I’m thrilled to introduce author Tarn Richardson’s latest release, The Fallen, which is Book Two in his Darkest Hand series. The Fallen will be released on March 14, and to celebrate, the publisher is offering up TWO COPIES of the book to U.S. or Canadian readers! Check out the excerpt below for a taste of what to expect. I’m keenly interested in this series, and I hope to make time to read it myself one of these days. Meanwhile, take a look on Goodreads, because readers are raving about these books!
1915. As the second battle of the Isonzo Front rages on the Italian Austro-Hungarian border, war threatens to engulf the Inquisition as dark forces muster amongst the most fanatical servants of the Catholic Church.
Prior to his murder, a desperate priest sends a secret letter to his brother serving in the Italian Army. Now this young soldier, destined for the horrors of a frontline high above the clouds, carries with him a letter which holds the key as to why terrible satanic rituals are being committed and by whom.
Drawn into this conspiracy and hunted by agents of The Darkest Hand, old rivals must put aside their differences to discover the contents of the letter before it’s too late. But unity comes at a price for this unholy alliance. While the war rages, old enemies return from the dead and conspiracies weave tighter and deeper still into the heart of the Vatican. Only Poldek Tacit, the most determined and unhinged inquisitor of them all, can hope to push back the forces of evil and unite those for good. But what happens when Tacit finds that the path he walks has already been prophesised and that where it leads threatens the very future of a world already on the edge of the abyss?
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Tarn Richardson is the author of The Fallen, from which this text was excerpted. Copyright © 2016 by Tarn Richardson. Published in 2017 by The Overlook Press, Peter Mayer Publishers, Inc. overlookpress.com. All rights reserved.
TARN RICHARDSON was brought up in a remote house, rumored to be haunted, near Somerset. He has worked as a copywriter, written mystery murder dinner party games, and worked in digital media for nearly twenty years. He lives near Salisbury in England. The Fallen is his follow-up to his debut novel, The Damned, and the second in a series of three featuring tortured Inquisitor Poldek Tacit.