The Secret War
by M.F.W. Curran
Tor Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780230711181
Date: 02 January 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
First published by Macmillan's "New Writing" imprint, M.F.W. Curran's 2007 novel, The Secret War now transfers to Tor UK for its mass market release. A sequel, The Hoard of Mhorrer, is also released this month in hard cover - see above.
"For thousands of years a secret war has been fought between Heaven and Hell. Daemons and angels, vampires and knights, clash for the future of mankind, and as the two sides wage war across the world, innocent people are caught up in the conflict - men like Captain William Saxon and Lieutenant Kieran Harte, two great friends who have recently survived the horrors of the Battle of Waterloo. But now they face a greater struggle, against the daemonic forces of Count Ordrane, and the clandestine ambitions of the Vatican. They must try to survive assassination attempts, political machinations, epic battles on land and sea, and above all the power of a mysterious bronze pyramid - the Scarimadean - that brings everlasting damnation too all who come into contact with it. Their only allies are an old man, a fading secret organisation in the Church, and an enigmatic warrior, who may hold the key not only to the friends' fates, but to the fate of all mankind...The year is 1815, when angels and daemons walked our streets... "