THE LIGHT MUST SHINE
When the mists rise, distant realms brush against the boundaries of our world. Creatures from whispered folk-tales stalk the forests. Nightmarish shapes scurry into the shadows, waiting for the sun to set and darkness to reign once more.
Some seek those secrets out. Others are sought themselves...
In five tales of mystery and horror, take a glimpse beyond the world you know, and journey into a hidden landscape of ghosts, damned souls and immortal malice.
SECRETS LONG TO BE SHARED
A rainswept afternoon. A stranger with a mysterious request. The call of long-lost treasure. Just another day in the life of the Templeton & Kessler – London’s foremost private investigators. Or is it?
Isra Samara’s already struggling to keep a grip on her life aboveground, and an expedition into London’s hidden depths is sure to stir up old memories. The smart thing to do would be to walk away and not cross the secretive Coldharbour Agency.
But Isra has bills to pay, and ‘smart’ doesn’t come into it…
THE HUNT BEGINS
Maddie Lincoln returns home to Nottingham. However, her workaday problems fade when she's caught up in a war with the Dark Lady of Eventide.
Aided by her friend Inga, eccentric fortune teller Charles King, and the enigmatic William, she manages to stay one step ahead of her pursuers. Even with their help, neither world is safe for her. Worse, none of Maddie's companions are exactly as they appear, and nor, Maddie learns, is she.
Can Maddie discover the truth about the Queen of Eventide before it's too late...?
ALWAYS FURTHER TO FALL
An assault. A mystery. Facts that refuse to align. Signs pointing to the involvement of an otherworldly outsider. The Coldharbour agency’s bread-and-butter, aboveground or below.
For Carlotta Bosco, it’s an opportunity to prove herself to the irascible Professor Blackwood. But as the investigation proceeds, the stakes shift. Everything has its price…
Innocence, most of all.
WELCOME TO THE TOWER
Hi! I'm writer Matthew Ward, and this is my website.
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