Dear Inquiring Agent,
An unseen war rages.
A war begun by the Fairy Folk, supernatural slavers, in the days of old.
A war inherited by magical, mortal bloodlines.
It is a timeless war.
A secret war.
Peter Lewis, a young squire and heir to a magical bloodline, is not ready to join that war. But, when Peter’s brother, Sir David is captured by the Fairy House of Autumn, Peter and his father have no choice but to plunge into the Hedgerow. Donning ancient weapons of supernatural power, they rush to rescue David from the High Harvester, monarch of the Autumn House.
The High Harvester who, thirteen years prior, killed Peter and David’s mother.
Or so their father told them.
Meanwhile, Sir David, while imprisoned in the House of the High Harvester, learns that his mother is alive. And that she has sworn fealty to the Autumn monarch. She tells David the terrible secret: the Fairy Houses didn’t start the war, humans did. And she forces David to make a choice—remain a prisoner or join the Fairy Houses.
Peter and his father face cruel enemies and old allies-made-adversaries on their mission to save David and contend with the High Harvester’s guileful wrath.
The novel is a story of love and loss, brotherhood and shame, courage and sacrifice and the power of family. It is a story about trauma.
The heart of the work is the difficult choices fatherhood and brotherhood require. This book is for those who are captured by the romanticism of Arthurian-style mythmaking, stylized action in the bloody vein of Robert E. Howard, and the magical realism of Stephen King’s gunslinger knights in The Dark Tower series.
THE THREADBARE PRINCE (105,600 words) is my third novel. THE MASSACRE AT YELLOW HILL (Black Rose, 2018) was my debut novel. It won the 2018 PenCraft award for Excellence in Supernatural Fiction. My short stories have appeared in Dark Moon Digest #35 (Perpetual Motion Publishing, 2015) and Beginnings and Endings, Vol 2. (Pro Se Publications, 2016)
Thank you for your click and your consideration,