If you love a bit of swashbuckling then we have the event for you - we're launching Clifford Beal's English Civil War novel, Gideon's Angel, at Blackwell's in London later this month.
As well as a chat with the man himself, there will also be one or two 'period' guests who'll bring a somewhat 'Cavalier' attitude to the whole evening!
This unique mix of history and genre fiction is a fantastic read, wrapped in an ingenious cover, which takes the great rebellion of the 1640s and adds a demonic twist!
So don't be a Roundhead - come and join us for the launch of Gideon's Angel, on February 19th at 6.30pm. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book your free place!
1653: The long and bloody English Civil War is at an end. King Charles is dead and Oliver Cromwell rules the land as king in all but name. Richard Treadwell, an exiled royalist officer and soldier-for-hire to the King of France and his all-powerful advisor, the wily Cardinal Mazarin, burns with revenge for those who deprived him of his family and fortune.
He decides upon a self-appointed mission to return to England in secret and assassinate the new Lord Protector. Once back on English soil however, he learns that his is not the only plot in motion. A secret army run by a deluded Puritan is bent on the same quest, guided by the Devil’s hand. When demonic entities are summoned, Treadwell finds himself in a desperate turnaround: he must save Cromwell to save England from a literal descent into Hell.
...But first he has to contend with a wife he left in Devon who believes she’s a widow, and a furious Paris mistress who has trailed him to England, jeopardising everything. Treadwell needs allies fast. Can he convince the man sent to forcibly drag him back to Cardinal Mazarin? A young king’s musketeer named d’Artagnan. Black dogs and demons; religion and magic; Freemasons and Ranters. It’s a dangerous new Republic for an old cavalier coming home again.
Posted by Michael Molcher at 2/06/2013