We Men of Ash and Shadow

SPFBO 7 Finalist

Available on Amazon, Kindle Unlimited, Audible and I-tunes

Amidst the gas lamp shadows former soldier-turned-mercenary John Vanguard hunts criminals at the behest of his corrupt employer, Captain Felix Sanquain. Shamed by his deserter past and seeking to make amends for his many misdeeds, a chance encounter with Tarryn Leersac – a skilled young would-be-assassin fallen from the graces of high society – leads Vanguard to become an unlikely mentor.

Charged with hunting down the killer of two guards left washed up on the banks of the canal, the further Vanguard delves into the underbelly of the city the more he finds himself entangled in a web of secrets and lies. A prominent aristocrat is missing. Crime lords, con men and harlots run amok and the city teeters on the brink of another revolution.

With his already precarious reputation hanging by a thread, Vanguard must piece together how and why the last war came to pass, find a way to earn redemption for his mistakes and come to terms with the past in a city where few survive, and even fewer can be trusted.

‘There was a thin line between control and chaos. At least the people that Vanguard killed were real criminals. Perverts, rapists, and murderers – nobody would lose any sleep over their deaths. Vanguard never did.’

‘If the Peaky Blinders married the Fantasy genre this would certainly be the bizarre and extraordinary lovechild.’

Literature & Lofi

‘Every once in a while I come across a book that makes me so excited, I want to pick it up and throw it at every person who reads speculative fiction, “HERE, READ THIS.”’

Sarah Chorn – author ‘Of Honey and Wildfires’

HL Tinsley

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