The Monarch Papers is a completely free interactive literary experience. Part novel, part game, you are the missing piece in a puzzle that’s remained unsolved for a thousand years.
Experience the story on blogs and social media.
Solve logic-defying, reality-warping puzzles.
Reveal secrets about our world and its true history.
Earn digital and physical rewards for your actions.
Collaborate with others to overcome obstacles.
Influence the story and interact with characters.
Become immortalized in a published novel.
All 100% Free.
It’s such a wonderful thing to see people from all over the world come together to share in this. It is so in depth, so creative, and most importantly, so damn fun!
-Michael Alan Nelson
Author of comics 28 Days Later and Hexed
CJ Bernstein is not f*cking around. He’s crafting one of the most elaborate storytelling experiences I’ve ever seen and he’s leading the charge away from boring old ARGs of the past. This sh*t is LEGIT.
Director and Creator of Night, A Sleepwalking Journal
The attention to detail, the rich characters, the sprawling narrative… I’ve known CJ as a writer for years and this is him doing what he was put here to do. It’s astounding.
Founder of Boom! Studios Comics
Are you prepared to follow the trail The Mountaineers have left for you?
Are you ready to find your secret guild and join the BRAVE, the HELPFUL, the CHAOTIC? The RESOURCEFUL, the CLEVER, the DETERMINED?
Are you ready to see what waits for you inside The MAGIQ Guide?
If so, then it’s time to continue. But remember, a secret once told, can’t be untold.