Abandoned by his family, his friends and his god, Ash Xavier finds himself utterly alone in a hostile world. Holding a mysterious key that may unlock the gates of Hell itself, Ash must choose whether to do the honorable thing and sacrifice his life for humanity's survival —or to embark on a mad quest for the woman he loves, a mysterious beauty that may be entirely a product of his imagination. Meanwhile, a nightmarish terror from Ash's young childhood has resurfaced in the Abbey with plans to take his life... EXMORTUS II: TEMPLES DIABOLIC is a compelled, profound and complex work of dark fantasy that plunges the reader into a world of hopeless romance, pathological obsession and the unrelenting search for power. Throughout it all, Ash Xavier searches for the truth: about men and gods, about the origins of life, about the possibility of redemption. EXMORTUS BOOK II: TEMPLES DIABOLIC is preceded by the first book of the trilogy, EXMORTUS BOOK I: TOWERS OF DAWN, and followed by the third and final installment in the trilogy, EXMORTUS BOOK III: TOMBS OF HALF-GODS.