The Ring of Void
After his first death, Shinnosuke Yamagami became a psychopomp, a creature meant to help the deceased pass on to the Nether, the land of the dead. However, Shinnosuke’s branch of work was much less poetic; his job was to hunt down runaway spirits that escaped to the mortal realm. Now, Shinnosuke faces his second death—the death of the soul. In his final moments of existence, he recalls the stories that will remain after him; his journey with the demonic corgi Yago and his battles with spirits that spread terror amongst humans. And among those stories was Mirth, a fox creature in human form who frequently yanked the psychopomp out of his routine work and flung him into chaos.
The Ring of Void is a dark fantasy novella that deals with tales left after one’s demise. Are they enough to form the true picture of a hero, or are they just a blueprint that the reader has to complete?