A failed ritual leaves an immortal woman bound to a monster. Now she must contend with their budding (and violent) partnership, a killer bent on hunting down her kind, and the search for the legendary creature that could make her life normal again. Updates Saturdays here and on https://apexaltra.com/katabasis
Warning: This series contains violence, gore, death, self harm, nudity, suggestive situations, and strong language. These warnings apply to illustrations! (Though nudity is censored.)
In an alternate Earth where humans have the heads of animals, and where the animals aren’t always what they seem, the Firebird rules myth and legend. Said to have divine power, it appears every millennium to grant the wishes of a select few. A young woman discovers that she's among them, but there are two problems: She doesn’t remember ever seeing the Firebird, and she definitely doesn’t remember wishing for immortality!
Ignoring her thrill-seeking nature, she's decided that her only way forward is to get a degree. But after being attacked, she finds herself in a magical bond with a violent monster- one who's taken a keen interest in her ability. Now her only chance of getting her normal life back is to work with him and a group of newfound allies. She must dive into the space between life and death to uncover the Firebird's secrets, along with a few things about herself, too.
But her attacker is still on the loose, and the task is more dangerous than anyone realizes...