The Rat and the Crane

| May 9, 2016


The Rat and the Crane

London, 1560.

As the madness of the Dark Ages sweeps across Europa, a young queen assumes the throne in England. Elizabeth has a bright future but a dark secret, one which threatens to twist her country down an unexpected path.

Gregory Crane – rogue Jesuit, Englishman-in-exile, and agent of the secretive Consortium – is cursed with a past he can’t forget and debts his masters won’t forgive. When his adoptive father is killed while investigating accusations of sorcery against Queen Elizabeth, Crane is dispatched to London to set things right. London, where his inglorious career began …

But he discovers more than Arthurian fanatics, more than honey-leaking assassins, more than the clock-and-clay Elizabeth someone’s building under Blackfriars. From deep within London’s ragstone heart, Crane will rescue the Rat Faerie’s Daughter, a wry survivor of his stolen childhood. In the hobgoblin’s dark eyes lies something beyond the outermost reach of even his Divine Calculus.


From the author of the well-reviewed Beneath a Black Moon comes a tale of good and evil set during England’s little known “Absurd Age.”


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