Harvenger - The Angel of Deathby Mr Albert David Sutton
Excerpt: Now, with almost womanly cries, he tried to escape her and turned for the exit, not knowing that Death now filled it. With desperation he pushed away from Lauryl, blood filling his eyes and blinding him. He tripped over his dishevelled robes and pitched forward into Death who grabbed his head and, with sickening force, slammed it onto the edge of the stone steps. Lauryl heard his skull splinter and his whimpering cries immediately cease. Stunned, she remained fixed to the spot, her eyes never leaving the still and lifeless monk. In her tight fist she still held the bloody stone. Finally some sense of reality began to take over and she let the weapon loosen from her grasp to fall from the edge of the balcony.
A dark black pool of blood was growing and running down the steps and the full realisation of what she had done overcame her. She wanted to scream out in rage and frustration and hurt. She understood that what she had committed would, this time, be seen as murder. She could claim self defence but who would believe her and what story could she tell to make them believe it? Certainly not the truth. She sought desperately for an escape, almost tearing at her hair trying to think clearly in a sea of confusion and panic. But only one solution presented itself, she had to dispose of the body, there was no other option.
Set in Europe at the turn of the 17th century, a time when the world was stalked by Witch-finders, and where new and deadly weapons of war crushed bastions of stone that had stood for centuries. The story follows a young woman, Lauryl LeMont, who after the death of her parents must survive on her own. But her beauty and vulnerability are a target even for the most pious of men and she is soon catapulted into a struggle for her survival. Accused of witchcraft and murder she is sentenced to burn at the stake.
But when Death arrives to claim her soul he finds that this woman awakens an emotion in him that his own once mortal soul had long forgotten, one that should never have been rekindled. Confused and curious the Grim Reaper decides to let the flame inside him burn. A decision that will change history and make Lauryl immortal.
har.ven.ger (n) 1. that which is followed by, or heralds death. 2. a person, object or thing that brings death.
Harvenger - The Angel of Death is the first book to chronicle the rise of Lauryl LeMont and the Harvenger Empire, setting the stage for a future conflict between the four horsemen of the apocalypse, Death, War, Famine and Pestilence.
- Albert David Sutton
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