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The Darkwood Mysteries (4): The Wrath of the Dragon
     

The Darkwood Mysteries (4): The Wrath of the Dragon

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by Steve Merrifield
 

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When Emily Darkwood was a child, her mother and father disappeared. As an adult, she is heir to the Darkwood estates and wealth, affording her comfort and a freedom of choice rare for her gender in Victorian English society—yet she is haunted by the fates of her parents. A mystery deepened by her inheritance of a stone of amber which reveals itself as more

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When Emily Darkwood was a child, her mother and father disappeared. As an adult, she is heir to the Darkwood estates and wealth, affording her comfort and a freedom of choice rare for her gender in Victorian English society—yet she is haunted by the fates of her parents. A mystery deepened by her inheritance of a stone of amber which reveals itself as more than a mere gemstone through dreams and visions of terrible happenings—nightmares which quickly become experiences threatening her life and those around her.

Darkwood explores the darkness that encroaches upon her through the stone, certain her parents had similar experiences with it. Ably supported by her young servant companion, Jack Hobbs, she is led by the stone from fog shrouded cobbled streets, to panelled halls of gaslight and shadow, in pursuit of the mystery surrounding the stone and her missing parents. Yet the path to truth is a dangerous one, and others who fear discovery through the stone or seek its power for themselves, threaten Darkwood and all she holds dear—her friends, family and her pursuit of a career in surgery.

Darkwood and Hobbs, armed with her quick wits, sword-stick umbrella, steadily aimed revolver, and his street knowledge and fierce loyalty, find themselves pitched against villains, murderers, secret societies, cults, and eldritch creatures and otherworld beings, while conspiracies that threaten their lives, and the world around them unfold in this series of short stories and novels, which can be enjoyed as individual tales or together as part of a deeper and greater mystery…

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044496774
Publisher:
Steve Merrifield
Publication date:
04/26/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
416 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

I’m in my thirties and live in the UK in Leigh-on-Sea with my long-time partner, our three cats--and a life-size Dalek and Cyberman. I have a love of supernatural horror and an overactive imagination which I channel into my work and I have many plans for future works.

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The Darkwood Mysteries: The Wrath of the Dragon 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
SanAntonioRick More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this and all the other Darkwood Mysteries. Short stories but intense
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author I have read everything. Good job. J.... :-@