The Messenger

Mark Charan Newton

14 August 2014
100 pages


Enjoy reading The Messenger, a standalone Lucan Drakenfeld 9,000 word short story that will appeal to fans of C J Sansom.

As an Officer of the Sun Chamber, Lucan Drakenfeld must uphold the two-hundred-year-old laws of the Vispasian Royal Union, whatever the cost.

While stationed in the ancient city of Venyn, a metropolis notorious for its lawless nature, Drakenfeld receives a series of mysterious letters, written in blood, that warn of an imminent assassination attempt on the life of the city's young Prince Bassim.

Supported by his fiery colleague Leana, Drakenfeld's investigation leads him down the city's corridors of power. But nothing is as it seems. Who is behind the conspiracy that threatens the young prince, and will the duo be able to unearth the perpetrator before the prince's time is up?

Delve even deeper into Mark Charan Newton's fantasy ancient world with Drakenfeld and Retribution.