The Witch and the Dark Arts

The Warspite Series

Book 2
Thinking Plainly Limited
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The Second Book in the Warspite Series… 

The Fearnaught Wars finally seem to be at an end but as the Ironian army returns to the city the rise of the Grey Cloaks begins. A murderous reign of terror moves from town to town led by a merciless Fearnaught Witch, determined to crush Ironia and all it stands for. No one in her path is safe. 

The once formidable Henry Artorius is haunted by his past, restless, bitter and a shadow of his former self, yet the future of the Warspite may soon rest upon his shoulders as the drums of war echo again. A plot emerges to destroy the Warspite dynasty once and for all. Can he break free from his shackles to confront the Witch and do what must be done? 

Lord Hasler faces allegations of treason and must clear his name to remain Lord Protector of the city. As his future hangs in the balance he sets about unearthing the dark origins of the Warspite’s forgotten powers. Hasler’s knowledge of the Dark Arts is limited, but faced with a powerful witch and the walking dead, he sees little option other than to re-establish the Warspite’s grand mastery over what was once known as the Powers of the Sixth...  

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About the author

Hi, I'm Alfred Duff, first and foremost I would like to tell you that I have had great pleasure in creating The Warspite Series and I hope you enjoy reading the books just as much. It has been an interesting journey, and I have really enjoyed opening the door on some of the more vivid and gritty realities that one might expect to find in a world where alchemy, the supernatural and a dark religion all contend for supremacy!

I was born with an insatiable appetite for history and for writing fiction, but it was not until I served several years in Her Majesty's Royal Navy, that the idea for the Warspite Series was first kindled in my imagination. From my days floating around the seas writing notes, to the last book in the series, the fantasy world in which the books are set has grown and evolved beyond what I could have ever thought possible at the outset. And now its seems as if I have more stories and characters in my head than I have time to write about!

I currently live in London, England where I was born. I split my days between a full time job and my writing. I work closely with my publisher - Thinking Plainly Ltd, who I am very grateful to for getting me this far. I look forward to adding more books to the series.

As all authors, I am interested in any feedback you might have for me. Thanks for reading!

Alfred Duff
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Thinking Plainly Limited
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10 Jan 2015
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Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
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