To slay or to heal?
In the spring of 1918, young William of Leaves knows only of remedies, herbs and his mother’s kindness. When he is forced to watch at she is dragged to witch’s pyre by a mob led by the Bishop of London, the mysterious immortal apothecary, Albion Ravistelle, promises the boy a chance at vengeance.
In the summer of 1972, Helen Storm is a stoned groupie on the sunset strip with a very special condition: she is immortal. When her life intersects with a famous guitar player, she is introduced to her future as a deadly and remorseless assassin.
In present day, psychologist Loche Newirth and Julia Iris mut come to terms with Loche’s prophetic writings that have changed the course of history and shaped the lives of William, Helen, and countless others. As war breaks out between the immortals on earth and Albion Ravistelle, Loche must accept the realities he has authored and cross over into death – the must enter again into Basil Fenn’s paintings to find a way to end the conflict.
In Part Two of the Newirth Mythology, Leaves of Fire, Koep entwines these lives and lifetimes as he explores myth, memory, revenge and the hope of forgiveness.