A thrilling and intoxicating journey to a land of legend, where nothing is quite as it seems. . . . Something evil has come to reside in a castle by the chill waters of the North Sea: men disappear and are found as horribly wizened corpses, knights ride out and return under an enchantment that dulls their minds. Both the townspeople and the court under Sir Odinell's protection live in fear, terrorized by forces beyond human understanding. But rumors of a wise woman blessed with mysterious powers also swirl about the land. The call goes forth, and so it comes to be that young apprentice Hob and his adopted family--exiled Irish queen Molly, her granddaughter Nemain, and warrior Jack Brown--are pitted against a malevolent nobleman and his beautiful, wicked wife. Richly set in the inns, courts, and countryside of thirteenth-century northwest England, "The Wicked" is a darkly spun masterpiece that will leave fans of epic fantasy thirsty for more.
About the Author
Douglas Nicholas is an award-winning poet, whose work has appeared in numerous poetry journals, and the author of four previous books, including Something Red and Iron Rose, a collection of poems inspired by New York City. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife Theresa and Yorkshire terrier Tristan.
"With its smoky campfires, greased cart-axles and bees-waxed bowstrings, Something Red grounds us in the high middle ages so credibly that we are willing to believe in whatever monsters Douglas Nicholas asks us to."--Christopher Buehlman, author of Between Two Fires
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.5 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.3