Fugitive conjuror, Elizabeth Barnabus, escapes to the wilds seeking her lost family. There she discovers an army preparing for war. In a land where politics and prophecy are intertwined, the fate of an empire may come to rest on the perfect execution of a conjuring trick.
Rod Duncan is the Phillip K. Dick Award-nominated author of the Fall of The Gas-Lit Empire series. His first novel Backlash was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, and he has since written three other crime novels (all Simon & Schuster UK), and had his first screenplay produced.
His background is in scientific research and computing, and he lives in Leicester.