By Kevin Donoghue
'The empire stretches across the worlde map, pink ~ like the blotches on a drunkards face.'
A dark epic fantasy set in a broken worlde of plots, high treason, intrigue, murder, war, torture and true love.
The Sagas are set in the Medieval times of the 100 Years War. The storylines twirl around twelve individual protagonists of differing ages, race, gender and sexual orientation, as they fight to survive in a very brutal worlde.
Templars, Witches, Inquisitors, Wizards, Kings, Fairies, and Murderers clash and plot intrigues.
A young Sir Thomas Henry Valentine Deveroux spies for the empire, under the guise of being one of the great literary minds of the age but he is is having trouble finishing his latest novel. His mother bullies him, his father has disinherited him, and his lover is a known witch and freethinking woman.
An old Cambridge college acquaintance is murdered. His mentor disappears and a smuggler finds a body in Camden Lock.
Deveroux struggles with his emotions, whilst his loyalty is torn between the Templars, the empire, and the crown. The cultural laws are introduced, the inquisition is in full swing, and the sadistic Witch-Finder General prosecutes
all who fall beneath his grasp.
Deveroux meets a beautiful Chinese girl and chaos erupts around him.
And so, begins the hunt for a lost treasure, the fight for liberty, and the
struggle for equality.
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Robyn Nudd is a smuggler and an apprentice witch. She plies here trade on the canal and waterway networks of England, from Old Father Thames to the great slave port of Bristol, and North of the Gap to the industrial zones and further, to the last castle of Far York.
One morning she awakes at Camden Lock, where she finds a body floating in the canal.
And so begins an adventure, she is chased by the Inquisitors, persecuted by the Cultural Laws, and wanted by the Crown. The Witch-Finder General burns her lover, the Templars chase her across the country, and she is befriended by the strange Ferdinand de Noirfoncé.
An epic high fantasy set in a broken worlde of plots, high treason, intrigue, murder, war, torture, witchcraft, and true love.
The Warlord has stolen the greatest treasure that the 5th Worlde has ever known, and he flees the Celestial Empire, heading homeward.
Empress Wu is perusing her former lover, who is accompanied by a ragged Holy Man, a Templar Knight, and the Brothers Polo.
In Germania, Old King Henry, the Lion of Bavaria is murdered. His wife, Matilda, The Holy Roman Empress plots to cease the throne and use the might of Bavaria to reclaim her title as the true Queen of England, and of its empire. However, she has not allowed for the ambition of the Head Eunuch and Volker, the chancellor, who intend to usurp the power and rule through the puppet prince.
Milo and his brother Ziggy, are poor Bavarian country boys, fresh from the battle of Bronhöved, they are now caught up in the High Fuhrer's war, as the Unification of Germania begins.
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