“I want your whole group to come closer, Detective. So you can see.”

“Fine. And if we don’t?”

“Then I execute the first ten students, and one every minute after that.
  I bet you run out of resolve before I run out of hostages.”


When armed commandos storm an elite boarding school, the police think it’s a plot for ransom, or an attempt to extort favors from the teens’ powerful parents.

But the men, led by a killer who calls himself ‘‘Teacher,” have much darker plans in mind.

Teacher intends to give a lesson unlike any taught before. A lesson written on flesh. A lesson inked in blood.
A lesson about monsters.

The bell has been rung, the lesson begun. And the lesson is this:

The monsters are real, and to them… you are just a plaything

Worldwide bestseller and multiple Bram Stoker Award and Dragon Award finalist Michaelbrent Collings brings you a horror that is all-too real… get your copy and find out what is truly MALIGNANT, today!


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Series and short fiction by MbC

Below are some of Michaelbrent's bestselling series and short fiction. Whether you're looking for Legion, Sword, zombies, or love at the Baxter homestead... you've come to the right place!
The Stranger Series

The Stranger Series

Your sins are Legion...

Legion is a teacher. An avenging angel. A murderer. A madman.

Pray he doesn't come to teach you the error of your ways...

The Colony Saga

The Colony Saga

Forget everything you think you know about zombies...

In under 10 minutes, 99.9% of the world's population will be dead… or changed. Conversion is instant. Headshots just make them angry. And they’re getting smarter.

The Sword Chronicles

The Sword Chronicles

An Empire hangs by a sword

Slave, warrior, magic user, savior... she is all these things. She is Sword, and by her blade an Empire will fall...

Darkling Smiles

Darkling Smiles


"These tense, unusual stories are as scary as they are satisfying" (Publishers Weekly). Dive into the short fiction of Michaelbrent Collings and find out what it is to have brightness darkled...

The Baxter Homestead Romances

The Baxter Homestead Romances

Romance by Angelica Hart

Welcome to the Baxter homestead - a place where you can find villains and varmints aplenty, but also heroes, heroines, hope, and heart...

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