Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Solaris (25 Mar 2014)
£7.99 (UK) ISBN 978-1-78108-198-3
$8.99/$10.99 (US & CAN) ISBN 978-1-7810-8-199-0
Even at the dawn of society, murder is an ancient habit. But Talus is the first man who understands that the identity of an unknown killer can be found, if you can start asking the right questions.
Neither historical fantasy nor crime fiction has ever seen anything like Talus before – a wandering bard who, with his companion Bran, journey to the island realm of Creyak, where the king has been murdered. From clues scattered among the island’s mysterious barrows and stone circles, they begin their search for his killer. Nobody is above suspicion, from the king’s heir to the tribal shaman, from the woman steeped in herb-lore to the visiting warlord. And when death strikes again, it will take a clever man indeed to unravel the truth. The kind of man this ancient world has not seen before.
Edwards brings a unique character to the world of crime fiction while blending myth, legend, and fantasy into a rich tapestry about a bright light amidst humanity’s darkest dawn.
“A close cousin to the writings of Conan Doyle, Christie, and Marsh… Mystery fanswill look forward to Talus’s future investigations.” – Publisher’s Weekly
Graham Edwards was born in England near Glastonbury Tor and now lives in Nottingham. His formative years were spent on the UK’s Jurassic Coast making disturbing movies on Super-8 film. Since then he’s worked as a graphic designer and animator. He’s also written and produced multimedia shows for theme parks and visitor centres. His novels include Dragoncharm and Stone & Sky.