years before The Weaver’s Boy.


Ulysses in Brief...Rosser is a consummate wordsmith. His metaphors and similes are perfection, and his ability to draw us into the moment with the hardened-soldier voice of his narrative evokes all the right emotions. – D. Hart St. Martin, author of Soul Doubt and the Lisen of Solsta series.


Strongly developed characters in a small package help advance this story. This prequel to The Weaver's Boy sets the stage of what looks to be an epic dark fantasy series. – Troy A. Hill, author of The Penllyn Chronicles


Cadoc’s Contract is an enticing read that further cements Rosser – for me – as one of the new breed of rising stars on the Aussie Spec-fic scene. With a sure and confident hand Rosser weaves his tale with the same skills as the mystical ‘weavers’ in his world, enthralling the reader with strong and heartfelt characters, engaging dialogue and heart pounding fight scenes. – Mark Timmony